Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The subject didn't match the glorious spring weather on a recent Sunday at the Biomedical Research Building at the University of Pennsylvania. "Personal Experiences With Death and Dying" was the subject of the opening session at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University's Center for Bioethics, which recently marked its 10th anniversary with the symposium's umbrella theme of "The Legacy...
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In 2004, almost 12 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States, a 44 percent increase from 2003. Choices of procedures abound, and you can find many articles and brochures describing them. But much of this information comes from the marketing departments of businesses trying to sell you their services. Reliable, objective information isn't easy to come by. That's...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Phyllis and Darren Sudman didn't set out to save the world. But when their 96-day-old son Simon died of an undiagnosed genetic disease known as "Long Q T Syndrome" last year, the Plymouth Meeting couple knew just what they had to do. LQTS is an abnormality of the heart electrical system due to defects in heart-muscle cell structures called ion...
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Some summer swimming tips
It's a startling fact that as many as 1,000 spinal-cord injuries occur each year due to diving in shallow water. With swimming pools officially opening nationwide this past weekend, millions of American families need to think first before diving in for some summer fun. According to the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation and the North American Spine Society, 90 percent...
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The Women’s Health Initiative at first seemed to clarify, but ultimately left many women in a state of confusion, about the best ways to stay healthy during menopause. “Not all menopausal women are created equal, and to put out blanket recommendations is not great science,” says Yale University clinical professor of OB/ GYN Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., who has been...
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