Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
Amid controversy, just how good -- or bad -- is the supply now being offered up?
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
While many area residents are getting in their last licks at the Jersey shore, or enjoying a frolic in parks or traveling overseas, a constant battle is being raged right now, not only to maintain the blood supply in the Philadelphia-New Jersey region, but to make sure there is no contamination in the blood that is donated. And if there...
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Which diet is really to diet for? Okay, survey says ...
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Contrary to popular notions, lots of steak in the diet might not be so bad for the heart after all, according to the results of a new study published in a recent issue of The New England Journal of Medicine . The two-year, Israeli-conducted diet comparison carried out by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Nuclear Research...
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If your child has food allergies, this is probably not your favorite time of year. Don't despair, says Terry Traub, author of the new book Food to Some, Poison to Others . With a dash of careful planning, a pinch of sensitivity and a smorgasbord of yummy recipes, your whole family can survive (and thrive!) this school year. Kids with...
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But are hormone injections being used for what they were originally intended?
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Diana Aydin, Jewish Exponent Feature
Human growth hormone injections have recently received attention for their seemingly magical benefits, including the power to fight aging or to build up muscles. But don't be deceived by the bulging biceps of bodybuilders or football stars -- the secret behind their Hulk-like physiques isn't necessarily human growth hormone, according to Alan Rogol, professor of clinical pediatrics, Riley Hospital Indiana...
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An Elkins Park woman battles back against a disease that simply takes your breath away
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Imagine getting short of breath doing the simplest of daily activities: walking up the stairs, going grocery shopping, carrying the laundry basket or lifting your young daughter into the air. For Alanna Nelson, a Jewish woman from Elkins Park, this is her daily life, ever since she was diagnosed in 2007 with a rare -- and often fatal -- lung...
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