Sunday, July 24, 2016 Tammuz 18, 5776
Memorable developments in Alzheimer's treatments
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
Alzheimer's disease -- a well-known cause of memory impairment in aging -- is surely the most common and feared problem consulted about in geriatric medicine today. Although it was only recognized as a specific illness in the last 100 years, Alzheimer's obviously is not really new, since throughout history people have become old, feeble and confused; however, they were just...
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Those manicures and pedicures can be infectious fun
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Like pulling together the right wardrobe, having that perfect hairdo and enjoying terrific glowing skin, getting your nails done is an integral part of making yourself look your best for that upcoming wedding or Bar Mitzvah. "Often, because of such upcoming events, I hear women tell me they wanted to look so glamorous, they even had acrylic nails put on...
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It's still around, so beware -- even if you got a shot in the winter
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With Philadelphia experiencing some unseasonably warm weather earlier this month, some people may have forgotten all about their getting a flu shot back in the early days of winter. Others may still be fuming about getting a flu shot but still getting the flu. This year's vaccination is only effective against 40 percent of this season's influenza viruses, according to...
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By:
Jon Entine, JE Feature
Since the horror of the Holocaust, Jews have been at the forefront of those debunking notions that they could be defined by blood ancestry, as a "race." The notion of race seemed to be dead as a scientific concept as recently as 2000, when the first sketch of the human genome was unveiled. "We are all, regardless of race, 99.9...
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It's no secret that obesity is a problem in humans. Reality television makes millions of dollars chronicling the efforts of Americans attempting to shed excess weight. And every day, new medical research highlights the serious implications obesity has for heart disease, diabetes and other maladies. Now, more and more attention is being paid to the problem in household pets. According...
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