Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
By:
Elyse Glickman
Instead of stuffing your face with pumpkin desserts, side dishes and lattes, why not put it on your face instead? Health experts, dermatologists and beauty specialists laud the natural benefits of the great orange orbs featured so prominently around this time of year.
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The first Philadelphia Forever Young + Health and Wellness event — offering a panoply of speakers, classes, exhibits and interactive demonstrations — takes place Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, 17th and Vine Sts. The full-day event begins at 10 a.m. The proposed annual celebration of “healthy living and healthy aging” is presented by, and is a benefit...
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Israel swims upstream in advancing aquaculture
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Jeffrey F. Barken, JNS.org
At a time when ocean fish populations are threatened worldwide, Israeli fish farmers are developing innovative new technologies and breeding methods revolutionizing their industry. Faced with managing scarce water resources in a desert ecosystem, the Israeli government has supported the solutions of kibbutzim — and more recently, those of “Dagim,” the Fish Breeders Association — to promote healthy, environmentally sound...
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Deciding medically what is best for you
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Masha Rifkin, JNS.org
Perhaps doctor doesn’t know best. In their new book, Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You, husband-wife physician team Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartz­band lay the groundwork for making sound medical decisions. No choices are completely independent, the authors say; rather, they are influenced by a set of values and history. Understanding what makes people tick...
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Are certain cancers hereditary — or are there other reasons for disease clusters among related generations
By:
Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
With the concept of “pre-existing conditions” making front-page news in the ongoing tug-of-war focused on U.S. health care, it is not surprising that an increasing number of Americans are making more of a concerted effort to track their family health history. Research reveals that regular check-ups and informative websites barely scratch the surface when it comes to family legacies. Indeed,...
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