Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
It's no secret that obesity is a problem in humans. Reality television makes millions of dollars chronicling the efforts of Americans attempting to shed excess weight. And every day, new medical research highlights the serious implications obesity has for heart disease, diabetes and other maladies. Now, more and more attention is being paid to the problem in household pets. According...
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Shaping up figures to fit his outlook
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
He had dreams, just as we all do. For Laurence Kaplan, the dream was to go to the Police Academy after college and, eventually, become a policeman. But his dreams were shattered after suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992. The young man broke 10 vertebrae, a couple of ribs, his ankle and suffered serious burns, as well as...
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
When Dana Hilmer gave birth to her first child, Zach, in 2000, she was anxious, like many another mother, about breastfeeding in public. It wasn't unusual for her to escape to a bathroom when it came time to nurse. "I would constantly remove myself from situations, and go hang out in the car or go hang out in the bathroom,"...
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Is Facebook -- or face to face -- the answer to courtship?
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Andrew Butler, JE Feature
You want to ask that cute coworker or classmate out for Valentine's Day, but can't seem to get up the gumption to do it in person. Is it okay to ask for a date via e-mail? What about a MySpace comment? Writing on a Facebook wall? Sending a text message? AIM? Voice mail? We've never had so many chances to...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Though multiple media outlets have hailed the recent findings of a cervical-cancer study as a major advancement in the detection of the disease, local doctors are wary to embrace such news at face value. These doctors advise patients to understand this controversial issue in its entirety before assuming that the study results, recently published in the New England Journal of...
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