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Archive: December, 2010

Philadelphia raises penalties for underage tobacco sales

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 2:14 PM
Faced with another Philadelphia first - a teen smoking rate that is No. 1 among big cities with comparable data, City Council voted unanimously Thursday to raise fines on merchants who sell to youths and to make it easier to temporarily shut them down for repeat violations. Philadelphia has an unusually... Read more

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia refocuses its center for injury research

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 9:03 AM
The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which has been studying teen driving with financial support from State Farm Insurance Co., will lay off six employees April 1 because of a shift in emphasis away from basic research and toward creating interventions... Read more

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children gets a bigger ER

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 6:53 PM
The $3 million ER expansion tha topened Wednesday at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children was a response to increasing demand, said Christopher Haines, director of the department of emergency medicine. “It gets us to where we can provide care much more quickly,” Haines said of the expanded space... Read more
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