September 18, 2016
Points to consider when shopping for an app to help manage diabetes care 1. Are you looking for a wellness app or a medical app? Wellness apps allow you to log in material, such as food consumption, exercise minutes, and blood glucose readings, while medical apps recommend how much insulin to take, when to take medications, etc. Medical apps are supposed to have undergone clinical and human factor trials and received FDA clearance. 2. What do you want from your app? Do you want to lose weight, increase exercise, receive support?
September 16, 2016 |
Harold C. Juram, 98, an assistant general manager for SEPTA who "rode the transit system wherever he was headed" whenever possible, died Sunday, Sept. 4, at Abington Memorial Hospital of complications after a fall, his family said. He had lived in Southampton, Bucks County, before retiring to Foulkeways at Gwynedd in 1997. Mr. Juram began his career in the scheduling department of the old Philadelphia Transportation Co. (PTC), a private business that ran the trolleys, buses, trackless trolleys, subway, and elevated rail lines in the city from 1940 to 1968.
September 14, 2016 |
Jonathan A. Minder, 74, of Southampton, a former computer systems manager, died of respiratory failure on Sept. 7, at Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Until earlier this year, he had been a member since 2009 of the board of trustees at the Southampton retirement community Leisuretowne and president of that board since 2014. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Minder graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School in 1959. From 1961 to 1981, he was an Air Force radar and computer worker. He was discharged as a master sergeant.
September 9, 2016 |
Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are negotiating to regain their place as among the highest-paid members of U.S. orchestras, while management has offered minimal raises in talks over a new contract. Players called the initial five-year offer, particularly in light of proposed work-rule changes, "regressive" and one that "demands concessions from the musicians," such as working more Sunday concerts. Management characterized its first offer as coming "very early in the process," said Ryan Fleur, executive vice president for orchestra advancement, saying such proposals "tend to overexaggerate.
September 3, 2016 |
William V. Myers, 86, of North Cape May, a former AT&T staff manager who was an active member of his church congregation, died of Parkinson's disease on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at his home. At St. John Neumann parish in North Cape May, Mr. Myers served Communion at Sunday Masses and worked as an altar server at weekday funerals there. He had organized a group of six men who took turns each day of the week, as altar boys and girls do at Sunday Masses, his wife, Eleanor, said. Mr. Myers helped organize the parish's Holy Name Society, she said, and from 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the parish's financial committee.
September 1, 2016 |
Because hiring manager Jim McKeown was talking to an audience, he wasn't sitting at a desk, his head in hands, but he may as well have been. "I don't know where we are heading with manufacturing," he said, clearly discouraged. "The last 10 years have been difficult. " McKeown wasn't talking about sales, or business, or the supply chain, or the cost of raw materials - all important to such companies as Kingsbury Inc., which manufactures bearings in Philadelphia and Hatboro. For him, and about 30 area manufacturers attending Tuesday's meeting of the Manufacturing Alliance of Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the issue is manpower.
September 1, 2016 |
Kee Hyung Lee, 84, a former business manager for petroleum firms in Philadelphia, died of cancer Sunday, Aug. 21, at the assisted living community CareOne at Moorestown. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Mr. Lee joined his nation's army in 1950, as the Korean conflict began, and earned the rank of major. For a year in the 1950s, he studied at what is now Anderson University, a private Indiana college affiliated with the Church of God. He returned to South Korea and earned his bachelor's at Seoul National University.
August 27, 2016 |
Almost seven years after James Koons died from a punch to the head, a Philadelphia judge sentenced the manager of the Southwest Philadelphia strip club who threw that punch to 7-and-a-half to 15 years in prison. Thursday's sentencing of John Pettit, 55, of Pennsauken, followed a mournful two-hour hearing, during which Koons' family unleashed emotion bottled up from nearly a decade of waiting. "I watched my son there, lifeless, with tubes drilled into his skull," said Koons' mother, Kathy Brady, staring at Pettit, seated across the courtroom looking down at the tabletop.
August 19, 2016 |
A South Jersey psychiatrist with a practice in Philadelphia and his office manager were indicted Wednesday on charges of illegally selling more than $1 million in prescription drugs for cash, federal prosecutors said. Clarence R. Verdell, 66, of Voorhees, and Rochelle Williams-Morrow, 37, of Philadelphia, were charged with selling prescriptions of Klonopin and Suboxone without medical or mental-health examinations. Verdell worked for about six months for Dr. Alan Summers, who also recently was charged with illegally selling prescriptions, before opening his own clinic on Frankford Avenue in Frankford.
August 14, 2016 |
Hill International abruptly postponed its annual meeting Thursday, heightening the drama in a proxy battle at the Philadelphia-based public company. "We delayed the meeting for a significant business reason. That reason is confidential," said the new board chairman, David L. Richter. He said he expected a new date for the annual meeting to be set "perhaps in the next few weeks. " Shareholder votes were supposed to be counted at the morning meeting, but when investors showed up, no one from the company was there, according to one dissident shareholder.