Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
The prolonged immobility of flight passengers during long-haul air travel increases the risk of developing blood clots, which can prove fatal, especially to people whose travel occurs just prior to major surgery, medical researchers report in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The formation of a blood clot within one of the large, deep veins of the pelvis or...
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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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