January 19, 2001 |
John LeClair didn't skate. Nothing unusual there. The Flyers left winger has done very little skating since mid-December because of back spasms. LeClair didn't talk. He was asked last night about what the team called a "routine checkup" on Wednesday, and declined to comment other than to say he had nothing to report. He has had serious back trouble since the season began. So concern about LeClair's back problems was heightened last night, if only because no one seemed to know anything about a routine checkup on the Flyers' most prolific goal-scorer over the last five years.
May 13, 2010 |
DENVER - Brad Lidge still is officially day-to-day. The Phillies still think the elbow stiffness that has plagued him since saving a game Sunday against Atlanta is a minor setback common among players recovering from elbow surgery. But just to be sure, they sent their veteran closer back to Philadelphia yesterday to meet with the team doctor, Michael Ciccotti. "We just thought, after thinking about it last night, the best thing to do would be to send him back and let the doctor look at it," assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said.
July 15, 1996 |
President Clinton got his annual physical. Should you? Instead of annual, think in terms of "periodic," say many health experts. "The annual physical with a standard battery of tests is an outmoded concept," said Dr. David Atkins, who was part of a federal panel that recently issued new guidelines on what a good physical should entail. He said most healthy adults can get by just fine with a checkup every two to three years. "You can make exceptions for people like airline pilots and presidents," said Atkins, a federal health policy analyst.
November 20, 2008
DEAR TOM AND RAY: I drive a 2002 Mazda Miata. I love it. Yeah, I'm a guy, and it's a great car. It reminds me of my old MGB. Back when I had hair, I had a 1965 MGB roadster and picked up many a girl with that car. And the Miata is almost as good. I had the 60,000-mile checkup a month ago. After the checkup, I had to take it back because the fuel filter clogged up. The filter was clogged with a white substance. Then, a week ago, I had to have the fuel pump replaced and the fuel tank cleaned.
October 11, 2012
Through Oct. 17, Philly.com/health and The Inquirer will mark breast cancer awareness month by publishing a profile a day of transformative moments reported by patients. The series will culminate in a special Philly.com/Inquirer/Daily News section Oct. 18 and can be viewed at www.philly.com/breastcancer . "I remember the day that my phone rang," said Caryn Kaplan of Langhorne, "an ordinary workday. I learned that my breast cancer had returned and metastasized to my liver and bones.
August 8, 2010 |
Last week, I told you about Jim Wellen, a Voorhees consultant with a computer problem - persistent crashes of Internet Explorer - that he took to Office Depot for repair. Several weeks and $170 later, Wellen still had the same computer problem. But when he demanded his money back, Office Depot insisted on keeping $49 as a "nonrefundable diagnostic charge," despite the ineffective diagnosis and nonexistent fix. The situation raised other issues for Wellen, who was especially irked that he'd been lured to Office Depot by its offer of a "free PC checkup.
November 21, 2010 |
I have a mole on my butt. I'm telling you, but I can't bring myself to tell my dermatologist. Ironic, no? Maybe he'll read this, give me a call, and tell me I need to come in. And I'll get an appointment before 2013. Before I begin, let me be clear. I'm not making jokes about skin cancer. I have lost friends to skin cancer. But this is a humor column, so let's get to the funny. I go to my dermatologist every year, for a mole checkup. He puts on a visor that magnifies his eyes to the size of brown golf balls, then he rolls them all over my body, scanning my skin for bad-news moles.
January 5, 2001 |
Celestine White has something in common with baseball great Ted Williams, the last man to hit above .400 for a season. Like Williams in his prime, White has outstanding 20-10 eyesight. This was news to the 56-year-old, who yesterday received a free eye exam in a makeshift clinic in the lobby of the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, a homeless shelter wedged along Upper Darby's border with Philadelphia. "I don't remember the last time I had my eyes checked," White said.
August 14, 1995 |
The need for financial planning has never been greater. Middle-income families are threatened by job losses, wages that don't keep pace with inflation, and cutbacks in health and retirement benefits. The urgency to save for an uncertain future often conflicts with more immediate priorities - buying a home, college tuitions, and supporting adult children who can't find jobs. Still, most people avoid planning because it means tough decisions. What goals are most important, and how much are you willing to cut consumption?
December 31, 1996 |
Philadelphia's power elites are far too busy to sit down and make New Year's resolutions. They wouldn't make the right ones anyway. So the public-minded Clout page will do it for them. Mayor Rendell Midge Rendell shouldn't have to nag her husband to see a doctor and get a full checkup. That's our job. Your health is important to your family, to your city and to your future, mayor. Your work habits (full bore all day and all night), eating habits (a nightmare of junk food) and family history (father died young of a heart attack)