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Pennsylvania Medical Society Hosts Panel On Measles In Keystone State

As concern about the recent measles outbreak grows in the United States, the Pennsylvania Medical Society hosted a four-member panel Tuesday to raise awareness that state residents, particularly those who are not vaccinated, could be vulnerable.


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Not Too Late To Get a Flu Shot, Area Doctors Advise

Doctors urge anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms to stay home from work, don’t shake hands, get lots of rest, and stay away from people who are very young, very old, or who have compromised immune systems.


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Civil Rights Advocates Concerned Over New Law Authorizing Drug Database In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania doctors and DA’s are celebrating a new law signed by Governor Tom Corbett this week that creates a statewide database to monitor prescription drug use. But there are privacy concerns.


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Medical Marijuana Advocates Ask Harrisburg To Consider Updating Law

But a spokesman for the senate majority leader says the fact that a hearing was held does not indicate a groundswell of support for medical marijuana in the state senate.


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Pennsylvania Medical Society President Sees Doctor Shortage On The Horizon

The head of the Pennsylvania Medical Society foresees an at least temporary shortage of doctors as the new federal health care law continues to roll out.


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PA Medical Society Says Gun Violence Is A Health Problem

Pennsylvania Medical Society president Dr. Bruce MacLeod says gun violence should be studied the same way doctors study diabetes and heart disease.


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Growing Number Of Physicians Selling Private Practices To Hospital Systems

Published reports seem to indicate a growing trend of physicians across the country are scrambling to sell their private practices to hospital systems. Is that happening here?



Docs On Call Phone Bank This Wednesday

Do you have a medical question, but no one to turn to? 3 is On Your Side.


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New Pa. Law Addresses Student Athlete Concussions

Governor Corbett will hold a ceremonial bill signing today for a measure passed by the legislature that will create new procedures for handling concussions suffered by student athletes.


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Pa. To Issue ID’s For Medical Personnel

There’s a hearing in Harrisburg this week to begin the process of creating state-approved ID’s for medical personnel.



Medical Poll May Point To New Approaches In Health Care In Pa.

The findings of the 2010 Patient Poll by a division of the Pennsylvania Medical Society has a lot to say.



Medical Organization Warns Of Disease That Leaves You Breathless

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is urging doctors and patients to pay a little more attention to a disease that can literally leave you breathless.