Philadelphia Food Poisoning at Pennsylvania Farmers Markets
Farmers markets offer food that is fresh and produced locally, but that food can give you a wicked case of food poisoning. In fact, a Penn State University study published Nov. 1 in Food Protection Trends evaluated how safely vendors handled food at more than 40 Pennsylvania farmers markets and found that many didn’t follow even basic sanitary practices to prevent the spread of foodborne illnesses. How serious is food p...
Philadelphia Raising Awareness of Brain Injuries in March
Brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries to humans, since the brain controls our ability to function in every area of life, from thought processes to breathing. The brain is delicate and sensitive; and although it is protected by the skull, it can damage easily.  When the brain is injured, any part of ability can be affected, and severe symptoms from paralysis to death may result. According to the Brain In...
Philadelphia Wapner Newman’s Simon T. Haileab Representing Kaleb Belay, Victim of Philadelphia Police Shooting
Twenty-five-year-old Temple University graduate student Kaleb Belay was shot six times by a Philadelphia police officer on Wednesday night, March 6. Belay was not carrying a gun; and though police were responding to a reported stabbing in the area, they found no stabbing victim. The only victim that night was Kaleb Belay, who is in critical condition at the at Penn Presbyterian Hospital because of the gunshot wounds to ...
Philadelphia Observe National Burn Awareness Week By Doing These Things
Most people have experienced and recovered from minor burns, but when someone suffers from a major burn injury, the results can be devastating and incapacitating. According to United States Vital Statistics, there are 450,000 emergency room visits due to burn injuries every year, and 45,000 of these people will be admitted to long-term care or treatment at burn centers. Severe burns cause problems like agonizing pain, d...
Philadelphia Dripping Water on Schuylkill Expressway – Will There Be a Trickle-Down Effect on Driver Safety?
Since August, Pennsylvanians have dealt with higher-than-average precipitation levels across the Commonwealth. Now, drivers on the Schuylkill Expressway have more water to deal with in the form of wet stuff falling on and around their vehicles. But it’s not coming from the skies. According to a piece pulled together by a Philadelphia NBC news affiliate, some new decking between Market Street and Chestnut Street is caus...