Monday, July 6, 2015 Tammuz 19, 5775

Are certain cancers hereditary — or are there other reasons for disease clusters among related generations
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Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
With the concept of “pre-existing conditions” making front-page news in the ongoing tug-of-war focused on U.S. health care, it is not surprising that an increasing number of Americans are making more of a concerted effort to track their family health history. Research reveals that regular check-ups and informative websites barely scratch the surface when it comes to family legacies. Indeed,...
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Testicular malignancies affect a younger demographic than prostate tumors
By:
Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
Prostate cancer and PSA scores have gotten a lot of airtime and print for a variety of reasons, ranging from media exposure like pharmaceutical ads to celebrity survivors of the illness. Testicular cancer may not have as much media play at the moment or as many diagnoses (8,000 new diagnoses every year, compared to 200,000 for prostate cancer), but its...
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But what happens when Cinderella has to deal with Prince Not-So-Charming’s bad side?
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Lynne Blumberg
Even though women have more options these days, most still wish to marry a Prince Charming-type who will sweep them off their feet, says Susan Shapiro Barash, author of The Nine Phases of Marriage, her 13th book about wom­en’s issues. During a recent interview, Barash said her research found that 85 percent of women want to be wives. She believes...
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As the harvest festival of Sukkot nears, the Exponent caught up with three local Jewish farmers to find out what drew them to the land and their now rather non-traditional careers.
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By:
Elyse Glickman
People who went away to college probably recall the “Freshman 15,” and not very fondly. This phenomenon, where college students gain weight during their first year, is not just traced to easier access to junk food, but also tied to their adjusting to the higher stress of the university environment. They may eventually recover in time for their sophomore year,...
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