Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
More common than once thought: Spousal abuse among the elderly
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
For many, growing older is a time to stop and smell the roses. It's also a time to reflect on past accomplishments and enjoy the supposedly quieter years that are left. But for a number of elderly citizens, it is also a time of neglect, vulnerability and even abuse - particularly at the hands of a spouse. In fact, say...
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Dr. Marie Savard, JE Feature
Here are some tips to mistake-proof your medical care: • Keep track of your own medical records. We no longer live in an era where we have just one primary-care provider for our entire lives. The more doctors we see, the more information is lost in the shuffle. Come to your doctor's visit prepared with copies of medical records, recent...
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In honor of a child, kids do what they do best: eat dessert!
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Jeffrey Kahan has many pictures of his youngest son, Joshua. By far, his favorite remains a simple snapshot of a still-healthy boy relishing an ice-cream cone. In April 1997, Josh was diagnosed with leukemia - the No. 1 disease killer of American children between the ages of 1 and 14. Five months later, shortly before his third birthday, Josh succumbed...
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Feel like an apple - or look like a pear? Both say a lot about your health
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
In the back of the auditorium of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., one recent evening, the bold and brave stepped up to the tape measure - yes, the tape measure. Gamely, they allowed their waists and hips to be measured. The women were participants in a health forum that had as its thesis the notion that what you...
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Running is a great way to improve health, promote weight loss and reduce stress. It isn't too complex, doesn't take a lot of skill, is inexpensive and can be done year-round. But for beginners and competitive athletes alike, there is always a potential for injury that, with just a little knowledge and preparation, can be prevented. The most common injuries...
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