Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
When practice, practice, practice has nothing to do with Carnegie Hall
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Dr. Jonathan Grayson tells his patients to go take a hike -- and very often, it works. For almost 30 years, Grayson, head of the Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia, has been leading obsessive-compulsive-disorder sufferers on annual camping trips. Members of Grayson's OCD support group, GOAL (Giving Obsessive-Compulsives Another Lifestyle), tackle their anxieties head on by trekking through...
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Record temperatures bring disturbing news reports of heat-related deaths and the familiar calls to seek shade, limit outside work and drink large quantities of water. But experts caution that water alone may not be sufficient and, in fact, could actually increase your risk of severe heat-related injuries. According to Dr. David McCarron, adjunct professor at University of California Davis, "You...
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A new survey shows that diabetic individuals who live in a hot climate have important gaps in their "heat awareness," or knowledge about proper diabetes self-care in hot weather, even though diabetes raises their risk of heat illness. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in collaboration with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service, surveyed...
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Teen lit goes to the older, darker side; is it bad for kids' health?
By:
Tula Batanchiev, JE Feature
The cutesy and optimistic Babysitters Club book series may have titillated teens of yesteryear, but today's young adults are going in for much darker fare. Dark, depressed teen fiction is on the rise. There are fictionalized narratives about eating disorders, and fantasy novels about teen prisoners. Publishers are taking more risks; literature is reflecting recent world events; and such frank...
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But a Russian schvitz at the 'banya' may have its benefits
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Tania Barnes, JE Feature
A stocky man appears from the shadows, wearing a fat gold chain and speaking in a thick accent. For $25, he offers to beat me. This isn't a fight club: It's Royal Palace baths, a Russian "bath house," or banya , on the edge of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where Russians and intrepid foreigners pay $40 to roast inside wooden rooms...
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