January 23, 2016 |
Hugh M. Lasch, 47, of Mount Laurel, a former Lumberton gastroenterologist, died of complications from atrial fibrillation on Friday, Jan. 15, at home. He was the son of Hugh C. Lasch, a 27-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, who worked as a patrolman in the canine unit, said the senior Lasch's brother, Clifford.. "He was on the mayor's detail" for a couple of administrations, Clifford Lasch said, and retired from a unit at Philadelphia International Airport. Dr. Lasch was a 1986 graduate of St. Joseph's Preparatory School and earned a premed bachelor's degree at the University of Scranton in 1990.
December 3, 2015
BETWEEN all the football and turkey, why not show some gratitude for your health and that beautiful body that carries you through life? Contrary to popular belief, you don't need high-intensity, sweating-buckets, feel-like-I'm-going-to-die workouts to get into good shape. To get into and maintain your fitness, you can get inspiration from the classic Aesop fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare. " You know the one, where the fast arrogant hare hangs his head in the agony of defeat, as the victorious tortoise declares, "Slow and steady wins the race!"
November 30, 2015 |
William J. Hammer, 71, formerly of Lower Gwynedd, a cardiologist, medical staff leader, and educator, died Sunday, Nov. 15, of heart failure on Kiawah Island, S.C., where he had lived since 2013. Dr. Hammer was a practicing cardiologist and chairman of the department of medicine at Chestnut Hill Hospital for more than 25 years. Born and reared in Germantown, he was the only child of Anna and William Hammer. He was a 1961 graduate of Northeast Catholic High School and a 1965 graduate of La Salle College.
June 11, 2015 |
David A. Bevan, 71, of Gladwyne, a retired rheumatologist at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), died of cardiac arrest Saturday, June 6, in St. Michaels, Md., after an afternoon of sailing. He was a week away from celebrating his 46th wedding anniversary, his family said. Dr. Bevan was professor, chair, and course director of rheumatology in Osteopathic Hospital's department of internal medicine. Dr. Bevan later was affiliated with Suburban General Hospital in Norristown.
February 9, 2015 |
Donald Vail Rhoads, 86, an internist and an active Philadelphia-area Quaker, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Foulkeways at Gwynedd. Dr. Rhoads, of Chestnut Hill, was a graduate of Westtown School, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He served an internship at Pennsylvania Hospital. He completed a three-year fellowship in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and received his master's degree in internal medicine from the University of Minnesota in 1960.
December 10, 2014 |
Brittany Maynard and the Death With Dignity movement have received significant attention this fall, but one stalwart in end-of-life care says the push for physician-assisted suicide is premature, and distracts from a much more important issue. Joanne Lynn, a geriatrician, hospice physician, former Medicare medical director, and author, has spent her career fighting to improve care of the dying. She says laws such as Oregon's - allowing terminally ill, mentally competent people such as Maynard, with six months or less to live, to end their lives - would not be applicable to most Americans.
December 2, 2014 |
Jay A. Desjardins, 84, formerly of Havertown, a retired internist, died of pneumonia Sunday, Nov. 23, at Barclay Friends in West Chester. Dr. Desjardins practiced internal medicine for 35 years in Havertown, and was an attending physician at Fitzgerald Mercy, Riddle Memorial, and Delaware County Memorial Hospitals. His family said he was a respected doctor at a time when diagnostic imaging and laboratory studies were unavailable, and when health care was very personal.
June 6, 2014 |
Edward S. McCabe, 97, of Merion, a physician in Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 1, of congestive heart failure at home. Born in Lock Haven, Pa., he earned a bachelor of science degree at the University of Notre Dame. While there, he lettered in golf, won an intercollegiate championship, and played with the leading golfers of the day in the 1938 Hershey Open. He went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. A regimental surgeon serving in Europe during World War II, he returned stateside to serve a residency in internal medicine at Philadelphia General Hospital.
May 20, 2014 |
George F. Selhat, 93, of Jenkintown, a physician who practiced at Jeanes Hospital in Northeast Philadelphia for more than a half century, died Wednesday, May 14, of cancer at home. Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, he moved to the United States in 1959. Dr. Selhat graduated from the University of Istanbul in 1952 with a medical degree. He served a residency in medicine at Jeanes Hospital from 1959 to 1963, and an internship in internal medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in 1964.
December 23, 2013 |
Patrick M. Growney, 80, of Villanova, a Main Line hematologist who helped start the Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists Association and who supported the creation of the Main Line Health system, died Sunday, Dec. 8, of a heart attack at home. Board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology, Dr. Growney devoted his career to treating patients with blood and lymphatic diseases. Those included aplastic anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia, lymphoma, and other forms of cancer.