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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
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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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The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is seeking volunteers for its 15th anniversary "Memory Walk," set for Sunday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park. "Memory Walk" is the chapter's signature fundraising event, and is the primary showcase to increase public awareness of Alzheimer's-related diseases and dementias. For more information, call 215-561-2919.
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Do the scales of justice tip away from obesity these days? Is fat chance the prospect of the overweight overcoming social pressures and prejudices against them? And just how many calories are in a month of sundaes? These and other questions may - or may not - be answered by "The Biggest Loser," NBC's reality series that will go another...
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