Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
New breast-cancer initiative finds a home with Yad B'Yad
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In an atmosphere that was upbeat and inspiring -- with breast-cancer survivors, caregivers and well-wishers on hand -- the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia recently launched its new breast-cancer initiative, Yad B'Yad ("Hand in Hand"). Each of the 40 women in attendance received a small shopping bag containing information about the program, in addition to a telling...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
For a guy who is astute or caring enough to notice that a woman's behavior might be signs of anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder, it may only be the tip of the iceberg. This recognition might be lifesaving, but a solution with treatment and therapy will not occur overnight, according to Lauren Strobeck, program coordinator of the Eating Disorders...
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Many are not aware of this extreme byproduct of the debilitating disease
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
One of the most frightening risks those with diabetes must face is having a limb or appendage amputated. In fact, according to a recent study by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 25 percent of amputees with diabetes stated that they should have seen a specialist, such as a podiatrist, sooner than they had once their symptoms arose. "Today, diabetes is...
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Computer programs designed to help radiologists could identify more cases of breast cancer, but they might also increase the number of false-positive results, which can lead to biopsies in healthy women, according to a recent systematic review. Using computer-aided detection mammography, "you do catch some cases that would have been missed if the mammogram had been read only by a...
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By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
According to estimates, as much as 15 percent of the country's female population suffers from some sort of eating disorder; that number alone would mean that many guys have encountered some of these women, many without even realizing it. For bulimia alone, one study suggests that 2 percent to 3 percent of American women in their late adolescence and college...
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