Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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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TMJ can take a bite out of the pleasures of life
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Frank Rosci. JE Feature
Almost anyone with temporomandibular joint syndrome will admit readily that pain associated with this dental disorder can be severe to excruciating. Pain from TMJ, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, exhibits itself in front of either one ear or both, sometimes as a headache. Basically, the mandible bone of the lower jaw is pushed back toward the ears whenever someone...
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Health care group connects patients to Philly doctors
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Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
An Israeli veteran recently underwent a liver transplant in Philadelphia. He stayed in the city for two months, and is now thriving back in his home country. The operation, paid for by the Israeli military, was made possible by Philadelphia International Medicine. PIM, a health organization that links patients from around the world to leading physicians and hospitals in Philadelphia,...
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