Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Claim: With a Runny Nose, Green Calls for an Antibiotic

By ANAHAD O’CONNOR (original article) THE FACTS Old prescription habits apparently die hard. Studies have suggested that most doctors say they would prescribe an antibiotic if a child with sinus symptoms also had green nasal discharge. The habit stems from … Continue reading

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Maker Aware of 40% Failure in Hip Implant

by Barry Meier (original article) An internal analysis conducted by Johnson & Johnson in 2011 not long after it recalled a troubled hip implant estimated that the all-metal device would fail within five years in nearly 40 percent of patients … Continue reading

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Many Medicaid Patients Could Face Higher Fees Under a Proposed Federal Policy

by Robert Pear (original article) WASHINGTON — Millions of low-income people could be required to pay more for health care under a proposed federal policy that would give states more freedom to impose co-payments and other charges on Medicaid patients. … Continue reading

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AARP Health Encyclopedia

The AARP has come through with a fantastic tool to help you take control of your own health and well being.  The AARP Health Encyclopedia gives an easy to navigate library of information in regards to specific conditions, symptoms, and medical … Continue reading

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CWCOA Takes Concussion Injuries Head On Through Technology

(Concussion Recognition & Response App) Community Wellness Centers of America, LLC, has taken the lead to integrate safety technology into several Rochdale Village Sports Programs by giving away free “Smart Phone Concussion Protocol Applications.” This technology allows the user to follow a protocol … Continue reading

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