June 16, 2013
When I ran the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon, my trek included 26.2 miles of running and four port-a-potty stops. The culprit, I believe, was the bottles of sports drinks I consumed in the days leading up to the race and that morning, thinking I would be providing myself with the right hydration to run a marathon. Not quite. Skratch Labs to the rescue. They're working on ways to provide better options for endurance athletes, in both drink and food. Allen Lim, a sports physiologist, was the director of sports science for the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team.
February 8, 2013 |
GlaxoSmithKline reported lower fourth-quarter profits Wednesday and said it would consider selling off two soft-drink brands popular in the United Kingdom, but chief executive officer Andrew Witty said he was "thrilled" with the early feedback received from Philadelphia employees moving from near Logan Square to a new facility at the Navy Yard. "Even some of the diehard skeptics are impressed with how things are going," Witty said during a news conference in London to discuss 2012 full-year and fourth-quarter results.
February 3, 2013
PHILADELPHIA 3 judges suspended from Traffic Court The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Friday suspended without pay three of the nine judges indicted Thursday for what federal investigators called a massive "culture of ticket-fixing" at Philadelphia's Traffic Court. The suspended judges are Michael Sullivan, who had been administrative judge until being removed from the leadership post in December 2011 by the Supreme Court while the federal probe was still going on; Michael Lowry, and Chester County District Judge Mark Bruno, who heard cases in Traffic Court.
March 7, 2011 |
Keith Washington's contributions for Frankford High's basketball team are not limited to quality point-guarding. Lately, in fact, much to the enjoyment of spectators, the 6-1, 170-pound senior has become almost as well known for sideshows. Back on Feb. 14, judging by his histrionics, you would have thought Washington had broken his ankle in, oh, 27 places early in a Public League playoff at George Washington. Not only did he make it back onto the court, he paced a victory. Saturday night at Abraham Lincoln, Washington suffered hamstring-cramping midway through the fourth quarter of the Pioneers' spirited battle with La Salle for the Class AAAA City Title, then spent the rest of the game occasionally imitating Grandpappy Amos (Google him, young heads)
March 4, 2010 |
Mayor Nutter wants to treat the city's weight and wallet problems in his 2010-11 budget with the same remedy: the nation's highest tax on all sweetened beverages including soda, energy drinks, ice tea, even chocolate milk. Nutter's plan would put Philadelphia at the front of the movement to tax sweet drinks, an effort that the beverage industry already opposes and that could encounter resistance in City Council. The tax rate would be 2 cents per ounce, 40 cents on a 20-ounce bottle of soda.
March 4, 2006 |
When small amounts of benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical, were found in some soft drinks 16 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration never told the public. That is because the beverage industry told the government it would handle the problem and the FDA thought the problem was solved. A decade and a half later, benzene has turned up again. The FDA has found levels in some soft drinks higher than what it found in 1990, and two to four times higher than what is considered safe for drinking water.
July 21, 2003 |
Children adapt less effectively than adults to hot weather, making them more vulnerable to heat-induced sickness. Children produce more body heat than adults, sweat less, and take longer to get used to temperature changes. At the same time, maybe because their thirst mechanisms are not well developed, children often feel no need to drink enough to replace fluids lost during exercise. On a hot day, this puts them at risk for dehydration. "They'll keep playing, especially if it's something they enjoy doing," said Denise Salerno, a pediatrician at Temple University Children's Medical Center.
September 5, 2000 |
Headed out for some physical activity and want to perform like the Eagles' red-hot Duce? Well, drink bottles of water or chug sports drinks, but please, don't guzzle pickle juice. As many fans know, pickle juice was one of the drinks of choice for some of the Eagles players this weekend, a weapon that some say helped them romp the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium, where the mercury on the field climbed as high as 171. But nutritionists issue a stern warning to the amateur athlete - pickle juice can be downright dangerous.
May 4, 1999 |
Hours after his team was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Steve Chiasson was killed when his pickup truck flipped on a dark, lonely road. The 32-year-old player was found early yesterday morning in north Raleigh, and the State Highway Patrol says he might have been speeding after drinking alcohol. The truck rolled and ejected Chiasson, who was not wearing a seat belt and had been driving alone, investigators said. Weather was not a factor and no other vehicles were believed to have been involved.
May 4, 1999 |
Hours after his team was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Steve Chiasson was killed when his pickup truck flipped on a dark, lonely road. The 32-year-old player was found early yesterday morning in north Raleigh, and the State Highway Patrol said he might have been speeding after drinking alcohol. The truck rolled and ejected Chiasson, who was not wearing a seat belt and had been driving alone, investigators said. Weather was not a factor and no other vehicles were believed to have been involved.