Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
But do you have to be?
By:
Mary Jane Minkin, M.D.- JE Feature
January's a month when "hot" is not typically in your vocabulary - unless you are one of the approximately 37.5 million American women experiencing menopause or perimenopause, when hot flashes and night sweats can be a way of life. According to MenopauseRx, a leading national menopause support group, requests over the last two years for its free menopause and perimenopause...
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Rochester, Minn. Magnetic shoe insoles did not effectively relieve foot pain among patients in a study, according to a recent report in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. And the results indicate that patients who strongly believed in magnets had pain relief, even if they were given false magnets to wear. "This study provides convincing evidence that use of these static magnets was...
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Local physician versed in prime minister's condition and treatment
By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
When the medical news about Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's initial stroke - and the proposed course of treatment - was flashed around the world, Dr. David L. Fischman was clearly more informed than most others about the condition. An interventional cardiologist at the Jefferson Heart Institute, Fischman, who earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and continued...
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A recent report published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings supports the hypothesis that women who smoke cigarettes before first full-term pregnancy have a 20 percent increased risk of breast cancer compared with women who begin smoking after the birth of their first child or never smoked. This latest study is a strong indicator of the continued need for smoking-prevention messages...
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But could 2006 be the year they really stick?
Was that drink your last? And no more chocolates, unless, of course, they are dark ones, and substantiated as healthy for the heart. Isn't that what was proved in the latest study? Wait - cheese hoagies have cholesterol? And here "they" told us cheese was part of the dairy segment of the food pyramid. Or is it a food rectangle?...
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