Roy Halladay says he's lost "maybe 10 pounds" in the last 2 days. Still hopes to throw side session tomorrow & make next start Saturday— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) March 19, 2013
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Roy Halladay had to be pulled in the first inning of a spring training game against the Orioles Sunday. The culprit: a stomach virus. Or, if you like, the Roy Halladay diet.
The day before it was set to go into effect, New York State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingle (!) has blocked Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial ban on soda containers larger than 16 ounces, ruling it "arbitrary and capricious." Let the investigations into Tingle's soda-consumption habits begin! For what it's worth, this ruling has to make Mayor Nutter feel better about his own failure to push through a soda tax, right? [NY Daily News]
38 LaSalle University students and three staff members got lost hiking yesterday on Kentucky's Pine Mountain before being rescued late last night. Stranded for hours, the hikers were eventually tracked down by rescue workers and police, and were brought to a nearby hospital where they were treated for hypothermia, exhaustion and dehydration. One student remains hospitalized. The group was in the area doing volunteer work with a non-profit. [Kentucky.com]
This is big: A baby born with H.I.V., now two years old, appears to be fully cured. The only other person ever cured was a man who received a marrow transplant from someone genetically resistant to the virus.The baby, born in rural Mississippi, was treated aggressively with antiretroviral drugs starting around 30 hours after birth, something that is not usually done. If further study shows this works in other babies, it will almost certainly be recommended globally. The United Nations estimates that 330,000 babies were newly infected in 2011, the most recent year for which there is data, and that
After pining so hard for a spot in the Broad Street Run's coveted lottery, today is the day you can give all that up. That's right, folks, it's the hotly anticipated Transfer or Deferral Day! You can decide to run next year instead (your entry will be guaranteed) or you can transfer it to someone more desperate than you are to run this year. More over at Be Well Philly.
The horse meat saga continues. Swedish furniture playground Ikea is the latest to reveal it's been serving customers horse. The taboo meat was flagged by Czech authorities in supposedly pork-and-beef meatballs. (Can't explain why the Czechs were involved, sorry.) Meatball sales have halted in Sweden and Italy; no word on what's going down at Philly's Columbus Blvd branch. I guess this helps explain the availability of 15 meatballs, mashed potatoes, cream sauce, and lingonberry sauce for only $3.99. [Reuters]
Yesterday, CNN decided to ask a doctor if Chris Christie was too fat. The doctor, who used to work at the White House, and helped Bill Clinton shed 30 pounds, did not mince words. "It's almost a like a time bomb waiting to happen unless he addresses those issues before running for office," said Connie Mariano. "I'm worried about this man dying in office."Chris Christie, as is his wont, went on the offensive. He called her a "hack" and said she should "shut up." Oh, it's on. "I find it fascinating that a doctor in Arizona -- who’s never met me,
This is a nice bit of good news for CHOP, after the last two weeks were dominated by talk of the grisly murder of one of its doctors: Parents Magazine has named the hospital the best in the country for pediatric care. It also earned top marks for its Cardiac Center, Cancer center, and for emergency medicine. (For the record, CHOP ranked first in 6 out of 10 US News + World Report pediatric rankings for 2012-2013.) The March issue in which the rankings appear will be available on newsstands and online February 12th. [Delco Times]
The Broad Street Run Lottery registration begins...9 hours and 30 minutes ago. And it will end...in 278 hours and 30 minutes. Only 40,000 slots, so act now! Actually, you don't really have to, since apparently Philadelphia's most competitive institutions have unilaterally abandoned the virtues of the age-old first-come, first-served tradition (see Alexander, Penn) and will be forcing you to throw your hat in the ring with the faceless, lethargic, masses. Check Be Well Philly for more Broad Street Run details. And, of course, register here.
If you deferred your spot in last year's Broad Street Run, you can guarantee your spot this time around for free. Practically. And bypass the biggest, baddest lottery this side of Penn Alexander.The deferral program is open through February 11th. Note: You still have to pay the $40 registration fee this year, even if you deferred your entry last year. Once you enter your information in the registration form, the system checks your name against the database of deferrals. If it can’t find your name, you’ll receive an error message prompting you to email race officials at email@example.com.Check out Be Well Philly for