Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775
Are teens too young for the procedure?
By:
Lindsey Bewley, JE Feature
Brittany Caesar is half the girl she used to be. Two years ago, the 16-year-old from Houston tipped the scales at 404 pounds. Today, she weighs 175 thanks to a radical weight-loss procedure that is usually performed only on adults: gastric bypass surgery, in which the stomach is stapled off, leaving a tiny pouch directly connected to the small intestine...
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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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