Monday, May 2, 2016 Nisan 24, 5776
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Southeast coast of the United States, residents were forced to evacuate - some with just moments to spare - before the worst storm in decades devastated their homes and communities. Many fled with only the bare essentials. In the aftermath, thousands of people, without their health records, were treated by medical personnel for various problems...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
The world recently held its collective breath as Barbaro, the three-year-old Kentucky Derby winning racehorse, suffered a horrible mishap at the Preakness Stakes. How to get help? Barbaro was quickly rushed to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center to receive the best possible care. "When we saw the awful tragedy that occurred at the Preakness, I knew the Jacksons...
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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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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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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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