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July 20, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
When 49-year-old Paul Brasberger suddenly died in January of 2012, a Delaware County medical examiner told his family he had heart disease, which may have contributed to his death. But after meeting with Brasberger's relatives, medical examiner Fredric N. Hellman had second thoughts. In a report, he called the death suspicious, concluding it "may not have been a consequence of natural disease" but rather "from the effects of an undetectable-to-date lethal substance administered to him unawares.
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March 19, 2012 | By Mitchell Hecht, For The Inquirer
Chronic constipation, heart disease and death Q: I had always believed that Elvis Presley died at 42 from a heart attack. However, I've recently read that his longtime physician George Nichopoulos believes Elvis died from chronic constipation. How does someone die from that? A: According to the autopsy report, hypertensive cardiovascular disease and a "colon problem" were the likely contributing factors to his premature death from a heart attack. It has been reported by his now-retired personal physician that Elvis suffered for years from chronic constipation and that his colon was markedly distended at autopsy.
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August 19, 1995 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr. and Dianna Marder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer Staff Writer Peter Nicholas contributed to this article
State Rep. David P. Richardson Jr. - a relentless advocate for African Americans, the impoverished and the disenfranchised - died suddenly yesterday of a heart attack. He was 47 and had a history of heart disease and diabetes. From the time he was a teenager - when he fought to make African American history part of the public school curriculum - through more than 20 years in the House of Representatives, Richardson threw his heft and his voice into causes he saw as just. In his own neighborhood of Germantown, he had a reputation as the community's moral compass, said U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.
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November 19, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
Smoking causes about half of all heart attacks among young and middle-aged women, and even three or four cigarettes a day sharply increase the risk, researchers conclude in a newly published study. In a separate study, a scientist reported that living in a home where one or both parents smoke may accelerate the development of hardening of the arteries in young boys and raise their risk of coronary heart disease as adults. The results of both studies should provide more incentive for smokers to quit, researchers said.
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August 10, 2001 | Daily News staff report
Three city residents died yesterday as the result of the heat wave, according to the Philadelphia medical examiner's office. The three were: Robert Chandler, 71, of 76th Avenue near Ogontz; Dorothea Gledhill, 66, of Wagner Avenue near 10th Street, who also suffered from heart disease and cancer; and Elda diMaria, 79, of 16th Street near Reed, who suffered from heart disease. These deaths bring the total heat-related deaths this week to four and the total for the summer so far to nine, according to Health Department spokesman Jeff Moran.
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November 19, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
On the eve of today's Great American Smokeout, two studies released yesterday reported that smoking and exposure to cigarette smoke increases the danger of heart attacks and heart disease among women and boys. According to the Nurses Health Study, smoking causes about half of all heart attacks among young and middle-aged women, and even three or four cigarettes a day sharply increase the risk. Until a few years ago, many experts believed that cigarettes did not contribute to heart disease in women.
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June 21, 2016 | By Juliet Sims, Jessica Berthold, and Sarah Mittermaier
Philadelphia scored a major victory for public health last week by becoming the first large U.S. city to pass a tax on sugary drinks. Only the small city of Berkeley, Calif., has managed to do likewise; Philly's tax is heftier and will affect far more people. What's more, the fact that this measure passed in a city where it failed twice before, and in the face of strong opposition from the beverage industry, will inspire and embolden cities like San Francisco, Boulder, Colo., and Oakland, Calif., where voters will decide on sugary-drink taxes this fall.
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January 18, 1995 | by Mary Flannery, Daily News Staff Writer
Breast cancer. That we know about. From the pink ribbons pinned on jacket lapels to the graphic photographs of defiant, one-breasted women to the next-door neighbor who's wearing a bandanna on her balding head, we are all too familiar with the ravages of this killer of women. But as much as we know about breast cancer, that's how little we know about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of American women: We aren't aware that one in nine women ages 45 to 64 have some form of heart disease.
NEWS
April 19, 2013
A woman found dead inside her burning South Philadelphia home Monday afternoon died of heart disease before the fire occurred, the Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday. Jeff Moran, a spokesman for the medical examiner, identified the woman as Dorothy Powell, 84, of the 2100 block of Pierce Street in Point Breeze. - Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman
NEWS
December 22, 2014
An article in the Health section of Sunday's Inquirer misrepresented the reasons author Nina Teicholz cited some food choices as better than others. She says there is ample evidence that fat has been unfairly vilified and that, instead, restricting carbohydrates offered the most promising strategy for combating obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
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