Saturday, November 29, 2014 Kislev 7, 5775
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It might have been the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, or the fact that, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. Whatever the reason, Monday-night's mental health forum, held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, garnered an enormous response: Nearly 800 attendees showed...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"As a medical student in Philadelphia," recalls Dr. Samuel Berger, "I had a big decision to make. After I would graduate and before my residency, should I choose to be a primary-care physician or concentrate on a specialty, like cardiology or surgery, where my income would be considerably better?" The young man from Buffalo had grown up in a home...
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Does size matter? Maybe, when comparing men's and women's brains
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Frank Rosci Jewish Exponent Feature "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," the film phenomenon that caused laugh riots and ample measures of controversy among millions of moviegoers, with British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, turned the world on its stunned ear with a barrage of tongue-in-cheek, foot-in-mouth verbal assaults against a...
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Heart surgeons don't have to choose between taking a coronary-bypass patient off the popular anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after off-pump heart bypass surgery or having the patient bleed excessively in the days following surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Jefferson Medical College. The study, presented recently at the American College of Cardiology's 56th annual scientific session, found...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Ordinarily, the relationship between a patient and a nurse is medically vital -- but finite. Ordinarily, it exists while the patient is hospitalized and in need. But Robin Cohen is no ordinary nurse, and her patient, the late Sandy Rollman, was no average patient. The bond that developed between these two women was nothing short of extraordinary, and its lasting...
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