April 30, 1989 |
Frankford High School will open an academy this fall to offer ninth graders a rigorous academic curriculum in health technology. "We're trying to get professionals lined up for academic careers in the health field," said Beverly Carmean, health academy program director and a science teacher at Frankford, at Oxford Avenue and Wakeling Street. "The idea is to spark interest very early and get these kids motivated. " Unlike many of the city's other academies, Frankford's will target college- bound students with an interest in the health field.
March 31, 2006
WHAT'S KEEPING Americans up at night? Is it terrorism? Illegal aliens? The economy? Nope. It's health care. According to a new Gallup poll released this week, "the availability and affordability of health care" was the No. 1 troubling issue for Americans, with 68 percent saying they worried about this a "great deal. " Social Security came in second at 51 percent. A terrorist attack on these shores greatly bothered only 45 percent. As the United States gets older and health-care benefits get more costly, it's not surprising that the Gallup poll got the results it did. What's surprising is how little play the issue has gotten this political season, with both parties focusing on immigration, terrorism or Washington's climate of corruption as debating points.
November 10, 1987 |
The Board of Education will hold four conferences this year focusing on children's health, board President Herman R. Mattleman announced yesterday. Mattleman said that conferences would be part of his "children's health initiative" announced in September. The conferences will focus on the consequences of inadequate prenatal care, lead poisoning in children and other environmental hazards, mental health issues that influence teen pregnancy, substance abuse, suicide and child abuse and accessibility to health care and parent involvement in children's care.
July 27, 2006 |
I had the opportunity to attend a gospel concert at the Mann Center during the July Fourth weekend. The program itself is not my topic of discussion, but rather, a notable distraction that night, which still resonates within my being. It is not my intent to put down my fellow African Americans. However, to make my point clearly, allow me to use an abrasive style that I hope will attract necessary attention to a life-or-death situation for us. The situation can be summed up in this question: Am I doing all that I can to lead a healthy lifestyle?
May 10, 1990 |
Betty is a single mother who supports herself and her two children on a factory job that pays $6 an hour. She is among the working poor in Bucks County who have to make a painful choice when it comes to dental care. "If I put out $45 (for a dentist), we either don't pay the bills or we don't eat," she said. "I'd rather eat. " Betty tells her story in a video produced by the Bucks County League of Women Voters. The video was shown last week as part of a program at Heritage Towers in Doylestown called "Solving the Dental Crisis in Bucks County.
June 7, 2010 |
WALTER J. LEAR was an activist whose causes ranged from health reform to support of revolutionaries in El Salvador and nearly every cause in between. As a writer once put it, Lear "made a lifetime of noise in the name of the poor and the persecuted, the sick and the scorned. " The fact that Lear was probably the first openly gay person to hold public offices in the city and state usually dominated discussion of his career, but he was an advocate for nearly anything he thought would make life better for Americans.
November 21, 2012 |
Ralph Viguers Sr., 86, of Paoli, who spent 34 years raising public awareness about the ill effects of smoking and air pollution on health, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday, Nov. 15, at his home. Mr. Viguers was born in Narberth and graduated in 1944 from Lower Merion High School, where he was a member of the school's Pennsylvania state championship basketball teams in 1942 and 1943. He joined the Army in 1945 and was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. He was discharged with the rank of corporal.
June 22, 2013 |
David Allen Frisby III, 77, of Westampton, a dedicated and much-loved family man who promoted education as a pathway to empowerment, died suddenly Wednesday, June 20. Mr. Frisby was at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital when he went into cardiac arrest, family members said. He had been there since Monday, after suffering a heart attack. He and his wife, Joanne, had been married for 53 years. Mr. Frisby accomplished much in his varied career and encouraged and helped others to accomplish things, too. "I think he would want to be remembered as an educator, as a person who strived for his dreams," his wife, a retired teacher, said.
December 7, 2003 |
Watching a surgeon slice through a patient's skin confirmed Natalia Orloff's plans for the future. Considering a career in health or education, Orloff is one of 14 high school seniors enrolled in the new Delaware County Technical School Pre-Medical Careers Program. Orloff is rotating through nine departments at Taylor Hospital during the 2003-04 school year. Hospital staffers "dressed me in scrubs and put me as close to the operation as possible. It was the coolest thing," said Orloff, 17, of Springfield High School.
December 26, 1995 |
Carmen Rosa learned about the need for bilingual home health aides the hard way. Her 79-year-old mother fell ill and needed at-home care, but there were no Spanish-speaking aides available. "She would get so nervous," Rosa recalled recently. "She needed someone who understood her language and her culture. " Now Rosa herself is in training to fill that health-care gap, one of 17 Latinas enrolled in the Hispanic Family Center's first Community Health Group Project class. Upon graduation from the rigorous 10-month course, they will be fully qualified home health aides, with training surpassing state standards.