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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
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?
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
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.
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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NEWS
June 26, 2015 | Wendy Ruderman, Daily News Staff Writer
LAUREN HITT had picked up and moved from Ohio to Philly to work on the mayoral campaign of Ken Trujillo, the buttoned-down lawyer whom she viewed as a sure thing. About two weeks later, Trujillo's campaign was dead. He had dropped out of the mayor's race to attend to a family matter. It was late January, just four months before the Democratic primary election, and Hitt, Trujillo's newly minted communications director, was suddenly jobless. Now what? she thought. Like a backup prom date, there was Jim Kenney, the veteran unbridled member of City Council, waiting in the wings.
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June 24, 2015 | BY DAN SPINELLI, Daily News Staff Writer spineld@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
DESPITE ITS rock-'em-sock-'em roots, Rock Ministries has vastly expanded its outreach efforts beyond boxing. Missionary Lizzie Savar heads the Rock's women's ministry, which meets weekly for breakfast and Bible study. The women's group complements a children's ministry and Sunday school, which occupy the floor above the gym and practice areas. During one study, Savar teaches a little-known passage from the Book of Genesis, which in its description of dynastic wars and familial conflict sounds more like a Game of Thrones excerpt than a Bible passage.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
ABC will go back in time while Amazon Studios hops over to London, in two shows that explore the families we create when we're forced into extraordinary circumstances. We have lift-off . . . Behind every great early-space pioneer was a great, Jell-O-salad-making woman. So says The Astronaut Wives Club , ABC's new period drama about the wives of the first astronauts. Itpremieres at 8 p.m. Thursday. Based on Lily Koppel's book, The Astronaut Wives Club focuses each of its episodes on one of the women married to a member of the Mercury Seven.
NEWS
June 19, 2015 | By Shaun Brady, For The Inquirer
As members of the cast of the new opera Charlie Parker's Yardbird took their bows on the stage of the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater this month, it was notable that the women outnumbered the men. The Opera Philadelphia world premiere, with a libretto by Bridgette Wimberly, looked at the life of the famed saxophonist through the eyes of the women in his life, with a standout performance by soprano Angela Brown as Parker's mother, Addie. As Jay Wahl, the Kimmel Center's artistic director of programming, points out, "Jazz has been a very male-dominated art form, and the idea of motherhood in jazz is not something that gets talked about very often.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2015 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Friday, Saray Hernandez Salazar, 17, will stand up in front of her classmates as salutatorian of Bridgeton High School's Class of 2015. That's remarkable mostly because there was a time not long ago when Hernandez Salazar wasn't sure she'd graduate at all. As an undocumented immigrant, she felt hopeless - until her sophomore year, when the introduction of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) gave her a chance for temporary legal status. "I did get discouraged," she said.
SPORTS
June 17, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TANNENWALD, Philly.com jtannenwald@phillynews.com
VANCOUVER - As Jill Ellis addressed reporters for the last time before the United States' World Cup group stage finale, there were signs that the sting from Friday's scoreless tie with Sweden hasn't fully subsided. "We've got to raise our performance, and I would say that whether we're sitting on six points or one point," Ellis said. "You sometimes think about taking the reins off a little bit, and just letting them out of the gate, letting them play free. " Ellis' team could do with that kind of outing tonight, when more than 51,000 fans are expected to pack BC Place to watch the United States women play Nigeria.
NEWS
June 16, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The closing of the women's jail in Burlington County this week is sparking concerns that the inmates' relocation to an Atlantic County facility could hamper crucial visits with their families and lawyers. Starting Monday, about 70 female inmates will be moved from the Correction and Work Release Center in Pemberton Township to the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing, more than 40 miles away. "This is a substantial distance for people who are being charged in Burlington County," said Kevin Walker, an assistant public defender in Trenton who oversees regional offices.
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Burlington County will close its aging women's jail Monday and transfer the female inmates to a jail in Mays Landing, Atlantic County, more than 40 miles away, officials confirmed Tuesday. The move is "a cost-saving initiative," projected to save Burlington County about $2 million in annual operating costs, according to Eric Arpert, county spokesman. He said the Corrections and Work Release Center in Pemberton Township houses an average of 70 to 75 female inmates a day. They are scheduled to be moved to Atlantic County's Justice Facility, which has beds for more than 1,000 male and female inmates.
SPORTS
June 9, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - During a much earlier part of her career, U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach never would have considered watching the game from the sideline. In those days Wambach would impose her will on many overmatched defenses for the entire 90 minutes. But as she enters the twilight of a record-setting career, Wambach is not willing to concede much except that maybe she doesn't always have to be on the field for every minute. The United States opens the World Cup Monday against Australia in Winnipeg.
NEWS
June 6, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
An advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve the first-ever medication for premenopausal women with low libido, but only with special safety precautions. The 18-to-6 vote was a victory for Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which has pugnaciously pushed for flibanserin - proposed brand name Addyi - despite two previous rejections by the FDA. After the last denial in 2013, the Raleigh, N.C., company and its allies created an Internet-based advocacy campaign dubbed eventhescore.org that accused regulators of sexism and a double standard.
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