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June 19, 1996 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Members of the Army National Guard 108th Combat Support Hospital set up a traveling combat hospital yesterday, near Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. The 108th, with the Department of Health, will hold a health fair Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with free mammograms, immunizations, blood tests and physicals. For information, call 215-686-5026.
NEWS
November 30, 2012
ALDOUS HUXLEY once made this chilling observation: "A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. " I thought of this in the days after the election, as the Left and the Right started arguing about what this country will look like in four more years. Those of us who did not vote for Barack Obama fear that the 2.0 version of his administration will permanently move us from a nation of makers to a nation of takers.
FOOD
July 30, 1986 | Marilynn Marter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carbohydrates came into their own last week, as gourmet fare at the 32d annual International Fancy Food and Confection Show. Not the usual sugary simple carbohydrates, mind you, but the complex, all- natural, "health-food" kind of carbohydrates: breads, beans, grains and, yes, more pasta. That is not to say that fewer chocolatiers and candy companies were represented in the miles of aisles at the show at the Javits Convention Center. But this is one of the largest trade shows in the country, having grown to 700 exhibitors from 20 countries.
NEWS
January 17, 2016
Precision medicine, such as the immunotherapy innovations Vice President Biden discussed at Penn on Friday, is transforming cancer diagnosis and treatment. Find out how these discoveries are already helping patients, and where their promise lies.
NEWS
March 31, 1996 | For The Inquirer / MICHAEL PLUNKETT
It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. And that appears to have been the case last weekend at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford. The school held a "fun" raiser for benefit of the Ronald McDonald House of Camden County. The health fair/carnival featured clowns, magicians, music, games, raffles and food.
NEWS
April 11, 1991 | By Dave Urbanski, Special to The Inquirer
Pitman officials tomorrow will implement the Lipari Information Network (LINK), a federally funded project designed to track the health of residents who lived near the contaminated Lipari Landfill between 1967 and 1984. The 16-acre site off Route 322 near the Mantua-Pitman border closed in 1971 after nearby residents complained of respiratory problems and nausea. It heads the federal Superfund toxic cleanup list. Councilman Douglas Stuart said officials would outline the project's goals and procedures at the news conference set for 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Pitman Council chambers.
NEWS
March 5, 2013 | By Maria Cheng, Associated Press
LONDON - Despite six decades of free medical care and widespread health campaigns, Britons are among the unhealthiest people in Western Europe, a new study says. International researchers analyzed the country's rates of sickness and death from 1990 to 2010 compared with those of 15 other Western European countries in addition to Australia, Canada, and the United States. Experts described the U.K. results as "startling" and said Britain was failing to address underlying health risks in its population, including rising rates of high blood pressure, obesity, and drug and alcohol abuse.
LIVING
September 28, 1986 | By Jennifer Harper, Special to The Inquirer
Walk into a bookstore in any mall, and you'll find a shelf full of America's most hair-raising volumes: the symptom books. One peek, and the reader is lost in fascinated dread. Osteoporosis, AIDS, Alzheimer's disease. The human body looks dismally vulnerable. It never occurred to the hapless reader that all these things could go wrong. Forget meaningful relationships, money-market funds and the bomb - Americans have a number-one topic: their health. Health information is everywhere, from the earnest eyewitness reporter on the evening news to heavyweight medical articles in general-interest magazines.
NEWS
July 23, 1992 | By Beth Wagner, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Despite exhausting its own funding, the Health Care Cost Containment Council will continue to operate while the Casey administration searches for a survival strategy. Joe Martin, spokesman for the council, said employees would continue to work without the assurance that they would be paid. As of yesterday, the council already had compiled a debt of $33,437 in operating expenses. The council was not allocated any money in the state budget passed last month because the administration planned to transfer the council's functions to the Insurance Department.
NEWS
February 21, 1987
The sad spoiling of a once-thriving Pennsylvania stream by a discharge of manure reveals once more the destructive impact of reliance on meat and other products gained at the expense of animals. It is dependence on meat, cheese, eggs and other animal products that accounts for the intensive agricultural practices that are destroying America's topsoil. This same dietary predilection is in part responsible for the destruction of rain forests and other wild lands, here and abroad, as millions of acres are razed in order to graze cattle or to grow crops fed to animals.
