Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775

By:
Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
First comes love. Then comes re-marriage. However, somewhere in between, the revitalized lovebirds have to figure out a delicate way to tell their respective children about their intentions and its possible effects on the entire family’s future. Though Macy’s wedding registry cannot provide all of the essentials for a combined household, Scott Browning, psychologist and professor of psychology at Chestnut...
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Better Prospects for Alzheimer’s, Diabetes Patients?
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Dr. Todd H. Goldberg, Special Sections Feature
Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are two of the most familiar and feared diseases mainly affecting seniors — and justifiably so, as they are the fifth and sixth leading causes of death, respectively, in this country. But advances in research and treatment are making both conditions more manageable and the outlook more hopeful. Alzheimer’s disease, a well- known cause of memory...
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Bed and bored? Some answers to relieve the pain
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Lynne Blumberg, Special Sections Feature
We’ve all heard stories about people who suffered a heart attack while having sex, and some of whom may have died in the act. A forum on the website, israelroom.com, lists famous people who died of a heart attack while having sex, or as coroners have termed it, DIS (Death in the Saddle). There are other examples as well: Atilla...
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A Weekend Warrior — or ‘Weakened Warrior’ — is a Whiz Kid again
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Frank Brodsky, Special Sections Feature
I guess it all started when my dad started taking me to baseball games at Shibe Park when I was about 5 years old. Growing up, I played baseball on neighborhood lots like most kids since this was before the days of Little League. I don’t remember why, but for some reason, I wanted to be a catcher. Maybe it...
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By:
Diane McManus
Not long ago, macular degeneration, a disease of the retina, meant certain blindness. But scientists are working on an implantable artificial retina that can, with a simple surgical procedure, restore eyesight. Other implantable devices are being developed to monitor glucose, treat heart failure and relieve pain. Indeed, overweight patients could one day swallow an ingestible hydrogel capsule that induces satiety...
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