Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
From writing about to living with breast cancer.
By:
Carol Saline, JE Feature
Some moments in life become embedded in your memory like a freeze frame in a movie. Is there anyone over 55 who doesn't remember exactly where they were when they heard that Kennedy had been shot? For me, one of those indelible moments will always be the phone call telling me I had breast cancer. It came at 5:30 on...
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Are Jews more vulnerable to pancreatic cancer?
By:
Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
With little prompting, Ruth Berman (not her real name), a teacher from the Philadelphia suburbs, can reel off a dozen names of people she knows -- or knows of -- who have battled pancreatic cancer.
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Determining the best breast cancer screening for you.
By:
Melissa Jacobs, JE Feature
Mammographies annually? Or biannually? Starting at age 50 or age 40? Should it be a film or digital mammography? And what about a breast MRI? Who should get what? When?
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Separating medical fact from fiction.
By:
Koe Kemp, JE Feature
Very important information! Please do not delete! Send to your loved ones! Drinking cold water after a meal causes cancer! What do you do when someone forwards you that email? You know the one. It's got a strident warning about an everyday, household item that Just Might Kill You! Included are a couple of anecdotes from people with letters for...
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But a Russian schvitz at the 'banya' may have its benefits
By:
Tania Barnes, JE Feature
A stocky man appears from the shadows, wearing a fat gold chain and speaking in a thick accent. For $25, he offers to beat me. This isn't a fight club: It's Royal Palace baths, a Russian "bath house," or banya , on the edge of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where Russians and intrepid foreigners pay $40 to roast inside wooden rooms...
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