June 19, 1996 |
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.
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.
July 30, 1986 |
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.
March 31, 1996 |
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.
April 11, 1991 |
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.
March 5, 2013 |
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.
September 28, 1986 |
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.
July 23, 1992 |
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.
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.
January 1, 1994 |
When there was widespread press coverage recently of a study indicating that moderate drinking reduces the risk of heart attacks, I figured that a news item about health that wouldn't cause any controversy at our local saloon, Matty's Tap, had finally come along. A news item on any subject is likely to cause some controversy at Matty's Tap. At least once an evening, discussions tend to heat up to the point at which Matty is forced to slam his hand on the bar and remind the assembled of the house rules of combat: "Don't shout, or you're out. " Normally, studies about how everyday habits might affect your health are particularly controversial at Matty's.