September 8, 2015 |
One-stop shopping has taken on new meaning for customers of the Acme supermarket just off the Black Horse Pike in Audubon. They can now add medical treatment to their grocery list. Prominently in the front of the Camden County supermarket is a recently opened clinic, staffed by a nurse-practitioner, that provides treatment for minor ailments, such as sore throats, fevers, flu, ear aches, and colds. "This is a good tool to use," said Brian Seeley, a Voorhees family physician who occasionally sees patients at the clinic.
September 7, 2015 |
A patient was admitted to the hospital for a stroke caused by blood clotting in the brain and was treated with two anticoagulants, or blood thinners: heparin and warfarin. Warfarin can be tricky to administer, so the degree of clotting in the patient's blood was monitored regularly to make sure the dose didn't need adjustment. Because the drug takes several days to reach its full effect, many patients also are given heparin intravenously, which acts immediately. Also, because of the stroke, the patient needed a feeding tube.
September 2, 2015 |
Delaware Valley University, which introduced a pet-friendly residence hall last year, is expanding the program this year. The university earned national recognition for its animal friendliness when it began allowing students living on the second floor of Samuel Hall on its Doylestown campus to have approved pets in their rooms. Three chinchillas, two cats, three geckos, three snakes, two rabbits, and five hamsters and gerbils shared the hall with their 18 human owners. This year, 40 students will have pets at Samuel and South Halls, said spokeswoman Annmarie Ely. Cats are flagged this year.
August 27, 2015 |
'Ballers' big for HBO The Rock rolls on as a big winner on TV: The first season of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 's football comedy Ballers was HBO's most-watched half-hour show in six years, says Variety. Ballers drew an average of 8.8 mil viewers, according to Nielsen, making it the third all time among HBO comedies behind Sex and the City (10.3 mil) and the first season of Hung in '09 (9.3 mil). James Bond, the dad At 62, Pierce Brosnan is still kicking, punching, and shooting bad guys.
August 4, 2015 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - What could the Kevin Spacey political thriller "House of Cards" possibly have to do with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"? More than you might think. Unless, that is, you're one of the Netflix subscribers whose behavior helped the streaming service make the connection in the first place. Because it turns out that when Netflix shows us something that's supposedly like the thing we've just watched, it's not making an editorial judgment, or promoting some pet project: It's doing the math on our viewing habits.
July 27, 2015 |
IF YOU LIKE SEPTA, you're not alone. While the city school district is flunking financially and the police department is too often suspect, the region's transit authority appears to be on the right track. Ridership on SEPTA's 13 regional rail lines hit an all-time high of 37.4 million trips in fiscal year 2015, the period from July 1 2014 through June 30, SEPTA announced yesterday. It was the third year in a row a ridership record was set, according to numbers the authority provided to the Daily News . On the financial side, at the end of FY15, SEPTA marked its 16th consecutive year of operating with a balanced budget, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch.
July 5, 2015 |
A small number of electricity suppliers are employing a new trick to make their rates appear more competitive: They're tacking on a monthly fee in addition to the kilowatt-hour rate. A monthly fee skews the calculus when trying to compare suppliers based on kWh rates, the so-called price to compare. When evaluating suppliers, you need to be sure you're basing your decision not just on the price to compare, but also on the total monthly charge. Only five of 47 suppliers listed for Peco customers on the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's website (papowerswitch.com)
June 21, 2015
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June 13, 2015 |
Just in time for peak tick season, the Pennsylvania Department of Health this week announced that Lyme disease cases went up by a whopping 25 percent in a single year. Given the state often has more cases of the tick-borne infection than any other, this might worry anyone who spends time in the woods. But experts say a lot goes into reports such as this one, some of it concerning, some perplexing - and some reassuring. "We know Lyme is out there," said Atmaram Nambiar, director of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Department of Health.
June 8, 2015 |
When the Somerset County prosecutor concluded in March that Cooper Health System CEO John P. Sheridan Jr. killed his wife, set their house on fire, and then committed suicide, it reignited concerns about the competency of New Jersey's medical examiner system. By ruling the deaths a murder-suicide, the prosecutor's office closed the high-profile case. But the couple's four sons, who believe both their parents were murdered in September in their Montgomery Township home, have asked the state Attorney General's Office for a new investigation.