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October 23, 1996 | by Aliza Green, For the Daily News
Yo, Chefs! I've been fortunate enough to have lunch several times at Harry's Bar and Grill at 22 S. 18th St. The food there is simply wonderful. I especially enjoy the sauteed liver, which my husband detests and therefore I never cook at home. Can you get me the recipe, anyway? Irene E. Jaros West Chester Dear Irene, Kathleen Mulhern, the legendary proprietor of Harry's Bar & Grill, takes special pride in her sauteed calf's liver. She says there are two keys to making it: buying and cutting the liver fresh, and cooking it quickly over high heat.
NEWS
July 20, 1995 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer Daily News wire services, the New York Post and New York Daily News contributed to this report
Wish some of that Mickey Mantle transplant karma Larry Hagman's way: the TV star has just added his name to the list. Hagman's got a cancerous tumor on his liver and will need a transplant, his publicist said yesterday. Hagman disclosed last month that he had developed a small tumor on his much-abused liver - he was first diagnosed with cirrhosis in 1992 - but more recent tests indicated the growth is malignant. Given Hagman's condition, his doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are abandoning earlier thoughts of freezing or otherwise tampering with the tumor.
NEWS
March 30, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When she found out early in her pregnancy that one of her identical twins would die at birth, Sarah Gray began a five-year journey that culminated last week in Philadelphia. She had to carry the sick baby to term in order to protect his healthy twin. And she also looked into organ and tissue donation. "Instead of thinking of our son as a victim," she said, "I started thinking of him as a contributor to research, to science. " On March 23, 2010, Thomas and Callum Gray were born at Fairfax Hospital in Virginia.
FOOD
May 13, 1987 | By Andrew Schloss, Special to The Inquirer
I flipped through the pages of my cookbooks yesterday, Thinking to myself that liver could be cooked in just one way, But I found to my surprise and my dismay There must be 50 ways to love your liver. You can cook it up with bacon or with ham. Don't forget the onions, leeks, peppercorns or currant jam. Bake it, broil it, stew it, fry it in a pan. Just make a puree, Ray. Or give it a grill, Lill. Try a saute, Mae. Whatever you will. Slice it quite thin, Lynn.
NEWS
December 2, 1993 | by Barbara Laker and Scott Flander, Daily News Staff Writers
Tiny Joselyn Roman has her mother's smile and her father's liver. Yesterday, doctors at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children removed part of Jose Roman's liver and transplanted it to his 10-month old daughter, who was critically ill with a rare disorder. Father and daughter were both listed in critical condition as a precaution early today following the nearly 13-hour procedure. The surgery was the first of its kind in the Philadelphia area, said hospital spokeswoman Teresa Heavens.
NEWS
August 19, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Despite an appeal by President Reagan for an organ donor, a 2-year-old New Jersey girl died yesterday at a Pittsburgh hospital while waiting for a liver transplant - her only hope for survival. "Keep your faith strong and your hopes high," Reagan, in a telegram, told the parents of Kimberly Izzo of Woodbridge. "I have often urged Americans to become organ donors and do so once again. May God bless you," the President wrote. The child, daughter of Alfred and Lois Izzo, died of liver failure at 5:30 a.m. at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, said hospital spokeswoman Mary Ann Ference.
NEWS
March 10, 1988 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 7:30 p.m. Monday, the beeper that Juan Guerra wears went off in one long drone, louder then previous beeps that signaled false alarms. "Oh, my God," said Guerra, who was serving a chicken dinner to his house guest, Santos Fonesca Martinez. "Don't eat that!" he warned Martinez. After a quick phone call, Guerra learned that a donor liver had been found for Martinez, a Honduran, and that a transplant must be performed within a few hours. They rushed to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, and by 11:30 that night surgery had begun, opening a new life for Martinez, who suffered severe liver damage as a child, apparently when he was exposed to a massive dose of a pesticide.
NEWS
March 2, 1989 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Sharon Hill resident John Keppler was in critical but stable condition yesterday after undergoing a liver transplant Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Keppler, 31, of Ridley Avenue, underwent surgery about 5:30 a.m. Monday, hospital spokesman Steve Brown said. A team of 20 doctors and nurses presided over the 13-hour operation. Keppler had been waiting for a donor for about three weeks after doctors determined that he was in the final stages of liver disease and could not be "sufficiently managed by medical therapy or other surgical procedures," Brown said.
NEWS
March 9, 1989 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
Sharon Hill resident John Keppler was in critical condition yesterday after undergoing a second liver transplant Sunday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Keppler, 31, of Ridley Avenue, underwent the second transplant Sunday afternoon about 3, according to hospital spokesman Steve Brown. Keppler underwent a first liver transplant Feb. 27, after the hospital notified him a day earlier that a donor had been found. He had been waiting for a donor for about three weeks after doctors determined that he was in the final stages of liver disease and could not be "sufficiently managed by medical therapy or other surgical procedures," said Brown.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1987 | By MARY FLANNERY, Daily News Staff Writer
Many people who get hepatitis never know it and don't suffer long-lasting effects from the disease. But some people who contract a serious form may suffer irreparable liver damage. For example: Linda Marchiano, who was Linda Lovelace in the X-rated movie "Deep Throat," underwent a liver transplant last week in Pittsburgh. She apparently acquired hepatitis when she received hepatitis-tainted blood during a transfusion in the early '70s. Philadelphia firefighter Tyrone Appling died March 2 while waiting for a transplant.
