Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Among the various childhood rites of passages, many of us will recall a bout of measles as one of them. From a kid's perspective way back when, it did have a plus side -- staying home from school, eating chicken soup and watching cartoons. But the illness is no trivial matter. Recent reports have shown a resurgence nationally of measles,...
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
Ira Bergman, 59, was asked if he wanted to see a rabbi when he entered a hospice program in September 2008. He had been fighting colon cancer for more than four years when his care began at the Wissahickon Hospice and Palliative Home Care of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His wife, Rhona, said that Ira had been...
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By:
Elyse Glickman
As bikini season approach­es, temperatures rise and the desire to embrace the great outdoors beckons.
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New research with monkeys sheds light on how the drug methylphenidate may affect learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Children with inflammatory bowel disease may have difficulty functioning in school, particularly because their tendency to internalize problems can affect attendance, according to findings from a Nationwide Children's Hospital study appearing in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics . "Both IBD and its treatment have the potential to disrupt school functioning," said study author Dr. Wallace V. Crandall, director...
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