April 29, 2014 – The Rothman Institute is pleased to announce that Donald W. Mazur, MD, has joined the practice. A nationally-recognized sports medicine surgeon specializing in ACL repair and knee reconstruction, Dr. Mazur, will be seeing patients in our Limerick, King of Prussia and Newtown Square offices. Prior to joining Rothman Institute, Dr. Mazur practiced 16 years at the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic's Division of Premier Orthopaedics. "We are excited to welcome Dr. Mazur to our group," said Michael G. Ciccotti, MD, Director of Sports Medicine at Rothman Institute. "He has an excellent reputation not only in the local areas he serves but nationally as well. His work on knee reconstruction, specifically ACL, and cartilage restoration will be a tremendous asset to our patients." Dr. Mazur earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a fellowship at Allegheny … [Read more...] about Rothman Institute Welcomes Donald W. Mazur, M.D.
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Apprehensions at the southwest border reached their highest level in more than a decade this fiscal year. That number is still much lower than the highs of the early 2000s, and declined precipitously in the last few months of the fiscal year. Still, the sharp rise is worrying. A working immigration system should deter illegal immigration rather than encourage it. So how can the administration effectively dissuade illegal immigration?Let us look at the costs and benefits facing potential immigrants. On the benefits side, our overwhelmed immigration court system currently provides a major incentive to cross illegally. A report shows that the immigration court backlog has doubled since the start of this administration, from roughly 500,000 cases to more than one million cases, with wait times averaging 1,450 days before a hearing is scheduled. This backlog creates capacity shortages in detention centers, as the government cannot indefinitely detain every person awaiting a court date. With … [Read more...] about The best alternative for fixing our current illegal immigration policy
Main Line Health (MLH) has named Konstadinos A. Plestis, MD, System Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the Lankenau Heart Institute. Dr. Plestis, who most recently served as Director of Aortic Surgery and the Aortic Wellness Center at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, brings more than 20 years of cardiovascular surgical experience, specifically in aortic surgery, to his new role. As a nationally recognized leader in the field of cardiac surgery, Dr. Plestis maintains an active surgical practice focusing on the care of patients with complex aortic disease, including aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections, and complex valvular and coronary disease. In his position at MLH, Dr. Plestis will assume a leadership role within the Lankenau Heart Institute—Main Line Health's team of cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons and subspecialists seamlessly integrated into one uncompromising service focused on prevention, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and … [Read more...] about Konstadinos A. Plestis, MD, Named System Chief, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at Main Line Health’s Lankenau Heart Institute
Thousands of anti-abortion protesters walk past the U.S. Capitol building during the 43rd annual March for Life on January 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Democrats need conservatives to win conservative districts — or at least that’s a frequent rationale for the party’s vaunted big-tent approach to politics, and the reason for its traditional tolerance of pro-life candidates. But neither pro-life nor pro-choice Democrats are happy with the arrangement. “We’re not trusted in our party. We are not appreciated by Republicans, even though nothing can pass without us,” Bart Stupak complained to a Democrats for Life gathering this year. Pro-choice activists, by contrast, frame the presence of pro-life Democrats as an existential threat to an endangered civil right. “When we compromise our values, everyone loses,” Meg Mikolajczyk, public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood Voters of Nebraska, told … [Read more...] about The Pro-Life Democratic Politician Is Going Extinct
While the controversy over the National Basketball Association’s cave-in to Communist China has garnered headlines, a more worrisome Chinese-sponsored influencing project is aimed at American K-12 and higher education. Since 2004, China has been creating Confucius Institutes at U.S. universities, billing them as Chinese language and cultural centers, staffed with teachers from China. They have also created Confucius Classrooms for K-12 students, also staffed by Chinese teachers.China provides seed funding plus annual operating funds to the Institutes and the Classrooms. “The lure of low-cost quality language instruction has been a strong selling point,” notes retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier Gen. Robert Spalding. According to a 2019 bipartisan U.S. Senate report, the Chinese government has poured $158 million into more than 100 Institutes at universities in 44 states, while also funding 519 Confucius Classrooms at elementary, middle and high schools. According to … [Read more...] about IZUMI: Forget China’s Control Over The NBA; Worry About Its Control Over Higher Education