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April 7, 2016
By Thomas Farley The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a map showing shocking differences in health between the rich and the poor in Philadelphia. The map shows that life expectancy at birth in Strawberry Mansion is only 68 years, 20 years shorter than just a few miles away in Society Hill. This 20-year gap isn't right, and it isn't something that we should accept. What's behind these numbers? The biggest killers in Philadelphia are chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 16, 2011
I'VE ALWAYS ASSUMED that women live longer than men, which is why I joke with female friends scattered across the country that we'll all meet up in nursing homes when we're little old ladies. We tell each other that we're going to stick together and that one day we'll be taking bus trips to New York and to Atlantic City. But now here comes new info saying that American women in many areas of the United States die at earlier ages than they did even a generation ago. And two of the leading reasons for why this is are things women can do something about: obesity and smoking.
NEWS
May 15, 2011
Retirement planning is no small task. Ideally, you start it in your 20s - though not everyone has the forethought. For the rest of us, these sites provide some direction. Social Security may have an uncertain future, but for now the retirement planner at the Social Security Online site is not a bad place to start investigating the steps to take to prepare for old age. Links go to instructions for applying for benefits and tell when to do so. An eerie life-expectancy calculator will tell you, statistically, how much longer you can expect to live.
NEWS
March 24, 1986 | BY THE ECONOMIST
Winter visitors to Moscow can only admire the healthy determination of the heads bobbing up and down in the steam that rises from the open-air swimming pool down by the Moskva River, not far from the Kremlin. Like every country, Russia has its health freaks. Yet even to the untrained eye, it looks a far from healthy place to live. The diet is poor by Western standards. So is public hygiene (only the foolhardy or the desperate could brave the foul odors and primitive equipment of the public lavatories)
NEWS
December 8, 2002 | By Robert F. O'Neill INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
"We have met the enemy and he is us," declared Pogo years ago in the funny pages. The late Walt Kelly's comic-strip character might well have been referring to older adults who know the path to a longer and healthier life but don't take it. That was the message delivered by Robert Cox, senior investigator at the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, during a seminar at the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood. Cox, 65, conducts research related to cardiovascular disease at the Lankenau Institute, on the grounds of Lankenau Hospital, also in Wynnewood.
NEWS
January 19, 1994 | By Thomas J. Brady, with reports from Inquirer wire services
THE SUN ALSO RISES OVER LA RUE ERNEST HEMINGWAY Ernest Hemingway didn't really need a street named after him to immortalize his love affair with Paris, but city officials went ahead and did it anyway. La Rue Ernest Hemingway will be a new street in a redevelopment area of southwestern Paris along the Seine River, a city spokeswoman said. The block-long street will connect Rue Leblanc and Boulevard du General Martial Valin and will border the new Georges Pompidou Hospital.
NEWS
February 21, 2005 | By Mark McDonald INQUIRER FOREIGN STAFF
A 90-pound chunk of masonry breaks off the facade of a high-rise building and crushes a man on the sidewalk below. Another man, stumbling home from a late-night party, falls in the street, passes out, and freezes to death. Two men break into a railroad yard and die after drinking several quarts of industrial solvent from a tanker car. There are so many odd and horrible ways to die in Russia that it's almost no surprise the average Russian man isn't expected to see his 59th birthday.
NEWS
December 13, 1986 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
The Golden Child whisks Eddie Murphy from Beverly Hills to the foothills of the Himalayas. The move may expand his horizons, but it severely limits Murphy and mutes his usually riotous brand of comedy. After Beverly Hills Cop became a box-office phenomenon in 1984, there was much speculation in Hollywood about what Murphy would do for an encore - other than the inevitable Beverly Hills Cop II. The Golden Child represents a curious choice: a hybrid of the more familiar Murphy humor and a tongue-in- cheek Spielbergian adventure replete with special effects from George Lucas.
NEWS
October 15, 1990 | BY JILL PORTER
Most of us already know that too much of a good thing can be bad for you. But now we find out that too little of a bad thing can be bad for you, too. Cholesterol, to be exact. According to a study published last week, lowering cholesterol reduces your chance of dying from heart disease, which most of us already know. But lowering cholesterol also increases your chance of committing suicide, being murdered or otherwise dying violently or accidentally. I'm not making this up. According to a University of Pittsburgh researcher, for every 100,000 people who cut their cholesterol, there are 28 fewer heart-related deaths - but there are 29 more deaths from suicide, homicide and accidents.
REAL_ESTATE
June 30, 1991 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tony Vizzi rarely gives no for an answer. Especially if the question is "Can you restore my old roof?" "Old roofs can be repaired," the Pottstown roofer insists. "A contractor who says the materials are no longer available is either uninformed or giving you false information. " Eleven years ago, Vizzi was a carpenter, building kitchen cabinets and counter tops. He took a job with friend, who, as a marketing tool, was repairing slate roofs. No one else was. "It was a highly skilled craft, which I liked.
