Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Sivan 15, 5775
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Audrey Ross breathed a huge sigh of relief when she heard that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld President Barack Obama's health care law last week. The 32-year-old works for a Center City nonprofit, suffers from diabetes and has faced anxiety over the prospect of losing her insurance. "I think health coverage is an absolute right. I also think it...
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The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years after actual menopause begins. This information was announced at last weekend's presentation by the Endocrine Society at its 94th annual meeting in Houston. "Our study provides reassurance that...
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Sick and Tired? It is to Laugh
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Diane McManus
Imagine that scientists discovered a drug that, among other effects, reduces stress, improves circulation, boosts immunity and eases pain. Now suppose that this drug were available for free, without a doctor's prescription and with none of the usual precautions that accompany ads for prescription drugs. Futuristic dream? How about present-day reality? There's no need for a trip to the pharmacy...
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Lori Samlin Miller Jewish Exponent Feature
At a recent conference on "Our Heritage and Our Health: The Importance of Being Informed/Understanding Jewish Genetic Diseases," Gary Frohlich, a leading New York trained and now California-based genetic counselor, opened by pronouncing that genetic diseases don't discriminate. "Ashkenazi Jewish genetic diseases are not sex limited; that is, males and females are affected equally. When speaking about genetic diseases, we're...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Among the various childhood rites of passages, many of us will recall a bout of measles as one of them. From a kid's perspective way back when, it did have a plus side -- staying home from school, eating chicken soup and watching cartoons. But the illness is no trivial matter. Recent reports have shown a resurgence nationally of measles,...
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