William Boyle, Named Pediatrician of the Year

first_imgWilliam E. Boyle, Jr, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) was recently honored with the 2003 Pediatrician of the Year awardpresented by the New Hampshire Pediatric Society.Since 1970, Boyle has been practicing his brand of family-centered,community-centered care at DHMC’s Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD).As both a general pediatrician and a subspecialist in long-term andchronic illnesses-like cancer, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis-he has seen aspectrum of conditions far beyond those of the average pediatric practice.In July of 1997, Dr. Boyle began a community pediatrics program whichteaches doctors in training about community care and the need for childadvocacy. The William E. Boyle, Jr., M.D., Community Pediatrics Programhelps young doctors connect on a compassionate level with children andtheir family. Families of sick children often suffer devastatingemotional, financial, and sociological difficulties that arise during -and long after – treatment of a serious illness. The Boyle Programadvocates a more comprehensive approach to care – an approach in whichpediatricians look beyond the disease and see the whole child.Boyle is a 1959 graduate of Dartmouth College and finished TuftsMedical School in l963. He returned to intern at Mary Hitchcock MemorialHospital from 1963-1964 and subsequently went to Children’s Hospital inBoston as a pediatric resident from 1964-1966 and a fellow from 1969-1970,sandwiched around military service, after which he returned to the UpperValley to stay.The New Hampshire Pediatric Society is the state chapter of the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics. Consisting of over 180 dedicated physicians fromacross the state, members serve on a host of local and state committees topromote health and health education for young people of all ages. TheNHPS advocates through the legislative process, where a pediatrician’sinput is enormously valuable when legislation comes up for discussion inthe Legislature. New Hampshire has for several years now been named thenumber one state for children to live in.CHaD is the only children’s hospital in New Hampshire. It serves all ofNH, much of Vermont and parts of Western Maine with state of the art,compassionate care for all children, regardless of a family’s ability topay. CHaD’s PainFree program has been recognized for its creativeapproach to making care and medical treatments less painful and anxietyridden for children and their families.last_img read more

Rodgers: No right to selection

first_img The Reds captain has missed the last six matches with a hamstring injury and, although he has returned to training this week, he will be assessed before a decision can be made on whether he is fit to face Blackburn in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final. In his absence they have won five times, with their only defeat coming to Besiktas in the Europa League, but although Jordan Henderson has stepped up to successfully lead the side Rodgers insists the 24-year-old is no carbon-copy replacement. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Steven Gerrard there is no easy route back into his first-team plans. “He is not fit yet so we just need to get him back and then if that (him sitting on the bench for the final three months of his Liverpool career) was the case you would have to ask Steven (how he feels). “Let’s see how the season pans out and then review it then.” Henderson has assumed captaincy responsibilities in the interim period and his form has seen a marked upturn, with goals in his last two matches. After he rifled one home against Burnley in midweek comparisons were made to Gerrard but Rodgers said that was wrong. “Jordan is totally different. Steven is one of the best players of all time in the Premier League and I have said before there is no comparison,” he added. “Jordan is a young guy who is a wonderful talent but a different type of player. Steven is one of the greats of the game, with all respect. “Someone said he would be irreplaceable but we will find different ways and different types of players but I think you should stop trying to put pressure on a young player like Jordan Henderson. “Because he takes a corner and Steven Gerrard takes a corner it doesn’t mean he is the new Steven Gerrard. “Because of he shoots from outside the box it doesn’t mean he is the new Steven Gerrard. He is Jordan Henderson and he is creating his own career and headlines. “He is vice-captain and has a wonderful role model in Steven but I would ask every young player to follow Steven Gerard by example because he is an incredible professional and football player. “His stature as a footballer is certainly growing all the time and that is because of his performance level. “He assists goals, he scores goals, and for me he is just improving every single day. His tactical understanding of systems is developing and he will go on over the next few years. “He really is a first-class footballer but I think at a big club he will go on and show what a top player he is.” Liverpool’s league record without Gerrard this season has seen them win all six matches in which he has not featured, scoring an average of 2.3 goals a game as opposed to 1.3 with him in the team. Gerrard’s absence has coincided with the team’s best run of form all season – they are unbeaten in the league since the turn of the year. But although he is edging near to fitness, that may not mean he is closer to the team and he may find himself spending much of his final three months of his Liverpool career before leaving for Los Angeles Galaxy on the bench. “There is no-one in the squad who has a God-given right to walk straight into the team,” said Rodgers. “It probably would be (an issue) for other people but certainly not for me and it wouldn’t be for Steven. “He is very much a team player and if he was on the bench because the team was in good form and playing well I think everyone respects that. “I have shown my time here players who are performing well, irrespective of price or status, they play – simple as that. “For me the most important thing in the first case is having Steven available. “He is an outstanding player still and having him back makes us a better squad. Press Associationlast_img read more

