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December 9, 1990 | By Loretta Tofani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur M. Dannenberg, 99, a pediatrician who made house calls, died Friday at his home in Philadelphia. Dr. Dannenberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1913 and did his internship at the Jewish Hospital, now known as Albert Einstein Medical Center. From 1938 until his retirement in 1968, Dr. Dannenberg was chief of pediatrics at the center. He practiced medicine during the 1920s, when there were only a few pediatricians in Philadelphia, said his son, James.
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April 9, 1986 | By JIM SMITH, Daily News Staff Writer
Dr. Walter F. "Skipper" Hatley Jr., 44, a pediatrician who treated children in North Philadelphia for 15 years, has been indicted by a federal grand jury here for allegedly taking photographs depicting teen-age boys in sexual poses. Hatley, who had an office on Randolph Street near Girard Avenue, allegedly took the photographs himself while on a recent trip to Puerto Rico, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Scheff. He was arrested last month after having the films developed through a local pharmacy.
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March 14, 1989 | By Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
A memorial service was to be held this afternoon for Paul A. Branca, M.D., a pediatrician and neonatologist, who died Wednesday. He was 49 and lived in Wynnewood. Branca had been director of neonatology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital since 1974. He also served on the staff as clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology. During his tenure Branca was credited with developing a modern intensive care unit. He and his staff innovated programs devoted to the care of premature babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia at the Children's Rehabilitation Hospital.
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May 23, 1998 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Baker, 73, a pediatrician and former director of pediatric education at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Wallingford. Dr. Baker operated a private practice in Broomall for 40 years until 1995. Since 1975, he also taught pediatrics at Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, which became Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. In 1995 and 1997, he received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.
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July 21, 2010 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Corinne Vahlstrom Newton, 81, of Newtown Square, a Philadelphia pediatrician, died of pneumonia Sunday, July 18, at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Newton's career extended from 1956 until she retired in 1991. She spent much of it working with children enrolled in the Head Start program, which began in 1965, said a son, John E. Newton Jr. "Traveling alone in her trusty VW Beetle, she visited clinics in every part of the city, providing medical care to hundreds of kids who lived mostly in impoverished and neglected circumstances.
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August 15, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mary Susan Bee Stine, 65, a pediatrician who made life better for children with developmental and behavioral problems, died of uterine cancer Thursday at home in Radnor. For more than 30 years, Dr. Stine worked with some of the most troubled children at the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington. The children often suffered social problems spurred by chronic conditions such as cerebral palsy and motor-skill and emotional problems. "My mother's can-do attitude and dauntless spirit powered her resistance to cancer, and her empathy gave patients reassurance," daughter Cynthia Stine said.
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December 7, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William G. Chodoff, 64, of West Mount Airy, a pediatrician, died of Merkel cell carcinoma at his home on Nov. 26. Since 1997, Dr. Chodoff was medical director of Keystone Mercy Health Plan in Philadelphia, a managed-care plan serving more than 273,000 medical assistance recipients in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Previously, he was a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's primary-care center in Cobbs Creek; a pediatrician in West Philadelphia for Philadelphia Health Associates; and in the 1970s and 1980s, a pediatrician and medical director of the Children and Youth Program of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in South Philadelphia.
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April 29, 2003 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phyllis Colacicco Marciano, 71, of Plymouth Meeting, a pediatrician and associate professor at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, died of cancer April 15 at home. Dr. Marciano had cared for children in her practice and at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital since 1968. She also worked in the hospital clinic and had taught medical students since 1972. When treating young patients, she combined her medical expertise with the power of prayer. "My mother was very religious," her daughter Stephanie Carfagno said.
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March 25, 2002 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harriet Josephine Davis, 92, a retired Doylestown pediatrician, died of cancer Tuesday at Pennswood Village in Newtown, Bucks County. In 1948, Dr. Davis became the first board-certified pediatrician to establish a practice in Bucks County. Ten years earlier she had opened a general practice in Doylestown, charging $1 for office visits and $2 for house calls. Her general practice was interrupted by World War II. In 1942, she and two women physicians volunteered to serve in the Navy medical corps.
