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January 22, 2013 | By Howard J. Bennett, Washington Post
When a young child gets a cold - congestion, a sore throat, and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo - many parents head to the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine. Don't bother. It's worth it to give children lots of fluid and acetaminophen or ibuprofen if they are uncomfortable. But research has repeatedly shown that cold medicines do not work for children younger than 6, and give only a negligible benefit for children 6 to 12. Parents in my pediatric practice typically express surprise - because these medications appear to work, though that's really just cold symptoms naturally waxing and waning throughout the day - and frustration that there isn't a medicine to just make the cold go away.
NEWS
January 21, 2015 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
WHEN ADRIAN Rios arrived in Philadelphia nearly four years ago to begin his studies on the ivy-clad campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the East Los Angeles native was increasingly drawn to political issues, from the plight of Palestinians to a labor fight involving Penn's cafeteria workers. But most of his classmates stayed on the sidelines. That's why it was a life-altering experience - "exciting and nerve-racking," he recalls - last month when he found himself amid about 100 student protesters lying on the floor of a large, heated tent in a protest at Penn president Amy Gutmann's house.
NEWS
June 23, 2011
Thirty-seven states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware will share $40.75 million under a settlement with GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. and subsidiary SB Pharmco Puerto Rico Inc. over allegations that some drugs were adulterated during faulty manufacturing processes at a plant in Cidra, Puerto Rico. Glaxo, which has major operations in the Philadelphia region, said it chose to settle the matter "to avoid the expense and uncertainty of protracted litigation and trial. " The company did not admit any wrongdoing.
NEWS
August 16, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TRENTON - Only 18 people have signed up for New Jersey's medical-marijuana registry, but advocates of the program say that's no surprise to them. The state Department of Health says that 44 patients have been declared eligible for the program, which began last Thursday, but as of Wednesday only 18 of them have signed up for permission to use the drug legally. Under the state's procedures, a patient can apply only after a physician has declared that he or she meets the qualifications.
NEWS
February 15, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
CAMDEN The Camden that I encounter at the annual meeting of the Cooper's Ferry Partnership seems unfamiliar. Who are these people, I wonder as I walk around the Adventure Aquarium ballroom, where hundreds of professional folks are networking over small plates of chic eats. The theme of the event is "Rediscover Camden," and nowhere to be seen is the familiar Camden - the city cited in "worst" lists and luridly chronicled by visiting celebrity journalists. Instead, it's eds, meds, the new Campbell Soup campus, and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2011
DEAR ABBY : My marriage has been on the rocks since 2008, when I caught my husband talking to other girls online. He swore he would never do it again and I trusted him, only for it to happen again and again. We have a 2- year-old and I'm pregnant with our second child. He has now placed another ad online stating that he's a single dad. I am torn. He keeps telling me he loves me and wants only me, and he doesn't know what's wrong with him. He is bipolar and not taking meds for it. He promised this time he will get help and try to get better.
NEWS
October 18, 2012
77,344 - Population in 2010 124,555 - Population in 1950 42.5 - Percentage of people living beneath the poverty line $21,191 - Median income for families in Camden 1 - Camden's rank among U.S. cities for lowest median income 9,523 - Total "eds and meds" jobs in the city, 2011 952 - Total "eds and meds" jobs held by city residents, 2011 3 - Number of mayors jailed for corruption since 1981 Sources: U.S Census Bureau, ...
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A BRAZEN GUNMAN opened fire on a delivery driver early yesterday as the man dropped off medication at a North Philadelphia pharmacy, police said. Two nearby day-care centers briefly went into lockdown after the incident, which took place about 10:30 a.m. outside Wellness Pharmacy, on Ridge Avenue near 23rd Street, said Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. The 41-year-old victim, whom police did not identify, was approached by the gunman, who picked a fight with him over the meds he was carrying and tried to steal them, O'Brien said.
NEWS
December 12, 2008 | By KITTY CAPARELLA, caparek@phillynews.com 215-854-5880
Jesse Hill, a Vietnam vet with post-traumatic-stress disorder, waited more than five weeks for his mail-order prescriptions to arrive at his Levittown home. "I need these meds or I go off the wall," said Hill, 61, who had worked for the Postal Service more than 28 years when he had a stroke and became disabled. After a month without his meds, he said, "I'm screaming and cursing a lot. " In desperation, Hill turned to his doctor, who checked the Veterans Administration's computer, found the meds had been mailed Nov. 4, the same day they were prescribed, but they apparently had vanished.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officials at the Burlington County Jail ignored an inmate's pleas for medication, leaving him "unattended and dying" in a wheelchair for several hours in the facility's clinic, according to a lawsuit filed by the inmate's family. When Jerome Iozzia, 50, of Browns Mills, died a day later, on Feb. 25, correctional officers and medical workers tried to cover up their actions, Iozzia's family alleges in the suit. It was filed Aug. 28 in Superior Court in Burlington County, and first reported by the Trentonian this week.
