Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
In the long run, it's been determined that a drink or two a day may be good for the brain. Researchers have found that moderate amounts of alcohol -- amounts equivalent to a couple of drinks a day for a person ---- improved the memories of laboratory rats. Such a finding may have implications for serious neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's,...
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Rita Bryan
How many times have you made up your mind to start an exercise program, only to find yourself struggling to get started or keep doing it after the first few weeks? You're not alone. Many people realize they're not living a healthy lifestyle, and at some point decide they want to change it. But something always seems to sabotage their...
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A feared diagnosis for so many, but one that's being beaten
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Gwen Goodman was in a rush the day 25 years ago when her life changed. She was dashing off to a City Council meeting about funding for museum education programs when the phone call came. Goodman heard the words no woman wants to hear. Her mammogram was abnormal. In a fog of shock, she went off to that meeting. She...
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Irving Grossman, 89, rides his blue bicycle around the Martins Run Continuing Care Retirement Community campus almost every day. Grossman usually pedals by himself, but on Monday, he had quite a bit of company. As part of the Rolling Relay Around the Run, residents joined with family members and employees to do laps around the retirement campus on an unseasonably...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Philadelphia is getting set to walk, run and race in the battle against brain tumors. An estimated 1,500 regional residents are expected to take part in the first ever 5K (about 3 miles) run/walk, on Sunday, Nov. 5, to benefit research by the Brain Tumor Society. Based in Boston, but with strong support here and nationally, BTS champions the ongoing...
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