Whicker: Even the small victories bring out the party in the Dodgers

first_imgNHL teams do not do the clubhouse party when they win conference championships. There’s one silver goal and they tend to break all blood-alcohol records when they get it. Until then, nothing matters. Same with the NBA.But if the Dodgers somehow win the West on Sunday, there will be another bacchanal. Same thing if they hold a one-game playoff for the West title on Monday, at home. And if they don’t win the West and yet win the wild card, there will be another.Has a team ever won a World Series through Brut force? “It’s obviously gigantic,” Ross Stripling said, as the beer and the champagne flew. “No matter what, we’ve got a chance to win the division. This is fun in here right now, but I don’t think this is going to get carried away. We’re going to play game No. 162 and we’re going to go all out.”The win achieved one significant thing. It removed the possibility that the Dodgers would fly all night to St. Louis for a 3:05 game in Busch Stadium, the equivalent of a First Four game in the NCAA basketball tournament. That was the nightmare itinerary: St. Louis Monday, Milwaukee or Chicago Tuesday, and then the NL Championship Series, provided anything was left.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season The way Manager Dave Roberts sees it, this is not excess and it’s not even wretched. For all the spitballs we’ve thrown at baseball this season, the game still demands more on a daily basis than any other, and it particularly enjoys messing with the hippocampus and the neurotransmitters.In Roberts’ eyes the Dodgers weren’t popping the cork on champagne, they were releasing six months of high maintenance.“You have to celebrate when you win,” Roberts said.Cleveland, for instance, beat four American League Central teams that are a combined 122 games below .500 with a run differential of minus-582. They clinched on Sept. 15 and they let it flow, without apology.And there were Dodgers, here and there around this room at AT&T Park, who hadn’t won.There was Max Muncy, not even on the 40-man roster a year ago.“I was sitting on my couch,” Muncy said, “starting to get ready for the next season.”All the Dodgers would be headed for the couch if not for Muncy. He leads the club with 33 home runs and a .568 slugging percentage. He had a triple Saturday, and then a double off lefty Will Smith, in the eighth, that turned a 6-5 lead into 8-5.“At some point there will be a moment when I look back,” Muncy said, “but right now I’m trying to enjoy it.”There was Matt Kemp, who came back from low times and low finishes and propped up the Dodgers in the first half. There was Caleb Ferguson, another mystery guest who struck out 59 in 49 innings and is a candidate for the ever-shifting Dodgers rotation next season.Roberts felt they all deserved a whiff of the grape. A second stiff is not guaranteed.“When we were down 10 games down early in the season, I don’t think anybody got really frustrated,” Stripling said. “There’s too much talent in the room, and we’ve won the division too many times in a row.”But when is panic disguised as over-vigilance? Near the end of this game, closer Kenley Jansen warmed up for what would have been a second consecutive save. Then the Dodgers got four in the top of the ninth.Roberts sent Zac Rosscup to finish up. Rosscup walked Brandon Crawford and got an out. Here came Jansen, for 16 unnecessary pitches, one of which became a double by Gregor Blanco.The Dodgers might need Jansen on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, so this was problematic to everyone but Roberts. “We had to win this game,” Roberts said.With a noon game Sunday, Happy Hour was still in full swing at 5 p.m. Kemp did admit to feeling “a little sticky,” but then he opened a red-and-white beer bottle and sprayed some more.He took a look at two large, full bins and said, “I hope we got enough liquor for tomorrow.”Maybe, but you know how last call can sneak up. 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(AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) hits a RBI triple for the go ahead run against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado (8) celebrates after hitting a RBI triple for the go ahead run against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp (27) celebrates scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with teammates after clinching a playoff spot after beating the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)NextShow Caption1 of 17Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with teammates after clinching a playoff spot after beating the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer)ExpandSAN FRANCISCO — It seemed like an unseemly waste of bubbles, with so many opportunities to burst.The Dodgers celebrated at full bore Saturday after they beat the Giants, 10-6, and qualified for at least a wild card in the National League playoffs.But there was every reason to drink responsibly.Sunday is not a spring training game for them. They can still win or tie for the N.L. West championship, and the difference between that path and the chert rock gravel road that awaits the wild-card representative. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

