Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
While mainstream medicine can be an effective option for America's 45 million headache sufferers, an increasing number of these individuals are exploring alternative therapy options. According to a recent online survey conducted by the National Headache Foundation ( www.headaches.org ), 58 percent of headache sufferers have tried an alternative therapy. Fifty-five percent of survey respondents began using alternative therapies because...
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(Or, as Dr. Ruth might advise: Misbehave!)
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When the publisher of the new book Dr. Ruth’s Sex After 50: Revving Up the Romance, Passion & Excitement told a successful, 30-something movie producer that there might be a documentary to be made from the book, the producer said, “Sex after 50? Now you’re really grossing me out!” It’s somewhat true that none of us wants to think about...
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"America's Walk for Diabetes," a two- and four-mile non-competitive event benefiting the American Diabetes Foundation, is taking place Sunday, Oct. 2, with registration set for 9:30 a.m., at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. Studies have shown that walking is a good way to lead a healthy lifestyle and control weight, which may prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Funds raised...
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New Directions offers just that for those with bipolar disorder
By:
Gunter David, JE Feature
She's a published poet, a writer of short stories and articles, an artist, a former newspaperwoman and a psychotherapist. But Ruth Deming is also a manic-depressive, one of an estimated 2.3 million Americans whose moods can change from hour to hour, from day to day, according to the National Institutes of Health. But for Deming, 59, of Willow Grove, her...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Karen Brandow found breastcancer.org shortly after she received the devastating diagnosis last year. "It was a terrible time in my life," says the Havertown resident, "both for me and everyone around me. When a doctor tells you that you have breast cancer, it's a frightening diagnosis. "I'm married and have a son, 24, and a daughter, 16. You try to...
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