Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774
By:
Diane McManus
Not long ago, macular degeneration, a disease of the retina, meant certain blindness. But scientists are working on an implantable artificial retina that can, with a simple surgical procedure, restore eyesight. Other implantable devices are being developed to monitor glucose, treat heart failure and relieve pain. Indeed, overweight patients could one day swallow an ingestible hydrogel capsule that induces satiety...
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To be a working mom or a stay-at-homer? That is the question
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Just in time for Mother's Day comes a revived battle of choices for women dealing with circumstances that can dictate their own physical and emotional health: The oft-discussed "War on Women" has brought back the old "working mom" vs. "stay at home" controversy and which is healthier for families overall. Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen was fired up about, and later,...
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
Ira Bergman, 59, was asked if he wanted to see a rabbi when he entered a hospice program in September 2008. He had been fighting colon cancer for more than four years when his care began at the Wissahickon Hospice and Palliative Home Care of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His wife, Rhona, said that Ira had been...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Given how great 40-something and older celebrities look these days, and how youth crazy the culture generally is, it is no wonder that menopause can feel like an oncoming truck with compromised brakes. Yes, what happened to the notion of "aging gracefully," at least outside the doors of our favorite yoga studio? Dr. Moshe Lewis, an integrative medicine expert whose...
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By:
Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
The day begins calmly. Workers settle at their desks, turn on computers, busy themselves with the day's projects and exchange greetings as they grab cups of coffee. So far, the most pressing concerns in most minds are deadlines, lunch plans and getting to their child's school play after work. Suddenly, chaos erupts. A shooter has entered the building. Or perhaps...
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