Friday, May 6, 2016 Nisan 28, 5776
Philadelphia Award winner on lifelong battle to defeat Celiac Disease
By:
Elyse Glickman
Thanks to Alice Salomon Bast's dedication, people with sensitivities to wheat- and gluten-based products cannot only be liberated from the painful effects of Celiac Disease, but also be freed up to enjoy the flavors and textures that normally make eating a pleasure. Her extensive accomplishments, including founding the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness in 2003, were spotlighted recently when she...
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Older men dating younger women? So? What's the problem?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
According to a recent German study, if a man marries a woman 15 to 17 years his junior, his chances of prematurely dying are cut by one-fifth. A new book considers all the permutations of such a move.
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Race raises funds to outrun prostate cancer growth
By:
Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Father's Day is a particularly meaningful time to get the word out about the disease that affects one in six men -- even if not one of those six wants to talk about it. "Prostate cancer is an uncomfortable topic," says Shelley Schwartz, founder of Prostate Health International. "Men don't want to discuss it. A group of men can meet...
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By:
Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
Your 17-year-old son is healthy enough. He could stand to exercise more -- video games take up more of his time than you'd like -- and he enjoys the usual teen-age treats -- burgers, fries, ice cream. Yet his weight is normal, and he has a Body Mass Index of 23, within the normal range, which is thought to be...
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Turns out Cupid has an ugly side as well
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Spring is here, love is in the air, and wedding planning is in the final stages. Romance may be in full bloom, but there are signs of a sobering reality everywhere, from the 50 percent divorce rate in the United States to the caveats expressed in prenuptials. Is there such a thing as love/hate relationships? Their existence presumes that the...
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