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NEWS
August 6, 2016
By Arvind Cavale Patients, beware: The federal government is forcing your doctor to make a dangerous choice. We can either earn a living by harming our patients, or we can lose money by doing what's in their best interests. This is the sad result of several recent laws and regulations issued by the federal government, including the 2010 Affordable Care Act and the bipartisan 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which cemented many of Obamacare's mandates. The intended goal of these policies was to cut costs and improve quality, but instead they have forced doctors to become bean counters and risk managers rather than healers.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
When I was a medical student in San Francisco in the 1980s, I did most rotations at county and VA hospitals. Most patients were poor, and many were from racial and ethnic minority groups. One day, two teenage Asian American boys were wheeled into the trauma emergency room, already dead. They had been slashed in the neck, victims of gang violence. These boys were not much younger than I was, and I realized all too clearly that it could have been me on that stretcher. Most of my patients now are African Americans from Chicago's South Side.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2013
National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, elected the following to its executive board of directors for a three-year term: Steven K. Leff, a licensed CPA with Mayer Hoffman & McCann P.C. and a senior managing director of the Philadelphia office of CBIZ MHM L.L.C.; Nicole L. LeVine, manager of Peco's Operations Control Center; Beth Galvin, a principal with Ernst & Young L.L.P. and leader of the firm's international tax transfer pricing practice in Philadelphia; Susan M. Stevens, US Airways' director of inflight services; and Alex Friedman , founder of Checker Cab Philadelphia and All City Taxi in Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 27, 1995 | By Marguerite P. Jones, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Science in the Summer program, sponsored by SmithKline Beecham Foundation in cooperation with local libraries, will be offered again this year throughout Bucks County. The courses are designed to make science fun for elementary school students with plenty of hands-on experiments. In Bucks County, the program will focus on physical science and electricity. Courses are offered for two age groups: children entering second and third grades, and those entering fourth through sixth grades.
NEWS
January 16, 1998 | By Anne Barnard, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Doctors who treat diabetics are divided over new court-enforced guidelines for diabetes care at three Delaware County nursing homes. Some say they're just right; others say they don't go far enough. But they agree on one thing: Care for diabetic residents in nursing homes - those with stellar reputations as well as problematic ones - needs to improve. "A diabetic in a nursing home has a much greater chance of being admitted to a hospital with a diabetic problem than someone not in a nursing home," said Mayer B. Davidson, an endocrinologist and president of the American Diabetes Association.
NEWS
October 4, 1992 | By Galina Espinoza, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The school bus had broken down and was idled by the side of the road. As Sharon Sidorick, chaperone of her daughter Brianna's fourth-grade class trip to the Trenton Museum, waited for the bus to be fixed, she noticed Brianna take a drink of water, and another and another. Brianna hadn't been herself for a while. She seemed constantly tired, but wasn't that to be expected from a 10-year-old who spent her spare time practicing the trumpet, playing soccer and performing jazz and ballet routines in dance recitals?
NEWS
October 4, 1992 | By Galina Espinoza, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The school bus had broken down and was idled by the side of the road. As Sharon Sidorick, chaperone of her daughter Brianna's fourth-grade class trip to the Trenton Museum, waited for the bus to be fixed, she noticed Brianna take a drink of water, and another and another. Brianna hadn't been herself for a while. She seemed constantly tired, but wasn't that to be expected from a 10-year-old who spent her spare time practicing the trumpet, playing soccer and performing jazz and ballet routines in dance recitals?
FOOD
January 25, 1989 | By Barbara Gibbons, Special to the Daily News
What makes you eat? According to a study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, individuals can identify what sets them up to overeat by looking at their eating behavior. That includes what, for them, is a cue to eat, how they eat, and what the consequences and rewards there are for eating. The study recommends using a successful dieter as a model and deciding in advance what to do in "high-risk" situations: negative moods, interpersonal conflicts and social pressures.
NEWS
April 4, 2006
RONNIE Polaneczky's March 30 column ("Taken to the Cleaners") was a distortion of a case in which years of illegal dumping of hazardous materials by a small business was uncovered by a SEPTA construction project. Debonair Dry Cleaners, 60th and Market, was cited by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for illegally dumping hazardous residue from the cleaning process in the ground beneath and around its property. As a result of the volume of this dumping, over years, the foundation of the building was undermined.
NEWS
July 21, 1988 | By Laura Fortunato, Special to The Inquirer
IN HEALTH Dr. James Bonner of Broomall, medical director of the Physical Rehabilitation Center of the Delaware Valley in Folsom, has been appointed president of the Philadelphia Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Bonner has been a member of the 25-year-old organization since 1981 and also has served as program chairman, secretary, treasurer and vice president of the chapter. As president and organizer, Bonner presides over meetings, obtains guest lecturers from around the country, develops programs and various chapter functions, and serves as facilitator for professional information on the physical-medicine and rehabilitation field.
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