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NEWS
July 28, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Before the high schoolers last week could diagnose their patient, who had come in with liver issues, they had to figure out how the liver works. There were the hepatic veins and the hepatic artery - but how were they related? Could the connections among the blood vessels shed light on this man's condition? In one room at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, eight high school juniors and seniors in the medical school's inaugural MEDacademy high school summer program searched for answers on their phones, tablets, and laptops.
NEWS
June 22, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
THE PHONE RINGS. It's my friend - I'll call her Liza - calling from the West Coast. She's frantic about her mentally ill brother "Kenny," who lives in the Philadelphia area. Kenny, who has bipolar disorder, stopped taking his meds. The last time this happened, he went AWOL for a year, living on the streets while his wife and kids worried sick about him. He eventually made his way back home, resumed psychiatric treatment and got his life back. By last fall, things were going well and Kenny so brimmed with confidence that he decided he didn't need medication any more.
NEWS
June 18, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than a fifth of Pennsylvania's foster children in 2012 were taking antipsychotics, powerful medications that can cause serious metabolic side effects, including rapid weight gain and diabetes. Yet most of them had not been found to have conditions proven to respond to such drugs, a study released Tuesday found. While the use of psychiatric drugs has declined slightly among Pennsylvania children on Medicaid, the study found that it remains high, especially among foster children.
NEWS
June 14, 2015 | By David Becker, For The Inquirer
If you have a chronic medical problem, you may be taking a prescription medication daily for the rest of your life. This can prove costly and often causes long-term adverse side effects. But did you know there are alternatives to medications? Though some people will need prescription drugs long-term, others may find that with their doctors' help they can reduce dosages or even get off one or more medications entirely by making simple lifestyle changes. Let's take a look at some of the most-prescribed medications, what they are designed to treat, and how to get started on a path for life with fewer or no medications.
NEWS
June 3, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
After years of trying, California-based BioMed Realty Trust has abandoned its controversial plan to develop an 18-acre property along Radnor Township's main corridor. The company said Friday that it had sold the former Wyeth Laboratories site - at a $32 million loss - to the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which plans to build doctor's offices and a surgical center. The decision marked a major defeat for BioMed, which once envisioned a hotel, apartments, and retail space for the site on King of Prussia Road near Lancaster Avenue and I-476.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quick! When a person is deprived of oxygen, which part of the brain is damaged first? When Michael Natter learned the answer - the hippocampus, among other key regions - he promptly drew a cartoon of a dopey hippopotamus hooked to an oxygen tank. Artist's sketchbook in hand, Natter, 29, is drawing his way through medical school at Thomas Jefferson University. He says his art helps him remember and digest the torrent of information. "I study by drawing my notes," says the native New Yorker, who just wrapped up his second year.
NEWS
May 5, 2015
CITY CONTROLLER Alan Butkovitz calls it his "Anchor Procurement Initiative," which is a real mouthful that needs to be translated: Anchor means the large universities and teaching hospitals that anchor the city's Eds & Meds sector. Combined, these institutions spend $14 billion each year, much of it on salaries, but billions more on commodities - goods such as paper, office supplies, surgical equipment and so on. Procurement means purchasing. Each institution has a procurement department that fulfills the institution's needs by purchasing goods and services.
NEWS
January 21, 2015 | BY WILL BUNCH, Daily News Staff Writer bunchw@phillynews.com, 215-854-2957
WHEN ADRIAN Rios arrived in Philadelphia nearly four years ago to begin his studies on the ivy-clad campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the East Los Angeles native was increasingly drawn to political issues, from the plight of Palestinians to a labor fight involving Penn's cafeteria workers. But most of his classmates stayed on the sidelines. That's why it was a life-altering experience - "exciting and nerve-racking," he recalls - last month when he found himself amid about 100 student protesters lying on the floor of a large, heated tent in a protest at Penn president Amy Gutmann's house.
REAL_ESTATE
December 1, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
When you ask residential developers in Philadelphia who their target audience is, the typical response is "eds and meds," meaning those who work in education and health care. Both seem impervious to the economic stresses and strains that affect other business sectors, so developers who focus on building for-sale and rental units near medical centers and universities are not taking great risks. Health care is the fastest growing because America is aging rapidly and demand for services is increasing.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
Officials at the Burlington County Jail ignored an inmate's pleas for medication, leaving him "unattended and dying" in a wheelchair for several hours in the facility's clinic, according to a lawsuit filed by the inmate's family. When Jerome Iozzia, 50, of Browns Mills, died a day later, on Feb. 25, correctional officers and medical workers tried to cover up their actions, Iozzia's family alleges in the suit. It was filed Aug. 28 in Superior Court in Burlington County, and first reported by the Trentonian this week.
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