August 9, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Happiness is knowing your way out before you get stuck. With an exit strategy you can relax and enjoy your environment, knowing you're not trapped. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Does it seem like you're crumpling into a stress wad? Take a walk. It will become a completely different day because of your better brain. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's safe to assume that everyone is rooting for you. After all, most of the people around you serve to gain something if you succeed.
July 17, 2016 |
People with type 2 diabetes, the kind you are more likely to get as an adult, are at risk for a host of additional medical problems. Stroke and heart attack. Kidney disease. Blindness. Skin infections. Numbness in the feet. Add one more you and even your doctor may not have heard is connected: dementia. Diabetes at least doubles your risk of developing it. Even diabetics without dementia can have subtle cognitive problems. "Your average diabetologist, internal medicine doctor, they're still not aware of that information," said Luke Stoeckel, a neuropsychologist at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
July 3, 2016 |
Susan A. Masino, the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College, studies links among metabolism, brain activity, and behavior. Brain disorders are expensive, and their costs to families and society can never be calculated fully. As a neuroscientist, I know that despite heroic research efforts our current medical treatments rarely cure neurological problems - and often can't treat them effectively. Devastating and complex problems with our fragile and amazing nervous system span all ages.
June 13, 2016 |
Bart Bryant has played some good golf at the Constellation Senior Players Championship, standing in a tie for third after three rounds, but he's doing it with a very heavy heart. Bryant has revealed that his wife, Cathy, is battling brain cancer. "On Mother's Day, they found she had a tumor in her brain," Bryant said in an interview with Golf Channel at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. "They told us it was Stage 4 cleoblastoma, cancer of the brain. " Bryant said his wife underwent surgery "a couple of days" after the diagnosis and will enter H.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for further treatment this week.
June 12, 2016
* HELL ON WHEELS and THE AMERICAN WEST. 9 and 10 p.m. Saturday, AMC. Westward ho! AMC is pairing the final seven episodes of its drama about the transcontinental railroad with an event series from Robert Redford about such Western figures as Jesse James, Wyatt Earp, and Billy the Kid. * THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS. 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS3. Can't get tickets to Hamilton , either? We at least have a rooting interest in this year's Tonys, hosted by James Corden. Among Hamilton's 16 nominations is one for Philly's Leslie Odom Jr. (pictured)
June 10, 2016 |
You might think they're crazy, but the first thing to know about Robert and Michelle King's new CBS series BrainDead is that the creators of The Good Wife have not lost their minds. They've just taken their penchant for politics and public policy on a CBS-style summer vacation, the kind in which ant-like creatures from outer space picnic in people's brains. Though no sillier at heart than Under the Dome , Zoo or Extant , the Kings' Washington, D.C.-set BrainDead , which premieres at 10 p.m. Monday, is sci-fi with a healthy sense of the ridiculous.
June 6, 2016 |
First in a series. In the winter of 2013, with the February cold bone deep, I sat in one of those cramped and sterile little examining cubicles in the Penn Memory Center and listened to the man in the white lab coat ask if I knew what Alzheimer's was. Death by inches, I said. And you have it, he said. I'm pretty sure the world stopped at that moment, and then there was a roaring sound, like a freight train barreling through my brain pan. I sat there, frozen, and I remember thinking what a crummy job this poor guy's got. Introductions I call him Al, for short.
April 25, 2016 |
"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, his mind is being developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today. " - Gabriela Mistral, Chilean Poet, Nobel Laureate The main aim of pediatrics is prevention. Prevention of diseases, of injury, of emotional problems, of developmental and intellectual delays. Our armamentarium include vaccines; screening instruments; and guidance on development, safety, and nutrition.
April 5, 2016
ISSUE | PA. BUDGET Brain drain? The editorial "With a whimper" (March 24) highlights Pennsylvania's failure to pass a budget that adequately invests in human services. The state legislature has repeatedly failed to pass a budget that raises new revenue. As a result, human services have been sorely underfunded and could face drastic cuts if revenue is not increased this year. Failing to invest in human services has serious implications for the nonprofit job market.
March 31, 2016 |
This time next year, Conor Gaffney will be studying engineering at Lehigh University. He's not exactly sure what field, but he knows it suits his strengths in the classroom. Gaffney is analytical by nature. And not just in his studies. The mind-set also fuels his approach to winning faceoffs for the Lenape boys' lacrosse team, just as it will for the Mountain Hawks next season. Action in the faceoff circle can look almost barbaric - two players physically grappling for position of a ball that sits between them.