Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Woolf and the cartoonist Charles Schultz all suffered from some form of mental illness, and come May 10, the three -- as well as other prominent historical and literary figures -- will come to life on stage in Wynnewood, courtesy of prominent actors, to discuss the struggles they faced. The performance, "Mysteries of the Mind," is part...
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Simon's Fund to boost testing/research into Long QT Syndrome
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
More than five years have passed since Simon Sudman -- then just 3 months old -- took a nap and never woke up. And the more time that goes by, the more his parents become determined to prevent sudden cardiac arrest among children, which ended their son's short life without warning. Simon's Fund -- the charity they created in his...
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Medical author seeks 'best treatment options'
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
For James Coplan, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician with decades of experience as a clinician and a researcher, it all began many years ago, when his younger sister was diagnosed with mental retardation. "I remember how it upset me when we would take her to visit my great-grandpa Joe in a Jewish home for the aged. He was blind, and when he...
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Daphna Berman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Some 15 years have passed since Max Antoinne last walked, but on a recent Wednesday afternoon, the 42-year old immigrant from Haiti took what appeared to be a leisurely stroll. Antoinne, who has been paralyzed from the waist down since a 1996 assault, usually needs a wheelchair to get around. But as a participant in a clinical trial for ReWalk...
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Writing duo tag teams to address concerns
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Beverlye Hyman Fead was frightened. She had already been through a bout with uterine lining cancer some 19 years ago, lived through a radical hysterectomy, and was told since the cancer was self-contained, no more treatments were necessary. "My grandmother, mother and two sisters died of cancer, so I thought I was the lucky one. Now it was my turn,...
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