December 25, 2012
In the Region Fed: Mixed job picture for region Unemployment declined in November in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and total jobs were up in Pennsylvania and Delaware, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said, citing U.S. Labor Department numbers. But the net number of jobs fell by 8,100 in New Jersey - mostly due to Hurricane Sandy - and resulted in a net regional job loss of 0.1 percent, said the bank, which tracks the three-state economy. Over eight times more unemployment claims were filed in New Jersey last month than in November 2011.
January 30, 2012 |
Items on Jeff Wojciechowski's to-do list before a 2010 family vacation to Cancun included renewing his passport, shopping for beach wear, and getting a Botox injection. The procedure wasn't to smooth out wrinkles. Instead, the injection went into his bladder muscle, to give the 63-year-old Fort Washington man a respite from incontinence that has plagued him since a 2006 construction accident left him paralyzed from mid-chest down. Though Botox has become synonymous with the temporary elimination of wrinkles, what's less well known is its application across medicine.
January 6, 2012
By Ted Silary firstname.lastname@example.org While Nick Lindner is playing basketball for Germantown Academy, his face looks like something that has been receiving daily Botox injections. Then the buzzer sounds, and he turns into Mr. Personality. (After wins, of course.) And it's all part of a master plan. "Since last season," said Lindner, a 5-10, 165-pound junior point guard, "I have really worked on controling my emotions. Before, I'd let things get away from me and sometimes it would affect my performance.
July 27, 2011 |
Grace Robinson was pleased with the size of her breasts, but the 43-year-old wanted to smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles around her decolletage. "I just wanted it to look a little perkier, around the breast area," said the Cherry Hill mother. So, after a quick chat with her plastic surgeon, Steven Davis, Robinson found herself scheduled for a Pellevé Perk-up. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Davis spent 15 minutes gliding a wand that emitted radio frequencies over Robinson's chest.
July 4, 2011 |
Question: I was diagnosed with esophageal achalasia a few years ago. I did not have any reflux issues - just difficulty with food entering my stomach. I've had two dilation procedures, which helped for a while. Carbonated soda with meals seems to help the food move along. I rejected Botox injections of the esophagus because the effect is temporary. I haven't had any treatments in several years and food still collects at the point of stomach entry. Is a soft diet the best cure? Answer: Sometimes we just can't relax.
May 21, 2011 |
AT LEAST he got out before the Rapture, right? Randy "Macho Man" Savage , 58, one of the most colorful pro wrestlers in the history of the sport, died yesterday in Pinellas County, Fla. Savage, born Ralph Mario Poffo , lost control of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler at 9:25 a.m., driving over the median strip and ramming a tree. TMZ is reporting that he had a heart attack at the wheel. Police are calling it a "medical event" and say an autopsy will be performed. . Savage's wife was in the passenger seat but escaped with minor injuries.
May 20, 2011
TRENTON - Under a bill moving through the Legislature, minors in New Jersey wouldn't be able to get Botox injections unless a doctor says the procedure is medically necessary. The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee approved legislation Thursday to clamp down on injections of botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes in people younger than 18. The bill cites a study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that said teenagers received more than 12,000 Botox injections in 2009, almost twice as many as in 2008.
January 13, 2011 |
Aretha Franklin isn't going anywhere - certainly not to the Afterlife. So the Queen of Soul announced by phone Wednesday on Wendy Williams ' talk show. "My health is superb. It is superb," said Franklin, 68, a month after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed condition. So is she battling cancer? (It's pancreatic or bladder cancer, depending on reports.) The diva, who is recovering at a hotel-casino in Detroit, didn't say. The lively chat also touched on movies and music. Franklin said she's close to signing a deal for a movie about her life, saying she'd want Halle Berry to play her. She also told Williams she's so impressed by R. Kelly 's love song "When a Woman Loves" that if Kelly "isn't careful I might become a cougar.
October 5, 2010 |
More than 400 relatives, friends, and fans honored Hollywood legend Tony Curtis , 85, Monday at a crammed Las Vegas funeral chapel. Curtis, who died Wednesday in his Nevada home, was eulogized by his sixth and final wife, Jill Curtis , and his daughter Jamie Lee Curtis , who teared up as she referred to him as full of life and "a little meshugana," the Yiddish word for crazy . "All of us got something from him. I, of course, got his desperate...