Friday, April 29, 2016 Nisan 21, 5776
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M.J. Fine, Jewish Exponent Feature
Maybe you've noticed a strange spot on your skin, or you're feeling more listless than usual. Maybe you're considering surgery, but you're not sure which hospital excels at it. Maybe you've been prescribed medication, but aren't sure how to afford it. Unless you've got a doctor at your beck and call, you've probably hit the Internet to look up your...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Though common sense dictates that men and wom­en should do everything in their power to think proactive and preventative when it comes to their reproductive health, a recent study conducted by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force made headlines with a hefty claim that blood tests intended to spot prostate cancer could also have unexpected side effects and that, perhaps,...
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Lynne Blumberg Jewish Exponent Feature
The healthiest way to get a summer tan? Spray it on, say dermatologists. Dr. Bruce Brod, clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and legislative coordinator for the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, says spray-ons seem clinically safe, and, cosmetically, they look much better these days than before, when they often offered an orange glow...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Frapped, whipped, blended or heated, coffee has stirred up some popularity among an increasingly younger generation of fans, along with a touch of controversy on its benefits: What's good in theory for one generation could be bad for another. A recent coffee study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine certainly adds to its appeal among people 50 and...
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Why Obamacare Just Doesn't Make Sense
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David E. Edman
Since the 1970s, when Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to call for "national health insurance," the debate surrounding health reform has ebbed and flowed, but never gone away. Today, questions around reforming our health care system are no longer about whether or not we need it, but only how best to do it. The Affordable Care Act (aka...
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