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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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Nationwide Hospital Operator Says Cyberattack Took Info On More Than 4 Million Patients

The company owns, leases or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.

08/18/2014

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Center For Emotional Fitness

Doctor Leon Rosenberg and one of his teenage patients spoke about how the teen was misdiagnosed and treated with the wrong medication, but after seeking help from Dr. Leon, she feels like a brand new person.

04/24/2014

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Homeless Hospital Patients Now Have A Care Facility Where They Can Recover

Homeless men who are hospitalized in Philadelphia now have a safe place to recover once they are discharged.

03/29/2014

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Health: Is Your Doctor Googling You?

As Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl explains, it’s a “procedure” that’s causing some controversy.

02/18/2014

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Medical Profession Making Impersonal Transition To Tech

Have you noticed that your doctor might be spending more time looking at the computer than looking at you during your appointment?

01/28/2014

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Former Senior Home Care Employee Allegedly Stole From Elderly Patients

Tredyffrin Township Police arrested a former female employee of Surrey Services for stealing items from elderly patients.

11/07/2013

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Navigating Health Care And Its Costs

A new report in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that physicians need to talk to their patients more about treatment options and their costs.

10/25/2013

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Crozer Keystone Health System

Mary Rooney, R.N. and Michael Good, R.N., patient care navigators for Crozer- Keystone Cancer Services, spoke about how they help cancer patients. These patient care navigators are involved with the patient from the time of […]

10/18/2013

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4 Charged With Stealing Patients’ Personal Information

Four women have been indicted on charges of stealing more than $750,000 in merchandise using personal information obtained from patients in medical offices where two women worked.

10/17/2013

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Suing Over A Misdiagnosis

If you’ve been misdiagnosed, can you sue the doctor? Sometimes.

10/17/2013

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Defining Quality Health Care

In recent years, quality has become a buzzword in healthcare. But ‘quality’ is increasingly being linked with saving money, and that might not be best for patients.

09/10/2013

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Problems With The Patient Portal

It is called a patient portal. It is a government requirement for doctors and hospitals to distribute records and data from hospital admissions for patients. It sounds good, but it may not be.

01/29/2013

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New Jersey’s 1st Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

New Jersey’s first medical marijuana dispensary has opened for business.

12/06/2012

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Only 18 Patients Register To Use Medical Marijuana In NJ

Despite signs of high interest, only 18 patients have registered to use medical marijuana in NJ since the registry opened on August 9.

08/15/2012

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