Reassuring News on Debate Over New Pennsylvania Fracking Law And Whether Doctors Can Really Talk To Their Patients About Fracking Chemicals

Author: Karen L. Tucci On April 18, 2012, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) released a statement on Act 13’s unconventional gas well disclosure requirements. Released by the president of PAMED, Marilyn J. Heine, M.D., a practicing oncologist and emergency medicine specialist from suburban Philadelphia, the statement acknowledges that Act 13 will allow patients to be…

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Infection Rates Down in Pennsylvania Hospitals

Author: Michael Gould Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) pose a significant public health challenge. They occur in a variety of ways at the hospital, often from surgical site infections. Though, they also include urinary tract infections from catheters or pneumonia from ventilators. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million patients contract HAI…

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