Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
Keeping cool on hot, humid summer days is good advice for more reasons than sheer comfort. It's vital for good health -- even for staying alive. That's the message from the Pennsylvania Medical Society , warning young and old alike that heat stroke is a deadly illness to be avoided at all costs, even if it means sacrificing a day...
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Does size matter? Maybe, when comparing men's and women's brains
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Frank Rosci Jewish Exponent Feature "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," the film phenomenon that caused laugh riots and ample measures of controversy among millions of moviegoers, with British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, turned the world on its stunned ear with a barrage of tongue-in-cheek, foot-in-mouth verbal assaults against a...
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A doctor examines how to treat the solitude of sickness
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When Michael Stein, M.D., decided to write his book, The Lonely Patient: How We Experience Illness, he said it was meant to examine and illuminate the emotional terrain of illness. "One reason it came about was when my brother-in-law came down with a rare form of cancer, and everything I had come to know about being a doctor was suddenly...
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Ashley Fodor, JE Feature
When Dani Busgasch exercises on the treadmill, she listens to music on her iPod to help get through her workout. But after reading recent reports associating the digital music player with hearing loss, she's begun being a little more careful. She now turns down the volume and uses the larger, more traditional headphones that are supposedly safer than the tiny...
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It's one of the things about a hospital stay that men loathe, and that infectious bacteria love: the urinary catheter. Now, a new study shows that a less unpleasant option for male hospital patients is also a much safer one. In fact, men whose urine was collected with an external or "condom" catheter during their hospital stay had an 80...
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