Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
By:
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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By:
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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When costs skyrocket, how do you bring them down to earth?
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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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