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May 13, 1997 | by Myung Oak Kim, Daily News Staff Writer
More than a third of women with a common heart disorder are misdiagnosed with anxiety, according to a study by researchers at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. Only 4 percent of men in the study were misdiagnosed. The report is one more in a growing number that show doctors treat men and women differently. The study of a common type of arrythmia was made public last week at the annual meeting of the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology in New Orleans.
NEWS
April 30, 1998 | By Faye Flam, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A woman experiencing a bad bout of PMS-related anxiety may feel remarkably similar to a drug or alcohol addict quitting cold turkey. Neurologist Sheryl Smith of Allegheny University of the Health Sciences found that, in rats, hormonal shifts associated with PMS caused brain changes similar to those associated with withdrawal. Her findings are published in today's issue of the journal Nature. Scientists had for some time associated premenstrual syndrome with a monthly drop in the hormone progesterone, but Smith found a more complicated explanation for anxiety in the days around menstruation.
NEWS
November 6, 2002 | By Sherry Wolkoff
These are tough times for the born worriers among us, not to mention the typically calm. Terrorism alerts, sniper shootings, bombings, calls for war, anthrax and other biological threats - it's a wonder that anyone can get to sleep at night. Since 9/11, worry and anxiety have become a daily part of all of our lives. Unfortunately, it is affecting children as well, at a time when they should be carefree and feeling secure. To help individuals, families and professional counselors deal with anxiety, the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service of Southern New Jersey and the Katz Jewish Community Center will cosponsor their fourth annual community conference Nov. 24 at the center, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill.
SPORTS
June 25, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dante Cunningham is blessed with a calm demeanor. But the Villanova basketball player admits that he's been a little anxious of late. Something about the uncertainty of where, or if, he'll be drafted in tonight's NBA draft will do that. "[The] last night, you are tossing and turning" in bed, Cunningham said yesterday. "You can't go to a team and tell them, 'Pick me here.' " Several mock drafts have the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward going in the second round. DraftExpress.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Evi Heilbrunn, For The Inquirer
Scott Stossel, editor of the Atlantic magazine, is most terrified of vomiting. Though he hasn't spewed in more than 35 years, his fear of the act is extreme. A successful writer and married father of two, he carries airsickness bags wherever he goes and obsessively tracks stomach-virus outbreaks in fear of having to throw up. Emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, may be Stossel's most extreme and long-standing worry. But he also becomes sweaty and squeamish at the thought of public speaking (glossophobia)
NEWS
February 20, 1992 | By Ronda Sharpe, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Because of the recession, eight million unemployed adults across the country experience anxiety, fear and frustration almost daily. The same signs of stress are appearing in children living in the economically depressed Bristol Township section of Bucks County, where many parents have lost jobs since the recent division closings at USX Fairless Hills. "The steel mill was a major employer (in this area)," said Samuel Savitz, guidance department chairman at Neil A. Armstrong Junior High School in Bristol.
NEWS
September 20, 1994 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Can it be that the very systems we employ to make us feel more secure also make us feel insecure and anxious? Mary Ann Laydon thinks so. Dr. Laydon is director of education at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy. "Living in a fortress carries a psychological price," Laydon says. "We are seeing many more people with anxiety problems today than in the past. " There is no doubt that Americans are scared. An article in the current issues of New Choices, a magazine targeted to retirees, contends anxiety about crime even pervades communities that have none at all. It describes the tiny town of Dime Box, Texas, where church suppers and porch swings are the big excitements.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1989 | By Andy Wickstrom, Special to The Inquirer
Near the beginning of Living With High Blood Pressure (59 minutes, $34.95), we meet a succession of people who have had to alter their lives to accommodate the limitations imposed by hypertension. As these people recall the surprise and disbelief upon learning they had the disease, the viewer can catch a glimpse of that initial anxiety. It's an anxiety that only knowledge can lessen, and this well-produced videotape from Creative Street in Indianapolis is a step in that direction.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Carolyn Davis, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle University junior Raynita Williams was sure she had brought her smartphone to the store, but couldn't find it. "I felt anxiety," says Williams, 20, a communications major. "My heart was pumping. I started sweating. I yelled. I accused innocent people - strangers. " As her cyber life passed before her eyes, she contemplated what she would miss if her phone was, gulp, gone. "I thought about how was I going to get my numbers back. How was I going to get on Twitter? How was I going to get on Instagram?"
NEWS
March 7, 1988 | By BEN YAGODA, Daily News Movie Critic
One of the least appealing new movie genres could be called the nightmare comedy, films that show a venture in which everything goes wrong. Examples include dating ("After Hours"), home renovation ("The Money Pit") and tourism ("National Lampoon's Summer Vacation"). It may be that this approach is so popular because people like to see their anxieties played out in a humorous way. If so, then the the latest entry in the field has picked the perfect subject. Offhand, I can only think of two activities that make the palms sweat as profusely as "Moving" - going to the dentist and giving a speech before a crowd of strangers.
