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February 20, 2013 | By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
CHICAGO - Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients. The risk of the implants failing is low, but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery within the first three years. The message for women considering hip replacement surgery remains unclear. It's not known which models of hip implants perform best in women, even though women make up the majority of the more than 400,000 Americans who have full or partial hip replacements each year to ease the pain and loss of mobility caused by arthritis or injuries.
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October 19, 2012 | By Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio - Republican nominee Mitt Romney's awkward comment during the second presidential debate that he had received "binders full of women" as Massachusetts governor when he requested more female job candidates went fully viral Wednesday, drawing snickers from voters but also fueling a broader fight between the two campaigns over the key support of women. Romney's remark was just a sliver of the discussion Tuesday night about issues relevant to women, as the candidates tussled over subjects such as contraception and unequal pay. The battle escalated Wednesday, as President Obama worked to reclaim his advantage among women - and as the Romney campaign returned to its core argument that the Republican is better suited to manage women's top concern, the economy.
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August 21, 2012 | By Faye Flam, Inquirer Columnist
Awhile back, a reader wanted me to investigate whether there was an evolutionary explanation for women sleeping around. He didn't come at the question directly, but asked me to look at female low self-esteem and evolution. I pressed on how such low self-esteem was manifested, and that's when the sex question came out. He said he was worried about his daughters. The exchange left me with an interlocking series of questions: Why do some women sleep around? Does sleeping around have anything to do with self-esteem?
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June 19, 2013 | By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Declaring "the days of Rambo are over," a top general said Tuesday that cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than tough physical fitness requirements for women looking to join the military's special operations units. Maj. Gen. Bennet Sacolick, director of force management for U.S. Special Operations Command, said that having seen women working alongside commando teams in Afghanistan, he is less concerned about their physical strength than the social issues that could arise.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Allyn Gaestel, For The Inquirer
It seemed at times like a traditional court hearing. The judge peered down from the bench at the defendant as the parole officer gave her latest report. But then some comments made the assistant district attorney look up from her papers. "I want you to realize that you don't have to be in a relationship with a man to be valuable," Assistant D.A. Shea Rhodes told the defendant. This was no ordinary proceeding. This was Project Dawn Court, Philadelphia's treatment option for prostitution where sex workers opt to seek healing and an escape from the cycle of prostitution.
NEWS
March 9, 1998
Compare your educational, occupational and lifestyle opportunities to your mother's or grandmother's. How do you account for the differences? What hopes do you have for the next generation? (Men, please write about the women in your life.) Send essays, including a phone number for verification, by March 27 to Community Voices/Women at the addresses above. Questions? Call Cynthia Henry, assistant editorial page editor, at 215-854-2959.
SPORTS
January 20, 2012
TYLER HALE AND Kamile Nacickaite scored 14 points apiece to lead Drexel in a 66-39 rout of Northeastern in women's basketball action at the Daskalaskis Athletic Center last night. Hollie Mershon added 13 points as Drexel (9-7, 5-1 CAA) led by as much as 30 and had 15 points contributed off the bench. Deanna Kerkhof and Jamie Conroy each scored 12 to lead Northeastern (3-14, 1-5).  
TRAVEL
June 9, 2013
There's an adventuress in every woman just waiting to come out. Name: GlobalAdventuress.com What it does: Inspires women to travel with firsthand cultural experiences from other women. What's hot: The website speaks to many destinations and cultures, such as a five-day trip in Bhutan visiting the Dzong fortresses, or drinking fruity rakia in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The approach is simple and therefore approachable for a wide variety of women looking for travel inspiration and empowerment.
SPORTS
January 25, 2012
LAUREN BURFORD scored 16 points to lead Villanova to 62-53 win over Big East foe Cincinnati in a women's basketball game at the Pavilion last night. Burford shot 6-for-11 from the field and Laura Sweeney added 14 points for the Wildcats (13-7, 3-4 Big East). Bjonee Reaves led Cincinnati (9-11, 0-7) with a game-high 20 points. In another women's game: * At Xavier, Shey Peddy scored 19 points to lead Temple to a 64-38 rout of the Musketeers. Kristen McCarthy added 18 for Temple (11-8, 4-1 Atlantic 10)
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November 19, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Amber Orrange hit a go-ahead jumper with 1 minute, 38 seconds remaining in overtime Monday night in Stanford, Calif., and the tying three-pointer with 1.4 seconds to play in regulation, sending the No. 6-ranked Cardinal women to an 88-86 victory over top-ranked Connecticut that snapped the Huskies' 47-game winning streak. Stanford ended another long Huskies streak nearly four years after snapping the program's NCAA-record 90-game unbeaten run. UConn went 40-0 last season on the way to its second consecutive championship.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2014
SANDRA LONG WEAVER spent roughly 30 years climbing to the top of the newspaper industry, only to be abruptly fired in 2011. Overnight, Weaver went from being one of the highest ranking people at Philadelphia Media Network, the former parent company of the Daily News , Inquirer and Philly.com, to not knowing if she would ever work again. That's enough to rattle anyone, especially someone as highly thought of as Weaver who'd been a golden girl for her entire journalistic career.
