Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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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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Examining the role it may have on healing the afflicted
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
For as long as people have recognized a universal presence greater than themselves, the thought has existed that there is a direct connection between prayer and healing, a strong link between caring for the soul and curing the body, between the spiritual domain and physical world, between faith and science. Physicians and scientists, hard pressed at times to offer sound...
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How a life can so drastically change, but the heart remains the same
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The memories cut wide and deep. Dan Gottlieb is a very young child who already senses that his father hates his working life as an Army-Navy store owner in Margate, N.J. The child is frightened by the notion that work can be so lacking in meaning and pleasure. Some years later, another memory: Dan is in seventh grade, in the...
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