| Aug 8, 2014
has joined the staff at Penn Foundation in Sellersville where she will offer psychiatric evaluations and medication checks for children and adolescents accessing Penn Foundation's Mental Health Outpatient Services.
Dr. Sokol works...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Several states have enacted laws in recent years that require doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. These laws, masquerading as measures to protect the health of women, are nothing more than underhanded...
| Aug 6, 2014
Delray Medical Center welcomed its first class of residents last month. The three-year residency provides clinical, hands-on patient training in conjunction with the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University.
The 36 residents were selected...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Millions of women with infants and children in America need food. The federal program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC), has provided nourishing food (milk, eggs and bread) to those in need for more...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions.
A little-publicized provision of the new law also...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
At the Animal Behavior Symposium July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced its rejection of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in a new position paper.
Some communities -- ironically including Denver -- ban specific...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Author Terra Ziporyn is getting used to the feedback she receives when describing her latest book "Bugaboo," a work about insects that she is about to complete.
"Bed bugs and dust mites and head lice, oh my! Just mentioning the hideous, but essentially...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The nation's fourth leading cause of death is getting a little less common and a bit less deadly. And while racial disparities remain, there is equal progress in driving down stroke incidence and improving survival among African Americans and white...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:10 AM
State lawmakers have set final rules to allow medical marijuana in Illinois, opening the door for patients to apply for ID cards this fall and to start purchasing legal cannabis by next spring.
Those hoping to get in on the new industry, though,...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:42 PM
To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says.
Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...
| Jul 28, 2014
There's a new breakthrough hepatitis C drug treatment that cures — yes, cures — almost everyone who takes it. Unlike previous, far less effective treatments, patients suffer few if any side effects. The entire regimen takes only 12 weeks, much...