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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
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 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.
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
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.
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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I pride myself on being a person who doesn't get emotional and can logically work through any problems life throws at me. But I have no idea how to get through my current situation. My dad is dealing with serious health issues that his doctors haven't been able to diagnose yet - ALS is a possibility; my mom (divorced from my dad) is bipolar and suffering from major anxiety to the point she can't travel for upcoming events; and my grandmother is recovering from cancer surgery.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I'm a new mom of a pretty fun but challenging 6-month-old boy. I am a naturally decisive person; however, the anxiety I'm feeling over making the "right" decisions or providing him the "right" things has been difficult to cope with. For example, since I've gone back to work, I haven't been able to pump enough milk and I've needed to start supplementing with formula. I intellectually know this is fine and many babies have formula, but for some reason I'm beating myself up over it. Why can't I produce enough milk, why can't I provide what I'm supposed to for him, etc.?
NEWS
March 11, 2013 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nan Weinberg's son, a fifth grader at James Johnson Elementary School in Cherry Hill, had been convinced that he wanted to go to Beck Middle School next year. " 'I don't even want to think about Rosa,' " Weinberg recalls her son, Cole, saying, dismissing his other option for middle school in the district. After attending an open house at Rosa International Middle School, however, he changed his mind. "He just felt more comfortable there," Weinberg said. He couldn't get too excited, though.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: How do I get comfortable with leaving my baby with sitters - family as well as qualified strangers? I'm OK when she's with my husband; anyone else, and I'm a wreck. This isn't great for my peace of mind, plus I'm sure it's very annoying for the sitters, as I'm calling home every half-hour to make sure she's still breathing. Did I mention she's almost a year old? Ordinarily I don't have an anxiety problem, but I know how un-careful other people are borrowing other people's clothes, for instance; I can't help but assume the same would apply here.
BUSINESS
November 1, 2012 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
With their financial losses mounting, the Atlantic City casinos stand prepared to open their doors as soon as Gov. Christie's evacuation order is lifted. When that might be is anyone's guess. Lisa Spengler, spokeswoman for the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, said Wednesday that DGE director David Rebuck was "in ongoing dialogue with the Governor's Office, state and local officials, and the Atlantic City casino executives. " "No decision as to the reopening of the casinos will be made until such time as the governor's mandatory evacuation executive order is lifted and all safety issues surrounding Atlantic City, its residents, and visitors have been addressed," she said.
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