April 6, 2012
WHAT ARE they afraid of? That's the obvious question that arises from yet another move by the fracking industry, and their BFFs in Pennsylvania government, to keep secret ("proprietary," if you will) the toxic chemicals that they are injecting into the earth. Act 13, the hydraulic fracturing law passed in February, already qualified as a major corporate giveaway to the natural-gas industry, giving companies the right to overturn local zoning laws and pretty much drill anywhere.
February 10, 2012 |
Michael D. Stulpin, 59, of Newtown Square, a family physician in Sharon Hill for more than 30 years, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, of heart failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Since 1981, Dr. Stulpin had maintained a practice in Sharon Hill. "One of his greatest sources of pride was his personal and medical relationships with multiple generations of his patient families," said his wife, Anne Gettemuller Stulpin. Dr. Stulpin was an assistant medical director with Devon Health Services.
February 5, 2012
Founded in 1787, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is one of the nation's oldest medical societies. John Redman was one of its founding members and its first president. Redman was born in Philadelphia in 1722 and was educated locally at William Tennant's Log College, a seminary in Bucks County. He completed his later studies in medicine at Edinburgh University and worked for a time in Europe. Returning to Philadelphia about 1748, Redman soon became a well-known and respected physician.
February 1, 2012 |
As I prepared to leave the doctor's office after a routine checkup a few months ago, the receptionist handed me a list of blood work for my next visit. I asked whether a PSA was really necessary: My prostate numbers had been elevated after six months on supplemental testosterone, but since I had stopped the hormone, two consecutive tests had come back normal. "Your insurance will probably cover it," she said. I wanted her to question the doctor anyway, and a couple of days later, she called to say that he had removed the test.
January 15, 2012 |
Sister Jean F. Mouch, 66, a physician and public health consultant who ministered in Africa and in Camden, died of cancer, Sunday, Jan. 1, at Holy Redeemer Hospice in Meadowbrook. Sister Jean chaired the Medical Mission Sisters' Office of Community Health Evaluation, Planning and Research in Camden, where she had lived since 1997. She consulted on health-assessment and improvement programs with Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, the Department of Community Health Improvements, Project H.O.P.E.
January 11, 2012 |
Robert L. Lippa, 55, of Bala Cynwyd, a former emergency room physician at Lankenau Hospital, died Saturday, Jan. 7, of sudden cardiac arrest while rowing in a four-person shell during a morning practice on the Schuylkill. The website of the Fairmount Rowing Association reported that, as a member for several years, Dr. Lippa "achieved a personal milestone last summer when he won a gold medal . . . at the Masters Nationals in Oklahoma City. " Born in Swampscott, Mass., Dr. Lippa earned a bachelor's degree in neuroscience at Amherst College in 1979 and graduated in 1983 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
January 7, 2012 |
John L. Fischetti, a physician who was involved in studies for new cardiac drugs, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, his 85th birthday, of bladder cancer at home. In 1979, after a career as a cardiologist at Brooklyn Hospital in New York, Dr. Fischetti joined ICI, now AstraZeneca, in Wilmington. For the next decade, he was involved in devising and supervising studies for beta blockers and vasodilators for heart patients. In 1989, he became a group director at SmithKline Beecham, now GlaxoSmithKline, in Philadelphia, where he was involved in several cardiac and antiviral drug studies.
December 28, 2011
Dr. Richard J. Morris, 81, of Media, a family doctor for more than 50 years, died of sepsis Monday, Dec. 26, at home. Dr. Morris established a practice in Chester in 1958. He later moved to Elwyn. For the last six years, he maintained an office in Wilmington. He was on the staff of Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He was a physician to four generations of families, his daughter Stacy Yore said. Babies he delivered grew up to bring their children to him for care, his daughter said.
December 19, 2011
The board of trustees of EducationWorks , a Lawrenceville educational nonprofit organization, elected Kevin Cafferky and Matt McManness as members. Cafferky is controller of OIC Philadelphia. McManness is chief financial officer of La Salle University. The Rowan University Foundation named Alyce Parker , principal of Alyce Parker & Associates, as chair for a second term. Paul Tully , registered principal, Eagle Wealth Strategies, will be treasurer. Joseph Bottazzi , executive vice president of business development at Edelman Financial Services L.L.C., is secretary.
December 6, 2011
By Peter Sananman, Hallam Gugelmann, and Jeanmarie Perrone 'I need Percocet, Doc," the man said. He reported that he had fallen off a ladder the day before while cleaning gutters. His request for that particular narcotic pain medication may not have raised suspicion if not for an astute clerk who recognized him. The clerk retrieved records showing the man had gone to the same emergency room four times over the past six months for alleged falls off a ladder. There's no telling how many other emergency rooms he had been to across the city.