Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Are certain cancers hereditary — or are there other reasons for disease clusters among related generations
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Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
With the concept of “pre-existing conditions” making front-page news in the ongoing tug-of-war focused on U.S. health care, it is not surprising that an increasing number of Americans are making more of a concerted effort to track their family health history. Research reveals that regular check-ups and informative websites barely scratch the surface when it comes to family legacies. Indeed,...
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Does the diagnosis of one lead to an end of the other?
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Lauren Kramer, Special Sections Feature
Sexual intimacy is one way couples bond and reaffirm their affection for and their attractiveness to one another. For patients living with a breast cancer diagnosis, those affirmations are more important than ever. But getting intimate can be complicated when your libido is compromised by the very drugs you hope will cure you. Women living with a breast cancer diagnosis...
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One doctor looks for ‘an explosion’ in the next decade’s battle to bring breast cancer to its knees
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Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
President John F. Kennedy pledged in 1961 to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. It took less than nine years to accomplish. In 1971, President Richard Nixon promised there would be a cure for cancer in 10 years. It’s been 41 — and researchers are just starting to figure out what’s taking so long...
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Elyse Glickman
People who went away to college probably recall the “Freshman 15,” and not very fondly. This phenomenon, where college students gain weight during their first year, is not just traced to easier access to junk food, but also tied to their adjusting to the higher stress of the university environment. They may eventually recover in time for their sophomore year,...
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As the harvest festival of Sukkot nears, the Exponent caught up with three local Jewish farmers to find out what drew them to the land and their now rather non-traditional careers.
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