Thursday, August 25, 2016 Av 21, 5776
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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Are teens too young for the procedure?
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Lindsey Bewley, JE Feature
Brittany Caesar is half the girl she used to be. Two years ago, the 16-year-old from Houston tipped the scales at 404 pounds. Today, she weighs 175 thanks to a radical weight-loss procedure that is usually performed only on adults: gastric bypass surgery, in which the stomach is stapled off, leaving a tiny pouch directly connected to the small intestine...
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Throughout her life, Shayna West had a recurring dream that her front teeth were falling out. When she moved her tongue around her mouth on Oct. 9, 2005, and felt open space in place of her front teeth, she couldn't help but again believe she was dreaming. "I'm going to wake up from this," she recalls thinking. "A couple more...
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Despite repeated health warnings about the dangers of tanning from sunlight and artificial light sources, there are still those whose mantra "bronzed is beautiful" remains unshaken. Dermatologists have long suspected that some people may be addicted to tanning -- similar to addictions to drugs or alcohol --and refuse to alter their behaviors, even knowing they have an increased risk of...
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In a case study published in Clinical Cardiology , physicians at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia reported on a seemingly healthy 55-year-old man who had a silent heart attack and subsequent unexplained chest pain. Once he was admitted to the hospital, it was discovered that the man had a rarely diagnosed complication called subepicardial aneurysm, which, if not quickly...
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