Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With news about stem cells making major headlines almost daily, a joint stem-cell research program between the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, N.J., and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, announced in January 2005, continues in a collaborative effort to advance the study of adult and embryonic stem cells. The program, funded by a $1 million pledge from Coriell...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people die each year from heat stroke - as we know from recent headlines across the country, which have noted the toll of this summer's sweltering weather. Among the most vulnerable are the elderly, the very young and the infirm. "Knowing how to prevent and care for heat stroke...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In the United States, a potentially problematic medical trend has a growing number of people medicating themselves, as they turn the old phrase, "Physician heal thyself," to "Patient, heal thyself." Even with the great wealth of medical information available today in self-help books and magazines, as well as on the Internet, this practice should be a reason for concern, say...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It began one day on the Ocean City boardwalk when Richard Actman, a licensed physical therapist, was watching his son play a video game. It ended with the production of virtual-reality technology that, according to Actman, founder and president of Virtual Rehab, delivers an effective new intervention, and takes physical therapy and rehabilitation to a whole new level. "I looked...
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Overprescribing antibiotics can prove deadly
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Dr. Raul Raz, JE Feature
A recent outbreak of childhood meningitis (meningo-coccus) in Israel, where there were several fatalities, is not a call for alarm either within the Jewish state or the United States. The reality is that everyone carries a variety of bacteria in their nose, tonsils and skin. It's estimated that some 7 percent to 10 percent of all kids are carriers of...
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