July 9, 2016
Plant the last of your summer crops. Last call for tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and sweet potato plants; and cucumber, squash, melons, and beans from seed. Here's how to plant midsummer: For transplants, soak the pot thoroughly in a bucket of water until no bubbles rise; dig a hole, fill hole with the rest of the water, and plant the plant. Water well to settle soil. For seeds, hoe a trench an inch or two deep, and fill it with water; give seeds the proper spacing in single or wide rows, and cover with soil three times as deep as the seeds are wide.
June 5, 2016 |
Erika Totten doesn't really remember the car crash. She recalls leaving her friend's house in Pennsylvania with her 2-year-old twins in the back of the car and heading back to her home in North Hanover, N.J. She vaguely remembers feeling a little confused, and a little lost. But the next thing she knew, she had run the car into a ditch, the police and ambulance arrived, and she was on her way to the hospital. No one was hurt. But the accident wasn't really a surprise. Totten had developed Type 1 diabetes at 21 after a severe case of mononucleosis that might have wiped out her insulin-producing beta cells.
March 17, 2016 |
Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine are planning to conduct experimental penis transplants in the hope of restoring urinary and sexual function to 60 wounded servicemen. Doctors at the Baltimore institution have been practicing on cadavers to prepare for their first patient, said a medical school spokeswoman. If the first round of transplants is successful, the procedure might be made available to men who have had cancer, and in gender reassignment surgery. Johns Hopkins has been approved to conduct transplants only on injured servicemen, said spokeswoman Taylor Graham.
March 17, 2016 |
Hahnemann University Hospital last week became the second transplant center in the nation to receive permission to use organs from HIV-positive donors. The organs would be given only to patients who also are HIV-positive and have agreed to accept them. The transplants will be part of research that will carefully monitor both the transplant and the potentially deadly disease. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore announced last month that it would be the first to offer HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive patients on its waiting list.
February 26, 2016 |
THIS IS ABOUT Bobby Rydell and a little girl, and the liver that binds them. And a lesson we too often forget. Let this be a small reminder. Assiah Phinisee has her eyes fixed on her video game and her ears on the conversation I'm having with her mom - you know, in case the pint-size cutie needs to clarify an important point or two. "I'm 7 1/2," she soon interjects, pausing for dramatic effect. "And I take my half really seriously. " Her mom, Rasheena, is sitting next to her and talking about the children's book she and Assiah have written, called I Am a Flower Pot Made for a Plant.
February 21, 2016 |
Jefferson Health announced Friday that it was taking the unusual step of voluntarily suspending heart transplant procedures for six to nine months while it begins a "significant redesign" of the program. "Every facet of healthcare delivery in our country is changing, and transplant care is no exception," Anne Docimo, chief medical officer of Jefferson Health, said in a statement. Asked why expansion would require a suspension, spokeswoman Jacqueline Kozloski said, "we are taking a timeout.
February 20, 2016 |
Fox Chase Cancer Center has agreed to establish a bone-marrow transplant program with Universal Hospital in the United Arab Emirates, the two groups said Thursday. The new program will aim to provide care locally and regionally and include physician exchange programs, they said. Fox Chase, part of Temple University Health System, last week started seeing patients at a new outptient center for bone-marrow transplant patients at Jeanes Hospital. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-4651 @InqBrubaker
January 19, 2016
Barbara Wadsworth , Main Line Health senior vice president and chief nursing officer, has been named to the governing board of the Gift of Life Donor Program. Since 1974, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 37,000 lifesaving organ transplants and more than 550,000 tissue transplants, and serves as the link between donors and patients awaiting transplants. The Center City Proprietors Association, a nonprofit member organization for small businesses, has elected the following officers: Linda Karp, president of Karp Marketing, president; Joe Wolf, owner of Lupine Retail Consulting, vice president; Eric Marzluf, a partner at Caesar Rivise P.C., secretary; and Suzette Mahoney, owner of the restaurant R2L, treasurer.
December 3, 2015 |
WHEN NOBLE Khayee Lee saw the comely young woman in a Chinese market at 22nd and Lehigh, he knew she was the woman for him. There was just one problem. Noble was afflicted with crippling shyness. But love conquers all, as the saying goes, and love conquered Noble's shyness. "I got up my courage and spoke to her," he said. "She was so happy and smiling. I felt comfortable right away talking to her. " Noble had no way of knowing that the young woman, Alexis Sloan, had gained a kind of notoriety by being one of the five people who received the organs of a boxer, Francisco "Paco" Rodriguez, who died of head injuries in 2009 at age 25 after a bout at the Blue Horizon.
November 8, 2015 |
Quinette Keys' large family rallied behind her when she learned she had cancer, but it wasn't at all clear they'd be able to save her. Diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in 2007, the Hamilton Square, N.J., woman waited anxiously as the staff at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital tested her relatives as possible matches for a life-saving stem cell transplant. Six brothers and even her fraternal twin sister all were ruled out. None had immune system protein markers close enough to those of the retired career Army soldier.