Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

More common than once thought: Spousal abuse among the elderly
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
For many, growing older is a time to stop and smell the roses. It's also a time to reflect on past accomplishments and enjoy the supposedly quieter years that are left. But for a number of elderly citizens, it is also a time of neglect, vulnerability and even abuse - particularly at the hands of a spouse. In fact, say...
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Dr. Marie Savard, JE Feature
Here are some tips to mistake-proof your medical care: • Keep track of your own medical records. We no longer live in an era where we have just one primary-care provider for our entire lives. The more doctors we see, the more information is lost in the shuffle. Come to your doctor's visit prepared with copies of medical records, recent...
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In honor of a child, kids do what they do best: eat dessert!
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Jeffrey Kahan has many pictures of his youngest son, Joshua. By far, his favorite remains a simple snapshot of a still-healthy boy relishing an ice-cream cone. In April 1997, Josh was diagnosed with leukemia - the No. 1 disease killer of American children between the ages of 1 and 14. Five months later, shortly before his third birthday, Josh succumbed...
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Demanding better health benefits and higher salaries, employees of the Golden Slipper Health and Rehab Center, a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia, took to the picket line at the stroke of midnight on the first day of July, the date that marked the expiration of their five-year contract. Part of the National Union of Hospital and Health-Care Employees, the...
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Joshua Lamberg has been around the block once or twice when it comes to baseball; he's played for the University of Richmond and has suited up professionally as a member of minor league organizations. But next week, Lamberg will have the opportunity to play with a whole different league, made up of mostly Jewish athletes. Lamberg - who's been tossing...
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