Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

The prolonged immobility of flight passengers during long-haul air travel increases the risk of developing blood clots, which can prove fatal, especially to people whose travel occurs just prior to major surgery, medical researchers report in the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The formation of a blood clot within one of the large, deep veins of the pelvis or...
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As if a large part of the day weren't already spent juggling a heavy workload, companies have a new responsibility to deal with: managing employees' health. With average health-care costs rising at double-digit rates, according to a Watson Wyatt health survey, some companies, unable to control the drastic increases, are instead trying to control their employees by making them better...
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Are doctors ready for a graying population?
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Marilyn R. of Philadelphia remembers the day she was told a lump in her breast was malignant: "I was almost in shock for days," she recalled. A family meeting was held with a surgeon, and Marilyn was advised that a lumpectomy with subsequent radiation therapy would be just as effective as a mastectomy. "This is what I would suggest," he...
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Students at the Stern Center of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood kicked up their heels at a dance-a-thon to raise money for ARMDI, American Red Magen David for Israel. The funds are designated for the Asian tsunami-relief effort. Stefanie Segal (left), faculty advisor of the Mitzvah Club, and student club members present a check for...
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Tennis, anyone?
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
The mansions and gardens of Newport, in Rhode Island, glorious and regal in their settings, are stunning representations of an excessive time in our country. Situated at the southern tip of the state, the tiny town was founded in 1639 as a ship-building and trading center. But it became much more than that. Because of its wonderful climate and island...
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