Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Av 20, 5776
Chef/author faces down the ugliness of childhood obesity
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When I was a chubby little baby, I was my Bubby Minnie's pride and joy. She believed, as many other Jewish mothers and grandmothers believed, that a big baby was a healthy baby. Thank goodness, I lost the weight as I grew older -- and got much healthier along the way, too. But Harry Schwartz, known around the country as...
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Zorik Pesochinsky, JE Feature
Anyone who owns (and actually wears) a "Geeks Are Hot" T-shirt can tell you that the dictionary definition of a geek -- "a stupid or inept person" -- is passé. Call them geeks, dorks or nerds, those once-uncool people ostracized for loving comics, obscure card games and computer code have loads of allure these days. Socially awkward Seth Cohen on...
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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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