Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774
Israeli prof makes a startling find with implications for smokers
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, primarily because it's rarely diagnosed in its early stages. But it is largely preventable, since 90 percent is caused by smoking. Yet only 10 percent to 15 percent of heavy smokers develop lung cancer, and these odds give many smokers a false sense of security. In Israel, professor Zvi Livneh and his...
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In a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers observed that smokers can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active. However, they strongly caution that any relative benefit is dwarfed by the benefits gained from quitting smoking. The researchers -- from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota -- report in the December issue...
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Dealing with a defiant child takes special care and feeling
By:
Rita Charleston
"Your child is defiant, and is driving you up a wall. He is colossally resistant to following even the simplest requests. He is moody, seriously stubborn, overly dramatic, rude, and disrespectful -- not every once in a while, but quite often ... ." So writes Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., in the introduction to his latest book, 10 Days to a Less...
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Just how do you get your husband to take out the garbage? And why can't he do the bathroom?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Most men and household chores mix like oil and water. That is, they don't mix at all. With disinterest and disdain -- spawned largely, experts attest, by bad role models early in life -- men prefer to simply slide past household chores like dusting, vacuuming, laundry, the dishes and -- horror of horrors -- cleaning the bathroom. Ring around the...
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A local lawyer takes up a club to raise awareness of a personal injury
By:
Frank Rosci
What began as an operating room mishap in 1988 has evolved into one man and one organization's triumphant story of courage, success and hope. The man is well-known local attorney Jerry Segal, who was left paralyzed from the neck down, the unintentional result of a surgical procedure gone terribly wrong. The organization is Magee Rehabilitation, the nationally-renowned Philadelphia hospital that...
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