Overtime

first_imgBILL NEAL :09 A tip of Santa’s cap to all those who came out to the Champions First Friday—Christmas Party—Red Party…great fun was had by all and we collected a bunch of toys for “Toys for Champions.” D.J. Mean Gee was on point with the old school jams and the ladies dressed in red for the occasion were worth the price of admission to say the least…You know what I’m saying?!?! Wobbel, Wobbel!:08 Early prediction as usual. Steelers struggle early against Cleveland. You know they have that attitude problem playing down to lesser talent. But they’ll have little trouble putting away the injury plagued Bun-gels. 24-10 is the way I call it. And yes you can take it to the bank!:07 Now I am not one to say I told you so, (actually I am) but didn’t I tell you there would be NBA basketball. Yes I did. And I also told you I don’t know how or for that matter why, but these pro league walk-outs and lock-outs are making somebody a lot of money. Look I said I don’t know why…but I just got a feeling!:06 So ya wanna keep blaming Rashard Mendenhall for the problem with the Steelers’ running game. Meanwhile the Steelers have an offensive line that even “O.J.” couldn’t run through…and you all know “O.J.” can get through damn near anything! (oops, my bad!) If you give him a hole he’ll run through it. I promise you.:05 The City Game is alive and well. More than 16,000 checked in at Consol Energy Center the other night, and not a bad game to be sure. What Duquesne lacked in height they made up in heart. T.J. McConnell is the real deal and could play anywhere. The Dukes desperately need an inside presence. And even though Pitt has an inside presence…They need one too. I mean one that actually works. I am just saying.:04 The campaign is officially on. Everybody start calling the Pitt Athletic Department…in a kind and gentle way now…and start asking that they retire San Clancy’s uniform and hang it in the rafters at the Peterson Events Center along with the other legends, which he clearly is! The uniforms that are presently retired are Don Hennon, Billy Knight, Charles Smith and Brandon Knight. Now you tell me Sam “Bam” Clancy doesn’t deserve to be there.:03 I know you’ve been crying for a new Top 10 list, for goodness sake I am getting stopped in the streets about it. So hhhheeerrrreeee we go! But trust me this won’t be easy.The Top 10 Greatest Steelers of All Time: 1. Joe Greene 2. Franco Harris 3. Mel Blount 4. Terry Bradshaw 5. Lynn Swann 6. Rod Woodson 7. L. C. Greenwood 8.Jack Lambert 9. Mike Webster 10. Jack HamYou know the drill. Think you have a better list? Mail me your list (that’s right I said mail it. Don’t be so lazy.) And I’ll put yours in the paper…if it’s better. Mail to Champion Enterprises, 416 Springdale Drive, Suite 33, Pgh., PA 15235.:02 I want to take this opportunity to thank “Ms. Carol” (Carolyn Jones) from the New Pittsburgh Courier for coming to the First Friday Christmas Par-Tay even though she got lost…we’re glad you made it. It’s nice to know that some people can keep their word! Huh!:01 Hey I am done, that’s all I got…oh, hold up wait a minute…I got more. Give Hines Ward the ball mmmmmaaaannnn! Give the man his 1,000 catches. All he’s done for you is everything, including winning your last Super Bowl for ya and knocking all the other big nasty guys on their butts. C’mon man!!!Now I am done.~ Game Over ~ :10 Listen, whatever they’re putting in the milk they give the boys in Clairton and Aliquippa needs to be packaged and marketed nationwide. Are you kidding me…both of their football teams are something like 250 wins and no losses over the past five years. And let’s not talk about the last “50” years! Now run and tell Kevin Cameron I said that! last_img read more