May 9, 2013 |
Delaware County officials will hold a Drug Abuse and Heroin Awareness forum on Thursday to focus on the epidemic of misuse in the suburb. There have been 20 heroin-related deaths so far in 2013, according to the District Attorney's office. The two-hour event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on 601 N. Lansdowne Ave. and is open to the public. A father whose son died as a result of his drug addiction will present his story. The forum also will also include information on how children obtain drugs, the warning signs of abuse and how to get help.
April 22, 1999 |
What social issues would you most like to see a series of specials on? MTV asked its viewers a year ago. The response: young people and violence. Today at 4:30 p.m., the cable music channel presents Warning Signs, the first in a series produced with the American Psychological Association about violence in the lives of America's teenagers. The show repeats tomorrow night at 8. The show, the first in a series called Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand Against Violence, had been scheduled for next Tuesday.
March 1, 2012
Another fatal school shooting, this one in Ohio, again has parents across America wondering if their children's schools are safe. Details slowly emerging depict the alleged shooter as another troubled youth whose aberrant behavior wasn't predicted, but perhaps should have been. T.J. Lane, 17, allegedly walked into the high school cafeteria with a knife and a .22-caliber handgun and randomly opened fire. Three students died after the rampage Monday at Chardon High School near Cleveland.
October 23, 2011 |
Feeling a bit uneasy at work? Experts say there are definite signals when your job is at risk. For example, if you're no longer being copied on the regular office e-mails, start to polish up the resumé. Financial trouble at your company, a merger, or a change in the boss' behavior toward you are tips things are sure to change, and not necessarily in your favor. In fact, you may soon be looking for another job, according to this warning and slide show at Bankrate.com. "Step up your game" to improve your performance and broaden your skill.
February 2, 2001
The Lockerbie verdict offers the faintest of hopes that one day the truth about the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 may emerge. Not because the trial itself came near to answering all the questions, but because it provides the solid foundation on which any future inquiry will rest.. . .Everyone, including the Libyan regime, seemed content that the case should be self-contained and placed at the door of the two Libyans accused. That in itself should send out warning signs - it was all just a little too convenient.
April 6, 2004 |
Veterinarian Paul J. McGough has seen it happen every Easter. Cat owners decorate their homes with green and white Easter lilies, unaware that just one bite of the fragrant plant can cause kidney failure in their pets. After treating five poisoned cats last year - two of which died - McGough, 26, has embarked on a crusade to educate owners about the holiday danger. "If you have cats, don't get lilies, because they'll find them," he said. "It takes a small amount to kill a cat. You really just can't mess with it at all. " McGough, based in Valley Forge, said lilies contain an unknown toxin that cats cannot metabolize.
November 3, 2011 |
Upper Darby Township officials are asking residents to take a deep breath and count to 10 before they get mad. To help them, police and local politicians will be handing out fliers with tips to control tempers as part of "Please Don't Get Angry Day. " The idea stemmed from a similar event Michael J. Chitwood, the township's police superintendent, held while top cop in Portland, Maine. "Anger can destroy our lives and the lives of others," said Chitwood. Last year, there were thousands of incidents involving road rage, domestic violence, fights, and harassment in the community, he said.
March 28, 2012
The death of yet another apparently malnourished child who ultimately succumbed to abuse has Philadelphians once again asking how these tragedies can be avoided. For all the improvements made within the city's Department of Human Resources since 14-year-old Danieal Kelly starved to death six years ago, there are still children who end up dead. The latest is Khalil Wimes, 6, who died last week of blunt-force trauma to the head. He weighed only 29 pounds. Medical examiners said he had suffered tremendously before being taken, unconscious, sunken, and sallow, to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
October 22, 1989 |
If you exercise and part of your body starts to hurt, it's wise to cool it two ways - figuratively with rest and literally with ice. That rule-of-thumb prescription generally works when something hurts, but because pain is so individual, it is important to evaluate the severity and duration of each particular pain. Basically, pain is an unpleasant feeling that results from an injury or infection. There are two general categories of pain. Acute pain is short-term pain, whether mild or severe, caused by an identifiable injury or trauma, such as breaking an arm or surgery.
June 1, 2012 |
Had he lived, Simon Sudman would have been a first grader this year. But his death at 3 months from an undetected heart defect in 2005 spurred his parents, Darren and Phyllis, to press for state laws that would help prevent sadness like theirs from darkening the lives of other families. On Wednesday, the Plymouth Meeting couple's efforts bore fruit: Gov. Corbett signed into law House Bill 1610, making Pennsylvania the first state to set standards for preventing sudden cardiac arrest and death in student athletes and children.