Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Who knew?! Orthodox Jews rank highest in happiness among the religious while liberal Jews score well among their counterparts in a recent survey focused on contentment. The Gallup Poll reports that religious Jews score the highest on emotional and physical health well-being indexes applied by researchers Frank Newport, Dan Witters and Sangeeta Agrawal. While people within more liberal branches of...
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With the opening of its newest facility, the North Philadelphia stalwart 
has become a major player among regional health care systems.
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Carol Saline, Inside feature
In July, before the signage went up, a driver heading west on Germantown Pike might easily have mistaken the enormous construction site in East Norriton for a new regional arts center. Set back from the road on an 84-acre former community golf course, with an impressive, sweeping glass atrium entrance, the building looks like anything but what it is: the...
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By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Among the various childhood rites of passages, many of us will recall a bout of measles as one of them. From a kid's perspective way back when, it did have a plus side -- staying home from school, eating chicken soup and watching cartoons. But the illness is no trivial matter. Recent reports have shown a resurgence nationally of measles,...
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
Ira Bergman, 59, was asked if he wanted to see a rabbi when he entered a hospice program in September 2008. He had been fighting colon cancer for more than four years when his care began at the Wissahickon Hospice and Palliative Home Care of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His wife, Rhona, said that Ira had been...
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By:
Elyse Glickman
As bikini season approach­es, temperatures rise and the desire to embrace the great outdoors beckons.
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