Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
A doctor examines how to treat the solitude of sickness
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When Michael Stein, M.D., decided to write his book, The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness, he said it was meant to examine and illuminate the emotional terrain of illness. "One reason it came about was when my brother-in-law came down with a rare form of cancer, and everything I had come to know about being a doctor was suddenly...
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With muggings making headlines, seniors seek safer measures
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Walking from his car to a South Philadelphia senior center, David Welsh, then in his mid- 80s, felt someone grab him from behind. Before he knew it, he was thrown to the ground, and a man was ripping his pants pocket and then stealing his wallet. "I couldn't do anything," said Welsh, now 88, recalling when he was attacked outside...
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New research suggests that Americans are more likely to socially reject children with mental illness than they are those with physical illnesses like asthma. "Many respondents did not want their children to become friends with other kids identified as having mental illnesses or have them come over to spend an evening socializing," said Jack Martin, Ph.D., lead author of the...
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Kids and Allergies: It's Not Nuts! Food, not-so-glorious food, and some of its problems
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Faced with what to do about handling a critical medical need for Samuel, her youngest son, Robin Davison of Merion set to task to make the situation a bit easier. She emerged as a heroic "Jewish Mother of Invention" by creating AllergiK ID, a line of innovative products related specifically to children's food allergies. Now Sam, who is 31/2 but...
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Friends fete their hero
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It began so innocently. A mild discomfort in the arch of her left foot. Just an annoyance. The annoyance became a bit more of a problem. There was pain, there was swelling, and relatively soon, there was no ignoring it. But Fayne Rein, a busy single mother, pushed on, ultimately checking in with a podiatrist who suggested that the lump...
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