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September 8, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Ten years ago, after successful treatment for breast cancer, anxiety became Susan Chase's constant companion. She was unable to sleep, and the unsettled feeling that "the sky was going to fall on me" plagued her daily life. "After all the treatments were done, it felt really horrifying," she says. "I was depressed, fragile, and hypervigilant. " The Mount Airy performer, dancer, and creative arts therapist consulted psychologists and tried a variety of anti-anxiety medications.
NEWS
August 25, 2014 | By Katherine Dahlsgaard, For The Inquirer
The parents of a beautiful 9-year-old girl were exasperated when they all arrived at a mood and anxiety disorders unit in New York where I was working as a newly minted psychologist. They needed an explanation for their daughter's excessive worries about illness and the behaviors she engaged in to keep from getting sick. She was preoccupied with germs, washed her hands often, obsessed about the slightest tummy ache, and was terrified to be around people who might be sick. These fears had started gradually the year before, with no obvious cause.
NEWS
August 18, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
On a midsummer Tuesday morning at the Roberts Proton Therapy Center at Penn Medicine, the children's waiting room is bustling. Preteens punch up basketball video games while younger children squash Play-Doh through a plastic mold or check doll heart rates with toy stethoscopes. At a round table in the center of the waiting room sits Carlin Beasley, a delicate 3-year-old in a pink tutu whose mischievous eyes gaze out above a wide sterile mask. Chemotherapy for a brain tumor has compromised her immune system, but it hasn't stopped Carlin from pulling out the pieces of a real-life prep kit designed to deliver anesthesia.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - The 3,200 workers who have made Revel home the last 28 months are hoping against hope that the casino snags a buyer before its targeted Sept. 10 closing to save their jobs and a key piece of Atlantic City's skyline. If the casino gets shuttered, the vast majority of them will be unemployed and thrown into a glutted labor market that will soon include 2,100 workers laid off at Showboat if it, too, doesn't secure a buyer by Aug. 31, and 1,100 at Trump Plaza when that casino closes on Sept.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
The surgeon delivered the bad news on Elizabeth Koniz's lumpectomy: "We didn't get clean margins. " Stunned, she couldn't think of anything else. "The words rang in my head," said Koniz, a 48-year-old admissions coordinator at Temple University School of Medicine. "I had terrible anxiety. I was nervous at medical appointments. I had tremendous trouble sleeping and cried for weeks after the diagnosis. " About a third of cancer patients experience high levels of anxiety - intense distress, although not typically to the level of post-traumatic stress disorder - after getting the diagnosis or during a difficult moment in treatment.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Evi Heilbrunn, For The Inquirer
Scott Stossel, editor of the Atlantic magazine, is most terrified of vomiting. Though he hasn't spewed in more than 35 years, his fear of the act is extreme. A successful writer and married father of two, he carries airsickness bags wherever he goes and obsessively tracks stomach-virus outbreaks in fear of having to throw up. Emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting, may be Stossel's most extreme and long-standing worry. But he also becomes sweaty and squeamish at the thought of public speaking (glossophobia)
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
A is for abandoned - a student sitting against a stark black background, head down, arms around her knees. B is for budget - a thin wallet opened to reveal no cash inside. C is for crowded - too many students packed into a tight space. This is the "Alphabet of Hope and Struggle," 26 photographs printed on vinyl that tell the story of the Philadelphia School District's brutal budget cuts through the eyes of Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School students.
NEWS
October 22, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
College application time is always filled with angst, but this year, glitches in the online "common application" system used by hundreds of thousands of students across the country has added to the anxiety. Area colleges and universities are trying to calm parents and students with assurances that they are meticulously checking applications as they come in and are prepared to roll back deadlines if necessary. "We're in this together," said Michael Gaynor, director of university admission at Villanova, which uses the common application exclusively.
NEWS
October 15, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
  "It's called "leveling" – the process the Philadelphia School District uses in mid-October to shift teachers based on enrollment fluxes. In the past, the district often hired more teachers to resolve problems of overcrowded classrooms. But this year, when schools already are understaffed and the district has no money for more hires, planned teacher transfers are causing an uproar citywide. For example, at A.S. Jenks, a high-performing K-4 elementary school in South Philadelphia, the threatened loss of a third-grade teacher means every grade except kindergarten will have "split grades" - classrooms made up of students from two grades.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2013 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Columnist
While I carry two cellphones, I'm rarely afflicted with "battery anxiety. " That's the uncomfortable feeling some people get when the battery-life monitor on their smartphone turns from green to red. It was that kind of anxiety that spurred Doug Baldasare to start ChargeItSpot L.L.C. , a Philadelphia company that has been putting charging kiosks in various retail locations this spring, including the Tir Na Nog bar at 16th and Arch Streets and a Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown.
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