Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Tammuz 20, 5776
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Rita Bryan, JE Feature
t's been several months since you made your New Year's resolution to start an exercise program; you're doing it and feeling good about yourself. Nothing is going to stop you this time! Unfortunately, life has a way of throwing us a few curve balls. It happens to all of us. I recently spent several weeks helping my parents move into...
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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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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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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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Available blood tests for panic disorder and other mental-health conditions are potentially around the corner, according to results from a new study initiated by the University of Iowa. The findings, based on analysis of genetic information in immature white blood cells, just appeared in the online version of the American Journal of Medical Genetics. "The ability to test for panic...
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