Tuesday, March 3, 2015 AdarI 12, 5775
New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates -- found in a variety of processed foods, including meats, cheeses, beverages and bakery products -- might speed the growth of lung-cancer tumors and may even contribute to the development of those tumors in individuals predisposed to the disease. The study also suggests that dietary regulation...
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Richard Dreyfuss, Richard Lewis, among those sharing painful pasts
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The spirit-crushing anguish of addiction and the daunting path to recovery are the soul-searching topics of a new book, Moments of Clarity: Voices From the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery , by Christopher Kennedy Lawford. In the work, the son of actor Peter Lawford and member of the Kennedy clan relates compelling stories of how he and others --...
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When stocks take a plunge, can a couple's love life take a dive, too?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Has the stalled, sinking and downright sorry economy -- and the abysmal economic conditions it has wrought -- cast a cold, even icy, spell over the loving relationships normally enjoyed by couples? And because of hard times -- and the attendant money worries that they bring -- are men and women taking things out on each other, and being intimate...
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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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New breast-cancer initiative finds a home with Yad B'Yad
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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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