Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Though fashion has periodically glorified the slender, delicate leg and adorned it with sky-high stiletto shoes and skinny jeans for women, the findings of one recent study in Denmark suggest that bigger may actually be better when it comes to body types that include thicker thighs. And that goes for men, too. The study, covered in last month's issue of...
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Children with inflammatory bowel disease may have difficulty functioning in school, particularly because their tendency to internalize problems can affect attendance, according to findings from a Nationwide Children's Hospital study appearing in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics . "Both IBD and its treatment have the potential to disrupt school functioning," said study author Dr. Wallace V. Crandall, director...
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By:
Penny Schwartz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BOSTON In a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor. "I'm the only one who didn't go into Jewish education," says Spack, a senior associate in the endocrine division at Boston's Children's Hospital, where he has worked for 39 years. Spack's father, Abraham, was a nationally acclaimed Jewish educator in Boston,...
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Area hospitals try 
different paths to encourage and maintain weight loss
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Richard Pawlak, Perfect Fit Feature
If weight loss is a serious concern, there are equally serious programs at some of the most prestigious medical schools and hospitals in the country, several of which are located in the Delaware Valley.
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The latest ways to get fit
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Post-partum, post-injury or post-winter, the Philadelphia area is filled with fitness options for people of all ages and abilities.
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