Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775
Holding hands, helping hands - all in a day's work
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Gunter David, JE Feature
"She's going downhill," says Art, an elderly man, of his wife, who suffers from dementia. "She's incontinent now." The others in Room 162 in the Willowood Building of the Abington Memorial Health Center in Willow Grove nod sympathetically. "But she's eating," he continues. "She's been eating so much, she's gaining weight. The other day I had to go to the...
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Defribrillators make an important house call
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In the first critical moments after cardiac arrest, commonly called a "heart attack," a defibrillator can help keep a victim alive. It is a powerful medical device, about the size of a small laptop computer but a bit heavier, and one a leading cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said should be in as many homes as possible...
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Parents of high school students can readily describe the trials and tribulations that come with raising teenagers - especially the emotional highs and lows - in addition to other stresses of growing up in the modern world. With such matters very much in mind, new faces are set to roam the halls of Stern Hebrew High School when classes begin...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With news about stem cells making major headlines almost daily, a joint stem-cell research program between the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, N.J., and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, announced in January 2005, continues in a collaborative effort to advance the study of adult and embryonic stem cells. The program, funded by a $1 million pledge from Coriell...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people die each year from heat stroke - as we know from recent headlines across the country, which have noted the toll of this summer's sweltering weather. Among the most vulnerable are the elderly, the very young and the infirm. "Knowing how to prevent and care for heat stroke...
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