April 12, 2012 |
THE BUCKS COUNTY mother was perplexed. Her 14-year-old son was visibly shaken after spending the night with the Rev. James Brennan in 1996, she said. The boy clung to his mother and refused to sleep alone in his bed. But he wouldn't tell her what happened at the priest's apartment, she said. Brennan, an inspiring priest and friend so close she considered him a brother, was just as evasive when she and her husband pressed him days later for answers, she told a Common Pleas jury Wednesday.
April 11, 2012 |
Dr. Joseph L. Hayes, 84, of Springfield, Delaware County, an emergency-room physician, died of complications of pneumonia Friday, April 6, at home. After graduating from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1961, Dr. Hayes completed an internship at Cherry Hill Hospital. He then had a general medicine practice in Havertown. In 1969, he became an emergency-room physician at Tri-County Hospital, now Springfield Hospital. Dr. Hayes helped train many students, interns, and residents, his children said.
March 30, 2012 |
Less than a year after more than 300 residents of Northgate II, a large subsidized-housing high-rise in North Camden, were given an on-site health-care clinic, their neighbors have been promised access to the same medical staff. Local health-care officials and community leaders met with residents of Northgate I on Thursday and vowed to provide them preventive services and coordinate their hospital aftercare. The first step, authorities said, would be to give residents access to the Reliance Medical Group clinic across the street at Northgate II. Since its summer opening, the facility - which is open Monday through Friday and has a physician who treats patients two days a week - has only seen about 100 residents.
March 26, 2012 |
At 2:38 a.m. on Nov. 15, Kevin Neary found himself sprawled on the sidewalk of Bodine Street near the pretty brick rowhouse where he rented an apartment. He couldn't feel his arms or legs. He tried calling, "Help," three times, but with each attempt, as though in a nightmare, his voice grew weaker. Why could no one hear him? Minutes passed. Neary opened his eyes to see a police officer kneeling beside him. "Don't let me die," he pleaded. Over the next few weeks, he sometimes wondered whether he'd have been better off dead.
March 5, 2012
Study: 'Chemo brain' may not go away for cancer patients Chemotherapy patients have long complained of the mental fog that tends to accompany treatment. Now, a new study suggests that certain combinations of chemo drugs may have long-term effects on cognition. Researchers looked at 196 women who had been treated for early-stage breast cancer with a three-drug chemotherapy regimen. The women underwent cognition testing an average of 21 years after they had received chemo.
April 11, 2011 |
At a press conference Friday morning, Chester police announced some good news: They'd solved a homicide from last summer's crime surge, which threw the city into a monthlong state of emergency. But before the day was out, there was a new crisis: Nine teens were shot at a birthday party attended by about 100 kids at Minaret Temple No. 174. The shooting prompted the all-too-familiar accusations and recriminations that plague the riverfront city of 37,000 - even as the local economy shows signs of life.
March 23, 2011 |
Instead of being strapped to an ambulance gurney and taken to the emergency room to be treated for a cold, Thomas Rhoe soon will be able to ride the elevator to the ground floor of his Camden apartment building to seek care in a brand-new examination room. "Just what the doctor ordered," the 11-year Northgate II resident said. With a "Bring Health Reform Home" sign in hand, Rhoe, 58, attended Tuesday's ribbon-cutting marking the start of construction for a medical office at Northgate II apartments, subsidized housing in Camden with more than 300 units.
March 21, 2011
Exercise was helpful in easing depression Adding light exercise to an antidepressant regimen proved more effective at helping older people with depression than taking the drug plus a weekly health education class. People in a University of California-Los Angeles study who had done tai chi chih, a simpler version of the Chinese martial art, reported greater improvement in depression, quality of life, memory, thinking, and energy level than the other group. The study, published in the current online edition of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, involved 112 people ages 60 and older with major depression.
January 16, 2011 |
Jacqueline A. Fulton needed a boil under her arm drained. Her pulmonary specialist worried it could leak into the tubing of her pacemaker. But the emergency room at Hahnemann University Hospital, where she arrived with her daughter, Rosalind, on a recent Wednesday afternoon, was jammed. The Fultons had not heard about a new, little-advertised service offered by Hahnemann: a clock posted on the hospital website displaying an estimate of the ER wait time. But they say they would have used it if they had known.