December 13, 2012
AS AMERICANS, we tend to believe that if a little is good, more must be better. This belief is deeply entrenched in our national psyche, and it's especially true when it comes to cardiovascular exercises like running. In America, running is considered the King of Exercise. After all, running is good for your cardiovascular health, aiding in the prevention of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity, right? Doesn't running increase bone density and help you live longer, too?
December 4, 2012 |
NEW JERSEY state police said Sunday that an internal investigation has concluded that a state lawmaker deserved the speeding ticket issued to him in February, despite his claims. Shortly after being ticketed on Feb. 21, Assemblyman Nelson Albano claimed that he may have been targeted as payback for benefit and pension reforms approved by the Legislature, although he had no proof to back that. Meanwhile, the trooper who issued the citation claimed police union leaders pressured him to make the ticket "disappear," allegations they denied.
December 2, 2012 |
Mayor Nutter called the family of Officer Michael Gwynn from China Friday afternoon, after the officer suffered a heart attack and was saved by two fellow officers. Nutter learned of Gwynn's near-death Friday afternoon and wanted to reach out to his family soon after landing in Beijing, said the mayor's spokesman, Mark McDonald. "The mayor, in his years in office, and the city, in the last almost five years witnessed the death and injury to a large number of police officers," McDonald said by phone Saturday.
December 2, 2012 |
Two Philadelphia police officers were lauded Friday for performing lifesaving CPR on a fellow policeman who had a heart attack during a violent struggle with a suspect. The officers, Jeffrey Lendzinski and Timothy Straus of the 35th District, rushed Michael Gwynn, 31, to Albert Einstein Medical Center after he collapsed early Friday. Gwynn arrived in critical condition, but doctors revived him and within hours his condition had stabilized, police said. He was in a medically induced coma Friday.
November 22, 2012
A volunteer firefighter died after battling a house blaze in Chester County, authorities said Wednesday. Capt. Chris Good of the Good Will Fire Company in West Chester reportedly died of a heart attack at home Wednesday. He had responded to a fire Tuesday in West Goshen. Good was a volunteer at Good Will since 2002, according to the fire company's website. It listed his nickname as "Goody. " - Robert Moran
November 8, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. People who look old - with receding hairlines, bald heads, creases near their earlobes, or bumpy deposits on their eyelids - have a greater chance of developing heart disease than younger-looking people the same age do, new research suggests. Doctors say the study highlights the difference between biological and chronological age. "Looking old for your age marks poor cardiovascular health," said Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
November 2, 2012
WHEN I WAS IN my early teens and working at a Maine amusement park, a friendly man came around frequently, painting this magnificent picture of mountain-climbing and outdoor camping and adventure. He would take me on such an excursion, he said, and I remember asking my parents if I could go, and I remember they said yes, as long as they could meet the guy. I told the guy this and he said that would be no problem, but days dragged on with no meeting and soon the big weekend was upon us and he was pushing for me to go. I would like to tell you my parents forbade me to go, but what I remember is I kind of forbade myself.
October 17, 2012 |
ASSAULT CHARGES were filed Tuesday against a Westfield, N.J., man who allegedly participated in a brawl between two wedding parties at the Society Hill Sheraton this month. Meanwhile, the attorney representing the family of a man who died of a heart attack following the melee said he will investigate concerns that there was a defibrillator on site that didn't work and that the hotel may have irresponsibly served guests alcohol. Brian Lanza, 29, of Westfield, Union County, was one of two men originally issued a disorderly conduct citation following the early-morning fight Oct. 7 that was captured by a hotel guest on a video that has received more than 1 million views on YouTube.