November 13, 1997 |
Lamar Johnson, the Woodbury High basketball player who died last month, had a chronic inflammation of the heart muscle, the acting Gloucester County medical examiner said yesterday. Johnson, an 18-year-old senior, collapsed while playing a pickup game of basketball at the Woodbury YMCA on Oct. 27. Later that night, he was pronounced dead at Underwood Hospital in Woodbury. Walter Hofman, the acting medical examiner, said the toxicology report he received yesterday showed no alcohol or drugs in Johnson's system.
August 17, 2011 |
WITH AN 8 1/2-game lead over the Braves in the NL East and a 13 1/2-game lead over the next-closest wild-card team, the Phillies entered last night with plenty of reason to err on the side of caution in their handling of their two biggest injury concerns. But both Ruben Amaro Jr. and Charlie Manuel emphasized that with 6 weeks of baseball left and a schedule laden with games against fellow contenders, they were not in a position to make postseason health a priority. The chief concern is Cole Hamels, who had a precautionary MRI on his throwing shoulder on Monday after a start against the Nationals in which his velocity was down 3-to-5 mph from its usual range.
January 18, 1989 |
Brace yourself. That's one of the things Dr. Ray Moyer told the 76ers' Charles Barkley yesterday before clearing him to play in tonight's game against the Boston Celtics. That was after Moyer, the Sixers' orthopedic specialist, examined a fresh set of X-rays and prescribed medication, a stretching program and exercises to help strengthen Barkley's painful lower back. He has been fitted with a supportive brace to wear off the court. Moyer indicated that Barkley, who missed the third quarter of Monday's 127-122 overtime loss to Charlotte, was experiencing a flare-up of vertabrae inflammation he first experienced during his career at Auburn (1981-82 to '83-84)
January 29, 2013
If you're worried about the recent study linking aspirin use to an age-related disease that leads to blindness , specialists at Wills Eye Institute have some reassuring advice. The Australian study, published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that taking aspirin at least once a week more than doubled the chance of macular degeneration, including the more damaging "wet" type, among 2,389 adults followed for 15 years. But the 15-year incidence was still relatively small - about 5.8 percent of regular aspirin users compared with 2.2 percent of nonusers.
November 15, 1989 |
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania report that they have discovered how skin inflammation occurs at the molecular level, a finding that could lead to new drugs for the 30 million Americans suffering from skin diseases. The study might also lead to new therapies for treating sufferers of asthma, arthritis and other diseases in which inflammation plays a role, the researchers said. In addition, the findings suggest that there is scientific evidence to support the widespread belief that anxiety and stress make itching, eczema, psoriasis and other skin diseases worse.
April 3, 1997 |
BOSTON Inflammation linked to heart attacks Inflammation that smolders for years inside the arteries, perhaps as a result of an infection, appears to be a powerful trigger of heart attacks and strokes and may even be as bad as too much cholesterol, a study has found. Researchers found that after several years of this low-level inflammation, men are three times as likely to suffer heart attacks and twice as likely to have strokes. The inflammation is so subtle that it shows up only on blood tests, and seemingly normal levels may be hazardous.
May 8, 1991 |
Q: A friend has vasculitis and is unable to explain exactly what the disorder is all about. Can you define it and give the treatment most commonly used? A: Vasculitis simply means "inflammation of blood vessels. " This seemingly straightforward term encompasses a wide variety of disorders, however; anything that inflames blood-vessel walls is classified as vasculitis. Thus, the diagnosis of vasculitis is really the starting point of a diagnostic trail. The classification of vasculitis is based on which blood vessels are involved: large or small veins, large, medium-sized or small arteries.
August 16, 2011 |
Cole Hamels now knows why he couldn't get loose during his start Friday against the Washington Nationals. The lefthander had an MRI Monday, which showed inflammation in the posterior rotator cuff behind his left shoulder, and will miss his turn in the rotation Friday. It's uncertain when Hamels will make his next start. Hamels downplayed his condition, saying he's missing the start because dye was injected into his shoulder prior to the MRI. "I think because they had to inject dye and because it's very uncomfortable and it takes over 24 hours to come out, so I'm not supposed to throw for two days," Hamels said before the Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks began a three-game series Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.
April 22, 1992 |
Q: What causes calcium deposits in the lungs? Is there a cure, or can I expect the condition to get progressively worse with time? A: As a defense mechanism, the body deposits calcium at the sites of inflammation. The calcium walls off the inflammation and may prevent contamination of surrounding tissues. Sometimes the calcium deposits cause more trouble than the inflammation itself; for example, calcific deposits in tendons often cause severe pain. Lymph glands can also calcify.