August 14, 1999 |
The Phillies have survived the losses of several key players and enjoyed what to this point has been a surprisingly successful season. Now comes the biggest challenge of all. One month to the day after starting for the National League in the All-Star Game, Curt Schilling was placed on the disabled list last night with inflammation in his right shoulder. The 32-year-old righthander, who has been plagued by this problem for more than a month, will return to Philadelphia today for concentrated therapy.
January 17, 2003 |
Johnson & Johnson said yesterday that it would acquire 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Yardley, in a cash deal valued at $88 million. The pharmaceutical and health-care products giant will pay $5.74 for each 3-Dimensional share, which closed at $5.64 yesterday on the Nasdaq stock market. The announcement sent the small company's shares soaring $2.61, or 86.1 percent, at yesterday's close. 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals has drugs in early-stage research for treating cardiovascular disorders, oncology and inflammation.
August 25, 2004 |
The Eagles casually announced yesterday that Corey Simon's trip to the foot doctor in Maryland on Monday revealed that the starting defensive tackle has plantar fasciitis and that he will not play in tomorrow's exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. An ominous development for a team already decimated by injuries? Not according to Mark Myerson, the foot specialist who treated Simon. "His foot was very inflamed," Myerson said last night by cell phone. "He'll be back in training next week.
February 17, 2014 |
On April 24, 1995, Marcus Trunk, a 23-year-old construction worker from Upper Dublin, died from treating a sprained wrist with Tylenol, a drug he thought was completely safe This April, the first of two dozen pending cases involving plaintiffs who fell seriously ill or died from the same medication will be heard in a New Jersey court. And 120 more cases are headed for federal court in Philadelphia. They claim that McNeil-PPC Inc., the Fort Washington company that makes Tylenol, and others repeatedly concealed the serious health risks of the painkiller, also known as acetaminophen.
January 26, 2014 |
Probiotics - live organisms naturally found in the human gut - have become a sensation in the supplement industry, with drugstores and supermarkets offering an array of capsules, pills, fermented foods, even cosmetics. These "good bacteria" and yeasts may help a variety of conditions, experts say, including digestive problems, vaginal infections, anxiety, atopic dermatitis in infants, and life-threatening side effects from taking antibiotics. But determining effective doses, figuring out which strains work for which conditions, and understanding the amounts of active ingredients in commercial supplements is far less clear.
February 27, 2014 |
Over the years, chemists have figured out how to make glues that stick to practically every material known to humans. Nowadays, that includes every material known to make up humans. One of the latest adhesives for use in the body, TissuGlu, aims to eliminate the need for fluid drains after reconstructive surgeries such as tummy tucks or mastectomies. The Pittsburgh developers already have gotten it approved in Europe. Another novel stickum may vastly improve surgeons' ability to repair congenital holes in newborns' hearts.
December 8, 2013 |
Auggie, a 11/2-year-old male Jack Russell terrier, presented to our clinic with muscle tremors. The owners first noticed the tremors the previous evening, when the dog appeared to have tripped on the stairs. Fine muscle tremors, primarily in the buttocks, were apparent on physical exam. The neutered dog showed no pain upon palpation of his spine and manipulation of his neck and limbs but seemed somewhat stiff. He was well hydrated and pulse was normal. "This is the calmest Jack Russell I've ever seen," I said several times, perhaps ominously.
January 23, 2012 |
Question: What causes my urine to have a lot of foam? Is it serious? Answer: Have you ever had lemon meringue pie? Those tall peaks of frothy white that make up meringue are made from two simple ingredients: sugar and egg whites. When whipped, egg whites will at first foam, and then stiffen into white peaks with continued beating. That's a result of the unique properties of the albumin protein of egg whites. It's normal to have a trace of protein in standing urine, which foams like meringue as the urine mixes with the water in the toilet.
March 2, 2014 |
As the long and busy winter turned into spring, the young executive reveled in the tranquil escape he achieved out on the golf course. But as summer came on, the nagging ache in his right side made him wonder if he was overdoing it on the links. For a few weeks, ibuprofen seemed to make the pain subside, but eventually that didn't relieve it. Then he began having pain when he took a deep breath, which pushed him to get evaluated. He described his symptoms, and the physician examined him, clarifying that the pain was in the right upper quadrant of the patient's abdomen, the region housing the liver and the gallbladder.
February 10, 2014 |
When Jimmy Powell was 21, he begged his girlfriend, Belinda Massey, not to leave with her mother and little brothers, who were moving clear across Alabama. "You're 18 now," he told her. "You can stay. " "You know I can't," she said. "They depend on me. " Her mother, a young widow, had finished nursing school and taken a job. Belinda helped with the boys. Roll time. After 27 years, both divorced, she found him on the Internet. He lived in Trinity, Ala., a town of 2,100, and fixed machinery at a GE refrigerator plant.