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December 19, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard T. Ellison Jr., 90, of Abington, a longtime pediatrician in Montgomery County, died Saturday, Dec. 14, of lymphoma at Rydal Park. Dr. Ellison graduated from St. George's School, Newport, R.I., in 1941, and earned a bachelor's degree in 1947 from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia in 1952 and served an internship at Abington Memorial Hospital, followed by a pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital from 1953 to 1955.
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September 9, 2013 | By Dr. Charitha Gowda and Dr. David Sherry, For The Inquirer
"Not again," he thought as he started to get a sore throat on a rainy October afternoon. The 7-year-old knew what to expect. His knees would start to ache and soon he would be burning with a high fever. He dreaded taking his temperature and watching his mother's eyes widen as the probe raced through the normal range to reach 102, 103, 104, and sometimes even 105 degrees Fahrenheit. As though on cue, he awoke the next morning to find his knees and ankles were bothering him and he had a high fever.
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July 30, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Tajinae is a slender 13-year-old with a beautiful smile, sparkling brown eyes, and a great sense of humor. Although she has just entered her teen years, she is already thinking about the future. Her plans include going to college and then pursuing a medical career. She has always loved babies and hopes to become a pediatrician. Until then, Tajinae keeps busy with a variety of activities. Very athletic, she enjoys playing basketball and football. Another favorite activity is shopping for clothes and jewelry.
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May 30, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A pediatrician with the Nemours Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Wilmington has been arrested and charged with attempted homicide in the shooting of her former companion during a custody exchange Monday. Lauren Patricia Daly, 41, of Middletown Township, Delaware County, allegedly fired three shots through the windshield of a car, hitting her former companion, a 49-year-old woman from Wynnewood. An 11-year-old boy was sitting in the front seat at the time, and a 9-year-old girl was outside the car, according to police.
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May 5, 2013 | By Dr. Daniel Taylor, For The Inquirer
One in an occasional series on attempts to solve a medical mystery. 'I can't move my head" was the first thing our 2-year-old daughter, Sarah, said to me on a cold wintry morning several years ago, as she awakened from a deep sleep. Instinctively, I felt her forehead. Her skin was on fire. I was a second-year pediatric resident at the time. Our training prepared us to consider the worst first, and then to work backward to the probable. "Meningitis, encephalitis, septic shock!
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April 30, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph F. Hennessey, 75, of Huntingdon Valley, a pediatrician in Philadelphia for almost four decades, died Monday, April 22, of heart failure at the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Dr. Hennessey was known for his care and compassion for children, his patients, and their families, his children said. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of J. Edward and Helen Golan Hennessey. She died when Dr. Hennessey was a boy; his father then married Catherine Gillern Hennessey. Dr. Hennessey graduated in 1955 from Scranton Preparatory School and four years later from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: I am in a relationship with a wonderful, intelligent man. We've been together three years and I adore him. He wants me to join him in a new home with his two kids, ages 7 and 9. He and his ex-wife coparent peacefully. Here's my issue: I have never wanted kids and I have no experience with them, and my experience with his kids has me wanting to run in the other direction. These kids behave abominably. They are allowed to protest every decision the parents make (including choice of dinner and what cars the parents drive)
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March 21, 2013 | By Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press
CHICAGO - The nation's most influential pediatricians' group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics' new policy, published online Thursday, cites research showing that the parents' sexual orientation has no effect on a child's development. Children fare just as well in gay or straight families when they are nurturing and financially and emotionally stable, the academy says.
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January 29, 2013 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Smith, the 36-year-old exterminator charged in the murder of pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti, pleaded guilty last year to exposing himself to someone on I-95 in a fit of road rage, court records show. Smith, arrested last week in the strangulation of Ketunuti, whose body was set on fire in the basement of her home, received the citation in Bensalem for disorderly conduct on March 16. The circumstances were not clear, but Smith, of Levittown, paid $289 in fines, according to court papers.
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January 26, 2013 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
She had an exterminator coming. Mice in the basement. Melissa Ketunuti hurried home through the morning cold, walking quickly the short distance from a parking garage to her Graduate Hospital-area rowhouse. A busy morning already. A work meeting at the hospital, errands. She clutched a CVS bag. Pooch, her black pit-bull/Lab mix of six years, would have greeted her at the door. Moments later, a tall, thin man wearing a NorthFace jacket and work gloves, carrying a work bag, walked onto the street, heading toward Ketunuti's home, out of camera view.
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