Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775
Autism and related developmental disorders are becoming more common, with a prevalence rate approaching 1 percent among American 8-year-olds, according to new data from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study, a partnership between the university, the CDC and 10 other U.S. research sites, shows...
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Dr. H. Michael Zal, JE Feature
Are you interested in discovering ways to feel better about yourself? Self-esteem is a big issue out there these days. Negative feelings and distorted perspectives eclipse individuals' potential. Poor self-esteem often goes back to messages people received in childhood. To help my patients grow, I cultivate ways to improve how they feel about themselves, and encourage all of the following...
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Rachel Mahan, JE Feature
With so much interest in running for good health, is it better to do so barefoot? Are there any improvements to be had by doffing shoes while on the track? "There's no question that you can run barefoot and be extremely healthy," says Daniel Lieberman, who studies the evolution of human anatomy at Harvard University. "Clearly, our feet evolved to...
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Heeding differences between disorders
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Dr. H. Michael Zal, JE Feature
All of her life, Nancy had been "high strung," clumsy, accident-prone and suffering from low self-esteem. As a child, she seemed bright but shy in school; at age 6, her teacher wanted to place her in a special class for slow learners. But her parents fought the placement. They had her evaluated by a neurologist and a psychologist. The doctors...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
A 12-year-old student at a local Jewish day school has contracted and recovered from what may be the first case of swine flu in Philadelphia's Jewish community. Jay Leberman, headmaster of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School, sent a letter to parents June 5, reporting that a male student at the Robert Saligman Middle School in Elkins Park,...
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