Saturday, March 7, 2015 AdarI 16, 5775
A study by an international team of cardiac-imaging specialists, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, concludes that sophisticated computed tomography, or CT, scans of the heart and its surrounding arteries are almost as reliable and accurate as more invasive procedures to check for blockages. Researchers say the newer, 64-slice CT scans -- first introduced in the United States in 2005...
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Lasers are currently at the cutting edge of surgery: From cosmetic to brain surgery, intense beams of coherent light are gradually replacing the steel scalpel for many procedures. Despite this increasing popularity, there is still a lot that scientists do not know about the ways in which laser light interacts with living tissue. Now, some of these basic questions have...
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It's tough raising a child, especially a young girl, in today's body-focused world. Between magazines showing stick-thin actresses on their covers and similarly bone-thin models walking the runways, it's perhaps not surprising that young American girls think that the slimmer you are, the prettier and more popular you'll be. Never mind that 1950s' icon Marilyn Monroe was a size 14...
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Fighting breast cancer, one major rung at a time
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Even at a very young age, Brandon Fishman felt the excitement, validation and rewards that came from being an entrepreneur. A graduate of Germantown Academy, Fishman was active in his local youth group and a member of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. His dream was to be in business for himself. And so, he invested in Waterfront Square...
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Urine leakage can be a debilitating problem that many women unfortunately accept as a natural part of aging. Although an estimated 13 million Americans, both men and women, suffer from some type of urinary incontinence, only about half of women who experience urinary incontinence report it to their doctors, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Some women...
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