Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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Hannah Bookbinder, JE Feature
The late August haze has already settled into the air as the sun begins its early-morning rise. The race to pack the family SUV begins. Boxes containing computer components and school supplies -- and suitcases filled with a semester's worth of clothing, underwear and shoes -- are all carefully loaded into the trunk. By 7 a.m., the last plastic grocery...
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When practice, practice, practice has nothing to do with Carnegie Hall
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Dr. Jonathan Grayson tells his patients to go take a hike -- and very often, it works. For almost 30 years, Grayson, head of the Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia, has been leading obsessive-compulsive-disorder sufferers on annual camping trips. Members of Grayson's OCD support group, GOAL (Giving Obsessive-Compulsives Another Lifestyle), tackle their anxieties head on by trekking through...
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Record temperatures bring disturbing news reports of heat-related deaths and the familiar calls to seek shade, limit outside work and drink large quantities of water. But experts caution that water alone may not be sufficient and, in fact, could actually increase your risk of severe heat-related injuries. According to Dr. David McCarron, adjunct professor at University of California Davis, "You...
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A new survey shows that diabetic individuals who live in a hot climate have important gaps in their "heat awareness," or knowledge about proper diabetes self-care in hot weather, even though diabetes raises their risk of heat illness. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in collaboration with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service, surveyed...
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By:
Ann Rappoport, JE Feature
Dan Gottlieb described it as "the most excruciating pain" he'd ever felt. He wasn't referring to the physical agony of his broken neck, or to the terrible brace that kept his head nearly locked to his chest for six months, or to the many times his devastating injuries nearly brought him to death's door. The pain Gottlieb referred to was...
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