Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's common knowledge that influenza -- the flu -- wreaks havoc on younger and middle-aged bodies. On older ones, it can be deadly. We also now know that flu shots can be the most important weapon against the flu, the one thing that can offer some protection. So when it became known that the city of Philadelphia's Health Department was...
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Rita Bryan, JE Feature
All of us make New Year's resolutions; often, they are health- and fitness-oriented. We take note of our physical appearance and health, and decide that "this year" is the year we're going to make "the commitment" to make a change. You may decide to try to shed some excess weight and lose some inches, or that you're going to start...
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Scientists collaborating at Cornell University in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City have identified a panel of 23 protein biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid that acts as a neurochemical "fingerprint," which doctors might use someday to identify patients living with Alzheimer's disease. The research is published in the online edition of the journal Annals of Neurology. Right...
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Are we overprotecting our kids from those dirty, rotten bugs?
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
When Dr. Harley Rotbart graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1979, his father was overcome with emotion. At the graduation reception, where he came to congratulate his son, both father and son dropped to their knees and began crying, Rotbart recalled. It was a moment of liberation for his father, an Auschwitz survivor who lost most of his family...
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What are ya doin' New Year's, New Year's Eve ... If your response is, "What's it your business!" then maybe there's some help to be found from the following. For many, the heightened expectations and stresses of holiday events can increase anxiety and cause depression. But you don't have to be clinically depressed to feel the pangs of seasonal blues,...
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