Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
Can a little push on the tush actually be a form of parental abuse?
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Baby Boomers and generation X-ers may recall spanking as part of their upbringing. In many cases, it was highly unpleasant, but recognized as a definitive means of reinforcing correct behaviors.
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
A University of Pennsylvania grad hopes her memoir will inspire women to fight back when faced with unpleasant midlife surprises.
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The first Philadelphia Forever Young + Health and Wellness event — offering a panoply of speakers, classes, exhibits and interactive demonstrations — takes place Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, 17th and Vine Sts. The full-day event begins at 10 a.m. The proposed annual celebration of “healthy living and healthy aging” is presented by, and is a benefit...
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Deciding medically what is best for you
By:
Masha Rifkin, JNS.org
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 and Pamela Hartz­band lay the groundwork for making sound medical decisions. No choices are completely independent, the authors say; rather, they are influenced by a set of values and history. Understanding what makes people tick...
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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 reported recently at the Alzheimer’s Association international conference suggest that moderate alcohol use and binge drinking in late life, as well as heavier use earlier in life,increase risk of cognitive decline. “The many dangers of...
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