Hospitals

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Local Hospitals Promise Papal Visit Won’t Slow Them Down

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia. For one, how far in advance the city will be in near ‘lockdown’ mode as security measures take effect.

06/25/2015

Pa. Health Secretary with  Temple Health Systems CEO Larry Kaiser.

Philadelphia Hospitals Recognized For Their Coordinated Response To Amtrak Derailment

Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary, today, gave recognition awards to the Philadelphia hospitals that treated 200 injured passengers on the night the Amtrak derailment last month.

06/23/2015

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Hospital Discharge Often Includes Confusing Change In Medications

If you are hospitalized and given new medications ask about them and understand them. Mistakes and misunderstandings are not uncommon.

06/15/2015

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CHOP Drops To Second Place On ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ List

But CHOP finished in the top five in several specialties including cancer, neonatology and orthopedics.

06/09/2015

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Robotic Surgery Has Become Commonplace

Robotic surgery, once considered experimental and exciting, is becoming commonplace at many local hospitals.

06/08/2015

Crews respond to an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: Matt Rivers/CBS 3)

Area Hospitals Treat Passengers Following Deadly Train Derailment

Several area hospitals treated those that were injured in a deadly train derailment in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond neighborhood Tuesday night.

05/13/2015

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Exercise In ICU Speeds Recovery

Most of us in medicine don’t think of the Intensive Care Unit as a place for patients to get exercise – but apparently it’s a step in the right direction.

05/13/2015

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Low Muscle Density Increases Risk Of Hospitalization For Seniors

Do you want to stay out of the hospital? Maybe you should exercise more often.

03/03/2015

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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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Abington, Jefferson Agree to A Merger Deal

Two Philadelphia-area health systems say they’ve agreed to a merger deal after signing a letter of intent last fall.

01/29/2015

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2 Hospitals Become First In Pa. Outside Of Philadelphia To Be Designated Ebola Treatment Centers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services last month included the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia among an initial group of 35 designated hospitals across the country.

01/06/2015

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First Baby Of 2015? It’s A Secret In Many Places

Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year’s first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.

12/31/2014

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Health: New Research Says The Best Place To Have A Heart Attack Is Not In A Hospital

The new study published in JAMA found that people who were already hospitalized were more likely to die from a heart attack than people who had a heart attack outside the hospital.

11/17/2014

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Health: Growing Number Of People Getting Surprise ER Bills

Having health insurance might not be enough to protect you from outrageous medical bills, even when you think you’ve made sure you’re “covered”. A growing number of people are getting surprise ER bills.

11/12/2014

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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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