Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
It's still around, so beware -- even if you got a shot in the winter
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With Philadelphia experiencing some unseasonably warm weather earlier this month, some people may have forgotten all about their getting a flu shot back in the early days of winter. Others may still be fuming about getting a flu shot but still getting the flu. This year's vaccination is only effective against 40 percent of this season's influenza viruses, according to...
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By:
Carol Anne Mueller, JE Feature
In December 2005, Alex [not his real name], a Montgomery County resident, said he considered taking his own life. The successful, middle-aged professional had been feeling anxious, fearful, agitated and confused. He was alternately sweating, then shivering uncontrollably. His symptoms continued to worsen; for about a week, he was unable to work and -- of greater concern -- to sleep...
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Penn study shows the drag effect of nicotine on the brain January 17, 2008
A new brain-imaging study by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are deprived of nicotine are linked with increased activation in specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method of measuring brain blood flow developed by John Detre, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn, this study...
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With the end of 2007 and the beginning of a new year, KidsHealth.org, created by the nonprofit Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, has published its third annual "10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch." The issues chosen represent a wide range of concerns -- some may hit close to home, while others may be more far-reaching. Of course, these...
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New men's group pools efforts to benefit needs of overall community
The image of a springboard in action is a forceful one, as the power-packed mechanism works to lift objects well off the ground and high into the air. And the idea of a springboard figuratively vigorously propels the aspirations and dreams of people, as well, to higher, greater, newer, brighter levels. That is precisely the concept and message behind a...
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