Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As the swine-flu reports start to take less time on the news -- with Mexico reporting stability and Americans learning more the value of hand-washing -- this is still not the time to think that we're completely out of the woods. Health officials have gotten the word out about what's involved with this illness: Swine flu is a respiratory disease...
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By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
There will be no breakfast in bed this Mother's Day for Elaine Grobman. In fact, there will be no bed after 4 a.m., as this woman who has made philanthropy her lifelong career will be on her way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, preparing to greet about 120,000 of her Mother's Day "guests" at the 19th annual Susan G...
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If you don't, maybe you were really there: It's time to get ready for its 40th birthday ... man
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
In late summer of 1969, 17-year-old Steven Buchwald, then working in a Catskill Mountains resort, received a phone call to attend a concert in a town called Woodstock. Even though he knew that he'd lose his end-of-season-tips, Buchwald -- back then a self-described hippie with long hair and dressed in torn jeans and T-shirt -- literally "flew" out of the...
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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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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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