Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Shevat 7, 5775

Computer programs designed to help radiologists could identify more cases of breast cancer, but they might also increase the number of false-positive results, which can lead to biopsies in healthy women, according to a recent systematic review. Using computer-aided detection mammography, "you do catch some cases that would have been missed if the mammogram had been read only by a...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
It's beginning to turn into somewhat of a minhag, a tradition -- the Thursday-afternoon rally for Israel in frigid temperatures. This time, the event, on Jan. 15, took place on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, and while the turnout was only a fraction of the size of the previous week's Love Park event, the high level of sentiment...
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The Stern Hebrew High School boy's basketball team has yet to lose a game. At 7-0 -- including a convincing win over Barrack Hebrew Academy, a team they're scheduled to challenge again on Jan. 24 -- the members and coach are starting to entertain the notion that they can run through an entire season without suffering a defeat. The team...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up the seventh of eight children to a single mom in inner-city Philadelphia, Salome Thomas-EL noted that he could have easily become "one of the ones on the corner, doing the same thing every day." But in the early 1980s, Marsha Pincus, an English teacher at Simon Gratz High School, reached out to him and instilled in the skinny...
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Surgeon from Elkins Park takes part in historic facial transplant
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
"Historic." That's the only word to describe it. A 22-hour procedure, whereby eight surgeons essentially transplanted a full face onto a patient. Put another way, it was "the largest and most complex face transplant in the world," announced the Cleveland Clinic, certainly one of the nation's best hospitals. And working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of doctors and surgeons at Cleveland...
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