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June 29, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
The University of the Sciences on Monday named the founding dean of Camden's Cooper Medical School of Rowan University as its 25th president. Paul Katz, 68, a physician who specializes in rheumatology and has spent more than 40 years in health care and higher education, will take over at the West Philadelphia university on Sept. 1. He replaces Kathleen R. Mayes, interim leader since Helen F. Giles-Gee resigned in December 2014, 21/2 years into her presidency. "I have enormous respect for Paul," said Marvin Samson, the school's board chairman.
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September 28, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not while he was in the ambulance - weakness, vomiting, and the wooziness that accompanies a lack of insulin tend to crowd out any latent instinct for the ironic. But by the time Frederick Pegues Jr. was resting in bed at Temple University Hospital, the irony struck him hard. Here, he had just finished a monthlong course in being a community health worker, sponsored by Temple University Hospital. He had learned how to help patients navigate a complicated health system. Yet he himself had not been able to get the help he needed.
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January 4, 2016
More than 900 people packed the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Dec. 8 for the 13th annual Jefferson Gala. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus and his wife, Billi, were honored with the Award for Merit for their leadership and philanthropy and their contributions to health care, health education, and research. Dr. Leonard G. Gomella was presented the Achievement in Medicine Award, which honors a Jefferson physician who has provided exemplary care to patients as well as been a leader in the field.
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March 10, 1992 | by Leigh Jackson, Daily News Staff Writer
Philadelphia school officials, announcing the first comprehensive changes to the sex education curriculum in four years, yesterday outlined plans to increase emphasis on abstinence in high-school and middle-school sex education classes. The new program, expected to begin as soon as March 23, builds on curriculum already in place which school officials said stresses abstinence, but which critics said does not. The program includes a course for middle-school students called "Into Adolescence: Choosing Abstinence" and one for high-school students called "Entering Adulthood: Coping with Sexual Pressures.
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October 4, 1989 | By Karen Weintraub, Special to The Inquirer
The Burlington Township Board of Education has hired a full-time director of anti-drug programs, after overcoming objections by members that the position would be too costly. On Sept. 25, the board voted, 7-0, to hire Edward F. McGuigan of Washington Township, Gloucester County, for the position of substance-abuse coordinator. The $27,000-a-year salary for the full-time position will be paid through a combination of state grants and a budget surplus, said Superintendent Walter Haworth.
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August 16, 1987 | By Lini S. Kadaba, Inquirer Staff Writer
While a roomful of teachers cut out pictures of octupuses and bears and molar teeth, Ellen Gutwean talked about the healthy habits these visual aides would foster in the next generation of Philadelphia youngsters. "It deals with good health habits with the hope that the child - even in the first grade - will learn to appreciate his body and in the future make the right decision about substance abuse . . . and nutrition," said Gutwean, a workshop trainer and first-grade teacher in New York City.
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June 15, 1994 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It took Virginia Ewing less than an hour to explain the birth process to a group of seventh graders. But she had help. Using three-dimensional models of fetal development on lighted, movable panels, Ewing described what happens during each month of pregnancy. "The models helped the students see more clearly what they already talked about in their classroom," Ewing said. "This is different than using a textbook; it's almost a live demonstration. " The seventh graders from Our Lady of Lourdes School at 63d Street and Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia were among the first students to visit the Lankenau Hospital Health Education Center, one of 10 hospital-based centers in the United States.
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January 14, 2013 | By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama underwent a fitness test at a Pentagon health clinic on Saturday as part of a periodic medical exam coordinated by his doctor. The White House said the results will be released by February. The Fit to Win Clinic says on its website that its mission is "to enhance military readiness and civilian wellness through fitness, nutrition, health education and positive lifestyle behavior changes. " Obama returned to the White House after spending just under two hours at the Pentagon.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | By Tia Swanson, Special to The Inquirer
The boys came out to play with the usual enthusiasm of second graders - a little shouting, a little jostling, a few brags. But as they approached a patchwork of X's painted on the blacktop, a strange orderliness overtook their fun. Each spotted an X and went to stand squarely on top of it, waiting to begin. "They all know where their X's are," Evergreen Elementary School Principal Richard Shetler said. This is the new lunch/physical-education progam in Woodbury's elementary schools.
NEWS
April 2, 1987 | By VALERIA M. RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer
Across town from the Franklin Plaza, while President Reagan was for the first time publicly endorsing education as a tool against AIDS, sixth-graders at a North Philadelphia public elementary school were getting the facts on the fatal disease. About 100 sixth-graders at the John F. Hartranft School, 8th and Cumberland streets, were assembled in the school's gymnasium yesterday afternoon to hear a talk on AIDS by experts from the city's Department of Public Health - and to ask questions.
