Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
A personal account on the day-in, day-out endurance test that is cancer
By:
Robinette Pelka, JE Feature
We need funny stories, warm blankets and magazines, just to keep our minds from focusing on the waiting room, the gateway to chemo land. It must be different for other kinds of patients -- nurses and doctors don't necessarily remind them of death. The first time, my mother and I walked toward the room in silence, holding hands. I'd collapsed...
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More and more patients over 80 are going in for coronary surgery
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
People are living longer than ever these days -- some to 100 and beyond -- and they're having all sorts of medical procedures as they age, including heart surgery for patients 80 and older. Yet inevitable questions follow suit: How does that operation fit into the picture of maintaining health and quality of life for the elderly, and is someone...
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Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the ... Soviets?
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Steve Savitt, a freshman studying engineering at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, was riding in a crowded subway in early October 1957, when he read that the Soviet Union had launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. That news, 50 years ago, stunned the world and affected Savitt, too. "The enormity of what was done," recounted former engineer...
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Creative quilt project reminds of inroads against Alzheimer's
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Alison Berger was only a young child when her grandfather, Michael Steinberg, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Before his diagnosis, Berger remembered that he liked gummy worms and would sing the song "Button Up Your Overcoat." "Of course, it would've been wonderful if he didn't have the disease," said Berger, 27, a research assistant. "But I feel like I was...
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A Thanksgiving treat of hope
By:
Diana Aydin, JE Feature
Several months after his youngest child was born, Adam Miller wanted to donate the baby items his infant son had outgrown -- a diaper pail, baby swing and toys. "People are used to dropping stuff off to a Goodwill," said Miller, 33, president of the software firm AmeriCardGold. "They see these big trash bags, and they just literally dump them...
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