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Yikes: PA Hospitals Could Cut 24,000 Jobs Due to Sequester

If the sequester goes into effect on Friday and budget compromises can’t be reached in Washington, Pennsylvania may have to cut 24,201 health-care jobs by […]

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UPenn Health Won’t Hire Smokers Starting July 1st

Dang. Talk about bringing down the hammer. The University of Pennsylvania Health System announced yesterday that starting July 1st, it won’t hire any more tobacco […]

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Temple Opens New Urgent Care Facility in Northeast

New Year’s Eve was opening day for Temple Health’s newest facility, an urgent care center called Temple ReadyCare in Northeast Philadelphia. The seven-days-a-week facility (open […]

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To Do Tonight: Web Q&A on How to Conquer the Philadelphia Marathon

Running a marathon’s a huge accomplishment but can be a pretty scary undertaking, especially for first timers. Tonight at 7 p.m., Philadelphia Marathon medical director […]

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Intensive Care: What It Takes to Move a Hospital

Moving a one-bedroom apartment is annoying. But moving an entire hospital? The phrase “logistical nightmare” might come to mind. But at the end of this […]

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My Cholesterol Is What?

If you’ve been keeping up with the Saga That Is My Health, you know I finally went to the doctor earlier this month. Two updates: […]

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Autistic Man Denied Heart Transplant at HUP

It all sounds eerily familiar: A special-needs patient is denied a lifesaving organ transplant by a local hospital. People get mad. Petitions are created, circulated, […]

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“I Need New Knees”

Eighteen months ago, Melissa Davis could barely run. After a lifetime plagued with various knee injuries, Davis, 37, an avid runner, snowboarder and yogi, was […]

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To Do: Mocktails, Mammograms and Manicures at Riddle Hospital

Anyone who’s had a mammogram knows they don’t make for the most, er, amiable experiences. Which is why Main Line Health is holding its annual Mocktails, […]

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Outcry Over Abington-Holy Redeemer Merger

Late last month, Montgomery County’s Abington Memorial Hospital and Holy Redeemer Health System announced that they will join forces to form a new regional health […]

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Penn Medicine Cardiologist Named President-Elect of American Heart Association

Penn Medicine announced today that one of its cardiologists, Mariell Jessup, has been named the president-elect of the American Heart Association. Jessup is the clinical […]

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Einstein Montgomery Announces COO, Head Clinicians, Job Openings

It’s a big week for Einstein Healthcare Network, which announced the chief operating officer and clinician leadership team for its new Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, […]

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CHOP Named Top Children’s Hospital by U.S. News

We love when Philly’s amazing medical community gets some national attention. This week’s kudos go to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which tied for first […]

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Paoli Hospital Undergoing $11 Million Maternity Renovation

Paoli Hospital announced last week that it will cough up $11 million to renovate its maternity wing. The changes come in the form of 24 […]

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Curbing Depression in Vision-Loss Patients

It’s only natural for somebody who suddenly loses vision to become depressed, right? I mean, wouldn’t you? Not if Barry Rovner, a geriatric psychiatrist at […]