September 11, 2014 |
For much of his 20-year career as a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Anthony J. Sciscione has been criticizing something obstetricians routinely prescribe to try to prevent premature birth: bed rest. Counterintuitive as it may seem, studies consistently show that pregnant women who lay around for hours at a time, day after day, are just as likely to deliver too early as women who carry on with their normal activities. Now, Sciscione and like-minded iconoclasts are hammering the mounting evidence that activity restriction during pregnancy is not just unhelpful, but harmful.
October 25, 2011 |
It was billed as the first-ever matchup of the Schenn brothers - the Flyers' Brayden and the Toronto Maple Leafs' Luke. About 12 minutes into Monday's matchup, however, it became known as The Game That Could Change the Flyers' Season. Chris Pronger, the team's captain and undisputed leader, was struck in the face by an inadvertent stick - Mikhail Grabovski was following through on his shot when he struck the defenseman - and the future Hall of Famer dashed off the ice in excruciating pain, holding his right eye. But the injury doesn't seem as bad as initially feared.
October 25, 2011
THE THING that is hard to forget is the panic. Chris Pronger is as confident a player, on the ice and with the media, as any of us has seen - any sport, any time, not an exaggeration. Then the stick hit him in the eye, a follow-through of a shot by Toronto's Mikhail Grabovski, and the reaction was so hard to process. Pronger covered his face immediately. Then he got to his feet and was so frantically assisted from the ice. That was the thing. There was Pronger, whose game is about size and strength and snarl, about body positioning and economy of movement and the restoring of order.
August 5, 2011 |
OINT BLANK" will leave you breathless. Unfolding at a blistering clip from its slam-bang opening through its bravura close, it grips you at frame one and doesn't let go. A tiptop French thriller that's reminiscent of films from Alfred Hitchcock to 2006's "Tell No One," "Point Blank" is genre all the way. Its story of an ordinary man facing extraordinary peril doesn't go anywhere we haven't gone before, but seeing familiar material presented with such...
March 11, 2011 |
Derrick Beckles was not particularly happy working in the television industry. "I would just come home and want to brush my teeth with a shotgun," Beckles said. To abate thoughts of dental hygiene-by-firearm, Beckles would transform himself into Pinky Carnage, the mad, splicing scientist behind "TV Carnage," a series of DVD mix-tapes culling the most wacked-out clips from all corners of the television landscape. " 'TV Carnage' is like a head enema," Beckles said. Tonight he's bringing the live iteration of "TV Carnage" to International House.
September 29, 2008 |
Even after half a century in the music business, Willie Nelson still plays like he's the evening's entertainment. His show at the Tower Theater Friday night was a model of efficiency: 30 songs in 90 minutes, with little in the way of flourishes or between-song patter. At 10 minutes past the scheduled start time of 8 p.m., Nelson, clad all in black save his signature bandanna, strode unassumingly onstage and commenced to let his music do the talking. Moment of Forever, Nelson's latest CD, was playing on the P.A. as the audience filed in, but that was about all the airing his new material got. Apart from the plangent "Over You Again" and the wry "You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore," both from the new record, most of the rest of the set list could have been drawn from any of Nelson's more generous greatest-hits collections.
January 24, 2006 |
JUST WHEN you thought reality television couldn't crawl any lower, "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher and Joey and Mary Jo Buttafuoco have agreed to appear together in a TV reunion. All three have signed on for the appearance, which has yet to be sold to a network, shameless producer David Krieff told the New York Post. "It's time to just put it behind us," Fisher, now 31(and with all her facial muscles), told the Post. "We played this all out in a public eye. It'd be interesting to let the public see the healing process at the end. They saw everything else - why not let them see the final product?"
July 15, 2005 |
Last month LeAnn Beloyan of North Hanover, Burlington County, gave birth to two sets of identical twins, an event that happens once in every 25 million births, according to her doctors. The quadruplets, identical boys and identical girls conceived through in vitro fertilization, weighed between 2 and 3 pounds when they were born one minute apart on June 7, eight weeks premature. This weekend the biggest one, Benjamin, now at 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and 17.8 inches long, is expected to be discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Capital Health System-Mercer Campus Hospital in Trenton.
May 14, 2005 |
It wasn't too long ago when all Shardae Anderson had to do was show up. Just the sight of the Paulsboro senior standing in the next lane overwhelmed most opponents. Competitors and fans knew Anderson would win the 100 meters. But Anderson's invincible status took a hit after the Camden/Gloucester County Relays in early April. That's around the time when the defending Group 1 100 and 200 champion and the Meet of Champions 100 runner-up was diagnosed with mononucleosis.
September 21, 2004 |
Reality TV guru Mark Burnett, who helped ruin the tube forever with shows such as Survivor and The Apprentice, has confirmed he wants to help Martha Stewart retool her show once she serves her five-month federal prison sentence for obstruction of justice and conspiracy related to a stock deal. Burnett tells the New York Daily News that he is "very interested in reinventing" Martha Stewart Living, which hasn't been seen since Stewart's legal woes began. He offered no specifics, other than to say that it would be essential to keep Stewart's image as the arbiter of good taste and good living.