Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

The 'crystal ball' aspect gets
Exercise capacity - VO2max - is a powerful predictor of death in patients with coronary artery disease, not just patients with heart failure, according to the finding of Mayo Clinic research presented at the the American Heart Association's "Scientific Sessions 2005," just held in Dallas. VO2max is the maximum amount of oxygen a person can take in during exercise. In...
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Recent crashes pose a scare; are airlines equipped to handle it?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Crashes of several airliners in the recent past, including the Air France flight 358 that burst into flames after the plane skidded off a windswept Toronto runway during a violent thunderstorm last August, have left many travelers wondering just how safe air travel is nowadays. Perhaps more importantly, people also have questions about the possibility - even the probability -...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Oprah and Dr. Phil notwithstanding, 'tis the season to be blue. With the dead of winter officially here, the lights of the menorah fading from view and all those gift bills starting to pile up, it could just about take the happy right out of the holidays. Couple that with the stresses of work, family and the shuffle of everyday...
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Corvallis, Ore., JE Feature
A compound found in hops and the main product they're used in - beer - has gained interest as a micronutrient that might help prevent numerous types of cancer. Researchers at Oregon State University first discovered the cancer-related properties of this flavonoid compound called xanthohumol about a decade ago. A recent publication by an OSU researcher in the journal Phytochemistry...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Some moments in life stop your heart, and are burned into your memory forever. Such is the case with Sheila and Ron Schwartz, who remember Father's Day 2004 as a black-letter day - a day when an ailing Sheila Schwartz discovered she had pancreatic cancer. "We were informed that removal of the tumor is the only known medical cure for...
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