July 28, 2015 |
The newest building at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will open its doors Monday, providing a state-of-the-art outpatient facility for the body and a roof garden for the soul. The 12-story Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, the most expensive building project in Children's history, will cost $425 million, with an additional $175 million needed for equipment. The glass-lined building, streaked with primary colors, sits on Civic Center Boulevard, across the street and just south of the main hospital.
April 8, 2015 |
If you're considering surgery for back pain, a new study suggests you first should try physical therapy, which is both less risky and less costly. The University of Pittsburgh study found that surgery and physical therapy were equally helpful for lumbar spinal stenosis, a common condition in older people that makes walking painful. It is the latest of numerous studies to question whether Americans get too much back surgery. It also raises questions about financial incentives.
October 30, 2014 |
Kaitlyn McFadden and Jules Blank were not accustomed to the feeling. McFadden and Blank, members of the Archbishop Ryan girls' soccer team, stood on the sideline as their teammates warmed up. They later stood in a line with the other Ragdolls and clapped as the starting lineups were announced over the loudspeaker, and they sat on the bench as the team played Catholic League opponents. McFadden, a senior defender, and Blank, a junior forward, sure weren't familiar with sitting back and watching, but over nine days in the middle of the season, they did just that.
September 21, 2014 |
Doctors at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children had been talking for quite a while about better coordinating medical care and the social-service help so many of their patients in North Philadelphia need. CEO Carolyn Jackson got behind the idea in January 2012 after a young stepfather shot four teens who were involved in a dispute with his children. One of the wounded teens drove with the other three to St. Christopher's. Three of the victims died. "All four of those boys had been cared for at St. Christopher's since birth," Jackson said.
August 26, 2014
AWeber Email Marketing hired Sarah Thomas as director of customer solutions and Lynette Young as content marketing manager. Thomas was global support operations manager at Netflix in Santa Clara, Calif. and Young was founder and owner of Purple Stripe Productions. Jane Runey Knox was promoted to chief operating officer at Healthcare Administrative Partners , a Media-based medical data and technology company. Lydia Turner was hired as general manager of Ocean Prime Philadelphia , an American supper club.
August 21, 2014 |
AFTER A BREAKOUT junior season, Northeast High's Gladimir "The Destroyer" Paul has certainly capitalized, committing to the University of Virginia yesterday with several other schools still in pursuit. The 6-2, 210-pound defensive end garnered attention last season for his ability to disrupt and demolish opposing quarterbacks. "Last year, I really got my name out there with what I can do on the football field and this is just a dream come true, and I'm really happy and content right now," Paul said between practice sessions yesterday.
May 16, 2014 |
JACQUELINE WONG doesn't live in poverty according to standard guidelines - her income puts her household at about twice the poverty level - but she is struggling to make ends meet. She was laid off twice by the School District of Philadelphia. Fortunately, she has an adjunct position teaching math for Community College of Philadelphia, where she makes $15,000 a year. But it is only part time. She also works a few hours each month as a community consultant with Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corp., for which she receives $5,000 a year.
December 16, 2013 |
Not that he's an Olympic-caliber skier, but when Frank Osborne heard that downhill phenom Lindsey Vonn had crashed on a training run last month in Vail, Colo., he could relate. On Jan. 14, 1997, the Cheltenham native was 22, a recent graduate of St. Joseph's University, living in the Poconos, and tempting fate: the double black diamond run he had wiped out on the first time he tried it that day. So Osborne went down it again, at night, and, as he recalls, was out of control pretty much from the start: "I was just flying.
December 1, 2013 |
GLENSIDE - Thanksgiving Day has passed, but don't tell that to Glenside's Ned Smith. His gratitude toward family and friends who have helped him since he suffered a stroke in 2011 is enough to last a lifetime. And the steps to recovery have blossomed into an unlikely musical project for the extended family. For years, Smith, 56, was in charge of scheduling the presses at the Schuylkill Printing Plant in Upper Merion, where The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News are printed.
October 25, 2013 |
Mike Class became Pennridge's all-time leading rusher earlier this season and is on the verge of joining the 5,000-yard club. It's a record-setting run that was nearly cut agonizingly short. In early May, while competing in the long jump in track and field, Class suffered a ruptured disc in his lower back. "When I went to my family doctor, I was actually told that I wouldn't be able to play football this season," the 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior captain said. "I was heartbroken.