Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
With more and more things competing for your child's waking hours, it's not surprising to hear that most kids are sleep deprived. A recent KidsHealth Kids Poll estimated that 62 percent of youngsters ages 9 to 13 do not get enough sleep, and 70 percent wish they they could get more sleep. Of those children who are sleep-deficient, most required...
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For many, especially young people, this time of yeear means hopping on a bike and going for a ride. Unfortunately for approximately 500,000 people each year, it is a ride that ends in an emergency department. In fact, more children ages 5 to 14 visit U.S. hospital emergency departments for injuries associated with bicycles than any other sport. The American...
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How life-style issues rank with the public
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Iraq, the broader war on terror, immigration and now a scandal involving a disgraced former Republican congressman; these issues have dominated the headlines during this tempestuous election season, in which control of both branches of Congress, especially the House, remains at stake. But is it possible that when the majority of Jews go to the polls come November, the so-called...
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... and boy, as a local doctor stresses the role of kibitz in kids
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
TV icon Jerry Seinfeld described comedy this way: "There are four levels of comedy: Make your friends laugh, make strangers laugh, get paid to make strangers laugh, and make people talk like you because it's so much fun." Other than getting paid for it, author and psychiatrist Joel Schwartz, M.D., couldn't agree more. And his latest book, Noses Are Red:...
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Ryan Teitman
The Galloway, N.J., fifth-grader is curled up on the couch, playing with a doll and whispering into her mother's ear -- a habit from when she first began losing her hearing. Eating certain foods triggered the temporary hearing loss, a medical phenomenon doctors still cannot explain. Though her hearing has returned, the old habit remains. She does not appear to...
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