Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
DNR and its life/death arguments persist
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Diane McManus, JE Feature
It seemed as if the patient would die. Awaiting a heart transplant, he developed an infection and was in a drug-induced coma, on a ventilator. He went into cardiac arrest, received CPR and was stabilized. Even so, his fate appeared dire. Yet, a year later, the doctor, expecting to find the same patient in that same gray territory between life...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
When Chad Gordon was a third-year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine back in 2001, he sent a letter to every plastic surgery department in the country asking if he could come spend a few months doing research. Only two responded. One, at UCLA, turned him down. Fortunately for Gordon, the other was at Massachusetts General, the hospital...
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Philly and Israel go to bat to battle Lou Gehrig's disease
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
As the 2011 baseball season speeds toward its conclusion, thoughts often turn to past seasons and baseball greats. Though the legendary Lou Gehrig was a New York Yankee, his ultimate legacy is a continued awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, the ultimately fatal nerve disease which affects and disrupts voluntary muscle control) that cut his life short -- and a...
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Everything is beautiful at the ballet -- and may be useful as everyday exercise
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Even if Mother Nature and her cousin Gene (i.e., genetics) have made other plans for our bodies, it is no surprise that so many of us covet a dancer's form. Besides the fact that it does look great in fashionable clothing, what else is not to love -- ballet offers sharper balance, graceful movements, lean muscle, speed and endurance. Though...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
There are no guarantees in life, and this includes career and financial stability. One way to face problems, say experts, is to embrace them as our friends. Author Jane Honeck (The Problem With Money? It's Not About the Money!) emphasizes that if you dwell on negatives of the economic downturn -- even if commiserating with like-minded friends about similar problems...
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