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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

The Kid's Doctor: Monitor moles in children

By Sue Hubbard, M.D.






JewishWorldReview.com | Everybody gets moles, even people who use sunscreen routinely. Moles can appear on any area of the body, from the scalp to the face, chest, arms, legs, groin, even between fingers and toes and on the bottom of the feet. Not all moles are related to sun exposure.


Many people inherit the tendency to develop moles and may have a family history of melanoma (cancer), so it's important to know your family history. People with certain skin types, especially fair skin, and those who spend a great deal of time outdoors, whether for work or pleasure, may be more likely to develop dangerous moles.


Children may be born with a mole (congenital) or develop one in early childhood. They may continue to develop moles into adulthood.


It's most important to watch for changes in the shape, color, or size of a mole. Look especially at moles with irregular shapes, jagged borders, uneven color and redness.



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I begin checking children's moles at their early check-ups and point out any I want parents to be aware of and watch closely. I note all moles on my chart, so I know each year which ones I want to pay attention to, especially moles in the scalp, fingers, toes and in areas not routinely examined.


Parents are wise to check their child's moles every several months and pay particular attention to any unusual moles. Be aware that a malignant mole may often be flat, rather than raised.


Freckles, common in children, are usually found on the face and nose, chest, upper back and arms. Freckles tend to be lighter than moles, and cluster. If you're not sure what you're looking at, ask your doctor.


Sun exposure plays a role in the development of melanoma and skin cancer, so it's imperative that your child be sun smart. This includes wearing a hat and sunscreen, as well as the newer protective clothing available in many stores. Have your child avoid the midday sun and wear a hat.


Early awareness of sun protection will help establish good habits that hopefully will last a lifetime.

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Dr. Sue Hubbard is a nationally known pediatrician and co-host of "The Kid's Doctor" radio show. Submit questions at www.kidsdr.com.



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