Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
The vampire craze has gone one step too far. Blood-sucking bedbugs are back -- and in a big way. "This is something that really hasn't been here for over 40 years, and now cases are doubling every month," says Mark Coopersmith, manager of Peerless Pest Control in Olney, a family business that opened in 1951. "It's already been stated that...
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Amy Sutton, JE Feature
While undergoing an X-ray, Holly Gage of Bowmansville, Pa., shared details about her medical concerns with the technician and asked questions about the results, only to find out the technician wasn't permitted to answer them. Situations like these are embarrassing because you've opened up, revealing very personal information to the wrong person, and it's not always clear who you're supposed...
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Relax, reach out and touch someone
The benefits of touch have long been associated with relaxation and a sense of well-being. Increasing numbers of people are seeking massage as a way to relax. Some 40 percent of women and 29 percent of men reported having a massage in the past five years, according to a 2010 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet, compiled by the American Massage...
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And a former Miss Pennsylvania is applying her own antidotes
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Doctor, heal thyself? Sharyn Wynters took the advice very personally. The former Miss Pennsylvania/Miss World from the Northeast abandoned her world of acting and fashion modeling -- working for Oleg Cassini -- after she contracted cancer at age 26, to study and become a "naturopathic doctor." It is an amazing life path that made her a natural choice to be...
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CNN brings battle lines bedside
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"Take two tablets and call me in the morning" is the proverbial advice offered up by many a doctor to a less-than-seriously sick patient. But must that divine advice -- and those tablets -- be as revered as the 10 Commandments? Thou shall not ... contradict your doctor? Au contraire, argues Elizabeth Cohen, senior medical correspondent for CNN's Health, Medical...
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