Wellness

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Einstein Changes the Equation

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In July, before the signage went up, a driver heading west on Germantown Pike might easily have mistaken the enormous construction site in East...
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Patients Are Their Own Reward

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Perhaps doctor doesn’t know best. In their new book, Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You, husband-wife physician team Jerome Groopman...
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Unorthodox Findings: Happy Days Are Here … Forever?

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Who knew?! Orthodox Jews rank highest in happiness among the religious while liberal Jews score well among their counterparts in a recent survey focused...
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Alcohol, Alzheimer’s Link No Cause for Cheer

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Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing the risk of cognitive decline. However, two studies...
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Study: Bowel Disease’s Impact on Schoolkids

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Children with inflammatory bowel disease may have difficulty functioning in school, particularly because their tendency to internalize problems can affect attendance, according to findings...
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A Beginning in Understanding Hospice Care

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 Ira Bergman, 59, was asked if he wanted to see a rabbi when he entered a hospice program in September 2008. He had been...
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Seeing Spots Before Your Eyes?

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  Among the various childhood rites of passages, many of us will recall a bout of measles as one of them. From a kid's perspective...
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The Repercussions of Concussions

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Inside that hard skull of yours, the brain is a soft organ surrounded by spinal fluid. Normally, the fluid cushions your brain and keeps...
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In Doctors We Trust … Right?

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  "No mother wants her child to suffer," Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick states in the beginning of her story, introducing the duality she explores in her...