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Well that's got to be the first time a U.S. governor has ever uttered those words on national television. Also divulged in this interview with NBC's Brian Williams: He got lap-band advice from Rex Ryan and the David Letterman donut-scarfing appearance was his "goodbye" to obesity.
Since Tuesday, we've been a nation of lap-band surgery experts, covering the medical, historical, and political implications of Chris Christie's weight-loss gambit. Some have looked to the past, documenting the New Jersey Governor's skinnier days. Others, namely the Asbury Park Press, have also looked forward, projecting what a svelte Christie might look like.Here's yesterday's front page:More exciting yet, here's the GIF the Press released this morning, documenting the possible effect lap-band surgery has on a fat man's jowls, taking place over the course of one second.
Viagra is now available online, Pfizer has announced. The move was done in part to boost sales and in part to "rein in the distribution of fake ED products." (You still need a prescription, so there's no need to worry about your 14-year-old walking around with an unusually prolonged erection.) The upside? More convenience. The downside? No more knowing exchange of glances between you and your dude behind the CVS pharmacy counter. [Philly.com]
[caption id="attachment_316271" align="aligncenter" width="452" caption="Runners at the start of the 2013 Boston Marathon."][/caption]When the Boston Marathon was suspended Monday afternoon, 5,742 runners remained on the course, 14 of them from Philadelphia. Most of those 14 were stopped by police two-thirds of a mile from the finish, outside a tunnel on Commonwealth Avenue. You can see them rendered on the website of the Boston Athletic Association, their little avatars running in place, virtual legs churning eerily on an interactive map.
Turns out all those red eyes around town aren't from sad sports fans lamenting the latest Flyers/Eagles/Phillies/Sixers loss. CBS Philly reports that Philly has moved up five spots to No. 25 on a list of the nation's worst cities for allergy sufferers. The Allergy and Asthma Foundation looked at pollen scores and medicine prescriptions in making the determination; last year's mild winter lengthened the allergy season and helped move the city up the rankings. “Last year was a pretty strong year, so I think it will probably be similar in strength but different in timing," said Bryn Mawr Hospital's chief of
Philly marathon registration begins today. And you better hurry because...actually you don't really need to hurry at all. The race is being held November 17th, and usually takes forever to sell out. One change though: Originally scheduled for Nov. 24th, it's been moved up to Nov. 17th, to accomodate a U.S. Green Building Council conference at the convention center. Imagine that, a bunch of tree huggers, messing up your plans! Check out Emily Leaman's report for more. [Be Well Philly]
Sometimes you'll come across a ranking so wrong or arbitrary or subjective, it'll turn you off lists forever. But don't let ranking fatigue bring you down! The respected Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Go Jets!) has released a study ranking the relative health of all 67 Pennsylvania counties. The results: #1-Chester; #Last-Philly.On virtually every metric--car fatalities and excessive drinking excluded--Philly ranks behind Pennsylvania's statewide averages, and far behind its suburbs. To wit:Poor or fair heath: 20% Philadelphia vs. 9% ChesterObesity: 32% Philadelphia vs. 21% of ChesterPhysical Inactivity: 30% Philadelphia vs. 19% ChesterLow Birthweight: 11.3% Philadelphia vs. 6.8% ChesterUninsured: 17% Philadelphia vs. 10% ChesterClick
Horsham-based bakery Bimbo--AKA that suggestive brand that sponsors the otherwise wholesome Philadelphia Union--is recalling a bunch of its products, "because of the possible presence of flexible wire." Okay. If you live in PA or NJ, here are the products that you may have bought that may just ruin your PB & J.Aldi L'Oven Fresh Hearty 12 Grain; Arnold Healthful 45 Calories Per Slice Multigrain; Stroehmann Dutch Country 100% Whole Grain; Earthgrains 12 Grain Natural Bread and Sara Lee 12 Grain Bread Hearty & Delicious.In addition, PAers, but not Jerseyites, need to look out for:Brownberry Healthful 45 Calories Per Slice Multigrain;