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Monday, December 17 2018 @ 07:00 AM EST
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Monday, December 17 2018 @ 07:00 AM EST
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

New device lets doctors treat lungs with more accuracy


EASIER ON PATIENT
EASIER ON PATIENT
A new medical device is helping doctors diagnose cancerous lesions in the lungs' periphery that they couldn't reach with traditional bronchoscopy, according to a Peoria, Ill., pulmonologist.

Called SuperDimension Bronchus, this new diagnostic tool is described by its Israeli manufacturer as a "global positioning system" for the lungs. The device uses electromagnetic and imaging technology and a unique steerable catheter to probe tiny vessels. This electromagnetic-guided system provides doctors with 3-D images as the probe makes its way through the lung's narrow passageways.
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Baby boomer style … an ageless approach


COOL AT ANY AGE
COOL AT ANY AGE
Why is it that many of us in the 50-and-over crowd are the worst-dressed people in America? Look around you. Take notes. Fashion stylist and costume designer Sherrie Mathieson did and felt she had to write a book about her fellow baby boomers and their lack of fashion sense.
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'Tristram Shandy' a delightful film within a film


A COCK AND BULL STORY
A COCK AND BULL STORY
Perhaps it is best to begin at the end, since the 1760 acid trip "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by the sly and bawdy clergyman Laurence Sterne ends at the beginning, with the birth of Tristram.

Sterne died in 1768, barely eight years after he'd begun reaping his literary fortunes. It was David Garrick who wrote his epitaph: "Shall Pride a heap of Sculptur'd Marble raise, / Some unmourn'd, worthless titled Fool to praise? / And shall we not by one poor Grave-stone learn / Where Humor, wit and Genius sleep with Sterne?"
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Buddy movies over the edge


THE MATADOR
THE MATADOR
This week brings three movies in which their main characters lead debauched lives that ultimately result in their undoing and, in at least two of their cases, tragically shortened lives. The third is pure fiction.

The movies are the darkly comic hit-man thriller "The Matador," the wildly scandalous "The Libertine" and the morbidly depressing "Stoned."
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Accent on space: Hyundai's subcompact rides big but not so fast


HYUNDAI ACCENT
HYUNDAI ACCENT
As Toyota, Honda and Nissan get serious about the subcompact car segment, Hyundai is rolling with its third-generation Accent sedan and a soon-to-be-released three-door hatchback.

These little cars were once viewed as tin-can deathtraps in the land of 2 1/2-ton SUVs, but $3-a-gallon gasoline has changed that for many drivers. And with the revival in these cars, the automakers have substantially increased the safety margin.
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Getting the skinny on straight-legged summer style


HEY, SLIM
HEY, SLIM
When it comes to pulling on your pants this summer, you'd better start thinking skinny. Forget the flare of gauchos and those long, pleated skirts. Now's the time to take a deep breath and suck it in for the sake of one of the newest fashion trends that's sure to be around through summer and into fall: the skinny silhouette of pants.

Start with jeans - one of the hottest looks and a classic fashion essential found in almost everyone's closet. But don't speed up the treadmill just yet. You don't have to be skinny to wear "skinny," according to Caroline Calvin, senior vice president of Levi's global creative design. "The skinny jean is about a look, not a waistline," she says.
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Hybrid goes luxe: Lexus GS 450h roars - quietly - out of the gate


NEW LEXUS
NEW LEXUS
The hybridization of a gasoline engine is a wonderful thing. Especially when it's pushing more than 300 horsepower in a sport sedan built to take it.

Hybrids, combining an electric motor and battery pack with a gasoline engine, are heralded for their fuel economy and substantial reduction in tailpipe emissions.
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The heat is on: Solving summer wedding fashion woes


SUMMER WEDDINGS
SUMMER WEDDINGS
When you get an invitation to a summer wedding, the heat is on. The burning question? What am I going to wear? (No, not "do I really have to go to this?" Of course you do!)

"You put away what you really think and dress to repress. Er, respect," says Kimberly Bonnell, author of "What to Wear: A Style Handbook" (St. Martin's Griffin; $12.95), and an online style pro. After all, most couples getting married these days are very tuned in to their guests' reluctance to attend a long, drawn-out ceremony, so they're throwing some great parties to celebrate their nuptials with family and friends.
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'Failure to Launch' never cleared the pad


‘FAILURE TO LAUNCH’
‘FAILURE TO LAUNCH’
The trouble with the romantic comedy "Failure to Launch" (Paramount, 3 stars) is that right away a sizable audience is alienated.

There are the adult males who still live at home - they won't go see the movie because they would have to pay for it. There are the parents of the adult males who still live at home - they just won't find it funny. There are the girlfriends of adult males who still live at home - they just don't exist.
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Goodyear recipe for SUV tires features dash of Kevlar, volcanic ash


TIRE TESTING
TIRE TESTING
Carbon fiber, volcanic ash and Kevlar might seem odd ingredients for a tire, but Goodyear has called on that recipe to improve grip and handling in some of its tires.

