Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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As if a large part of the day weren't already spent juggling a heavy workload, companies have a new responsibility to deal with: managing employees' health. With average health-care costs rising at double-digit rates, according to a Watson Wyatt health survey, some companies, unable to control the drastic increases, are instead trying to control their employees by making them better...
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Are doctors ready for a graying population?
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Marilyn R. of Philadelphia remembers the day she was told a lump in her breast was malignant: "I was almost in shock for days," she recalled. A family meeting was held with a surgeon, and Marilyn was advised that a lumpectomy with subsequent radiation therapy would be just as effective as a mastectomy. "This is what I would suggest," he...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A popular Burt Bacharach song intones, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love/No, not just for some but for everyone." Well, what the world also needs now is a more strongly held, more deeply felt sense of ethics and ethical behavior by and for everyone, according to Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D., one of the world's foremost authorities on the...
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