Sunday, December 21, 2014 Kislev 29, 5775

PSA test uncovers the writer's prostate cancer -- and prospects for survival
By:
David C. Friedman, JE Feature
A simple blood test saved my life. The PSA test measures prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate tissue. The prostate gland, which is only found in males, sits near the rectum and produces semen. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer in men. I was not overly alarmed when my last PSA test came...
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By:
Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
My niece calls from college in tears: love trouble. She's been friends with Ben, a fellow student, since last year. He's always wanted more from the relationship, but she's held back. Last week, both of them were tipsy and kissed for the first time -- and it was magical! So they decided to go from platonic to romantic. And now,...
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New study shows it may have major impact
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
A study published in a recent issue of The Archives of Neurology Journal by a team headed by Dr. Nikolaos Scarmeas at New York's Columbia University found that a Mediterranean diet might help prevent the full-blown dementia of Alzheimer's disease among patients with early memory problems. Of people who were suffering from recall problems, those who followed a diet high...
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By:
Robert Janis, JE Feature
Whenever travel on the highways is involved, safety should be a top priority. That is no less so when selecting a bus company for your tour, whether it be going to the Lower East Side to check out Jewish heritage sites or your organization's trip to Broadway. One issue that is up front for you to actually see is the...
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Now that the tax man has been paid -- you did pay him, right? If not, ignore this column until later and start thinking of your excuses -- there's another fiscal matter that seems to be afflicting more and more consumers these days, notably those who never had such a problem: Dealing with debt collections. To fall behind on debt...
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