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May 19, 1999 | by Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Dr. Allan Koff doesn't mow his own lawn anymore. Like many of his patients, he's allergic to the pollen that bursts from the trees around Philly every spring. "First it's the oak, then sycamore," he says, "and then comes dogwood - and the rest are close behind. " "That's how I got out of mowing the lawn," adds Koff, an internist with the Albert Einstein Health Care Network in the Northeast. Right now the long-needled pine is dumping yellow pollen onto windshields and sidewalks across the city.
NEWS
July 7, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howie Mandel is a major germaphobe. The folks at America's Got Talent - where he's the newest judge - had to know this. The title of Mandel's autobiography is Don't Touch Me . As a child, he wouldn't fix undone shoelaces because they'd touched the floor. How long have you been a germaphobe, he was once asked. "You're asking my age?" he replied. And yet, somebody at the NBC summer hit apparently thought it would be funny to test the bald big mouth's microbe-phobia.
NEWS
May 3, 2000 | by Kitty Caparella, Daily News Staff Writer
Not wanting to spread any germs, Russell Carroll tried to suppress a sneeze during a high-powered meeting with his boss and five other administrators. But Carroll, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Administrative Computer Center, couldn't suppress it for long. When he finally sneezed, court records stated, he felt a "pressure in his head and within 30 seconds to a minute, felt a pain like a rubber band struck his left eye," detaching the retina. Doctors tried to save his vision in three subsequent operations, but Carroll lost the use of his left eye, seeing only light and dark.
NEWS
February 20, 2012 | By Mitchell Hecht, For The Inquirer
Question: Is it true that the reason why people say "God bless you" after someone sneezes is that the heart stops beating? Answer: Fortunately, the heart doesn't stop when we sneeze. The sneeze reflex is analogous to the cough reflex, in that it's an automatic response to an irritation. The walls of the nasal cavity are irritated, conducting nerve impulses to the brain. The uvula (which hangs down from your upper palate above the tongue) closes off the mouth area from the upper airway so that air is forcefully directed through the nose.
NEWS
October 18, 2009 | By Emolyn Liden FOR THE INQUIRER
The dust makes us all sneeze. On the street, stirred up by market traffic, it floats at eye level. I sneeze, and Rebecca says, "Bless you. " A little watery-eyed, I return to life in the streets of Marrakech, Morocco. We are standing in the middle of the street, and people pass us on all sides. We are lured into the mazes of woven rugs and leather shops, the alleyways of silver and gold platters, vases, and goblets. At a glance, the objects look spectacular, reflecting light that shines through the ceiling.
NEWS
January 26, 1995 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Folk singer Dave Van Ronk will headline a show sponsored by the Lansdowne Folk Club at 8 tonight at the Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne. Gary and Gary will open. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 if ordered in advance. The Club is at 84 S. Lansdowne Ave. Call 610-622-3512. Amateur sleuths, the game is afoot! Master detective Sherlock Holmes will put his razor-sharp powers of reasoning to the test tonight through Feb. 4, when the Players Club of Swarthmore stages The Crucifer of Blood.
NEWS
April 3, 1996 | BY FRANCHESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Daily News, New York Post and USA Today contributed to this report
If only our Religious Studies 101 class had included this kind of stuff! Maybe we wouldn't have decided on the English major after all. Here's Richard Gere explaining his search for "pure bliss," and what he claims is a tenet of his Buddhist faith: "They say there are several moments in one's life when it happens: during orgasm, when we sneeze and in deep levels of dreams. Those are states of consciousness when there are flashes of bliss. " (Interview, Page 41.) Bliss when we sneeze?
SPORTS
July 6, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Albert Pujols stayed on the bench in his first game off the disabled list. The St. Louis Cardinals had plenty without the three-time NL MVP. Matt Holliday homered twice hours after being picked to represent the National League in the Home Run Derby and Jaime Garcia had another stingy home outing in an 8-1 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds last night. Holliday said he knew about the derby honor a few days ago. "No correlation, I wouldn't think," Holliday said. "I'm just trying to hit the ball hard.
LIVING
April 26, 1993 | By Sue Chastain, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If he were allowed just one question to determine how bad a new patient's seasonal allergies were, Stephen J. McGeady of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital might ask: "Do you wish you were dead around Memorial Day?" And if the answer was yes? "I'd know I was talking to someone with a bad grass allergy," said McGeady, director of Jefferson's Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division. Let's call it . . . pollen panic. Though the millions of Americans who go through it every year hardly need to be informed that those drippy, stuffed- up, sneezy days are here once again.
SPORTS
June 24, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Rick Reed, Carl Everett and the New York Mets more than measured up to the Atlanta Braves. In their first test of the year against the National League champions, the surging Mets beat visiting Atlanta, 3-2, last night for their season-high fifth straight win. Reed (5-4) outpitched John Smoltz (6-7), and Everett rallied New York with a two-run homer in the sixth inning. The victory left the Mets just five games behind the NL East-leading Braves. More than that, it showed both teams the gap between them might not be so overwhelming.
