Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
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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Why one frustrated spouse thinks it deserves its own cell
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Some women fantasize about handsome, muscle-sculpted men; others about luxurious, tropical resorts. Me, I fantasize about dropping my husband's BlackBerry into a tall glass of water and watching its farewell bubbles as it drifts slowly to the bottom. I would grin with satisfaction at a blank screen that can no longer buzz and ring at inopportune moments, and no longer...
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Waking up to the potential of hypnosis to combat certain problems
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
If you've ever seen a stage hypnotist, you might think hypnotism is all about volunteers doing outlandish things for the amusement of a live audience. But there's a whole lot more to it than that, says Bryan Toder, a Lafayette Hill hypnotist who treats patients to stop smoking, lose weight, stop snoring, reduce stress and fears, enhance their sales and/or...
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