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Disruption In Healthcare May Be For The Better

When people talk about the changes in healthcare, words like transformation and innovation are thrown around. As a patient, that sounds pretty good. But another word, one that is more foreboding, is also being used – it is disruption.


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EXCLUSIVE: Croatian Child With Leukemia To Receive Experimental Treatment At CHOP

An experimental treatment CHOP might just be able to save a 5 year old’s life.


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The Future Of Healthcare

The world of medicine is changing and it is happening fast. Don’t look now but if your doctor is not already employed by a hospital, they very well may be soon.


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Medical ‘Rock Star’ Returns To Hometown

Dr. Andrew Weil brought his call for a revolution in health care to Philadelphia, Sunday; his appearance was a homecoming, of sorts.



Mutter Museum To Let Visitors ‘Sponsor A Skull’

Ever wanted your very own human skull? Now’s your chance!


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Understand All Your Medications

If you are hospitalized and given new medications ask about them and understand them.


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Moisturizer As Medicine

Now comes news from the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that medications could be delivered in the form of commercial moisturizers.


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CBS 3 Exclusive: Whistleblower Speaks Out

Following the record $3 billion penalty GlaxoSmithKline will pay for inappropriately marketing drugs, 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl talked exclusively to a former employee at the center of the case.


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The 11th Annual Essential Guide To Prescription Drugs Hits The Shelves

Prescription drugs can help us live longer and better but mixing them can be dangerous. But a new consumer guide helps you get the most from your meds.



Electricity And Medicine

For more than 150 years, electricity has been used in medicine.


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Many Residents Stop By Local Church To Turn In Expired Or Unused Prescription Drugs

The government held its second national prescription drug take back day on Saturday. The goal is to dispose of the medicines in an environmentally safe way and remove the temptation for those who might abuse them.


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Doctors Unhappy With FTC’s ID Rules

Has your physician or other health care provider asked you for a photo ID? It could be because of a controversial federal push against identity theft, and who exactly has to take part.



Things To Know When Assessing An Elderly Parent’s Ability To Drive

Taking the keys away from your elderly parent, it’s a moment everyone dreads no matter how necessary it is. But your family physician can help you through that process.