Thursday, October 23, 2014 Tishri 29, 5775
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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Todd Goldberg, M.D., JE Feature
"Gotta go, gotta go ... " We've all seen the commercials and laughed. But to the millions of women (and some men) who suffer from overactive bladder or urinary incontinence, it's no laughing matter. This is a real medical problem with a number of effective treatments, and should not be ignored or attributed to normal aging. While not life-threatening, it...
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For women, getting help may not be the headache it once was
Migraines are more common in the United States than diabetes, osteoarthritis or asthma. Of the 28 million people who experience migraines in this country, some 18 million are women. Although prevention is very effective in managing this disorder, only 3 percent to 5 percent of women seek preventive therapy. To better understand this issue and provide guidance for physicians treating...
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