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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 August 8, 2007 / 24 Menachem-Av, 5767

Where did latest ‘syndrome’ come from?

By Celia Rivenbark

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | OK, where did restless leg syndrome come from?


Back in the day, do you remember Uncle Snookie complaining to Aunt Idgie that he couldn't get to sleep on account of his restless legs? Thought not.


So I'm assuming that restless leg syndrome must be caused by something current, something environmental. Perhaps it's caused by excessive consumption of high-priced bottled water. But no! Because we've just learned, that fancy bottled water mostly comes from CWS (community water source), not some pristine spring in the Alps, retrieved by yodeling blondes dressed like Oktoberfest extras at Busch Gardens.


But I digress.


The point is, we now believe, because the pharmaceutical companies tell us so, that one in 10 adults suffers from RLS, described, rather vividly by the companies as "creepy, crawly."


Yes, well. You have been to the doctor and he has pronounced your legs as "creepy, crawly." How long did someone go to medical school for that one?


In plain English, people with RLS have a compelling urge to move their legs that keeps them from getting to sleep.


I'm sure it's a dreadful feeling. Nobody wants to lie down at the end of a long day and find their legs jumping about like they're conducting their own private "Dancing With the Stars" audition.


Thank heavens for Requip, a drug to alleviate the symptoms. If you watch the commercials or read the ads for Requip, you will learn that the good news is that your legs won't twitch like a hen on a hot griddle anymore; the bad news is that you may become a compulsive gambler.


I am not making this up. Listen to the commercial; read the ads. It's all there.


There's also the pesky warning that it could cause you to fall asleep during driving.


I'm thinking that legs jumping about like downed power lines in a thunderstorm don't sound so bad considering the "cure" could possibly put you to sleep at the wheel, probably while in search of a casino.


I'm used to the "dry mouth, itchy skin, sore throat, baby's fist growing out of the top of your head" kind of disclaimers that accompany drug ads, but this gambling one is new.


Naturally, this will be the new "Twinkie" defense. Look for Michael Vick to claim that Requip made him host all those dogfights to the death on his property. Clearly he would've continued attending Wednesday night prayer meeting instead if he'd just not taken that medicine for his jumpy legs.


Of course you'd have to be mighty gullible to believe that. Then again, we're a nation that just paid billions of dollars for bottled tap water. It's nuts.

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Celia Rivenbark is an award-winning news reporter and freelance columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Comment by clicking here.


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