October 4, 1992 |
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?
January 25, 1989 |
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.
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.
July 21, 1988 |
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.
July 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen companies that market illegal diabetes treatments, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription drugs sold online without a prescription. The products aim to cash in on the country's diabetes epidemic, which affects nearly 26 million Americans. Regulators worry that consumers who buy such unapproved products could put off getting legitimate medical care. The FDA sent warning letters to 15 companies, here and abroad, ordering them to stop selling diabetes treatments that violate U.S. drug laws.
February 27, 2014 |
The biggest, broadest study of one of the hottest new trends in health care - the patient-centered "medical home" - found almost no benefits, researchers reported Tuesday. Yet neither they nor other experts saw the results of their three-year study, involving more than 100,000 patients in Philadelphia and its suburbs, as primarily negative. Indeed, Independence Blue Cross, which took part in the study and saw early results coming in several years ago, revamped its payments to primary care providers.
February 18, 2003 |
Camden Councilman Ali Sloan El needs to take another look at health care in the city. He accuses State Sen. Wayne R. Bryant (D., Camden) of benefiting his brother, Mark, with the proposed allocation of Camden recovery money from Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center to CAMcare Health Corp. to expand comprehensive primary health-care services. Mark Bryant is president of CAMcare. Look around, Mr. Sloan El. In the midst of some of New Jersey's wealthiest communities, Camden's health statistics rival those in the Third World.
June 11, 1990 |
BREAST IMPLANTS Forget silicone. Peanut-oil-filled implants could mean safer breast enlargements for thousands of women who have the surgery each year, says Washington University radiologist Judy Destouet. Because the oil is transparent, such implants do not interfere with X-ray mammography for breast cancer the way silicone breast implants can, Destouet says. The new implants could be commerically available in about two years. SWIMMING-POOL COVERS Swimming-pool owners, beware: Solar-pool covers pose a special drowning risk to young children, who may incorrectly believe they are solid enough to support their weight, a study in the journal Pediatrics reports.
June 22, 2001 |
Until recently, patients with diabetes could get only insulin and one type of drug from their doctors. Today, a treatment revolution is under way, giving hope for longer, healthier lives to the 16 million Americans with the burgeoning disease. "The options that we have available to treat someone with diabetes are light-years more than 10 years ago," said Frank Vinicor, director of the diabetes division for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who will attend the American Diabetes Association meeting opening today in Philadelphia.
November 4, 2002 |
About one out of every six Pennsylvania hospital stays involved diabetes last year, generating a total bill of more than $6 billion, according to a new state report. The nearly 300,000 cases represent a 17 percent increase from 1997. "This is a huge issue in terms of cost impact to Pennsylvania and to our hospitals," said Marc Volavka, executive director of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, the independent state agency that issued the new report. "While the disease itself is not curable, it is treatable and controllable," he said.