Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
When costs skyrocket, how do you bring them down to earth?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Health-care costs are skyrocketing for everyone these days, including for business owners, many of whom are left scrambling for practical solutions. The cost of prescription drugs, for example, is rising by 17 percent to 20 percent a year. And $2,000 MRI tests have become the standard, supplanting still effective but barely used $100 X-rays. "Employers have been facing double-digit increases...
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Although human genes contribute significantly to a person's health and behavior, these two kinds of traits aren't closely linked at all. In fact, a study appearing this month in the Public Library of Science found absolutely no connection between the hard-driving personality and heart disease, contrary to previous studies and conventional wisdom. This is among the first findings of a...
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Company products help cancer patients with their pain
By:
Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Lindy Snider is a woman with a mission -- and not a predictable one for a person who delved into theater and Oriental Studies at Ithaca College and the University of Pennsylvania. The only hint of her destiny may have been Snider's penchant for whipping up "concoctions" in the family kitchen as a child. Decades later, she has turned that...
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How do some micro-organisms manage to exist and even thrive in surroundings ranging from Antarctica to boiling hot springs? A team of scientists from the Weizmann Institute's Plant Sciences Department, led by Professor Avigdor Scherz, has found that a switch in just two amino acids (the building blocks of protein) can make a difference between functioning best at moderate temperatures...
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Critic of postpartum depression ironically faces his own kind with Paramount
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When film star Brooke Shield's story of her postpartum depression was revealed in her book Down Came the Rain last year, many hoped the world would take note and realize that such a reaction was not a myth, but a very real affliction suffered by women. Then along came Mr. "I-Know-Everything-About-Everything" -- the actor Tom Cruise -- displaying his vast...
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