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Mandatory menu labeling has arrived in Philadelphia, requiring chain restaurants to change their menus to list levels of fat, sodium and carbohydrates. Gary Foster, director of Temple's Center for Obesity Research and Education, says many diners won't be fazed by the new information but says "calorie-sensitive" people may make different food choices. "Some people won't care about calories, but they'll care about sodium. Some will care about sodium but won't care about cholesterol," he said.

January 5, 2010 | Bucks County Courier Times

In less than a decade, at least six radiation oncology centers have opened within a 20-mile radius of Bucks and Eastern Montgomery suburbs. The advanced specialty medical care that suburbanites once found only in large, urban, academic hospitals is as close as their backyards. "A ton of primary care is being done by specialists — that is why health care is so expensive," said Tom Getzen of Temple's Fox School of Business. "If you don't have specialty stuff, you can't get by any more."

January 4, 2010 | Philadelphia Inquirer

In the year ahead, Mayor Nutter's administration will open an office to help more city residents get to (and through) college. The office will from area universities up to 100 new scholarships for city students. It's part of a push to sharpen the city's focus on higher education. Temple added the Temple University Philadelphia School District Scholarship program in 2008, adding to other long-standing scholarships offered by the university to Philadelphians.