Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774

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Mort Alper, JE Feature
Jekyll Island has a checkered history, having been occupied at various times by Indian tribes, Spanish missionaries, English soldiers and French settlers. In January 1888, East Coast millionaires bought the island from John du Bignon and his brother-in-law, Newton Finney, who'd only paid $13,100 for the land, but having sized up their prospective buyers, resold it to them for $125,000...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Unchecked stress can be devastating to anyone's performance in any profession, including, of course, those who work in the demanding, super-competitive world of business. Now, a new book, the 58-page The Stress Solution! by David A. Weiman, Psy.D., of Wynnewood, reveals proven, practical ways business executives can manage stress and reduce its limiting effects on performance. "Although work-related stress and...
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A novel vaccine has significantly increased life expectancy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, the most dangerous type of brain tumor, a researcher from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center reported at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Median survival for the 23 patients tested at M.D. Anderson and at Duke University Medical Center is...
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Caffeine elevates children's blood pressure and surprisingly lowers heart rate in children during exercise, but does not affect metabolism, according to new research from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. The study is the first to investigate the effects of caffeine on both cardiovascular and metabolic responses to exercise in healthy boys and girls. Although the physical effects of caffeine have...
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Since many medical studies have linked the dietary supplement ingredient ephedra to adverse reactions, consumers have turned to ephedra-free products. But a report in this month's issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports the first published case of an ephedra-free supplement causing variant angina. Physicians from Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston outline the case of a man who experienced variant...
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