Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
PSA test uncovers the writer's prostate cancer -- and prospects for survival
By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
A simple blood test saved my life. The PSA test measures prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate tissue. The prostate gland, which is only found in males, sits near the rectum and produces semen. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer in men. I was not overly alarmed when my last PSA test came...
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It's a sad fact of life in our current economic environment: Practically every day, it seems, we see stories in the news about hundreds of people losing their jobs as employers resort to layoffs and downsizing, to say nothing of companies going out of business. More than 45 million Americans had no health insurance in 2007, according to the U.S...
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New study shows it may have major impact
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
A study published in a recent issue of The Archives of Neurology Journal by a team headed by Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas at New York's Columbia University found that a Mediterranean diet might help prevent the full-blown dementia of Alzheimer's disease among patients with early memory problems. Of people who were suffering from recall problems, those who followed a diet high...
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Psychiatrist/neurologist offers new insight into affliction
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It took a while -- almost a century -- for the assumptions made about dyslexia in 1896 to catch up with Dr. Harold N. Levinson's theory, first espoused in 1973, about what he felt to be the cause of the malady. "Dyslexia has remained a scientific enigma, defying most attempts at medical understanding, diagnosis, prediction, treatment and prevention," explains Levinson,...
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Teens and seniors revisit a topic of 'embarrassment'
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Rachel Lesser, JE Feature
Nearly 50 women gathered at the Bucks Country Free Library in Doylestown in mid-March to hear a panel of speakers revisit "Sex and the Single Girl." Moderated by Eleanor Levie, chairwoman of the National Council of Jewish Women for Greater Philadelphia -- one of the event sponsors; others included the League of Women Voters and Planned Parenthood, both of Bucks...
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