Representatives from the tire maker were in San Diego recently to run service employees and the media through tests of two new tires, the Eagle ResponsEdge performance touring tire and the Fortera TripleTred for minivans and SUVs.
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Avoiding fast foods is key in fight against artery-clogging fat


TRANS ACTION
TRANS ACTION
Fast food: two simple, alliterative words that tend to conjure the alluring aroma and tasty promise of cheeseburgers and french fries in all their greasy glory. But fried foods at places like McDonald's, Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy's and In-N-Out Burger are not only contributing to America's obesity epidemic, they're also loaded with trans-fatty acids - trans fats, for short - which eventually clog arteries the way a towel plugs a toilet.
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Oh, say can you see star-spangled style


STAR-SPANGLED STYLE
STAR-SPANGLED STYLE
You may not consider yourself a follower of fashion trends, but chances are you do have something red, white and blue in your wardrobe. Our country's favorite colors wave in patriotic patterned T-shirts, star-speckled visors and flag-inspired flip-flops. And you don't have to wait until the Fourth of July to show off your stars and stripes - from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Americans are proud to wear our country's colors, not only on national holidays but any day in between.
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'Eight Below' a Disney tale well told


EIGHT BELOW
EIGHT BELOW
To Jerry Shepherd (Paul Walker), his dogs are more than just "man's best friend" in the family drama-adventure "Eight Below" (Disney, 3 stars).

For six months of the year, Jerry is a guide in Antarctica and the eight sled dogs he commands are often the difference between survival and death.
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Ultrasound machine makes 3-D images to find tumors mammograms may miss


NEW TECHNOLOGY
NEW TECHNOLOGY
A new ultrasound medical device promises a more efficient way to provide extra screening of women at risk for breast cancer, according to a physician testing the new device at OSF St. Francis Centers for Breast Health in Peoria, Ill.

Dr. Jessica A. Guingrich, medical director at the center, said trial of the device, the SomoVu, began last fall.
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Take your tasteful lifestyle to the great outdoors


A PERSONAL TOUCH
A PERSONAL TOUCH
Q: We have a screened-in porch we would like to turn into a sort of semi-outdoor Great Room. I guess our main question is what kind of porch furniture, outdoor fabrics, and such make the most sense in an outdoor room like this?

A: You will be surprised at the options now brought to you by modern technology, such as, sunproof and rainproof fabrics with the softness you'd expect to find in a living room ( www.sunbrella.com); weather-resisting finishes you can apply yourself (like Scotchgard Mold & Mildew Block spray-on);
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CrystalMation new tool in hunt for HIV vaccine


HIV RESEARCH
HIV RESEARCH
In a building at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, scientists are taking giant steps toward creating the world's first HIV vaccine.

On June 5, the researchers unveiled a $2.2 million machine called CrystalMation. The device, which can rapidly screen protein molecules, will vastly accelerate the search for powerful antibodies against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The announcement came on the 25th anniversary of the first medical description of the condition later known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
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Doctors search for causes of painful rheumatoid arthritis


JOINT EFFORT
JOINT EFFORT
Two medical researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria are peering into the black box at a disaster scene. They are searching for clues not to reconstruct the cause of a plane crash, but for the elusive markers that pre-date diagnosis of a disease shrouded with unknowns. Rheumatoid arthritis: no clear, direct cause; no clear, direct treatment.
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RAV4 more capacious but price is near rapacious


NEW RAV 4
NEW RAV 4
Toyota put its RAV4 through a growth spurt for 2006, adding 14 inches of length so it could offer a third-row seat and a bigger cabin.

And what was once a nimble four-door runabout has seemingly become a one-size-fits-all, entry-level SUV that has moved up in price.
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MUMPS THREAT


MUMPS THREAT
MUMPS THREAT
The recent mumps outbreak in the Midwest is largely affecting college students who, public health officials say, probably had only one of the two recommended vaccinations for the disease.

Parents everywhere should consider that situation a wake-up call to check the familiar yellow immunization card to see if their children's shots are up to date.
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Tuck these beauty treats in your beach bag


SUMMER SMILE
SUMMER SMILE
"I'm melting! I'm melting!"

Yes, the summer heat can often make us think we look like the wicked witch of the West - with makeup streaming down our cheeks and limp hair drooping in our eyes - it's enough for anyone to wither and have a complete beauty meltdown.

But there are a few ways to beat the heat and treat ourselves at the same time. Here are a few of summer's best treats to stick into your beach bag - or your office tote, if you just can't seem to be able to fly away and get out of town right now.
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