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November 17, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Three Dragons scored in double figures as Drexel opened its season with a 62-53 win over Cornell at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Sarah Curran (Archbishop Carroll) led Drexel with 12 points. Meghan Creighton (Archbishop Carroll) and Jamila Thompson each scored 11. Swarthmore 73, Hartwick 47 - Elle Larsen, who made the all-tournament team, scored 25 points to lead the Garnet (1-1) over the Hawks (0-2) in the 14th annual Tip-Off Classic at Tarble Pavilion. Lebanon Valley 84, Gwynedd Mercy 63 - Natasha Matthews (Norristown)
NEWS
November 17, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Leslie Richards became a Montgomery County commissioner in 2012, she was inundated by men angling for positions on boards, commissions, and authorities. "It did not take much longer for me to realize that women were unaware of these opportunities," which give individuals influence and can be springboards to higher-level positions, Richards said. "It was quite frustrating, and I have to say it made me angry," she said. "I had to do something about it, but I wasn't quite sure what I could do. " The result of many long conversations with friends and advisers is Plan W. It's a political action committee that will support candidates for positions in local and county government across Pennsylvania - men and women, Democrats and Republicans - who pledge to boost the number of women in prominent staff and board positions.
NEWS
November 15, 2014
  V ICKI SACK, 43, of Ardmore, and Mikal Harden, 38, of Kensington, co-own Juno Search Partners in Center City. The fast-growing firm provides placement services for human resources, administrative support, accounting and finance, and IT professionals to companies in the region. I spoke with Sack. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for the biz? A: Mikal and I both worked in the recruiting business, competed against each other and had some of the same clients and [job]
NEWS
November 12, 2014 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
The homeless woman receiving the gently used business suit was very grateful, she told the social worker. But was there somewhere she could get a bra? She didn't own one. When Joanie Balderstone, who had donated the clothing, heard that, she knew she had to lift this woman up - in more ways than one. "Apparently, it's a common occurrence," she said. That was November 2009. Four months later, Balderstone, 42, and her wife, Rebecca McIntire, 41, held their first Mardi Bra party, inviting all the women they knew.
SPORTS
November 11, 2014 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
IT TOOK 5 years, but it finally hit Mike McLaughlin. For years growing up, the Philadelphia native and Father Judge High graduate came to the hallowed halls on South 33rd Street and watched basketball games with his family. The game took him to Division II Holy Family, where his 1,710 points still rank fifth in school history. He played after college for a bit with the Washington Generals and Harlem Globetrotters, playing in more than 50 countries. He went on to coach the women's team at his alma mater for 14 seasons, where he piled up 407 wins vs. 61 losses.
NEWS
November 11, 2014 | By Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer
With Leslie Cuyjet, her partner and former student, choreographer Cynthia Oliver has created a work informed by her early influences in the Caribbean, where she studied with a former company member of Germany's Kurt Jooss before moving to New York to work with Ronald K. Brown. The duo opened BOOM! Friday at the Painted Bride, banging a door loudly and skittering into the theater from behind the audience while yammering at each other in stop/start phrases. Were they sisters, girlfriends, mother and daughter?
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November 10, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
With an auditorium full of female students, Lincoln University president Robert R. Jennings offered the sort of fatherly advice he believes many of them need when it comes to sex and men. "We have, we had, on this campus last semester three cases of young women who after having done whatever they did with young men and then it didn't turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did," he began. "They went to Public Safety and said, 'He raped me.' " His comments came back in September, at Lincoln's annual All Women's Convocation.
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November 6, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
REPUBLICAN candidate Megan Rath knows she never stood a chance to win Democrat Bob Brady's seat in the 1st U.S. Congressional District. But, lordy, she had fun making the 16-year incumbent dance for votes he's always taken for granted. "He never had to put up billboards until we put up billboards. He even sent out mailers! When has Bob Brady ever had to send out mailers?" Rath, 34, asked yesterday morning at the 34th polling place she'd visited in less than four hours. She may have lost yesterday's election, but Rath - who sells medical devices when she's not on the stump - generated noticeable buzz in the GOP, says Alan Novak, former chairman of Pennsylvania's Republican State Committee.
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