Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
SENIOR MOMENTS As a geriatrician, I am always interested in the latest literature and theories on Alzheimer's disease, one of the scourges of modern times. With more and more people living to older ages, the number of people suffering from dementia is estimated to be more than 5 million in the United States alone. This fact was published in the...
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Binge or bust: How to prepare for that last meal before Yom Kippur
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
I always loved going to my Bubbe Minnie's house, especially during the High Holidays. She'd sit around her dining table with me -- one of her younger grandchildren -- enjoying the last meal before Yom Kippur, and telling me I didn't have to start fasting until I got up from the table. Actually, because I was only 3 or 4...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's a question many parents struggle with: How do you teach your kids to eat right in a time when obesity runs rampant? In a world where everyone around you is making poor food choices, how do you teach kids to make nourishing and healthy dietary decisions that will stay with them for life? One way: The days of a...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Staff
After the summer's recent heat waves, the last thing most people may want to think about is more sun. But David Blumenfeld hopes to change all that, so that when Philadelphians think sun, they don't conjure up images of white heat, but of green energy that can lead directly to greenbacks. Blumenfeld is president of Urban Eco Electric ( www.go-uee.com...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
Obesity is the elephant in the room -- the one taboo condition that everyone can see, that most people cannot help but judge, and that daren't be mentioned to the obese. Bring the subject to the table and we risk insulting them, hurting their feelings and irrevocably damaging the relationship we share. Yet, by now, we all know about the...
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