Healthcare

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Lawsuit Filed Over Governor Corbett’s Overhaul Of Medicaid

Healthcare advocates filed a federal class action in Philadelphia on Monday asking a judge to stop part of Governor Tom Corbett’s new Healthy Pennsylvania Medicaid plan.

12/23/2014

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First Healthcare Open Enrollment Deadline Passes, But Next Deadline Is Coming Up

You can still be covered by the Affordable Care Act, your coverage just won’t start on the first of the year.

12/16/2014

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New Jersey Hospitals Earn Top Marks For Safety

Keeping patients safe and protecting their health might seem like obvious requirements of any hospital, but facilities in some states are better than others.

10/30/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Health Care Providers Stepping Up Ebola Preparedness Efforts

Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.

10/07/2014

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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

BARNET, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Elderly people take part in an exercise class at the Ann Owens CentreÊon December 4, 2013 in Barnet, England. AgeUk are a nationwide charity organisation that work with the growing number of elderly people throughout the UK. They run a number of activities for the elderly ranging from cookery classes to Tai Chi and try to improve the lives of pensioners from loneliness to fitness.  (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Penn Professor: Age Shouldn’t Be Determining Factor When It Comes To Quality Of Life

Chris Stigall spoke with Penn Professor of Medicine Dr. Jason Karlawish on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about an op-ed he had published in the New York Times on aging and the role of medicine in our lives as we grow older.

09/26/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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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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Administrative Costs Add Heavy Expense To Health Care

Administrative costs may be the real reason your doctor’s bill is so expensive.

09/17/2014

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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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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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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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Doctors Using Electronic Medical Records To Improve Care

Even with the introduction and clerical nature of electronic medical records, physicians are starting to find ways to use them to improve care.

06/23/2014

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Cooper University Hospital Announces Priority Program For Veterans

Veterans will go to the front of the line at a New Jersey health care system.

06/17/2014

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