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SPORTS
May 13, 1993 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This is perhaps the biggest reason these Phillies might not be flukes: When they need a well-pitched game, there's a fine chance they will get one. Last night, the Phils were coming off an ugly loss on Tuesday and anticipating a three-game weekend series in Atlanta, which can leave any team badly chopped. So Tommy Greene, despite a late-inning salvo of line drives, threw nine strong innings, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates to five hits and a single run in a 4-1, rain-delayed Phillies' victory.
SPORTS
August 14, 1999 | By Jim Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2003 | By Linda Loyd INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
August 25, 2004 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 25, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
WHEN Erika Zorn was regularly using the marijuana that she and her husband, Michael, secretly grew in the basement of their Bucks County townhouse, she had a beautiful life. She worked crazy hours as a manager at LensCrafters, a job she loved, and still had energy to lavish on the couple's adorable little girls - Emma, 6, and Lily, 2. And she capably managed the household by herself - the school and day-care drop-off and pickup, the grocery shopping and meal-fixing - when Michael was out of town for work (he's a photojournalist who specializes in rock 'n' roll)
NEWS
April 18, 2012 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's good news and bad news on treating bug bites. First the bad news: Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl "are widely recommended to treat the itching associated with insect bites, but few studies have been found to support this," researchers write in April's Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, a British medical journal. Topical antihistamines "are only marginally effective. " As for topical corticosteroids such as Cortaid, "no studies have been found to support their use specifically for insect bites.
NEWS
June 1, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philip Gehrman is a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies the intersection of sleep and mental illness, a hot topic in treating everything from depression to bipolar disorder to PTSD. "Yeah, I'm depressed," patients will often tell him. "If I could just sleep better, my mood would be fine. " He thinks some of them may be right. Experts say doctors have long recognized that insomnia or changes in sleep "architecture" - the length and quality of different stages of sleep - are symptoms of virtually all mental illnesses.
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By Lucy E. Hornstein, M.D., For The Inquirer
He was a big guy, nearly 300 pounds, so when his left ankle began hurting, the first thing he thought was how much he was asking of it. He'd had a similar pain in his other ankle in the past, even though he swore he hadn't tripped, fallen, twisted, or hurt either one. An orthopedist had sent him to physical therapy the first time, but that only made it much worse. The pain was so severe any movement of the joint was agony, never mind trying to walk on it. Eventually, the pain went away, but now it was his left ankle, which had begun hurting two days ago and was getting worse.
NEWS
January 23, 2012 | By Mitchell Hecht, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
December 8, 2013 | By Joan Capuzzi, V.M.D., For The Inquirer
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.
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