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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.
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.
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
The presumed vast numbers of women with low libido are not that hot for the first drug ever approved to heat up their desire. A total of 1,841 prescriptions for Addyi were filled in its first 10 weeks on the U.S. market, according to health-care industry analyst Symphony Health Solutions. (Viagra, the first erectile dysfunction drug, tallied more than 36,000 prescriptions in just its first week in 1998.) At this rate, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International will need a long time to recoup the $1 billion it pledged to pay to acquire Addyi two days after regulators greenlighted the product in August.
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)
SPORTS
February 28, 2012
Lindsay Kimmel shot 5-for-7 from the arc en route to 16 points to lead Villanova to a 68-60 women's victory over Syracuse yesterday in their regular season Big East finale. Laura Sweeney added 15 points for the Wildcats (16-13, 6-10), who will face Seton Hall in the first round of the conference tournament at 6 p.m. Friday in Hartford, Conn. Iasis Hemmingway had 19 points and 10 rebouds for Syrcause (17-13, (6-10). The Wildcats made 14 of their 26 three-point attempts.
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April 27, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, STAFF WRITER
An ex-Philadelphia prison inmate testified Tuesday that Rudolph Churchill admitted raping and killing two North Philadelphia women in 1989 and bemoaned the fact that he would have gotten away with it but for DNA. Richard Simmons, 44, described an April 2014 conversation he said he had with Churchill in a day room in the city's Curran-Fromhold Correctional Center. Simmons was awaiting trial on a charge of bringing marijuana into prison; Churchill had just been charged with raping and strangling 19-year-old Ruby Ellis and Cheryl Hanible, 33. "He said he wouldn't have got caught if he didn't give his DNA," Simmons told the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury in the fifth day of testimony in the rape-murder trial of Churchill, 54, of Paulsboro, Gloucester County.
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April 26, 2016 | By John N. McGuire, Staff Writer
Funds from the sales of a party game are paying one area student's way through college. Sona Dadhania, 19, of Voorhees, Camden County, is the first recipient of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, which is funded by Cards Against Humanity. This scholarship will cover the rest of Dadhania's education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a freshman in the materials science and engineering program. Dadhania applied for the award at the end of November 2015 and found out she was the winner in early April.
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April 25, 2016 | By Jack Tomczuk, Staff Writer
Mary Katherine "Kathy" McKinney Miller, 69, a prominent women's rights activist, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday, April 17, at her Chestnut Hill home. Ms. Miller was born to a Quaker family in Central City, Neb. After graduating from Scattergood Friends School, a boarding school in Iowa, she enrolled in Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. She transferred from there to George Washington University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology and a master's in counseling.
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April 24, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITERS
Calling unequal pay for women "a great injustice," and vowing to fight for issues such as paid family leave and gun regulations, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with a small group of supporters at a Jenkintown café Friday. The conversation at Curds & Whey, in a room filled mostly with young mothers, was personal. Clinton gave advice to young women on standing up to criticism, sexism, and online bullying. "Don't take it personally, because it can knock you to your knees," Clinton said.
NEWS
April 22, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Ruby Ellis and Cheryl Hanible were raped and strangled in 1989 in a part of North Philadelphia since obliterated by redevelopment. But the years did nothing to dim the emotions of their friends and relatives Wednesday as testimony began in the trial of Rudolph Churchill, the South Jersey man whose DNA allegedly linked to their slayings a quarter-century later. Hanible's sister sobbed and wiped away tears as Assistant District Attorney Gwenn Cujdik projected autopsy photos of the two women, cords tightly wrapped around their necks.
BUSINESS
April 15, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bank of America is doubling its investment in the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program that includes Philadelphia, providing a total of $20 million in loans for women entrepreneurs for 2016 and 2017. Entrepreneur Works is the community development financial institution administering the funds in Philadelphia. Through that partnership, it will be able to offer a 2 percent interest-rate reduction on loans for qualifying borrowers, according to a statement by Bank of America. Since the Tory Burch program's inception in 2014, Entrepreneur Works has issued $173,000 in loans to 16 women owning small businesses in Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 14, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are looking for two young women who allegedly stabbed an employee at a Center City store after shoplifting from the business. Philadelphia police on Tuesday released photos of the two suspects in the incident Friday at the Five Below store at 1529 Chestnut St. After the women allegedly shoplifted from the store at about 6 p.m., a female employee followed them outside to 16th and Chestnut Streets and tried to retrieve the unspecified stolen...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Affleck commits to Africa "I felt like I was always chasing the next job, singing for my supper," Ben Affleck , 43, says in Glamour's May issue. "I didn't feel like I had anything that I could point to and say - and I know this is a cliché - 'I gave back; here are the footprints I left in the sand.' " He found a worthy cause during a 2007 fact-finding journey through war-torn regions of Africa, including Eastern Congo. "What I saw was people trying to work and keep their families upright after the child soldiers and the sexual violence," says Affleck, founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, which helps former child soldiers and women subjected to systematic rape.
SPORTS
April 12, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
After last year's World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team appears even hungrier as it approaches this summer's Olympic Games. The Americans continued their dominance Sunday with a 3-0 win over Colombia in an international friendly before 17,275 at Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Union. Defender Julie Johnston, who is engaged to Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, scored twice for a U.S. team that applied relentless pressure. Johnston, who has seen the passion of fans at Eagles games, said playing in the Philadelphia area was a big deal.
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Two women who suffered multiple stabbing wounds were in stable condition Saturday evening at Einstein Medical Center. Police officers from the Fifth District arrived at a home in the 5900 block of Champlost Avenue and found the two wounded women, who were transported to the hospital by city medics, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said. A 31-year-old woman was stabbed in the right knee, right forearm, and left thigh, and had been sprayed with Mace hot-pepper spray. A 27-year-old woman was stabbed several times in the left shoulder.
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