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NEWS
June 9, 2016
The state of Delaware said Tuesday that it would phase in a new policy to treat all hepatitis C patients in its Medicaid program. States have been under pressure from the Obama Administration and lawsuits - in Delaware's case, Harvard Law School's Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation had threatened litigation - to abandon money-saving policies that limited treatment with effective but costly new medications to the sickest patients. More than three million Americans are estimated to be infected with hepatitis C, a bloodborne virus that may cause no symptoms for decades but is the leading cause of liver cancer and transplants.
NEWS
May 19, 2016 | By Don Sapatkin, Staff Writer
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. - A state advisory committee, wading into one of the most fraught issues facing health-care policymakers, recommended Tuesday that Pennsylvania's Medicaid program pay to treat all patients infected with hepatitis C. The recommendation led to cheers - instead of the planned chants - from a dozen advocates who had been standing by quietly, not expecting the vote to go their way. The first new treatments that can effectively cure...
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April 24, 2016 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Among his fellow cops, Bob Eddis was always known as the Energizer Bunny. But in 2011, the ebullient former Philadelphia officer was sagging. His diabetes doctors at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital sent him to see a liver specialist. After some additional tests, the former Fraternal Order of Police president got a shock: He had nonalcoholic fatty liver disease that had progressed to cirrhosis of the liver. The news hit Eddis, now 62, hard. "I was distraught," he said.
NEWS
April 18, 2016 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
What do a French bulldog and a 3-year-old girl with atopic dermatitis have in common? Is there a tie between sleep apnea in an American bulldog and a 40-year-old obese man? What can human heart disease tell us about the heart problems of giant apes? These topics were among those tackled at the recent Zoobiquity 6 conference at the University of Pennsylvania, where about 200 physicians and medical students joined veterinarians to examine and reinforce the idea that, in some ways, there is no dividing line between human and animal medicine.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
THIS IS ABOUT Bobby Rydell and a little girl, and the liver that binds them. And a lesson we too often forget. Let this be a small reminder. Assiah Phinisee has her eyes fixed on her video game and her ears on the conversation I'm having with her mom - you know, in case the pint-size cutie needs to clarify an important point or two. "I'm 7 1/2," she soon interjects, pausing for dramatic effect. "And I take my half really seriously. " Her mom, Rasheena, is sitting next to her and talking about the children's book she and Assiah have written, called I Am a Flower Pot Made for a Plant.
NEWS
November 17, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
VINCENT MARGERA, of Chester County, the often-incomprehensible Uncle Don Vito from the MTV series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," died yesterday of liver and kidney failure, his sister-in-law said. He was 59. Margera, who was born in Chester and had been living in West Chester, had been in and out of Chester County Hospital since falling into a coma last month, April Margera told the Daily News . She is the mother of the series' star, Bam Margera. "He had emergency dialysis and he came out of it and was actually able to go home.
NEWS
August 24, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
A few hundred times every year in the United States, a mysterious agent attacks the bile ducts of a newborn baby, often leading to a liver transplant. And several times over the last century, a mysterious agent attacked the bile ducts of lambs and other livestock in Australia, killing hundreds of animals in all. Plenty of pediatric liver researchers have wondered whether there was a connection. Could it be a virus? Genes? Rebecca G. Wells, a physician scientist at the University of Pennsylvania, dropped a line to Australia to see whether she could find out. The eventual result was a tale involving fluorescent fish, an odd-smelling plant, and painstaking chemical detective work to ferret out one fateful substance in that plant.
NEWS
July 6, 2015 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there On New Year's Day 2012, Cliff waited for Richard by the Christmas tree at 30th Street Station. They had "e-met" in an Internet chat room six months prior, and had spent a good part of every day since talking - even when the Martell Group, Cliff's production, marketing, and sales company, took him time zones away. Richard, who is now 68, lives where he grew up: Norwalk, Conn. The three-hour train ride to Philadelphia was nerve-racking. He had only started dating men about two years prior, and here he was going to meet one who lived hundreds of miles away!
NEWS
June 28, 2015 | By Charitha Gowda and Vincent Lo Re III, For The Inquirer
'I'm more tired than usual, doctor," the patient said, though she really thought nothing was wrong. At 60, she assumed age was catching up with her, and was at the doctor's office for her routine checkup. Indeed, all her blood work was normal - except for the panel revealing elevated liver enzymes. A liver ultrasound suggested the damage had been going on for some time. Aside from hypertension, she had no other active medical conditions. The only drugs she took were a diuretic and a multivitamin.
NEWS
June 7, 2015 | By Joan Capuzzi, V.M.D., For The Inquirer
Subtle and sometimes even sly, cats are masters at keeping humans guessing. So when Chicopee the Siamese cat started to have strange "episodes," his owner thought she was imagining things. "He would sort of pause, look a little stunned, and then start to wobble," said Judy Schachner. After three such events in one week, the Swarthmore woman took her 6-year-old seal point to the vet. Chicopee had lost some weight and his skin seemed loose. His right eardrum bulged slightly.
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