Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775
Yes, it was, for this surgical patient
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
I think one of the hardest parts for me was the realization that it had to be done and to schedule the date for surgery. My arthritic hip had been bothering me for some time now, and I was warned the day wasn't far away that it would need to be replaced. But it's funny how the mind works. I...
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Not for these Katrina victims, aided by Penn medical personnel
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Dr. Giora Netzer of the University of Pennsylvania Health System told of how a woman who had gone for days without her blood-pressure medication in the wake of the incredible havoc wrought by Hurricane Katrina suffered a stroke right before his eyes in a Louisiana parking lot. And of how many people in and around New Orleans - also known...
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Promoting health as Martins Run turns 25
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Standing along the driveway leading up to the place they call home, about 30 senior citizens got themselves prepared - wiggling their ankles and rolling their heads from side to side, then stretching out various other parts of their bodies. Concluding with some enthusiastic cheers, the men and women - some dressed in shorts and others in jogging pants, but...
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A sudden sensation may be next step in the dieting boom
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Have you tried to diet and failed … over and over and over again? Have you joined a gym or tried your own exercise routine at home - and once again failed to lose those stubborn pounds mainly because boredom sets in? Well, why not consider dancing as a more perfect form of exercise and weight control? Area experts say...
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Researchers report in a recent issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that more than half of their study patients were unable to list their medications, diagnoses, treatment plan (names and purposes of medications) and common side effects of prescribed medications. The findings are of concern to physicians, because failure of patients to follow treatment plans or understand the requirements after leaving...
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