Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Av 20, 5776
In 2004, almost 12 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States, a 44 percent increase from 2003. Choices of procedures abound, and you can find many articles and brochures describing them. But much of this information comes from the marketing departments of businesses trying to sell you their services. Reliable, objective information isn't easy to come by. That's...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The subject didn't match the glorious spring weather on a recent Sunday at the Biomedical Research Building at the University of Pennsylvania. "Personal Experiences With Death and Dying" was the subject of the opening session at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University's Center for Bioethics, which recently marked its 10th anniversary with the symposium's umbrella theme of "The Legacy...
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Some summer swimming tips
It's a startling fact that as many as 1,000 spinal-cord injuries occur each year due to diving in shallow water. With swimming pools officially opening nationwide this past weekend, millions of American families need to think first before diving in for some summer fun. According to the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation and the North American Spine Society, 90 percent...
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Examining the role it may have on healing the afflicted
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
For as long as people have recognized a universal presence greater than themselves, the thought has existed that there is a direct connection between prayer and healing, a strong link between caring for the soul and curing the body, between the spiritual domain and physical world, between faith and science. Physicians and scientists, hard pressed at times to offer sound...
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The Women’s Health Initiative at first seemed to clarify, but ultimately left many women in a state of confusion, about the best ways to stay healthy during menopause. “Not all menopausal women are created equal, and to put out blanket recommendations is not great science,” says Yale University clinical professor of OB/ GYN Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., who has been...
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