May 5, 2016 |
That proverbial village - you know, the one everyone says is essential to raise a child - might be the other sling-wearing, Bugaboo-pushing mommies on your block. Or it might be the whole world. Two new books by Philly-connected authors - albeit in very different ways - upend the notion that parenting is meant to be a solo gig. The Mommy Group: Freaking Out, Finding Friends, and Surviving the Happiest Time of Our Lives by Elizabeth Isadora Gold follows a group of women in a flush section of Brooklyn who weather miscarriages, births, sleep training, and the sea change that motherhood brings to one's sense of self.
July 28, 2014 |
When Maurice Kanbar got headaches from drinking alcohol, he came up with a solution: Skyy Vodka, regular vodka minus the impurities that he said gave him headaches. He also invented the "D-Fuzz-It" sweater comb and a hypodermic needle protector to prevent health-care workers from getting pricked. But the wealthy San Francisco entrepreneur has another claim to fame: He's the godfather of Philadelphia University. He is the biggest donor in the university's history. He gave his alma mater a whopping $21 million during its current capital campaign - more than half the amount the university was aiming to raise.
January 26, 2014 |
Yoga offers remarkable benefits for the mind and body, but can it help varicose veins? Read on. Meanwhile, let's hear what Charles Dietzek says about this common affliction. Dietzek, 56, facetiously describes himself as a "glorified plumber"; he fixes the body's "blood pipes" - veins and arteries. More formally, he's a board-certified vascular surgeon at the Vein & Vascular Institute, whose main office is in Voorhees. In recent years, Dietzek has concentrated on veins. "In the arterial half of the vascular world, when things go bad, they go really bad," Dietzek said.
July 3, 2013
VARICOSE VEINS are more than just ugly. They can be the reason for heaviness and aches in your legs, even if you are in great shape. Summer Sanders, former U.S. Olympic swimmer, gold medalist, fitness enthusiast and busy mother of two, was shocked to learn that hers were the reason for some bothersome symptoms. "My legs were achy and heavy, especially after a long day. I thought it was just from living an active lifestyle and, you know, getting older," the 40-year-old Sanders told me in a phone interview recently.
January 5, 2012 |
SO, EAGLES WIDE receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized for acting like a diva in 2011. "I can admit to certain things affecting me during the season," Jackson said Sunday, after the Birds' win against the Redskins at the Linc. "I just want to apologize. I could have handled things differently. " No doubt many fans accustomed to Jackson's swagger were startled by his chastened behavior. Was it sincere? Or was Jackson playing the penance card to gild his chances of being re-signed by the Birds?
December 20, 2004 |
A man who saved America - and probably the world - is living out his days on a tiny pension in a dank apartment in a forlorn suburb of Moscow. He has a bad stomach, varicose veins, and a mangy, spotted dog named Jack the Ripper. Stanislav Petrov's life is small now. He walks Jack, makes tea from herbs he picks in the park, and harangues his 34-year-old son about getting off the computer and finding a girlfriend. There was a time when Petrov, now a 65-year-old widower, was almost larger than life, a privileged member of the Soviet Union's military elite, a lieutenant colonel on the fast track to a generalship.
July 16, 1997 |
Don't exercise in broad daylight, do read plenty of books about blizzards and don't forget to nosh on some chilled oysters and vichyssoise. If it related to heat, it was fit to broadcast yesterday, as the third day of the city's blazing heat wave provided plenty of fodder for local television stations obsessed with weather. "There is a great public interest in weather," said KYW-TV (Channel 3) Acting News Director Paul Gluck. "What we can't control, we're all fascinated by. " From the ludicrous to the life-and-death, here's a look at some of approaches local stations tried yesterday: KYW (Channel 3)
March 1, 1993 |
She works out at least three times a week, and her legs, lean, strong and muscular, are the proof. She is proud of her legs. Not so the veins. Faint from a distance, these bursts of threadlike veins - a dozen or so on each leg - appear beneath the skin like subterranean lace. Doctors call them spiders. She wants them gone. Which is what brings her, a 29-year-old legal secretary who asked that her name not be used, to Steven S. Greenbaum's fifth-floor office on Ninth Street.
February 12, 1992 |
Q: I'm an 80-year-old woman taking Capoten to control my high blood pressure. In the last year, I have been experiencing excessive perspiration, which I believe is related to the medicine. My doctor is puzzled because it's not supposed to be one of the drug's side effects, and he feels there is no connection. Could there be? A: Patients may experience unusual reactions to medicine. These reactions are not considered to be routine side effects but may represent an idiosyncratic response to the drug.
June 15, 1991 |
Dear Graduates: Since another graduation season has passed without an opportunity to speak to the graduates of a major American university - or the National Tractor-Trailer Driving Institute - I am taking word processor in hand to address these words to you, the students of today, who will be the debtors of tomorrow. I seek to leave you with words that will echo down the path of life for decades; you seek the quickest way out of the parking lot. I seek to fill you with wonder; you wonder what that cute economics major is wearing under those black robes.