Thursday, December 8, 2016 Kislev 8, 5777
It's a sad fact of life in our current economic environment: Practically every day, it seems, we see stories in the news about hundreds of people losing their jobs as employers resort to layoffs and downsizing, to say nothing of companies going out of business. More than 45 million Americans had no health insurance in 2007, according to the U.S...
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Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Lewis, among those sharing painful pasts
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The spirit-crushing anguish of addiction and the daunting path to recovery are the soul-searching topics of a new book, Moments of Clarity: Voices From the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery , by Christopher Kennedy Lawford. In the work, the son of actor Peter Lawford and member of the Kennedy clan relates compelling stories of how he and others --...
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Reports about cold remedies for kids have scared parents. Should they be worried?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A recent news report that Vick's Vapo Rub -- valued for generations as a trusted remedy for chest discomfort caused by colds and flu -- may be harmful to young lungs has set off alarms of concern among many parents and left them wondering about children's health remedies in general. Steven Shapiro, D.O., and the head of pediatrics at Abington...
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Many are not aware of this extreme byproduct of the debilitating disease
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
One of the most frightening risks those with diabetes must face is having a limb or appendage amputated. In fact, according to a recent study by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 25 percent of amputees with diabetes stated that they should have seen a specialist, such as a podiatrist, sooner than they had once their symptoms arose. "Today, diabetes is...
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Surgeon from Elkins Park takes part in historic facial transplant
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
"Historic." That's the only word to describe it. A 22-hour procedure, whereby eight surgeons essentially transplanted a full face onto a patient. Put another way, it was "the largest and most complex face transplant in the world," announced the Cleveland Clinic, certainly one of the nation's best hospitals. And working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of doctors and surgeons at Cleveland...
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