Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Conference on disease offers startling revelation
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
(This article is an update of Dr. Goldberg's first "Senior Moments" column published here in July 1998.) Alzheimer's disease -- a well-known cause of memory impairment in aging -- remains the most common and feared problem that we are asked and consulted about in geriatric medicine. Although Alzheimer's disease was only "discovered" about 100 years ago, it obviously is not...
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By:
Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jake is 8, playing Nintendo and Game Boy on computer consoles. As entertainments move online, Jake follows. One day while gaming, he enters a chat room and encounters his cousin Rebecca (not her real name). They chat. Enter Mom, astonished to see her son chatting in the dining room. "Who ya talkin' to?" "Cousin Rebecca," comes the reply. "How do...
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A playground under construction honoring a SIDS victim receives an unexpected boost
By:
Lori Samlin Miller, Jewish Exponent Feature
When Veterans Park in Newtown Township, Bucks County, is completed, it will include dedicated space for a playground that will honor the memory of Noah Jacob Cohen, a baby whose brief life and sunny smile touched so many before his unexpected death from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS. After the loss of their 8-week-old son last May,...
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Israel study shows surprising protection against that spring/summer burn
By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
There was a time when factor 15 was considered more than adequate when it came to sunscreen protection, but today, it's not uncommon to find factor 50 on the grocery-store shelves. A new study in Israel suggests that looking at our food may be a more effective way to get sun protection than reaching for a cream. Dr. Niva Shapira...
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By:
Diane McManus
You never meant to overindulge. But an evening out with friends made you forget. Another beer? Another glass of wine? No problem -- or so you thought. Perhaps you are given to migraines, but it was a stressful day, and the time with friends felt like magic. Nothing bad could happen in such a setting, could it? The next day,...
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