Healthcare

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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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Can Employer Legally Require Flu Shot?

Can your employer force you to get a flu shot?

02/04/2015

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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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Take Preventive Measures With Your Health Care

We know our service policies and check-up on cars, we know a great deal about our electronic equipment, but most of us have no idea about our health care.

01/12/2015

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105K Sign Up For Health Coverage In New Jersey

The majority of those who registered through the federally run program were people who had coverage in 2014 and were re-enrolling.

12/31/2014

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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

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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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