Sunday, August 31, 2014 Elul 5, 5774
Or you can call them alternatives to traditional medicine
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The use of herbs as medicine is as old as recorded time. From the pages of the Bible, in medieval texts and in documents down through the ages to more recent times, the preventative, curative, restorative benefits of herbs and other plants with medicinal properties have been noted and touted. Today, herbs and plants are being given serious thought and...
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In a case study published in Clinical Cardiology , physicians at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia reported on a seemingly healthy 55-year-old man who had a silent heart attack and subsequent unexplained chest pain. Once he was admitted to the hospital, it was discovered that the man had a rarely diagnosed complication called subepicardial aneurysm, which, if not quickly...
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Psychologist seeks out reasons for the growing connection
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When a 16-year-old Springfield Montgomery County Township student recently became despondent over bad grades and his parents' ensuing actions, the young man decided to take his own life. Fellow students, teachers, family and neighbors were stunned. But this case is not that unusual, according to family psychologist Brad Sachs, Ph.D., author of When No One Understands: Letters to a Teenager...
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A gene variation that helps people live into their 90s and beyond also protects their memories, and the ability to think and learn new information, according to a study published recently in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The gene variant alters the cholesterol particles in the blood, making them bigger than normal. Researchers believe that...
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By:
Ashley Fodor, JE Feature
When Dani Busgasch exercises on the treadmill, she listens to music on her iPod to help get through her workout. But after reading recent reports associating the digital music player with hearing loss, she's begun being a little more careful. She now turns down the volume and uses the larger, more traditional headphones that are supposedly safer than the tiny...
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