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  • How to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke

    February 15, 2012 | 3:47 pm

    Heart disease and stroke have reached epidemic levels in our country. Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans; stroke is the fourth leading killer. One of every three deaths in this county is caused by cardiovascular disease.

    That’s why Medicare is helping to lead the...

  • Sen. Mark Kirk recovering from stroke

    January 23, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a leader on pro-Israel and Iran sanctions issues, underwent surgery that was deemed successful after suffering a stroke.

    A statement issued Monday from Kirk’s office said the Illinois Republican checked himself into a hospital on Saturday and that doctors...

  • Briefs: Israeli professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech; Ariel Sharon -- signs of sentience

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech

    Among the things said to have inspired Liviu Librescu to leave his home in Israel and resettle in southwest Virginia was the area's pastoral surroundings.

    A professor of engineering at Tel Aviv University, Librescu...
  • Botox Treatments Aid Stroke Survivors

    By Steve Ditlea

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Until recently, significant recovery from the physical and mental losses inflicted by a stroke was thought to be limited to a matter of months following injury to the brain, using conventional physical and occupational therapy. Now patients supplementing this with novel treatments,...

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  • Holy Moly! Robertson Apologizes

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The Rev. Pat Robertson has long preached as though God is on his side -- including when he recently cast the stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as God's punishment for "dividing" the Holy Land by pulling Israel out of Gaza.

    But last week, Robertson apparently...

  • Problems Abound in Pampering Parents

    By Ellie Kahn

    February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    My mother and father are both in diapers. I wasn't at all prepared for this possibility. Dealing with the visual and olfactory aspect of my son's end products when he was a baby was an expected part of being a mom, but it's a completely different matter when it's my parents wearing...

  • River of Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On Jan. 12, 1995, Valerie Sobel's 19-year-old son, Andre, died of a brain tumor. Exactly one year later, her husband shot himself. His suicide note stated that he did not wish to live past his son's tombstone unveiling. Three months later, Sobel's mother died of a stroke.

    "This kind...

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