Friday, April 29, 2016 Nisan 21, 5776
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A colonoscopy is one of the most highly recommended medical tests today and, perhaps, one of the least understood and most feared by men and women alike. But people shouldn't be hesitant or afraid to have the test, medical professionals agree, since the days of discomfort, doubt and danger often associated with it are long gone. And, first and foremost,...
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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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The name Josef Mengele is synonymous with the perverse "medical experiments" conducted by the Nazis on concentration camp inmates. Mengele -- who eluded capture after the war and died in Brazil in 1978 -- was a doctor at Auschwitz, where he conducted dubious research that killed many inmates, and was often the one who selected which inmates would be immediately...
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When LQTS took their baby's life at 3 months, these parents fought back
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Frank Rosci, JE Exponent
Sitting shivah is a time-honored but trying ritual in the aftermath of any death, but especially so in the wake of the death of a baby. That sad and painful reality was lived by Phyllis and Darren Sudman of Plymouth Meeting, parents of Simon Brach Sudman, who died when he was just 3 months old, on the snowy winter evening...
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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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