July 11, 2012 |
Anger management for Christie It's time for Gov. Christie to stop "bullying" and take an anger management class ("Christie erupts at the Shore," Saturday). His behavior is disrespectful, as he is always blowing up at someone. What gives him that right? Is this behavior he is showing our children acceptable? Maybe he should direct his passionate behavior elsewhere. Candi Castle Mangel, Philadelphia New Jersey's biggest bully Two separate articles in the same newspaper caught my eye, "Anti-bullying law off to rocky start in N.J. " and "Christie erupts at the Shore.
June 28, 2012 |
Union contracts for workers at hospitals across the city and nearby suburbs are set to expire on June 30, but as the deadline grows closer, there are a couple of rays of hope. A tentative agreement was reached Wednesday night with Temple University Health Systems, said Henry Nicholas, the president of District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. "Two down, two big hospitals to go," Nicholas said, noting that another tentative agreement had been reached Tuesday at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
June 27, 2012 |
District 1199C of AFSCME's National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 1,300 workers, mostly support staff, the union said. The union said it is still in contract negotiations with 12 other area employers, including Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Temple University Health System. Existing agreements at those facilities expire Sunday and cover about 6,000 additional workers, the union said.
June 21, 2012
Two toddlers, one in Conshohocken and one in Philadelphia, were hospitalized Wednesday night after falling from second-floor windows minutes apart, authorities said. A 2-year-old fell from the second-floor window of a residence on the 100 block of East Hector Street in Conshohocken about 8:15 p.m., officials said. The toddler was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The child's sex and condition were unavailable Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a 2-year-old boy fell from the window of a second-floor bedroom in the back of a house on the 5800 block of Charles Street in Wissinoming, police said.
June 15, 2012 |
Hundreds of unionized hospital workers marched from hospital to hospital Wednesday in Center City in advance of a 5 p.m. rally and strike vote at the Convention Center. The workers' contracts with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, Temple University Health Systems, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as other area hospitals and nursing homes in Philadelphia and its suburbs in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, expire June 30. The workers, most support staff, are represented by District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees — American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
May 27, 2012 |
DALLAS - The maker of Tide Pods will create a double-latch lid to deter children from accessing and eating the brightly colored detergent packets, a company spokesman said Friday. Procter & Gamble spokesman Paul Fox said the Cincinnati-based company plans to create a new lid on tubs of Tide Pods "in the next couple of weeks. " The company continues to study the design of the package, Fox said. Doctors say children sometimes swallow Tide Pods and similar laundry products, around 1-inch packets that are meant to be dropped into a washing machine in place of liquid or powder detergent.
April 23, 2012 |
Many years ago, specialists at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recognized an obstacle in diagnosing and treating fetal abnormalities and babies born with life-threatening defects.The babies had to be delivered at adult hospitals, then transferred to Children's Hospital. This added medical and logistical challenges for hospitals and the families. Now, the hospital is celebrating a milestone in its solution to the problem: the 1,000th baby was recently born in its Special Delivery Unit.
March 28, 2012
The death of yet another apparently malnourished child who ultimately succumbed to abuse has Philadelphians once again asking how these tragedies can be avoided. For all the improvements made within the city's Department of Human Resources since 14-year-old Danieal Kelly starved to death six years ago, there are still children who end up dead. The latest is Khalil Wimes, 6, who died last week of blunt-force trauma to the head. He weighed only 29 pounds. Medical examiners said he had suffered tremendously before being taken, unconscious, sunken, and sallow, to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
March 23, 2012 |
When doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia laid their eyes on Khalil Wimes on Monday night, they saw a broken and emaciated little boy. He was unconscious, sunken, and sallow, 6 years old but weighing only 29 pounds. His mother, Tina Cuffie, 44, had five other children who were removed from her care. She had taken her son to the hospital, saying he had slipped in the bathroom. She could not explain the sea of scarring along the boy's arms, face, back, and neck. Khalil died within the hour of blunt-force trauma to the head, a medical examiner ruled.