Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When I was about 16 or so, I remember attending a family affair that sort of bored me - until, that is, I saw a tall, dark and rather handsome stranger in a corner of the room. I approached without reservation - as a teenager who wanted to become a writer might do - and began a conversation. I not...
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Holding hands, helping hands - all in a day's work
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Gunter David, JE Feature
"She's going downhill," says Art, an elderly man, of his wife, who suffers from dementia. "She's incontinent now." The others in Room 162 in the Willowood Building of the Abington Memorial Health Center in Willow Grove nod sympathetically. "But she's eating," he continues. "She's been eating so much, she's gaining weight. The other day I had to go to the...
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Mayo Clinic researchers searching for explanations of high mortality rates among kidney-failure patients undergoing hemodialysis are focusing their attention on the use of heparin, a drug used to reduce clotting of the blood. Their study in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings is a preliminary look at one aspect affecting the health of patients who undergo hemodialysis. In the...
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Parents of high school students can readily describe the trials and tribulations that come with raising teenagers - especially the emotional highs and lows - in addition to other stresses of growing up in the modern world. With such matters very much in mind, new faces are set to roam the halls of Stern Hebrew High School when classes begin...
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Defribrillators make an important house call
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In the first critical moments after cardiac arrest, commonly called a "heart attack," a defibrillator can help keep a victim alive. It is a powerful medical device, about the size of a small laptop computer but a bit heavier, and one a leading cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said should be in as many homes as possible...
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