Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775
Area hospitals try 
different paths to encourage and maintain weight loss
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Richard Pawlak, Perfect Fit Feature
If weight loss is a serious concern, there are equally serious programs at some of the most prestigious medical schools and hospitals in the country, several of which are located in the Delaware Valley.
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Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center/the University Hospital for Einstein have found a biomarker in head and neck cancers that can predict whether a patient's tumor will be life-threatening. Their findings, published in the Jan. 9 edition of American Journal of Pathology , reveal that the biomarker is considered particularly promising...
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Can a regional medical center born of a need to serve 19th-century Jewish patients shunned for treatment elsewhere reclaim its birthright in the new millennium? Barry Freedman, president and CEO of Einstein Healthcare Network, is working on it. Serving the expanding facility, with 1,250 beds and more than 2,000 employed and affiliated physicians, residents and fellows for the past eight...
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Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Young and fit, the runners fix their sights on the finish line: Almost there! A goal about to be realized! There is magic in this moment for many athletes. But on Nov. 20, 2011, two Philadelphia Marathon runners, both apparently healthy and fit -- one with an under three-hour marathon finish close at hand, the other crossing the finish line...
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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Nina Zucker has no children. Mostly that's OK. "But the major issue I have is that every Rosh Hashanah, rabbis focus on the Torah parshah about Hannah being childless and her prayers finally being answered by God," says Zucker. "And then they call on the young children in the congregation to come up to the bimah. So the message, clear...
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