Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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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According to a study that just appeared in The American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota found that night-eating syndrome is a common disorder among psychiatric outpatients, and is associated with substance use and obesity. Night-eating syndrome is a condition characterized by two main features: excessive eating in the...
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Local MacArthur Fellowship recipient brings prescription safety to the frontlines
By:
Rita Charleston JE-Feature
Just call Michael Cohen a genius. Although he will modestly refute the title, that's exactly what the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program is calling the Huntingdon Valley pharmacist in awarding him their recent "genius" grant of $500,000. The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work. The program selects...
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