Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
Avian flu is in the air, but is its danger being overhyped?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With cases of Avian - the so-called "bird" flu - confirmed recently in wild birds in Turkey, Romania and Mongolia, health officials in the United States are taking necessary steps to educate citizens about the disease, while work toward creating a vaccine against the potentially deadly virus proceeds at a rapid pace. Avian flu - the H5N1 strain of influenza...
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Synagogue starts screening to save jazz musician
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Because of their family's history, Michael Brecker's sister immediately became alarmed. "Our mother had died from a disease known as multiple myeloma, a bone-marrow disease that affects your skeleton and causes bones to break easily," explains Emily Brecker-Greenberg. "So when Michael fractured one of his vertebrae, I feared the worst." All too soon, his sister's fears were realized. Although Brecker...
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In a recent issue of the journal Oncogene, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute describe a molecular mechanism that appears to make malignant brain tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy after they have been treated with the dendritic cell vaccine. This finding builds on several studies recently published by the research team. In 2003, they reported that a...
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Not for these Katrina victims, aided by Penn medical personnel
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Dr. Giora Netzer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System told of how a woman who had gone for days without her blood-pressure medication in the wake of the incredible havoc wrought by Hurricane Katrina suffered a stroke right before his eyes in a Louisiana parking lot. And of how many people in and around New Orleans - also known...
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Yes, it was, for this surgical patient
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
I think one of the hardest parts for me was the realization that it had to be done and to schedule the date for surgery. My arthritic hip had been bothering me for some time now, and I was warned the day wasn't far away that it would need to be replaced. But it's funny how the mind works. I...
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