Community Outreach, Paul Eckert

CHOP Researchers Succeed In New Adult Plastic Bronchitis Treatment

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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Since 2004, Paul Eckert has served as president and chief executive officer of Family Financial Centers in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where he offers a wide range of financial services. Outside of his professional life, Paul Eckert is a longtime supporter of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently reported successful testing of a method to treat plastic bronchitis in adult patients. The technique, which involves catheterization guided by imaging, has already worked for children. Through their work, researchers found that they were able to achieve the same success of removing thick clogs from the airways of adult sufferers of plastic bronchitis.

The first effort in using this technique on adults, the trial consisted of seven men with an average age of 50 years old who had been diagnosed with plastic bronchitis. CHOP researcher Yoav Dori, MD, one of the study’s co-authors, said that more follow-up work will be necessary to fully analyze the risks and benefits of the procedure on a long-term basis.

Business, Paul Eckert

Tax Scams Top Better Business Bureau List for 2016

 

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Better Business Bureau
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Based in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Paul Eckert is the founder and owner of the Eckert Group and serves as president and chief executive officer of Family Financial Centers, LLC. Throughout his career, Paul Eckert has maintained membership in several professional organizations, including the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

The BBB recently released its top-10 list of scams reported in the 2016 calendar year. In a surprising result, tax scams still topped the list, even though the number of reports decreased after an India-based perpetrator was apprehended by international police last September.

The BBB compiled the list based on more than 30,000 reported incidents throughout the year, which were recorded via the online report tool at bbb.org/scamtracker. Following tax scams, the rest of the top five on the list were debt collection scams, sweepstakes scams, online purchase scams, and employment scams, which include work-from-home scams.

To view the full list of the most common scams, visit bbb.org. For information on how to avoid falling for scams, visit bbb.org/avoidscams.