Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Yes, and despite some improvements, the battle's not over
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's the acronym that sends chills down the spine of every parent of a newborn: SIDS, a syndrome that is terrifying for its lack of explanation and for striking with seeming abandon. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome accounts for the loss of some 2,500 babies each year in the United States, although the numbers could be higher, according to Dr. Betty...
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Beth Forman Rondinelli, JE Feature
I am lucky. Today is the day. It is my last day of undergoing radiation for breast cancer. At least, I'm hoping it will be. It is a great day -- or is it? Sure, I won't have to drive a half-hour to the cancer center each way for a few minutes of lying on a table, baring everything above...
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While some emerging technologies can create environments that require very little physical effort, one Kansas State University researcher thinks games like Nintendo's Wii Fit can help promote physical -- rather than sedentary -- activities for people of all ages. According to David Dzewaltowski, professor and head of the department of kinesiology at Kansas State and director of the university's Community...
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When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, many of her most important questions can't be answered by a doctor: What if my insurance won't cover a new treatment? Do I risk losing my benefits if I am not working full-time? Will my boss let me take time off for treatment? To help women answer these questions, the American Bar...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Talk of embryos -- and the scientific, religious and moral implications of their treatment -- as well as how that treatment is defined and understood, keeps alive the intense debate about when human life actually begins. At the forefront of the dispute is Scott Gilbert, an internationally recognized Jewish professor of biology at Swarthmore College. His controversial statements, made at...
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