Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Though multiple media outlets have hailed the recent findings of a cervical-cancer study as a major advancement in the detection of the disease, local doctors are wary to embrace such news at face value. These doctors advise patients to understand this controversial issue in its entirety before assuming that the study results, recently published in the New England Journal of...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For the first 41/2 years of her life, Sara Burke ran around, danced and played just like any other kid. This past July, her family decided to visit their daughter at camp, watching Sara play a munchkin during a performance of "The Wizard of Oz." Her mother, Jen, who was sitting close to the stage, noticed that her child's eye...
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A personal account on the day-in, day-out endurance test that is cancer
By:
Robinette Pelka, JE Feature
We need funny stories, warm blankets and magazines, just to keep our minds from focusing on the waiting room, the gateway to chemo land. It must be different for other kinds of patients -- nurses and doctors don't necessarily remind them of death. The first time, my mother and I walked toward the room in silence, holding hands. I'd collapsed...
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Fighting breast cancer, one major rung at a time
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Even at a very young age, Brandon Fishman felt the excitement, validation and rewards that came from being an entrepreneur. A graduate of Germantown Academy, Fishman was active in his local youth group and a member of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. His dream was to be in business for himself. And so, he invested in Waterfront Square...
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Researchers exploring the notion that certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer found that lean individuals who got most of these nutrients from food were best protected. The study also suggests that this protective effect does not hold true if the nutrients come from vitamin supplements. In a study published in a recent issue of Cancer Research, a journal of...
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