Health

Flu Shot: Can’t Feel It, I “The Wimp” Promise

October 10, 2009
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Flu Shot: Can’t Feel It, I “The Wimp” Promise

If you are even close to the wimp I am when it comes to injections, I have good news for you. The flu shot DOES NOT HURT. Having been traumatized as a child, I have a serious fear of needles. It is bad. My internist (whom I hope doesn’t read this) asked me about...

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Novartis to provide CT VNA with flu vaccine

October 7, 2009
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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics, Inc. has reversed itself and agreed to provide Connecticut’s Visiting Nurse Associations (VNA) with their full requested supply of seasonal flu vaccine, as well as double the doses it will supply VNAs nationwide.

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Pennsylvania hospital disclosure rules: One great step toward improving our health care

October 7, 2009
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Pennsylvania’s unique requirement that its hospitals disclose their success and failure rates has improved the quality of care there dramatically, and could be a model for all other states to follow. While the Wall Street Journal’s story on the system points out areas for improvement, there is no question that the sort of transparency required...

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Tainted meat paralyzes woman: why we need watchdogs

October 4, 2009
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This brilliant article in the New York Times shows why we need a government that will watch over corporations that care more about dollars than people’s health. Why we need journalists to report such things and let us know the system’s flaws.  Why lawsuits against corporations shouldn’t be limited by government. And, arguably, why...

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