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Lancaster County HIV Patient Sues Over ‘Dismissal’ By Doctors

The man, his wife and their minor daughter contend in the suit that his HIV status is a disability and that the doctors violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when they advised him in writing in October 2013 that the family was being dropped as patients.

12/02/2014

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Doctors And Nurses Need Patients’ Help In Order To Make Them Better

Your medical team should include more than your doctors and nurses; you are a key component according to Janette Bisbee, Education Project Manager at the Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network.

11/02/2014

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Local Doctors Using New Procedure To Open Blocked Leg Arteries And Keep Them Open

Peripheral artery disease can be a life-threatening condition as arteries become blocked, preventing blood flow.

11/01/2014

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Penn Doctor Heads To Liberia To Help With Ebola Crisis

Dr. Patricia Henwood is packing her bags. On Thursday, she’ll board a plane bound for Liberia.

10/15/2014

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Patients Consider Online Reviews When Choosing A Doctor

Despite the fact there is very little quality control over random surveys, a new report suggests consumers are using the reviews to help make decisions.

09/29/2014

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Join Elderly Relative For Doctor’s Visit

If you have an elderly relative, one of the best things you can do for them is to go with them to a doctor’s appointment. There are several reasons.

09/24/2014

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Report: Philadelphia Is Facing A Doctor Shortage

Consider this: In Pittsburgh, there are 87 patients per doctor. In Philadelphia, there are 258.

09/17/2014

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Temple Docs Part Of International Study Testing New Way To Treat Stroke Causing Blood Clots

Dr. Guillermo Linares, director of Neuro-Interventional Services says Temple Hospital is testing a new procedure.

08/31/2014

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American Well App

The American Well app lets you see a doctor on your phone or tablet – and even get short term prescriptions and consultations.

07/31/2014

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Health: Security Concerns In Wake Of Mercy Wellness Center Shooting

The medical center shooting in Darby has raised new concerns about security at health care facilities.

07/25/2014

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Trying To Develop More Primary Care Physicians

We all know there is a need to have more primary care physicians in the country and the challenge to develop more of them is on-going.

07/03/2014

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Health: 3D Mammography Better Than Traditional Mammography To Find Cancer

Doctors are calling it a significant breakthrough in the battle against breast cancer.

06/24/2014

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Sen. Casey: VA Scandal Highlights Nation’s Doctor Shortage

Standing before residents at Jefferson Hospital, Casey said a bill he has co-sponsored would remove the current cap on Medicare residency positions, providing 15,000 more slots by 2019.

06/09/2014

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Doctor’s Apologizing For Mistake Could Be A Mistake

Last month, Wisconsin followed in the footsteps of 37 other states when it passed what’s become known as an ‘I’m sorry’ statute.

06/09/2014

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Hospitals Cut Healthcare-Associated Infections By Half

Unfortunately the bad news is that about 1 in 25 patients experience one of these infections every day.

04/08/2014

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