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January 25, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association on Thursday became the first medical professional group in the commonwealth to publicly support a bill legalizing medical marijuana. The group, representing more than 212,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, said it was backing Senate Bill 1182, which would protect patients who want to use medicinal marijuana and the health-care professionals who recommend it, from prosecution. "We have been hearing a lot from our patients and their families about it, especially from those with seizure disorders, where traditional medical treatments are not effective," said Betsy Snook, the association's CEO and a nurse.
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January 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Anne Gallagher, 74, a nurse and member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 49 years, died Sunday, Jan. 12, of cancer in Assisi House, Aston Township. She was born in Washington, N.J., and was a graduate of Washington High School. She graduated from St. Francis Hospital School in Trenton in 1960. Formerly Sister Margaret Leo, she entered the St. Francis order in 1962 and professed her first vows in 1965. Sister Anne earned a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1974 from Neumann University in Aston.
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January 16, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The clock ticks on in the Barbara Mancini case. As her husband e-mailed last week, "Eleven months of pure hell!" And yet the prosecutors are equally adamant that a crime occurred. The Philadelphia nurse was charged with aiding a suicide, a felony, on Feb. 7, 2013, when she handed a bottle of prescribed morphine to her 93-year-old, terminally ill father, Joseph Yourshaw of Pottsville, who had said repeatedly that he wanted to die. Mancini, 57, is not only awaiting trial, but also a ruling on a motion Oct. 10 by her lawyer to dismiss the charge - a ruling expected any day now from Schuylkill County Court Judge Jacqueline L. Russell.
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December 31, 2013 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Josephine Lorraine Fladger had a lot of fans, as a nurse tending to patients and as a candy maker and cake decorator catering to sweet tooths. To them, the world is a little less sweeter today. Mrs. Fladger, a Philadelphia native and mother of three, died Friday, Dec. 27, in State College, Pa., where she had lived the last three years with her daughter, Theresa Lunsford. Mrs. Fladger was 83 and had been suffering from breast cancer and heart disease, her family said. "She had lots of friends and family - loved by everybody," said granddaughter Sakiyna Fladger of Las Vegas, who shared memories of indulging her sugar cravings with her grandmother's creations.
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December 15, 2013 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
BENSALEM Eighth grader Nicholas Pizzo used to visit his grandmother regularly in a nursing home. He described the facility as a "dull and dreary" place. "You could tell they weren't happy to be there," Pizzo, 13, of Bensalem, said of the residents. So when the St. Charles Borromeo School student sat down to write a Christmas card to an elderly woman he'd never met, he could kind of relate to her situation. "God is watching over you," Pizzo wrote to the woman, living in a facility away from home and family.
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December 15, 2013 | By Robert Calandra, For The Inquirer
Cerebral palsy has left Jonathan Chiccino's body crippled and contorted. But it hasn't left a scratch on his keen intellect. The 32-year-old Temple University graduate with a 3.6 grade point average is setting his sights on law school. The barrister-to-be wants to practice either family or divorce law. Before Chiccino can join the bar, he must first clear a bar - the law school admissions test. It won't be easy. He'll need a waiver for special accommodations including extended time to complete the exam.
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December 10, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kathleen R. Reber, 78, of West Chester, a nursing school teacher for a quarter-century, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, of a heart ailment at Paoli Hospital. Mrs. Reber was born in Parkesburg and lived in Chester County for 70 years. She graduated from Villa Maria Academy in 1953 and earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Georgetown University in 1957. "Kathleen loved her time at each of these schools, and maintained friendships that were developed there until her passing," her family said in a statement.
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November 22, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
MEDIA Fourteen Delaware County nursing-home residents whose absentee votes were tossed by a GOP poll-watcher who thought the ballots looked suspicious will have their votes counted, a County Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Joseph P. Cronin Jr. ruled in favor of the appeal filed on behalf of the voters from the Broomall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and directed the Board of Elections to include the votes in the final tabulation for the Nov. 5 election. In total, 61 ballots were challenged by poll watcher John Capuzzi, a Marple Township Republican committeeman and the son of a local judge, who was running for tax collector unopposed.
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November 20, 2013 | BY JAD SLEIMAN, Daily News Staff Writer sleimaj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5938
FROM Philadelphia to the Philippines, a young sailor is showing some brotherly love. Typhoon Haiyan swept across the South Pacific nation Nov. 8, killing nearly 4,000 people and displacing 4 million others. The USS George Washington was on the scene less than a week later. Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Nurse of Philly is among the 5,500 sailors onboard the nuclear-powered supercarrier. "It's amazing to be able to help out. One minute we're in Hong Kong, the next we're here," he said by phone from the Philippine Sea. "It feels awesome to be able to assist people in need.
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November 2, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linda Bingaman Napieralski, 59, of Voorhees, a nursing instructor at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden since 2005, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, of pancreatic cancer at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center in Mount Holly. Born in Reading, she graduated from Muhlenberg High School in Laureldale, Berks County, and earned her registered nurse's diploma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1975. While working as a nurse at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, she earned her master's degree in nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, a daughter, Jennifer, said.
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