Saturday, June 25, 2016 Sivan 19, 5776
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a 19-year-old at Penn State University, Roger Schwab could bench press 360 pounds, even though that was double his body weight. He eventually put his strength on display at a weight-lifting competition; his performance drew members of the football team who wanted to know how to add muscle and size to their bodies. So Schwab became the team's unofficial...
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Cosmetic surgery graduates to a new style and look
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Ongoing advances in plastic-surgery treatments and techniques, notably the latest trends in non- and less-invasive procedures, are being put to good use by area plastic surgeons. "Non-invasive treatments offer quicker healing, less expense and less downtime," said Bruce Genter, M.D., FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the field, and founder and medical director...
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Life thrives in all sorts of hostile environments, including the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea. A team of scientists has uncovered a strategy that helps a plant-like, microscopic alga to happily proliferate in such inhospitable surroundings - and their findings have unexpectedly shed light on the working of human kidneys. Over the years, a number of Weizmann Institute scientists...
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Ongoing research has shown that tart cherries contain high concentrations of potent antioxidants that have been proven to potentially alleviate joint pain caused from gout and other joint inflammation symptoms. According to researchers, the daily consumption of tart cherries has the potential to reduce the pain associated with joint inflammation. Tart cherries naturally contain anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, which may prevent...
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Avian flu is in the air, but is its danger being overhyped?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With cases of Avian - the so-called "bird" flu - confirmed recently in wild birds in Turkey, Romania and Mongolia, health officials in the United States are taking necessary steps to educate citizens about the disease, while work toward creating a vaccine against the potentially deadly virus proceeds at a rapid pace. Avian flu - the H5N1 strain of influenza...
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