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SPORTS
April 25, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Grit and goaltending have carried the Flyers to consecutive harrowing wins, enabling them to fight off elimination and reach Game 6 in their playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. They need more, however, to force a Game 7 against heavily favored Washington. If the Flyers are going to get within one win of equaling their Boston Miracle of 2010 - they lost the first three games in that series before jolting the Bruins en route to the Stanley Cup Finals - they need to have some quality offensive-zone time and need their power play, which is 1 for 21 in the series, to stop looking so disorganized.
SPORTS
April 21, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Staff Writer
THE LAST TIME the Wide 9 was seen in these parts, it was helping grease the skids for Andy Reid's firing and being excoriated as a bad-awful defensive alignment that seemingly sacrificed everything else for the sake of sacks. The Wide 9, a deployment in which the defensive ends line up near the mezzanine-level concession stands so they can burn rubber around the offensive tackles and beat them to the quarterback, was brought to the Eagles in 2011 by Jim Washburn, who was hired as the team's defensive line coach shortly after Reid came up with the really, really dumb idea to make his longtime offensive line coach, Juan Castillo, his new defensive coordinator.
SPORTS
April 19, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
When the Flyers host Washington on Monday in a virtual win-or-forget-about-it matchup, it will be an emotional night, the team's first home game since club chairman and cofounder Ed Snider died a week ago. A tribute to Snider will be shown on the scoreboard before the game. "Tough week, obviously, for the whole organization, the whole city of Philadelphia and for the hockey team," defenseman Mark Streit said. "It's going to be very emotional before the game. I think we just have to find a way to use it as a positive and use that energy.
NEWS
April 19, 2016 | By Alfred Lubrano, Staff Writer
Christian O'Hara thinks endlessly about bullets. The 11-year-old says that when he hears gunshots in Fairhill, North Philadelphia, he feels painful pressure in his belly. "And," the soulful, dark-haired boy adds, "I know if a bullet hits me, it will feel worse than my stomach does. "I feel stressed and scared, always. It needs to stop. " His life depends on it. Children born today can expect to live only to an estimated average age of 71 in Fairhill, part of what outsiders call the Badlands, a study released earlier this month predicts.
SPORTS
April 15, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Every spring is supposed to be the spring for Alexander Ovechkin. It never is. For the last nine years, nobody in the NHL has piled up individual achievements and collective letdowns like Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. He's led the league in goals six times, been named its most valuable player three times, and led the Capitals to six division titles and eight playoff appearances. Not once have they advanced past the tournament's second round. In the race for the Stanley Cup, the Capitals are always the hare, never the tortoise.
NEWS
April 10, 2016
Q. I have been diagnosed with cancer. What is going to happen now? A. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015 there were an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 590,430 cancer deaths in the United States. After a cancer diagnosis, you may be unsure about what comes next. For many, the toughest parts are learning to cope with the diagnosis and understanding the types of cancer and the treatment process. A cancer diagnosis will also bring many changes for you and your loved ones.
SPORTS
April 10, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
If Friday was any indication, Allen Iverson is going to be one teary-eyed Hall of Famer when he is inducted Sept. 9 in Springfield, Mass. Merely talking about being elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame brought the 76ers legend to tears Friday during a news conference at the Wells Fargo Center. "I'm up here getting emotional with you guys from this," Iverson said. "So imagine what it's going to be when that day comes. All I want is the people that love and care about Allen Iverson to feel good about that day. And the ones that don't love him, I want my family and my friends and my fans to say, 'Ha, ha.' " An emotional Allen Iverson has the perfect response for anyone unhappy to see him in the Hall of Fame.
NEWS
April 7, 2016
By Thomas Farley The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released a map showing shocking differences in health between the rich and the poor in Philadelphia. The map shows that life expectancy at birth in Strawberry Mansion is only 68 years, 20 years shorter than just a few miles away in Society Hill. This 20-year gap isn't right, and it isn't something that we should accept. What's behind these numbers? The biggest killers in Philadelphia are chronic illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
NEWS
April 4, 2016
Pedestrian hit by vehicle dies A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in Pennsauken on Friday night, police said Saturday. The vehicle was traveling west on Route 70 near McClellan Avenue around 9:15 p.m. when it hit the pedestrian, who then died from the injuries, the Pennsauken Police Department said. No additional information was released by the police department about the driver or pedestrian. NBC10 reported that the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and that the driver stayed at the scene.
NEWS
March 28, 2016 | Kitty Caparella, Special to the Daily News
WHEN TOUR organizer Julia Zagar arrived at Cuba's famed Hotel Nacional last year, she says, her group was asked to leave the hotel for a couple of days because the rooms were needed for other guests. This year, when Zagar, of South Street, returned to the island with a new group, there were problems with lodging as well. Only this time, she says, they were worse. Experiences such as Zagar's are becoming all too common as the United States warms its relationship with the embargoed island, experts say, because there is no way that Cuba can handle the pent-up demand of curious American visitors who are flocking there.
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