July 20, 2016 |
Besides spending his career as a pediatric neurologist, James E. Wark often gave evenings to the Russian writers Anton Chekhov and Alexander Pushkin. Though their works are well known in English, his interest was in translating some of them from the Russian himself, said his wife, Soryl Angel. Though he had visited Siberia on a brief medical assignment years ago, she said, Dr. Wark tutored himself in Russian vocabulary and grammar through evening classes at Main Line School Night.
April 4, 2016 |
Dana Kelley recalls the exact moment when her neurologist suggested she try medical marijuana. The retired Army Intelligence linguist said it caused her emotional upheaval and led her to question her willingness to continue living in constant pain. Kelley's neck and back were severely fractured in a car crash three years ago in her hometown of Pennsville, Salem County. She underwent five surgeries, including a fusion of a large part of her spinal cord, and was prescribed morphine and opiates.
November 29, 2015 |
University of Pennsylvania neurologist Michael Rubenstein has been helping patients in rural Tanzania since he first went to the Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME) clinic there with his family in 2010. Now, he takes neurology residents and fellows twice a year to treat patients, many of whom have epilepsy. He chronicles their work on his blog . Here is the story of one of his young patients: I met Roza nearly a year ago by video on the Internet. She was a 14-year-old girl brought to FAME two months after she fell out of a tree and later began to have abnormal movements and then lost the ability to walk or talk.
November 25, 2015 |
SAM BRADFORD has been cleared by an independent neurologist, the Eagles said, meaning he has completed the NFL concussion protocol, but Bradford was just a partial participant in Monday's practice, the only full-scale workout before the Thanksgiving game at Detroit. So it seems likely Mark Sanchez will again quarterback the Birds against the Lions; offensive tackle Lane Johnson said that was his expectation. The two other concussed Eagles, running back Ryan Mathews and tight end Zach Ertz, are expected to sit, as well.
July 10, 2015 |
When Dr. Marvin E. Jaffe joined the former Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories in 1970, son Jonathan said, he hit his stride. "During his career at Merck," his son wrote in an appreciation of his father, "he was responsible for bringing a number of first-in-class drugs" to market, such as Sinemet for Parkinson's disease and Mevacor for cholesterol treatment. And referring to the joint venture with the firm AB Astra, his son said, Dr. Jaffe "had an integral role in the Astra-Merck alliance, which resulted in the development" of the heartburn drug Prilosec.
February 22, 2015 |
A 60-year-old smoker came to my office complaining of pain in his right leg for the last five years. He described it as "tightness" in the front of his thigh that would come on after walking five blocks or less. When he stopped to rest, the pain went away in about a minute, but over time it had been gradually increasing in severity. There was no pain or discomfort in either foot or lower leg, nor in the left thigh. He was taking a statin medication to lower his cholesterol, but nothing else.
June 9, 2014 |
For several years, Sylvia Gentry noticed that her husband, Louis, was behaving oddly, but she didn't suspect he might have a brain disease. Their saga began about 10 years ago. He left the table midway through dinner with guests he'd liked for 30 years - they were boring, he told her. One Thanksgiving, he threw an artificial log in the fireplace, still wrapped in plastic. Oddest of all, he began to cross social boundaries. He'd ask embarrassing questions and hug strangers. He became overly flirtatious with young women.
May 3, 2014 |
William W. Wilson, 97, a neurologist and psychiatrist, died Sunday, April 27, of cardiopulmonary arrest at his home in Wynnewood. Born in Philadelphia, Dr. Wilson graduated from William Penn Charter School, Princeton University in 1938, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine four years later. He interned at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia General Hospital. From 1943 to 1947, he was a Navy flight surgeon deployed to the South Pacific.
July 26, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with a supplement she apparently thought would help them have a baby was arrested yesterday in West Virginia, authorities said. Dr. Robert Ferrante laced an energy supplement with cyanide and gave it to Dr. Autumn Klein, a neurologist at the university's medical school, hours after they exchanged text messages about how the supplement could help them conceive, according to a police complaint unsealed yesterday.
February 1, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - The NFL is about to take another significant step toward better in-game diagnosis of concussions. Jeff Pash, the league's general counsel, said at a news conference Thursday the league will have independent neurological consultants on the sideline during games starting next season. This season, the league put a certified trainer up in the booth during games to help with concussion diagnosis. It also installed replay monitors on the sideline for use by team training and medical staffs to review injuries.