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June 29, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
The University of the Sciences on Monday named the founding dean of Camden's Cooper Medical School of Rowan University as its 25th president. Paul Katz, 68, a physician who specializes in rheumatology and has spent more than 40 years in health care and higher education, will take over at the West Philadelphia university on Sept. 1. He replaces Kathleen R. Mayes, interim leader since Helen F. Giles-Gee resigned in December 2014, 21/2 years into her presidency. "I have enormous respect for Paul," said Marvin Samson, the school's board chairman.
NEWS
January 8, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Helen L. Cooke, 65, of Erdenheim, a teacher who during a second career supervised a program to feed as many as 5,000 Philadelphia seniors in their homes, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, after a long battle with oral cancer. Mrs. Cooke died at Keystone House, a hospice in Wyndmoor. At the nonprofit Philadelphia Corp. for Aging (PCA), Mrs. Cooke was assistant director for health and nutrition services. For most of her 25 years with the agency, she oversaw the delivery of in-home meals to the elderly as well as the hot lunches served at several dozen senior centers throughout Philadelphia.
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January 4, 2016
More than 900 people packed the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown on Dec. 8 for the 13th annual Jefferson Gala. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus and his wife, Billi, were honored with the Award for Merit for their leadership and philanthropy and their contributions to health care, health education, and research. Dr. Leonard G. Gomella was presented the Achievement in Medicine Award, which honors a Jefferson physician who has provided exemplary care to patients as well as been a leader in the field.
NEWS
November 23, 2014 | By Marcus Biddle, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rita Hodge Sellers, 84, a longtime nurse, health administrator and educator, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Normandy Farms Estates retirement center in Blue Bell. Mrs. Sellers was known by family and friends as a strong mentor who was passionate about helping others, recalled her daughter, Suzanne Rita Sellers. She described her mother as someone who worked to keep herself healthy and whose favorite hobby was traveling. "She visited Rome, China, and Africa," said Suzanne Sellers. "I still remember when she and my dad took me to Paris as a graduation present when I was in college.
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August 15, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Carol Wolff took over as the head of the Camden branch of a federally funded community health organization, a disease was making headlines as "gay-related immune deficiency," or "gay cancer. " As HIV and AIDS became better understood, Wolff led her organization, the Camden Area Health Education Center, to establish a clean-needle exchange, group and individual counseling for those with HIV or AIDS, and HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness campaigns. The community-based mission led the group to create, in 1996, a weekly summertime farmer's market in downtown Camden.
NEWS
April 7, 2013 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett on Friday moved to fill two vacancies in the upper echelons of his administration. Corbett said he would nominate acting Health Secretary Michael Wolf to permanently fill the post vacated last fall, and he tapped lawyer Michael Sprow to serve as acting state inspector general. Wolf, 46, of Enola, a Harrisburg suburb, was director of worldwide public affairs and policy for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer before joining the Corbett administration in May 2011 as a top deputy to then-Health Secretary Eli N. Avila.
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April 6, 2013 | By Amy Worden, INQUIRER HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett on Friday moved to fill two vacancies in the upper echelons of his administration. Corbett said he would nominate acting Health Secretary Michael Wolf to permanently fill the post vacated last fall, and he tapped lawyer Michael Sprow to serve as acting state inspector general. Wolf, 46, of Enola, a Harrisburg suburb, was director of worldwide public affairs and policy for pharmaceutical giant Pfizer before joining the Corbett administration in May 2011 as a top deputy to then-Health Secretary Eli N. Avila.
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January 14, 2013 | By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Obama underwent a fitness test at a Pentagon health clinic on Saturday as part of a periodic medical exam coordinated by his doctor. The White House said the results will be released by February. The Fit to Win Clinic says on its website that its mission is "to enhance military readiness and civilian wellness through fitness, nutrition, health education and positive lifestyle behavior changes. " Obama returned to the White House after spending just under two hours at the Pentagon.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The glitz is impressive: More school-lunch programs upgraded under the watch of Marc Vetri, one of the city's top restaurateurs, and more school-exercise programs boosted by the Philadelphia Union soccer team, one of the region's most popular sports franchises. Starting in the next few months, Independence Blue Cross Foundation will be funding an expansion of the lunch and exercise programs to five schools in the region, as well as a new third component - the placement of a team of health-care professionals in one of the schools, chosen because a high proportion of its students are at risk to develop chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
NEWS
September 28, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not while he was in the ambulance - weakness, vomiting, and the wooziness that accompanies a lack of insulin tend to crowd out any latent instinct for the ironic. But by the time Frederick Pegues Jr. was resting in bed at Temple University Hospital, the irony struck him hard. Here, he had just finished a monthlong course in being a community health worker, sponsored by Temple University Hospital. He had learned how to help patients navigate a complicated health system. Yet he himself had not been able to get the help he needed.
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