May 4, 2016 |
Patients at four Philadelphia-area hospitals suffered a worse-than-expected rate of complications after hip or knee replacements in 2014, according to a new study from a Pennsylvania state agency. Just one, Bryn Mawr Hospital, reported fewer complications than expected following knee replacements. The information, compiled by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, is designed to help consumers evaluate providers of the popular surgeries. Pennsylvania hospitals replaced the hips or knees of more than 56,000 patients that year, up more than 40 percent from a decade earlier.
March 24, 2016 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Jeffrey Lurie and Andy Reid both talked about Doug Pederson yesterday, and both mentioned how much they like the staff the Eagles' first-year coach has assembled. "We don't change coaches very often, but the transition with Doug has been smooth, outstanding," said Lurie, the Eagles' chairman. "Great communication, high energy. The staff he put together, very excited about. It's important to hire really good coordinators when you're a first-time head coach. That was a big key with Andy, with (special-teams coordinator)
December 15, 2015 |
People who got joint replacements only a few years ago might be surprised by what happens now after patients get their new hips and knees. Now that new payment schemes encourage surgeons and hospitals to pay more attention to the cost and effectiveness of the care patients get when they leave the hospital, postsurgical rehab has become a target for cuts. Where - and how - joint-replacement patients get physical therapy is changing rapidly. Far fewer are going to inpatient facilities for rehab.
July 22, 2014 |
I DANCED WITH you on Broad Street in 2008, I've suffered with you ever since. I worried last night when the Phillies put three walk-through metal detectors at the rightfield gate to test a security system that will be at all gates in all major-league ballparks next season. Fans entering the ballpark through the rightfield gate now must pass through a metal detector before tickets are scanned, and first they have to remove cellphones, cameras and other large metal items. I worried that Phillies fans were bringing enough bad attitude to the ballpark these days to break the detectors' sensors.
July 18, 2014 |
BEING A REPUBLICAN in a Democratic city, having five knee replacement surgeries and a heart valve replacement couldn't keep Hank Salvatore down. After all, he had been a tough Marine who saw combat in the South Pacific in World War II, and he survived political battles in Philadelphia and Harrisburg that might have left permanent scars on a lesser man. Frank A. "Hank" Salvatore, a former state legislator and senator from Northeast Philadelphia whose...
November 27, 2013 |
AMID A COURTROOM of tears, a former chief of staff to state Rep. Bill Keller was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in federal prison for misusing state funds. Lorraine DiSpaldo, 58, had pleaded guilty in April to 36 counts, including mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy as part of a scam with codefendant Robert Mulgrew, who is now a suspended Traffic Court judge. The two were accused of defrauding the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, which from 1996 to 2008 awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to two community groups with which Mulgrew and DiSpaldo were associated - the Friends of Dickinson Square and Community to Police Communications.
September 22, 2013 |
For the last two months, Lynda Henion has hit the Holy Redeemer Sports Medicine Center three times a week to warm up on a stationary bicycle, walk steps, and do stretching and strengthening exercises. After an accidental tumble in 2010, Henion, 71, had a pin placed in her right hip, followed a year later by a right hip replacement, followed by an operation on the meniscus in her left knee, followed by a right knee replacement in July. After all that surgery, she's eager to return to normal walking.
May 13, 2013
Authorities said that former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week. Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki said the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home. Balicki said Young fought with deputies after a foot chase. He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He was in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.
November 19, 2012
Kevin Durant notched his first career triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Golden State Warriors, 119-109, on Sunday. The three-time NBA scoring champion has been trying to improve his floor game and reduce turnovers. He came in averaging four per game, fourth-worst in the league. He turned it over just twice in this one and pumped his fist after he set up Kevin Martin's three-pointer with 4 minutes, 57 seconds to play for his 10th assist.
June 13, 2012
THIS ISN'T the first time the Phanatic's been accused of being too fanatical. In 2010 the Daily News found he'd been sued at least three other times in the previous decade, once for hugging someone too hard. One woman attending a Reading Phillies game with her church group claimed he sat on her legs, making her arthritis act up and leading to a knee replacement, a lawsuit alleged. The resolutions of the lawsuits could not be determined Tuesday. Nor is he the only mascot sued.