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November 29, 2014 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
On Nov. 9, Jim Warrenfeltz ran the OBX Marathon. He's a fast guy and scored a new personal record that day by a few minutes, running the race in two hours, 54 minutes and 30 seconds. His post-running bliss was short lived, though. "You never feel good after a marathon," said Warrenfeltz, 33, of Emmaus, Pa. That not feeling good turned out to be something worse than just sore legs. On the Tuesday after, he started to feel bad. By Wednesday, he'd developed a cough and general felt of "crud.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
POLICE OFFICERS often have a nose for saving lives, but officers in Delaware County can now save someone's life through their nose thanks to an anti-opiate drug that is administered through the nasal cavities and is being rolled out to every Delco cop. Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced yesterday that the county will be the first in Pennsylvania to equip all of its 400 patrol cars with nasal naloxone, a nasal spray that counteracts...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 17, 2014 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
Malinda Swain has "a thing" about nature, snowy white paper, handmade or recycled anything - and the kind of solitude others dread. She jokingly calls the hours, days, and weeks spent alone in her suburban studio folding recycled copy paper into three-dimensional flowers "my solitary confinement. " Lock us up, please! The studio is in a funky old carriage house overlooking the tennis court at her father and stepmother's Haverford estate. Says Swain, 32, an artist from Brisbane, Australia: "It's quite lovely to sit here and drink tea and listen to music and fold.
NEWS
July 29, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
One in a series of occasional articles about the regional effects of climate change and how we're coping.   Even though she'd been walking in the woods for only a few minutes, Jen McIntyre was in distress. Tears were running down her cheeks. She couldn't breathe through her nose. "I feel like this is our new reality," McIntyre said recently of the allergies that have begun to plague her. McIntyre, 43, of Mount Airy, never had allergies, aside from reactions to the odd dog or horse.
NEWS
June 6, 2013
DURING my morning commute on SEPTA, I overheard several people discussing how their allergies have never been worse than they are this week. I can personally attest to that, as my own allergies flare daily. While this may seem like a normal spike in pollen we see this time of year, several studies have found that global warming is responsible for the increases in pollen and air pollution that are causing us all to suffer. The warmer temperatures and higher CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere allow plants to pollinate sooner and to pollinate for longer periods of time.
NEWS
September 26, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TOKYO - Asian shares dipped in morning trading Wednesday after the worst sell-off in three months on Wall Street as pessimism about world growth spread across the Pacific. The Nikkei, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, lost 1.7 percent in early morning trading to 8,935.97. South Korea's KOSPI edged down 0.3 percent, while the Straits Time Index slipped 0.9 percent. In Tokyo, export-dependent issues were sold on worries about the global economy and the continued strength of the yen, which erodes the earnings of such companies.
NEWS
February 20, 2012 | By Mitchell Hecht, For The Inquirer
Question: Is it true that the reason why people say "God bless you" after someone sneezes is that the heart stops beating? Answer: Fortunately, the heart doesn't stop when we sneeze. The sneeze reflex is analogous to the cough reflex, in that it's an automatic response to an irritation. The walls of the nasal cavity are irritated, conducting nerve impulses to the brain. The uvula (which hangs down from your upper palate above the tongue) closes off the mouth area from the upper airway so that air is forcefully directed through the nose.
SPORTS
July 6, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Albert Pujols stayed on the bench in his first game off the disabled list. The St. Louis Cardinals had plenty without the three-time NL MVP. Matt Holliday homered twice hours after being picked to represent the National League in the Home Run Derby and Jaime Garcia had another stingy home outing in an 8-1 victory over the visiting Cincinnati Reds last night. Holliday said he knew about the derby honor a few days ago. "No correlation, I wouldn't think," Holliday said. "I'm just trying to hit the ball hard.
NEWS
April 3, 2011 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
The cold and gloomy stairway with its grit-covered steps was forbidding, but the man in the suit making his way to the roof was undeterred. A public-health nemesis was on the loose, and Donald J. Dvorin was on the trail of the elusive evidence. Dvorin is a full-time allergist, but he's also a part-time, volunteer detective. Consulting a homely rooftop machine atop his Center City office building, he's the one who figures out the region's daily pollen counts. And in recent years, they have taken on a fresh importance.
NEWS
July 7, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howie Mandel is a major germaphobe. The folks at America's Got Talent - where he's the newest judge - had to know this. The title of Mandel's autobiography is Don't Touch Me . As a child, he wouldn't fix undone shoelaces because they'd touched the floor. How long have you been a germaphobe, he was once asked. "You're asking my age?" he replied. And yet, somebody at the NBC summer hit apparently thought it would be funny to test the bald big mouth's microbe-phobia.
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