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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.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
Merle DiVento and her husband, Larry, are in their 60s, but they spend a lot of time playing school, making art projects, and reading board books. It's the dream job they retired for: caring for granddaughters Gianna, 4, and Jewel, 15 months. Still, for Merle, who taught mostly kindergarten for more than 36 years, and Larry, now working at his at-home framing business around his babysitting duties - it's "exhausting. " The Mount Laurel couple wouldn't have it any other way. "Now we build our lives around theirs," said Merle, aka "Mimi," whose commute is a minutes-long car ride to their daughter's home.
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
February 1, 2012 | By Alan Fram and Jennifer Agiesta, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Women abandoned Newt Gingrich in droves Tuesday and helped fuel former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's win in Florida's Republican presidential primary, according to an exit poll of voters. Romney also drew strength from Florida's legion of older voters, Hispanics, and two staples among GOP voters this year - those looking for someone to defeat President Obama and people focused on the still-flagging economy. While Romney bested the former House speaker narrowly among men, he strongly outdistanced him among women, winning 52 percent to 28 percent.
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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September 19, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
Pam Schmidt thought Patrick Giblin was the perfect guy - someone who accepted her despite her weight issues and the fact that she was legally blind. In a three-hour phone call arranged through a dating service, he told her he felt a connection so strong that he wanted to fly her from her home in Wisconsin to New Jersey to see his beachfront property, she said. Giblin ended the call with one last question: If he ever needed money, would she help him? In that instant in 2014, the excitement of a new relationship gave way to concern as Schmidt, 48, of Milwaukee, wondered if this was too good to be true.
NEWS
September 17, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
When Erin McClelland addressed Pennsylvania's delegates at the Democratic National Convention, she told them that female candidates are plagued by three words: " She . Can't . Win . " McClelland pointed to contests such as hers for the 12th U.S. House District in Western Pennsylvania as races that get overlooked. "We're going to keep working," the 41-year-old health-care consultant told the crowd. "We owe that to rural Pennsylvania, we owe that to the Democratic Party, and we owe that to every woman who has the guts to put her name on the ballot.
NEWS
September 15, 2016 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, POLITICS WRITER
Donald Trump proposed new federal subsidies to make child care more affordable during a Delaware County campaign stop Tuesday, aiming to appeal to moderate women voters in the suburbs of Philadelphia and other cities who have resisted his candidacy. The initiative, which includes a promise of paid maternity leave, would rely on a series of tax deductions and rebates for low-income households, and would offer a new tax-advantage savings account for dependent care. "We need working mothers to be fairly compensated for their work, and to have access to affordable, quality child care for their kids," Trump said, speaking in soft tones as he touted the proposals at the Aston Community Center.
NEWS
September 14, 2016 | By Barbara Boyer, Staff Writer
Patrick Giblin sounds like the perfect man. He's 52, single, and living at his beachfront home at the Jersey Shore. He doesn't care about a woman's weight, or appearance because he's more interested in her inner beauty. At least that's what he told women looking for love through dating services, according to federal authorities who say Giblin is actually a con man. He captured the hearts of lonely women, then stole their money using fantastic tales, authorities allege. On Monday, Giblin appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio in Camden for his first appearance on the most recent charges that he used telephone dating services to scam women from 2012 through 2014.
SPORTS
September 9, 2016 | By Chris Melchiorre, STAFF WRITER
When the U.S. national soccer program asks you to join them for a workout, there often isn't much time to think. Not that there's much to think about. It's an invitation most soccer players dream of and one they wouldn't dream of passing up. "It still feels a little bit surreal," said Amirah Ali, standing on the balcony of her dorm room and peering out on the mountain peaks that surround the U.S. Olympic Training Center in San Diego. "It came out of nowhere. I didn't expect to be here at all. " Last Thursday, it was announced that Ali, the superstar forward of the Eastern girls' soccer team, was one of just 26 girls from around the country called up to the U.S. under-18 women's national team for a one-week training camp this week at the scenic, sprawling Olympic Training Center.
NEWS
September 8, 2016 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
Merle DiVento and her husband, Larry, are in their 60s, but they spend a lot of time playing school, making art projects, and reading board books. It's the dream job they retired for: caring for granddaughters Gianna, 4, and Jewel, 15 months. Still, for Merle, who taught mostly kindergarten for more than 36 years, and Larry, now working at his at-home framing business around his babysitting duties - it's "exhausting. " The Mount Laurel couple wouldn't have it any other way. "Now we build our lives around theirs," said Merle, aka "Mimi," whose commute is a minutes-long car ride to their daughter's home.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
Women earn less and live longer. That's why they need to pay special attention to saving for retirement. But how? Locally, there are some answers. Retirement Income Solutions for Women is a four-week course for those 45 or older who are concerned they won't have enough money for retirement. Cost for the series is $60, which includes four classes, an individual consultation with an accountant, and six monthly phone-coaching sessions. Classes take place on four Wednesdays, Sept.
NEWS
August 30, 2016
ISSUE | GENDER BIAS All women deserve respect I was pleased to see Melissa E. Mishcon's commentary, "Swim like a girl? You wish," (Friday). As a parent and teacher, I have been disturbed by the continued elevation of male accomplishments over and against those of girls and women. The commentary's accurate critique of "female gender still being used as an insult" missed an even larger opportunity to challenge the dismissal of the accomplishments of women of color. In every example, there are added implications for females of color through attacks on their looks, supposed attitudes, and temperament.
NEWS
August 27, 2016 | By Melissa E. Mishcon
  While swimming laps, pretending to be in the Olympics, I overheard a comment, and not about my peculiar breast stroke. A gaggle of young guys were cannon balling into the deep end, having old-fashioned summer fun. Underscore old-fashioned. One dude belly flopped and groaned. The pal in the pool offered solace with: "Ah ... don't be such a girl. " Female gender is still being used as an insult. It's pretty common. I've heard professional sport coaches use something very much like that to chide their team.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Recently, some have noted that a statue of Frank Rizzo — police chief, law-and-order mayor, and lifelong South Philly scrapper — makes for a charged presence , looming nine feet tall on the steps of the Municipal Services Building. Rizzo - whose enduring image may be rushing to quell a riot, nightstick in his cummerbund - is a complicated fixture in the public square. But his likeness is just one quirk of a public art collection that looks very little like Philadelphia today, and a lot like a Main Line country club circa 1950.
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