Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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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By:
Rita Bryan, JE Feature
You may decide that you're going to start exercising for a number of reasons, many of which may be "cosmetic" in nature. You may want to lose weight quickly, look better in your clothes and improve your overall appearance. Most of us know that we "should" exercise, so if it's something "we have to do," we may as well get...
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By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It was, Portia Iversen suggests, as if someone had entered her baby's room and kidnapped his mind, soul and personality, leaving only his bewildered body behind. The perpetrator? Autism. Dov, the eldest child of Emmy Award-winning art director/writer Portia Iversen and Philadelphia native/film producer Jonathan Shestack, had "disappeared" at about 18 months old, going from a healthy child to a...
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