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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie brought his town hall meeting on pension reform to the Ocean City boardwalk. But talk quickly turned to the Atlantic City casinos. (credit: David Madden/KYW)

Gov. Christie Talks Health Care, Pension Reforms At Ocean City Town Hall

It’s a bitter pill for many people, state employees in particular, to swallow. But Gov. Christie says the reforms adopted a couple of years ago are far from enough. And he cited a newly released report from the Pew Charitable Trust as proof.

08/17/2014

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Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber Attacks

Many hospitals will need to turn to what is called cyberdefense in an effort to defend patient confidentiality.

08/08/2014

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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

(Police gather near a doorway of Mercy Wellness Center following a shooting there.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

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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New Guide To Providing Health Care To The Poor Focuses On How They See The World

The link between poverty and bad health outcomes is well-known, but the solution may lie in better listening skills.

07/13/2014

(The Bucks County Courthouse.  File photo)

Bucks County’s H.R. Director Suspended in Wake of Health Insurance Debacle

Meredith Dolan, the county’s human resources director, has been suspended indefinitely without pay and is not likely to return.

06/25/2014

A panel addresses the needs of the immigrant community. (credit: Michelle Durham)

AIDS Organization Helps Get Important Health Care Information To Philadelphia Immigrants

A local organization committed to providing HIV care, social services and other outreach efforts to Philadelphia’s culturally diverse community sponsored a seminar focusing on the plight of immigrants and what can sometimes be their complicated access to health care.

06/25/2014

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Accompany Seniors To Doctors Appointment

The next time an elderly loved one goes to the doctor for an appointment, try and take the time to go with him or her. There are several reasons.

06/24/2014

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Bucks County’s H.R. Department Slammed by Health Care Probers

The grand jury did not find fraud by county workers but noted that the county’s human resources department failed to remove people who weren’t entitled to benefits from the health care rolls.

06/20/2014

(Amy Jones, second from left, and some of her SEAMAAC colleagues pose for a memento photograph outside the White House.  Image provided)

White House Honors Phila. Woman For Health Services to Asian Community

Amy Jones (second from left) is director of health and social services for the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition, based in South Philadelphia.

04/25/2014

Exam suite at Doctors Express in Narberth. (credit: Brad Segall)

Urgent Care Centers A New Trend In How Health Care Is Delivered In Philadelphia Region

During the past couple of years, the Philadelphia region has seen a dramatic increase in the number of urgent care facilities popping up in neighborhoods.

04/21/2014

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Medicaid Patients Less Likely To Get Primary Care Appointment

Study finds privately insured patients are more than 25% more likely to get a primary care appointment than patients on Medicaid.

04/16/2014

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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

Ezekiel Emanuel, Annie Lowry and Ezra Klein attend The New Yorker's David Remnick Hosts White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend Pre-Party at W Hotel Rooftop on April 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Dom Giordano Talks About The Affordable Care Act With Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel

Dom Giordano spoke with Dr. Ezekial Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, about his new book on healthcare.

03/05/2014

SMOKING BAN

Area Health Care Chain Says It Will No Longer Hire Workers Who Smoke

Main Line Health says it will no longer hire tobacco and nicotine users after May 1st. In addition, it says it will require its current employees who smoke to pay a surcharge for their healthcare benefits.

02/24/2014

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