Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775
By:
Renee Cree, JE Feature
Rates of Type 2 diabetes, a disease once only found in adults, have been steadily rising in children for years. If unchecked, it can have serious health effects for children, including higher risks of heart and blood-vessel disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, skin problems, and damage to the nerves, kidneys, eyes and feet. But a national study chaired by Gary...
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Do homemade juices offer benefits the bottled kind cannot?
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Are liquefied fruits and vegetables easy, refreshing and natural ways to get nourished ... or are some juicers and producers all wet? Much has happened in the years since the Florida Orange Growers Association declared that orange juice was "not just for breakfast anymore." We have been treated to all kinds of would-be liquid miracles, from "super fruit" blends (acai,...
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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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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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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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