Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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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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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Is it possible that recipients of organ transplants can suddenly begin to exhibit donor characteristics, even novel personality traits? Or is this phenomenon - even though well-documented in the popular press - aligned more with the realm of science fiction than science fact? Given that each and every cell in the human body is genetically complete, is there any chance...
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Maybe not, given noise pollution and its dangerous effects
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
We live in a noisy world and, at times, a very noisy Philadelphia metropolitan area, where so-called "noise pollution" surrounds, assaults and bombards our senses day and night. It could be the racket and rumble of traffic; the screeching sirens of fire and police vehicles, and ambulances (exceptions, certainly, but still major noise-pollution contributors); low-flying airplanes and helicopters; most motorcycles...
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In a recent issue of Circulation, it was revealed that among patients who have suffered a single stroke, severe stenosis - or the narrowing - of the arteries in the head represents a major risk factor for the development of a subsequent stroke. Also, patients with recent symptoms were at high risk, and women faced a greater risk of subsequent...
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FRANK ROSCI -JE Feature
Unhappy about the way your life is going? Take heart; you’re not alone! According to a new report by the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center, more Americans are unhappy about their lives today than they were in 1991, the last time the study was conducted. Of the 1,340 people surveyed, some of the main reasons for their distress,...
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