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July 16, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
A Jefferson Health employee who posted an invective-filled, racist rant on social media was fired Wednesday after her screed went viral. Diane Amoratis, 53, of Bridesburg, apparently wrote the inflammatory Facebook post after Saturday night's Black Lives Matter protest in North Philadelphia. "They should have bulldozed the BLM protest at the 24/25 district last night. Disgraceful!!!" read the post. "I am sick and tired of all this b- with the black people!!" The diatribe, which also praised police restraint at the protest, smoldered unnoticed for a day before it was shared tens of thousands of times by outraged Facebook users across the nation.
BUSINESS
July 15, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
This story has been updated. The Philadelphia region's largest health-care employer may be extending its reach farther into New Jersey. The University of Pennsylvania Health System, better known as Penn Medicine, announced Wednesday that it had signed a letter of intent to partner with Princeton HealthCare System. In a statement, Penn Medicine CEO Ralph Muller said the partnership would give central New Jersey residents access to Penn's world-class patient-care programs.
NEWS
July 12, 2016 | By Andy Carter
  We are hearing quite a bit about the transformation of health care, but what does that really mean? If you are Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, it is the complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act. If you are the Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, it is modifying the existing platform. Regardless of the interpretation, we are a long way from implementation of any significant policy shifts. We simply shouldn't delay tackling the challenges right in front of us while the presidential campaign drags on and a new administration sets up shop.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Win some, lose some. That's how it goes for Independence Blue Cross subsidiary AmeriHealth Caritas, which manages Medicaid benefits for state governments and has limited opportunities to bid on contracts. But lately the wins have been outweighing the losses for the company, which has its headquarters near Philadelphia International Airport and employs 5,600. That should help AmeriHealth Caritas continue the financial gains it posted last year, when it had net income of $93 million on $6.54 billion of revenue, according to the annual report of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which owns 38.7 percent of the company.
NEWS
July 8, 2016
By Joe Pitts Americans who once believed that Obamacare would deliver are long past being disillusioned. President Obama promised people lower premiums and deductibles and the ability to keep their current health plans if they liked them; the opposite happened. Under Obamacare, Americans received higher premiums and deductibles and encountered insurers that dropped their plans. Americans are understandably wary of another "solution. " Late last month, Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.)
BUSINESS
July 8, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
The special investigations unit of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey generated $43.2 million in savings last year by rooting out fraud, the Newark, N.J., health insurer said Wednesday. Horizon said one of the latest trends in fraud is the "phantom doctor's office," which are shell offices that submit bogus claims using stolen insurance identification numbers and then vanish. Another increasingly common scheme, Horizon said, is "the impossible day," on which a doctor claims to have seen dozens or even hundreds of patients.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
Thomas Jefferson University on Wednesday announced the completion of its combination with Aria Health, creating a regional health care giant with 23,000 employees, $4.5 billion in annual revenue, and 2,217 inpatient beds. "I'm excited. This is one of the best days of my two-and-a-half years here," Jefferson chief executive Stephen Klasko told a crowd during a ceremonial signing of merger papers at Aria's Torresdale campus. The deal was formally completed on July 1, according to a note to Jefferson bondholders.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Drug maker Merck said that it will acquire a controlling interest in Vallée S.A., a private producer of animal health products in Brazil. Under the terms, Merck's animal health business in Madison, N.J. will acquire 93 percent of Vallée for $400 million, based on current exchange rates. The agreement is subject to regulatory review. Under the deal, Vallée's portfolio of more than 100 products including parasiticides, anti-infectives and vaccines for livestock, horses, and companion animals, will be combined with Merck's animal-health division.
NEWS
July 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The U.S. General Services Administration has signed a roughly 97,000-square-foot lease for Department of Health and Human Services operations at the former Strawbridge & Clothier department store building at 801 Market St. The federal agency will occupy the eighth and part of the ninth floors of the early 1930s building on a 10-year lease valued at about $23 million, according to Jim Mullarkey of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, who helped broker the...
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July 3, 2016 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
Ten days ago, with President Obama's signing of new chemical safety legislation, the last remaining environmental legislation of the 1970s that had not been updated got a makeover. It had been a long time coming. More than 80,000 chemicals are in common use, and previously the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could call for safety testing only after evidence that there was a potential danger. As a result, the EPA has been able to require testing on only about 200 chemicals.
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