Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

Conference on disease offers startling revelation
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
(This article is an update of Dr. Goldberg's first "Senior Moments" column published here in July 1998.) Alzheimer's disease -- a well-known cause of memory impairment in aging -- remains the most common and feared problem that we are asked and consulted about in geriatric medicine. Although Alzheimer's disease was only "discovered" about 100 years ago, it obviously is not...
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Phoenix rises to the occasion of marking Arizona's centennial
By:
Andrew Marcione, Jewish Exponent Feature
Located in a valley with a thousand-year history, Phoenix's prime location in the Sonoran Desert has been luring visitors for centuries. Boasting countless days of sunshine and an active lifestyle, Phoenix has risen from a small desert town in the 1880s to become a capital city with 1.6 million people today. Phoenix residents love and live in the great outdoors,...
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By:
Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jake is 8, playing Nintendo and Game Boy on computer consoles. As entertainments move online, Jake follows. One day while gaming, he enters a chat room and encounters his cousin Rebecca (not her real name). They chat. Enter Mom, astonished to see her son chatting in the dining room. "Who ya talkin' to?" "Cousin Rebecca," comes the reply. "How do...
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Israel study shows surprising protection against that spring/summer burn
By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
There was a time when factor 15 was considered more than adequate when it came to sunscreen protection, but today, it's not uncommon to find factor 50 on the grocery-store shelves. A new study in Israel suggests that looking at our food may be a more effective way to get sun protection than reaching for a cream. Dr. Niva Shapira...
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Time to set the alarm clock: Shabbat begins in Nome at 1:22 a.m.
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Susan Perloff, Jewish Exponent Feature
Jewish geography in Anchorage is Jewish geography anywhere -- plus ear muffs. At lunch, Yael Rubenstein Kaufman, a 1993 University of Pennsylvania graduate, learns that I, also a Penn alum, grew up in Elkins Park. So she phones her Elkins Park Penn friend Joy in Rhode Island to make connections. No old ties materialize, but we bond anyway. Yael, daughter...
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