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Op-Ed: Why discriminate against organ donor recipients?

Imagine you’re a parent or grandparent of a dying child in desperate need of a lung, kidney or heart transplant, only to be told by hospital administrators that due to a physical or intellectual disability, your loved one has been rejected for the life-saving surgical procedure.

A homemade cake for Mom

A few weeks ago, I wasn’t feeling well, and all I wanted was some chicken soup and a piece of homemade cake. Unfortunately, there were no reserve sweets in the freezer. When I had gotten sick or had been feeling under the weather some years ago, my mom would always come through with some soup and a homemade sweet. 

May is national Celiac Awareness Month

Local dietician offers tips for a gluten-free diet.    

Letters to the Editor: April 29, 2015

Police commissioner needs to clean house

Have a fiesta this Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, and it recognizes the country’s victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. North of the border, the day is celebrated in many cities promoting the commercial interests of purveyors of Mexican food and beverages with parties, festivities and fiestas. It’s probably a bigger holiday in many United States cities than it is in Mexico, and Philadelphia is no exception. In fact, May 1-5 is Mexican Week here in Philly. So, it looks like the bars and restaurants have spoken.

Spring cleaning can be a challenge

We recently had coffee and dessert at the home of friends. Along with enjoying a homemade warm apple pie in a gracious atmosphere, I couldn’t help noticing, as I helped clear some of the dishes, that the kitchen was superbly organized.

Eating green on Earth Day

The Earth neither moved nor stood still on April 22, 1970, but it did get a little help from its friends. University of Pennsylvania professor Ian McHarg, along with students and faculty of many area universities, as well as city planners, lawyers and other environmentally concerned people, teamed up to offer lectures and events that culminated in a rally at Fairmount Park’s Belmont Plateau. U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie was the keynote speaker, but music and rock bands carried the tune of the day. 

Letters to the Editor: April 22, 2015

A Mother’s Day poem

Letters to the Editor: April 15, 2015

Council candidate withdraws

Eye complications from diabetes should be treated immediately

Eye complications stemming from diabetes are common.