Friday, March 6, 2015 AdarI 15, 5775
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Organ trafficking, organ brokers and "transplant tourism" exist throughout the world, but if a number of groups and individuals have their say, the battle is on to put such practices out of business. The situation is so bad that every attempt to help overcome the global crisis -- created by too few individuals consenting to be donors -- is a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For the first 41/2 years of her life, Sara Burke ran around, danced and played just like any other kid. This past July, her family decided to visit their daughter at camp, watching Sara play a munchkin during a performance of "The Wizard of Oz." Her mother, Jen, who was sitting close to the stage, noticed that her child's eye...
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Penn study shows the drag effect of nicotine on the brain January 17, 2008
A new brain-imaging study by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are deprived of nicotine are linked with increased activation in specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method of measuring brain blood flow developed by John Detre, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn, this study...
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Carol Anne Mueller, JE Feature
In December 2005, Alex [not his real name], a Montgomery County resident, said he considered taking his own life. The successful, middle-aged professional had been feeling anxious, fearful, agitated and confused. He was alternately sweating, then shivering uncontrollably. His symptoms continued to worsen; for about a week, he was unable to work and -- of greater concern -- to sleep...
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With the end of 2007 and the beginning of a new year, KidsHealth.org, created by the nonprofit Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, has published its third annual "10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch." The issues chosen represent a wide range of concerns -- some may hit close to home, while others may be more far-reaching. Of course, these...
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