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Ex-Hill physician favors Thermography over mammograms

According to Dr. Warner, Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging in Marlton, New Jersey, run by Philip Getson, D.O., a Board-certified family physician, and his wife, Liesha Getson, a Board-certified Thermographic Technician who has imaged over 1000 patients (both seen here), operate “the premier place to have it (Thermography) done in the Greater Philadelphia area.”
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The biggest issue with the technique is that it is not covered by insurance, but for Yardley resident Dr. Wendy Warner, who formerly lived in Chestnut Hill, Thermography is more functional in detecting developing breast cancer tumors than other methods.

“Thermography is a technique that uses measurement of heat to detect inflammation and developing tumors,” said Dr. Warner, who owns Medicine in Balance, a private practice based in Langhorne, and is Chairperson of the Ob/Gyn department at Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol. “There is no radiation involved and no ‘squishing’ (of the breast). It is used in place of mammography to do routine screening for breast abnormalities.”

Thermography utilizes infrared imaging cameras that "read" the entire infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and produce images. Medical Thermography uses infrared technology to provide an image of the body’s physiological responses. It does so without the use of radiation, contact or other invasive means. There are no risks or side effects to the test.

'Local' male columnists bring back Olympic medals

I had the strangest dream last night. It went something like this ... “Welcome back to historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the 2010 Chestnut Hill Local Olympics. I'm Scott Hamilton along with color commentator Ernest Hemingway, bringing you the finals in the men's column-writing competition.

Being locked out of Toyota is driving him up a wall

Mike Todd’s 2003 Toyota Matrix has not killed him — yet.

Coming back to our much-maligned Toyota Matrix (you may have read something recently about their accelerator problems) after getting pizza last week, I grabbed the door handle, expecting foolishly to be granted entrance into the car.

“What’s up?” my wife Kara asked as I rested my forehead above the window, groaning.

“I think this pizza just cost us $1,000,” I replied, referring to the going rate for fixing a power door lock, a number with which I’d become unfortunately familiar only months before. At the very least, a $1,000 pizza should come sprinkled with gold flakes, like fancy chocolates and cheap liquors sometimes do, even though I’m pretty sure gold isn’t valuable because of its awesome flavor. It doesn’t have nearly the same zing as lead paint chips.

Pass through ‘Blue Door’ for a moving experience

Tanya Barfield’s “Blue Door” explores the black experience in America from slavery to the Million Man March. That’s a lot of territory to cover, but the play manages to cover it in 75 minutes.

It’s a fascinating, often very moving, sometimes funny and always creative look at the horrors that the black man faced from just before the Emancipation Proclamation until the modern day.


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