Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
The vampire craze has gone one step too far. Blood-sucking bedbugs are back -- and in a big way. "This is something that really hasn't been here for over 40 years, and now cases are doubling every month," says Mark Coopersmith, manager of Peerless Pest Control in Olney, a family business that opened in 1951. "It's already been stated that...
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One tip from 'People Who Never Get Sick'
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Looking for a foolproof way to avoid the flu this winter? Eat some dirt. That's the philosophy of Patricia Burke, one of 25 healthy people Gene Stone interviewed for his new book, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick. The "never" in the title is an exaggeration. These are people who occasionally feel a bit under the weather. What...
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A mother's journey to help her sons heal meant re-evaluating that confidence
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Lori Samlin Miller, Jewish Exponent Feature
"No mother wants her child to suffer," Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick states in the beginning of her story, introducing the duality she explores in her new book, Little Patient, Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey . On the surface, it would appear that Resnick -- a Cherry Hill, N.J., Jewish mother of Iranian decent -- is responding to the blotchy rash that...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Abraham Lincoln, Virginia Woolf and the cartoonist Charles Schultz all suffered from some form of mental illness, and come May 10, the three -- as well as other prominent historical and literary figures -- will come to life on stage in Wynnewood, courtesy of prominent actors, to discuss the struggles they faced. The performance, "Mysteries of the Mind," is part...
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By:
Diane McManus, JE Feature
How many of us know our cholesterol level? Being aware of this number and taking action if necessary to lower it can save lives.
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