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Healthy Living is a monthly special section published in all 18 Anton Community Newspapers focusing on a wide range of health topics and highlighting the extensive health services available in our area. A sampling of current stories appears here.

St. Francis Hospital Implants First Wireless Pacemaker in the U.S.

Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

Imagine being able to know that your pacemaker’s battery is running low from a wireless monitor at your bedside. Now, thanks to a new FDA-approved device, patients won’t have to visit their doctor’s office to have their batteries checked; instead, they will be getting a call from their doctor who is connected to a central monitoring station.


CR Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support, Billing Services

Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00

With health reform looming, a new Consumer Reports survey suggests that consumers are ready for some changes. For survey respondents, median annual out-of-pocket costs for premiums increased by 38 percent in the past two years, and only 64 percent of those surveyed were "Very” or “Completely” satisfied with their current health insurance plan.


Schneider Children’s Hospital Among Nation’s Best

Friday, 17 July 2009 00:00

U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Schneider Children’s Hospital (SCH) among the nation’s top 30 children’s hospitals in the pediatric specialties of: diabetes and endocrinology, digestive disorders, respiratory disorders and urology.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings, now available online and at newsstands on July 21, are based on hospitals’ reputation, medical outcomes such as death and infection rates, and care-related indicators such as patient volume, nurse staffing and availability of specialized programs.


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