Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775

The Medicare Rx Education Network is urging Medicare beneficiaries to pay close attention to mail and phone calls they receive about the new Medicare prescription-drug benefit. As people in Medicare receive information about various prescription-drug plans, they can help make sure they are dealing with a legitimate, Medicare-approved plan - rather than a scam artist - by remembering these important...
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A new Mayo Clinic study finds that vertebroplasty - a procedure used to treat painful compression fractures in the spinal vertebrae due to osteoporosis - appears to increase the risk for new fractures in adjacent vertebrae. The study also found vertebrae adjacent to fractures treated with vertebroplasty fracture significantly sooner than more distant vertebrae. Findings are in the current issue...
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An article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine by two professors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center targets the Vioxx scandal and what should be done about future efforts to market prescriptions. According to C. Michael Stein, M.B., B.Ch., and Wayne Ray, Ph.D., "Medications approved on the basis of studies of a few thousand patients are...
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M.J. Fine, Jewish E Feature
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M.J Fine-JE Feature
Most concert documents are taped in front of an audience. Cat Power''s live DVD, "Speaking for Trees," featured Chan Marshall alone in the woods with a guitar. Self-consciously arty? No doubt. But it suited the sullen singer, giving her a chance to ramble without the distraction of people staring at her. Marshall is an uncomfortable performer, and her shows have...
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Cara Levinson can admit that maybe it would have been easier to be a new mother during the warm-weather months. Though this winter hasn't seen temperatures as low as those in seasons past, the Center City resident still says there are a limited number of places to go with a newborn and a stroller when it's nippy outside. "You can...
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