Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
There will be no breakfast in bed this Mother's Day for Elaine Grobman. In fact, there will be no bed after 4 a.m., as this woman who has made philanthropy her lifelong career will be on her way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, preparing to greet about 120,000 of her Mother's Day "guests" at the 19th annual Susan G...
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PSA test uncovers the writer's prostate cancer -- and prospects for survival
By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
A simple blood test saved my life. The PSA test measures prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate tissue. The prostate gland, which is only found in males, sits near the rectum and produces semen. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer in men. I was not overly alarmed when my last PSA test came...
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New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates -- found in a variety of processed foods, including meats, cheeses, beverages and bakery products -- might speed the growth of lung-cancer tumors and may even contribute to the development of those tumors in individuals predisposed to the disease. The study also suggests that dietary regulation...
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New breast-cancer initiative finds a home with Yad B'Yad
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In an atmosphere that was upbeat and inspiring -- with breast-cancer survivors, caregivers and well-wishers on hand -- the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia recently launched its new breast-cancer initiative, Yad B'Yad ("Hand in Hand"). Each of the 40 women in attendance received a small shopping bag containing information about the program, in addition to a telling...
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Computer programs designed to help radiologists could identify more cases of breast cancer, but they might also increase the number of false-positive results, which can lead to biopsies in healthy women, according to a recent systematic review. Using computer-aided detection mammography, "you do catch some cases that would have been missed if the mammogram had been read only by a...
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