Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The Sept. 11 attacks were overwhelmingly tragic events in this country's recent history; and yet the U.S. military action that followed two years later has brought misery, either directly or indirectly, to people elsewhere in the world, most notably to the already downtrodden, forgotten and desperately poor women -- particularly widows -- of Afghanistan. Their plight, which has mostly gone...
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If your child has food allergies, this is probably not your favorite time of year. Don't despair, says Terry Traub, author of the new book Food to Some, Poison to Others . With a dash of careful planning, a pinch of sensitivity and a smorgasbord of yummy recipes, your whole family can survive (and thrive!) this school year. Kids with...
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Which diet is really to diet for? Okay, survey says ...
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Contrary to popular notions, lots of steak in the diet might not be so bad for the heart after all, according to the results of a new study published in a recent issue of The New England Journal of Medicine . The two-year, Israeli-conducted diet comparison carried out by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Nuclear Research...
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But are hormone injections being used for what they were originally intended?
By:
Diana Aydin, Jewish Exponent Feature
Human growth hormone injections have recently received attention for their seemingly magical benefits, including the power to fight aging or to build up muscles. But don't be deceived by the bulging biceps of bodybuilders or football stars -- the secret behind their Hulk-like physiques isn't necessarily human growth hormone, according to Alan Rogol, professor of clinical pediatrics, Riley Hospital Indiana...
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An Elkins Park woman battles back against a disease that simply takes your breath away
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Imagine getting short of breath doing the simplest of daily activities: walking up the stairs, going grocery shopping, carrying the laundry basket or lifting your young daughter into the air. For Alanna Nelson, a Jewish woman from Elkins Park, this is her daily life, ever since she was diagnosed in 2007 with a rare -- and often fatal -- lung...
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