March 7, 1987
I cannot resist commenting on the Feb. 19 article "Penn medical school to throw out course requirements for admission. " I agree that medical students should pursue a broad undergraduate program. Extra medical courses taken at the undergraduate level only put undue pressure on the student and do not serve a useful purpose as these courses are repeated in medical school. Medical students must learn that a patient is more than a body to be treated. Successful healing of a person must take into account the role a person's mind plays in the healing process.
January 11, 1990
Every once in a while just a quick skim of the headlines can provide an insight into just which way the world is going these days. Consider the two headlines that appeared on the front of yesterday's business section of The Inquirer. "Layoffs planned by Hahnemann to balance cuts," read one over a story about how Hahnemann University Hospital was making staff cutbacks because of reduced government funding for health care. Right next to it was another headline: "Scouring the world for workers to open Trump's Taj Mahal," above an article detailing the critical shortage of casino workers.
April 24, 1995 |
Some came in their Sunday best. Some wore their everyday jeans, denim skirts and western hats. Many of them wept as their political and spiritual leaders led them through the healing ritual. Others sat stoically, their emotions known to them alone. From all over the city, and much of the state, Oklahomans came to the state fairgrounds yesterday to share their grief in a way that lessened it somehow, to defy the hate-mongers who made this day necessary, and to begin restoring themselves.
October 30, 2005
On a mild September evening at Benjamin Franklin High School at Broad and Spring Garden Streets, about 80 people gathered to talk about their experiences with violence and why they are participating in the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's "All Join Hands: Visions of Peace" project. A mural on the school's wall will rise in the coming months with images generated from participants' comments and through workshops and other gatherings. Here is a sampling of the stories that were told that night.
September 10, 2010 |
One of the many highlights of The Well , Charlie Musselwhite's stirring new album, is a song called "Sad and Beautiful World. " Featuring his old friend Mavis Staples on guest vocals, it was inspired by the murder of his 93-year-old mother in her Memphis home in 2005. The key line is: "Let the blues heal what's been torn apart. " For Musselwhite, the blues more than any other music is all about healing and survival. "That's the nature of the blues," the 66-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist and harmonica virtuoso says over the phone from a bus near Portland, Ore., while touring with Cyndi Lauper.
September 16, 1990 |
In a suite of modern offices perched above Main Street, the 20 students were learning a 5,000-year-old Asian practice that, some say, is almost as essential to human health as food and water. The students were learning shiatsu (pronounced she-AH-tzoo), an ancient Japanese healing art. They were gathered Saturday in Doylestown, the unlikely headquarters of the International School of Shiatsu, which has branches in England, Switzerland and Italy. Shiatsu, said Saul Goodman, the school's director and founder, is sometimes compared to massage but is actually a technique that incorporates the principles of acupuncture - substituting fingertips for needles.
October 11, 1998 |
When Gary Moore, a 37-year-old Toms River police officer, went to Ocean County Sports Rehab for back problems after a car accident, his physical therapist recommended he wear a magnet. "I didn't want to go out with this big magnet strapped to me," Moore said, but the therapist had just the thing - a magnetic device in the form of a sparkling gold chain. Golfers are walking the greens with magnets hidden under their polo shirts and tucked into their shoes. An orthopedist in Texas suggests some of his back-pain patients wear magnets in their underwear.
April 28, 2002 |
Perhaps more than ever, or at least in recent months, everyone needs a healing - that is Bobbi Trzaska's take on it. Not the kind that requires a doctor's prescription. The kind that comes from within. "It is time for everyone to let go of their inhibitions and fears and step forward into healing themselves," said Trzaska, a Medford-based yoga teacher and practitioner of reiki, a healing technique. Trzaska is organizing a Day of Healing at the YMCA of Burlington County.
December 2, 1999 |
For Dr. Dan Gottlieb, the family therapist and soothing radio voice, Hanukkah ushers in a dark season of introspection, even brooding, about the accident that left him a quadriplegic 20 years ago this month. Yet the Jewish festival of lights that begins tomorrow at sundown is also his season of healing, and of hope. Much of Gottlieb's dramatic story is nearly as well known as his confiding tone that dissects relationships with callers on "Voices of the Family," WHYY (91-FM)
July 12, 2011 |
With all the free time on his hands, Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham has taken up golf. Graham's skill on the links were on display yesterday at a charity event in Ann Arbor, Mich., to support the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Like Rose, Graham is a former Michigan player. Graham has been doing most of the rehab work on his right knee in the Los Angeles area. Eagles coach Andy Reid has said the 2010 first-round pick is not expected to be ready when the season begins. Graham told the Associated Press he is to see Dr. James Andrews this week and hopes to be cleared to practice in September.