Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Meet today's 'ideal' physician
A study of Mayo Clinic patients has found that seven behaviors define the "ideal" physician and supports an Institute of Medicine recommendation that quality medical care should include a patient-centered approach. The Mayo Clinic-led study was designed to develop a comprehensive set of ideal physician behaviors. Telephone interviews were conducted in 2001 and 2002 with 192 patients who were seen...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Woody Allen portrayed one so well in his films he made us laugh out loud. But to millions of Americans, who live as real-life hypochondriacs, the condition is no laughing matter, but one that keeps them wondering and wandering for answers amid their own complicated, convoluted version of medical-social truth. "The syndrome of Hypochondriasis (commonly called hypochondria) has been around...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
I'll bet you're not considering the prospect that you might need nursing home or skilled home health care. But the unthinkable can happen. You insure your home against fire and your car against an accident - and never complain if that money is "wasted." Why not insure against one of the most expensive realities of life - long-term care? As...
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Now that the package has been mailed to the IRS — and you’ve watched all those people on TV newscasts dropping their forms off at the post office at the very last minute — do some questions remain? Namely, what happens if the IRS gets in touch with you for an … audit? If there is anything that can strike...
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Rabbi Sandra Berliner sums up the work she does for the elderly rather simply: "If you can't get to a shul, I'll bring the shul to you." As an employee of Jewish Family and Children's Service, the Melrose Park resident works as a chaplain at the five Federation Housing complexes located throughout Philadelphia. "Being there, I help emotionally, spiritually, and...
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