Ask the Doc: How to tame bad habits and get more sleep

Ask the Doc | January 26th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Local doctor L. Matthew Schwartz tackles your reader questions about health every two weeks. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com. Dr. Schwartz’s advice is informational and not intended to be a substitute for […]

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Krasner brings rare dose of change to city politics

Opinion | January 19th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Jay A. McCalla In a city government where the term “staff turnover” is a frightening – and rarely used — profanity, new DA Larry Krasner committed a constitutive sin: He fired deadwood. He fired that deadwood immediately upon taking office, sparing employees weeks of nervous hand wringing as he scrutinized them. The Krasner high […]

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We’re all guilty of Trump’s ‘sh!#hole’ logic

Opinion | January 18th, 2018 | 17 Comments

When President Donald Trump wondered aloud in a congressional meeting “why we let in all these people from sh!#hole countries” many people’s natural reaction was a mix of outrage and embarrassment. But there is an upside to Trump’s blunt, ignorant declaration. Hear me out. First, there’s no denying the fact that Trump’s comments are deeply […]

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Ask the Doc: How to lose weight and quit smoking

Ask the Doc | January 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by L. Matthew Schwartz, MD, FAAPM&R Today we begin a new column by local doc L. Matthew Schwartz who will answer reader questions about health in this space periodically. Please feel free to ask him any question about physical medicine, pain, and integrative holistic medicine or wellness. Send questions to askthedoc@chestnuthilllocal.com All question askers will […]

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A house is not a home

Opinion | January 11th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Last week, we reported on the demolition of a small house at 8610 Evergreen Place. The small building, built in the 1880s as a barn for a Germantown Avenue home, had been razed to make way for a three-story apartment building. There was nothing special about the property. While it was on a list of […]

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When weather attacks

Opinion | January 5th, 2018 | Leave a comment

If I had to pick a moment when weather reporting went from the most casual and mundane aspect of the daily news report to the epicenter of honest to goodness “action news” reporting, with an emphasis on action, I’d say it all started with the 1996 film “Twisters.” “Twisters” starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton […]

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West vs. Coates: Two views of black progress

Opinion | January 5th, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Aristarchus Patrinos I am not ashamed to admit that I was giddy on a tabloid level, seeing my former professor Cornel West get into it with National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates. (West published a broadside denouncing Coates in The Guardian last month. The ensuing public furor prompted Coates to delete his Twitter account.) […]

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