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February 7, 2013 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard A. Weinberg, 80, of Upper Providence, a dermatologist who practiced in Delaware County for more than 40 years and had a passion for photography, died Sunday, Feb. 3, of cancer at his home. Dr. Weinberg, who opened a medical office on Sproul Road in Springfield in 1964, incorporated his love of photography in his practice. The walls of his waiting room were filled with his photographs. Specializing in nature photography, Dr. Weinberg enjoyed capturing the beauty of the outdoors and often spent hours taking photos at Tyler Arboretum in Media and Ridley Creek State Park in Upper Providence.
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January 29, 2013 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
John J. Mikuta, 88, a longtime medical professor and clinician at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers, died Friday, Jan. 25, at the Medford Leas retirement community. Dr. Mikuta grew up in Scranton and came to Penn to study medicine. Aside from a stint as a U.S. Army doctor between his internship and residency, he never really left. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Penn, did all his postgraduate training there, and went on to head Penn's Division of Gynecologic Oncology - a specialty he helped create.
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January 28, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - Flames raced through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing more than 230 people as panicked partygoers gasped for breath in the smoke-filled air, stampeding toward a single exit partially blocked by those already dead. It appeared to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. Witnesses said that a flare or firework lit by band members started the blaze in Santa Maria, a university city of about 225,000 people, though officials said that the cause was still under investigation.
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January 15, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
When patient Carmello Torres walks into the clinic examining room at Cooper University Hospital, he knows the drill. First-year medical student Sara Zaidi, dressed in a white lab coat with a statoscope hanging from her neck, has seen him twice in the previous two months. Torres, 55, sits on the examining table, ready to answer questions about his acid reflux and a new health issue: His left hand, broken five years ago, is causing him intense pain at night. Zaidi, a member of the inaugural class at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, looks forward to her days at the Camden Community Collaborative Practice, a free health-care clinic the school sponsors for uninsured Camden residents.
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November 22, 2012 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
A son of Camden returned Tuesday to call on students of the city's new medical school to attack the racial, socio-economic, and cultural health gaps that surround them. The message-bearer, George C. Hill, only recently retired as a medical professor and researcher at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he was responsible for promoting diversity. In a lecture at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Hill said the school must work to address the health disparities that persist throughout communities like Camden.
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October 22, 2012 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Leon Paul Weiss, 87, of Merion, former chairman of the department of animal biology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, at home surrounded by his wife and children. He had been in ill health and died of pneumonia. Dr. Weiss was a medical doctor who spent his career in research, teaching, and writing, focusing his work on cells and tissues of the immune system and the hematopoietic organs, which produce blood. After serving in the Army Medical Corps, Dr. Weiss taught at the medical schools at Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities.
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October 19, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: A close friend and I are entering health science careers via graduate school. We are pretty competitive individuals, and she puts a lot of her competitive emphasis on the academic realm. She is going through medical school now, and I am going to school this spring for physical therapy. My problem is that she consistently, unintentionally dismisses my profession as easier than hers or less difficult to get into. The fact is, many universities are seeing more applications for physical therapy than for their medical programs, for fewer available slots.
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October 15, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Here's something that bothers me no end. I accept (reluctantly) that some people are just No Good. How do these mean, lying, no-good, manipulative thieves see themselves? Do they know they are bad or what they are doing is bad? Do they have an inner narrative that makes them/it good somehow? I'm not just being philosophical here. I have a very hard time believing the worst of people. I make excuses for them. Someone at work was writing crude messages on whiteboards and changing people's computer file names to (vulgar words)
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September 9, 2012 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just over a month after Cooper Medical School of Rowan University opened, the Camden Redevelopment Agency has begun the process of removing one of the biggest eyesores in the school's Lanning Square West neighborhood. The agency's board of commissioners agreed Wednesday to pay $73,920 to demolish eight townhouses on Berkley Street between Fourth and West Streets. The properties have sat vacant and vandalized for more than a decade. The houses were among 28 developed in the late 1990s by the now-defunct Lanning Square West Neighborhood Corp.
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