Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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Dr. Marie Savard, JE Feature
Here are some tips to mistake-proof your medical care: • Keep track of your own medical records. We no longer live in an era where we have just one primary-care provider for our entire lives. The more doctors we see, the more information is lost in the shuffle. Come to your doctor's visit prepared with copies of medical records, recent...
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In honor of a child, kids do what they do best: eat dessert!
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Jeffrey Kahan has many pictures of his youngest son, Joshua. By far, his favorite remains a simple snapshot of a still-healthy boy relishing an ice-cream cone. In April 1997, Josh was diagnosed with leukemia - the No. 1 disease killer of American children between the ages of 1 and 14. Five months later, shortly before his third birthday, Josh succumbed...
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Feel like an apple - or look like a pear? Both say a lot about your health
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
In the back of the auditorium of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., one recent evening, the bold and brave stepped up to the tape measure - yes, the tape measure. Gamely, they allowed their waists and hips to be measured. The women were participants in a health forum that had as its thesis the notion that what you...
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Running is a great way to improve health, promote weight loss and reduce stress. It isn't too complex, doesn't take a lot of skill, is inexpensive and can be done year-round. But for beginners and competitive athletes alike, there is always a potential for injury that, with just a little knowledge and preparation, can be prevented. The most common injuries...
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This isn't your run-of-the-mill fitness class. It's 9 a.m. on a Friday, and nearly two-dozen men and women are standing and sitting - and hopping and jumping - on colorful mats on the floor of the two-story gymnasium at the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. Donned in sweatsuits or T-shirts and shorts - and, of course, the requisite pair...
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