September 9, 2013 |
"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.
July 30, 2013 |
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.
May 30, 2013 |
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.
May 5, 2013 |
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!
April 30, 2013 |
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.
April 10, 2013 |
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)
March 21, 2013 |
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.
January 29, 2013 |
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.
January 26, 2013 |
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.
January 24, 2013 |
A BUCKS COUNTY man was taken into custody Wednesday night in connection with the gruesome killing this week of pediatrician Melissa Ketunuti in her Center City home, a police source said. The 37-year-old man, who had not been charged by midnight, was spotted on surveillance video following her to her house, the Inquirer reported, citing unnamed police sources. A silver Ford work truck the man owned was also seen circling the area around Ketunuti's house, and it was traced to a home in Levittown and towed, 6ABC reported.