Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
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Do the scales of justice tip away from obesity these days? Is fat chance the prospect of the overweight overcoming social pressures and prejudices against them? And just how many calories are in a month of sundaes? These and other questions may - or may not - be answered by "The Biggest Loser," NBC's reality series that will go another...
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The workplace and the Internet provide avenues for emotional hanky-panky
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
When two people are “heart over hands” in love, to coin a phrase, feelings are similar to being “head over heels,” with one major difference: The attraction never becomes physical. This kind of love, at its core, is a case of so-called “emotional cheating,” a state of hearts without hands literally touching. It is a strong to subtle play on...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When I was about 16 or so, I remember attending a family affair that sort of bored me - until, that is, I saw a tall, dark and rather handsome stranger in a corner of the room. I approached without reservation - as a teenager who wanted to become a writer might do - and began a conversation. I not...
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Holding hands, helping hands - all in a day's work
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Gunter David, JE Feature
"She's going downhill," says Art, an elderly man, of his wife, who suffers from dementia. "She's incontinent now." The others in Room 162 in the Willowood Building of the Abington Memorial Health Center in Willow Grove nod sympathetically. "But she's eating," he continues. "She's been eating so much, she's gaining weight. The other day I had to go to the...
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Mayo Clinic researchers searching for explanations of high mortality rates among kidney-failure patients undergoing hemodialysis are focusing their attention on the use of heparin, a drug used to reduce clotting of the blood. Their study in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings is a preliminary look at one aspect affecting the health of patients who undergo hemodialysis. In the...
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