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New Tech Serving Doctors And Patients

A report in the journal Pediatrics finds that an effort to use text messaging to urge parents to vaccinate their children for the flu has had a great deal of success.

02/23/2015

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Deadline For Getting Health Insurance Through Affordable Care Act Nearing

Today is the deadline for getting coverage that begins in February.

01/15/2015

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Music May Have Medicinal Benefit

A new report looks at an inexpensive but quite effective method to reduce the stress associated with heart disease.

01/14/2015

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Round 2 of Enrollment In Affordable Care Act Gets Underway

The next big push to get every American signed up for health insurance began Saturday.

11/15/2014

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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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Hacking Of Nude Photos Demonstrates Risk Of Electronic Medical Records

As the health care industry moves toward adoption of electronic medical records, what protections will be in place for your most intimate health secrets and who will hack the data?

09/09/2014

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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

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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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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

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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

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