Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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Rachel Vigoda, Jewish Exponent Feature
Stuttering, or stammering, as the British call it (as anyone who has seen "The King's Speech" would know), affects almost 1 percent of the world's population, according to the National Stuttering Association. That figure includes about 3 million Americans. But while Colin Firth's stammering King George VI in the multiple Oscar-nominated "The King's Speech" is enticing audiences on its way...
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How to explain the inexplicable loss of an infant
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Lori Samlin Miller. Jewish Exponent Feature
Unfathomable is the word that springs to mind when describing the loss of a child. After his 2-month-old daughter passed away, Seth Clyman's world was shattered, his life turned upside-down. Even before the shivah that would bring his family and friends to comfort him, we learn a lot about the narrator of this story in Touching the World of Angels...
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A mother's journey to help her sons heal meant re-evaluating that confidence
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Lori Samlin Miller, Jewish Exponent Feature
"No mother wants her child to suffer," Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick states in the beginning of her story, introducing the duality she explores in her new book, Little Patient, Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey . On the surface, it would appear that Resnick -- a Cherry Hill, N.J., Jewish mother of Iranian decent -- is responding to the blotchy rash that...
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By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene that is most commonly mutated in pancreatic cancer gets turned on, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a potential strategy for therapy. The production of a particular cluster of genetic snippets known as microRNAs is dramatically reduced in human pancreatic tumor cells compared to healthy tissue, the researchers report in...
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Is holiday stress the reason for 'nervous stomach'?
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
"Butterflies in the belly" might have a better ring to it than irritable bowel syndrome, but according to experts, they're often one and the same. As many as one in five Americans are predisposed to get the butterflies, along with abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and nausea. "People with irritable bowel syndrome are hard-wired to be more sensitive to...
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