Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
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Diane McManus, JE Feature
Although some health conditions may not be life-threatening, they may require quick medical attention in order to prevent complications. But why head for the nearest hospital emergency room? Another choice is available: urgent care centers.
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Attention, Boomers: An emerging technique called hyperopic orthokeratology (OK) may provide a new alternative for restoring near vision without the need for glasses, according to a study appearing in this month’s Optometry and Vision Science of the American Academy of Optometry.
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Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology report that cells from the amniotic membrane part of the placenta normally discarded after a woman gives birth could one day be a source for human eggs.
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By:
Diane McManus, JE Feature
The Kaiserman JCC, in conjunction with Lankenau Hospital, is offering a series of public lectures under the collective title, “Centered on Your Health.” This series features Lankenau doctors speaking on such topics as nutrition, heart health, back pain, sports concussions, acid reflux and prostate cancer.
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Israeli medical pioneer Dr. Miriam Kidron has created a groundbreaking oral insulin medication, which holds the potential to lead to new diabetes-related breakthroughs this year.
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