Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775
Local ophthalmic surgeon and a patient offer insight in new exhibit
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
French artist Edgar Degas, at age 36 in 1870, was serving in the National Guard during the Franco-Prussian war when he picked up a rifle, sighted it and realized he couldn't aim because of a blind spot in his right eye. His vision grew worse. Between 1886 and 1905, Degas drew three similar pastels of a woman, titled with variations...
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And a former Miss Pennsylvania is applying her own antidotes
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Doctor, heal thyself? Sharyn Wynters took the advice very personally. The former Miss Pennsylvania/Miss World from the Northeast abandoned her world of acting and fashion modeling -- working for Oleg Cassini -- after she contracted cancer at age 26, to study and become a "naturopathic doctor." It is an amazing life path that made her a natural choice to be...
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Separating medical fact from fiction.
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Koe Kemp, JE Feature
Very important information! Please do not delete! Send to your loved ones! Drinking cold water after a meal causes cancer! What do you do when someone forwards you that email? You know the one. It's got a strident warning about an everyday, household item that Just Might Kill You! Included are a couple of anecdotes from people with letters for...
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Determining the best breast cancer screening for you.
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Melissa Jacobs, JE Feature
Mammographies annually? Or biannually? Starting at age 50 or age 40? Should it be a film or digital mammography? And what about a breast MRI? Who should get what? When?
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Are Jews more vulnerable to pancreatic cancer?
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
With little prompting, Ruth Berman (not her real name), a teacher from the Philadelphia suburbs, can reel off a dozen names of people she knows -- or knows of -- who have battled pancreatic cancer.
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