Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
Reports about cold remedies for kids have scared parents. Should they be worried?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A recent news report that Vick's Vapo Rub -- valued for generations as a trusted remedy for chest discomfort caused by colds and flu -- may be harmful to young lungs has set off alarms of concern among many parents and left them wondering about children's health remedies in general. Steven Shapiro, D.O., and the head of pediatrics at Abington...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
"I always knew something was wrong with Robyn," Hillary Walter of Elkins Park said of her "smart, friendly, sweet, outgoing" daughter -- a twin -- who didn't speak until she was 3. Then, about a year-and-a-half ago, the child was diagnosed with a form of autism. "It's very hard sometimes," said Walter, especially when trying to explain to other parents...
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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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