October 10, 2012 |
A couple of years ago, when Jasir Huff, now 6, suffered a concussion, all his mother was told to do was give him some ibuprofen and keep an eye on him. When Jasir's big brother, Jordan Goins, 12, fell and struck his head on the concrete basketball court at his school in September, it was a whole new ball game. Jordan's pediatrician, who is part of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's primary care network, ordered "cognitive rest" for his concussion. That meant no school, no homework, no computer, no texting, and no video games.
October 5, 2012 |
Bobby DelVecchio may not be trying his luck riding bulls anymore. In fact, the 55-year-old hasn't ridden one since the early 1990s. But his fingerprints will still be all over the place this weekend when the Philadelphia Invitational is held at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday and Saturday nights, even if he is not likely to be there. Vital in creating the Professional Bull Riders organization, DelVecchio helped shape the sport of bull riding to what it is today. It's a sport that he says has become much harder, more dangerous, and more physical than he ever could have imagined when he first hopped on a bull four decades ago. "The risk factor is triple what it was before PBR," DelVecchio said over the phone from his home in Texas.
October 1, 2012 |
Ania Krawiec can make sweet music with her tennis racket. She can sing, too. Krawiec plays just one sport at Bishop Eustace, starring for the tennis team. But she's also a member of the school choir. "It's just so different" than sports, said Krawiec, a Lumberton resident. "In sports you're running around, conditioning, competing, working so hard to try to improve. Being in the choir and singing is just a great way for me to relax. " Krawiec, a 5-foot-7 athlete who plays righthanded, is one of South Jersey's top tennis players.
September 19, 2012 |
THE EAGLES sketched out a scenario Monday that might allow center Jason Kelce to play again this season, but it is a real longshot, two orthopedic surgeons told the Daily News. Head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Kelce suffered a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear and a total tear of the medial collateral ligament, when Baltimore safety Ed Reed's helmet hit Kelce's right knee in the third quarter of the Eagles' victory Sunday. Burkholder said Dr. Peter DeLuca, the team's orthopedic surgeon, will examine Kelce's knee with an arthroscope Tuesday.
May 25, 2012 |
Lourdes Health System said it would open an ambulatory care center in a vacant building at the corner of Route 70 and Brace Road in Cherry Hill. The $13 million center, to be developed by Rosewood Real Estate Enterprises of Cherry Hill, is expected to open early next year, Lourdes said. Lourdes has a 15-year lease and is expected to spend at least $4 million for equipment and furnishings, spokeswoman Lauren Markin said. The 54,000-square-foot center will be the primary office for Lourdes Cardiology Services and will have physician offices for orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology and podiatry.
March 20, 2012 |
HOW DO we know it's spring in Philadelphia? Chase Utley's knees are hurting. The Phillies haven't disclosed the name of the specialist Utley, 33, has gone to see, after general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged it is likely Utley will begin the season on the disabled list for the second year in a row. A couple of Philadelphia-area orthopedists with sports medicine backgrounds interviewed by the Daily News said they would be very interested in...
February 11, 2012 |
Robert E. Colcher, 84, of Center City, medical director of Valley Forge Medical Center & Hospital, died Monday, Feb. 6, of heart failure at Hahnemann University Hospital. In 1958, Dr. Colcher joined what was then Valley Forge Medical Center & Heart Hospital as chief of surgery. He became medical director in 1966 after the death of his father-in-law, Joseph Wolffe, the hospital's medical director and founder. In 1973, Valley Forge Medical Center changed its mission to providing treatment to adults with substance abuse and associated physical, social, and psychological disorders.
October 24, 2011
Accurate feedback is better for students than bogus praise In another blow to the self-esteem movement, a University of Pennsylvania researcher has found that students are less likely to be depressed if they have accurate views of their performance and get accurate feedback about it. Lead researcher Young-Hoon Kim, a postdoctoral researcher at Penn, worked with Chi-yue Chiu at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, to evaluate the...
June 1, 2011
BARTOLO COLON is 38. He is not the best-conditioned pitcher on the planet. Bart's playing field should be a lily pad. He should be zapping flies, not breaking bats. By 2009, the right arm that won the American League Cy Young Award in 2005 hung limp as a soup-kitchen dishrag. His elbow was shot. His rotator cuff was torn. The labrum had seen better days. The guy's MRI showed so many loose bodies, it looked like a 1950 TV test pattern. It hurt like hell when he tried to throw.
May 18, 2011 |
When a professional athlete in middle age can maintain elite performance, they join a short list. It includes George Blanda, the NFL quarterback and kicker who retired at 48 after 26 seasons; tennis star Martina Navratilova, who won a Grand Slam title two months shy of her 50th birthday; and swimmer Dara Torres, who at 41 earned three silver medals at the Olympics. Then there's boxer Bernard Hopkins, who on Saturday could become the oldest fighter to win a major world title.