Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774
Author ponders what it means to ‘cross over’
By:
Rita Chaleston, JE Feature
Albert Einstein once said of miracles: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Yardley-based psychologist and author Susan Apollon agrees, and has spent almost two decades backing up this hypothesis by studying the nature of miracles and the conditions under which...
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Mickey Mouse: No Bucky Beaver, but then, watermelon toothpaste is quite a mouthful
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As a kid in grade school in the late 1950s, I remember a TV spot for Ipana Toothpaste in which an animated character named Bucky Beaver sang, "Brusha, brusha, brusha with the new Ipana." The ad was directed toward kids to get them to brush their teeth every day. With the cute, friendly Bucky and his large, gleamingly-white beaver front...
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A local lawyer - and basically healthy guy - suddenly finds his life upended by illness
They began so quietly, so subtly, that the symptoms might have gone unnoticed. Busy Philadelphia attorney Steven Waxman was 54 years old and a basically healthy guy when he began feeling more tired than usual in the afternoon, and noticed that one leg would drag a little. "Then I started to carry my right arm in an unusual way. It...
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Meet today's 'ideal' physician
A study of Mayo Clinic patients has found that seven behaviors define the "ideal" physician and supports an Institute of Medicine recommendation that quality medical care should include a patient-centered approach. The Mayo Clinic-led study was designed to develop a comprehensive set of ideal physician behaviors. Telephone interviews were conducted in 2001 and 2002 with 192 patients who were seen...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Woody Allen portrayed one so well in his films he made us laugh out loud. But to millions of Americans, who live as real-life hypochondriacs, the condition is no laughing matter, but one that keeps them wondering and wandering for answers amid their own complicated, convoluted version of medical-social truth. "The syndrome of Hypochondriasis (commonly called hypochondria) has been around...
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