Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774
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
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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
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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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By:
Lori Samlin Miller
Inside that hard skull of yours, the brain is a soft organ surrounded by spinal fluid. Normally, the fluid cushions your brain and keeps it from banging into your skull. But if your head or your body is hit unexpectedly hard, your brain can suddenly crash into your skull and temporarily stop working normally, bringing on a concussion. There are...
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