Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
By:
Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
Like most clichés, there’s some truth behind it: Once you survive cancer, you stop sweating the small stuff. “You take the trivial and get rid of it. You start living life to the fullest. It sounds trite, but it’s the truth,” says Ellen Coren, who was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at age 44. She found the lump in October...
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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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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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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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One doctor looks for ‘an explosion’ in the next decade’s battle to bring breast cancer to its knees
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Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
President John F. Kennedy pledged in 1961 to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. It took less than nine years to accomplish. In 1971, President Richard Nixon promised there would be a cure for cancer in 10 years. It’s been 41 — and researchers are just starting to figure out what’s taking so long...
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