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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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New Jersey Begins Signing Up Medical Marijuana Patients

New Jersey’s medical marijuana program has started registering patients and caregivers.

08/09/2012

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Medical Worker Tied To Hepatitis C Outbreak Briefly Worked At Temple Hospital

Health officials say a medical technician accused of infecting patients in New Hampshire with hepatitis C worked two temporary assignments in Pennsylvania.

07/26/2012

Dre Holle, a patient at CHOP, gets her nails painted for prom night. (Credit: Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio)

CHOP Patients Get All Dolled Up For Prom

It’s the sixth annual patient prom event put on by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with help from the Joshua Kahan Fund.

05/17/2012

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