Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774
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While two large men wrapped in towels sit and sweat in the 182-degree heat, a Southampton Spa worker enters the sauna area, opens a metal oven door and splashes peppermint laced water onto a mass of hot rocks. The flavorful steam wafts around the room and in between the wooden benches, adding a touch of spring to what seems like...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The subject didn't match the glorious spring weather on a recent Sunday at the Biomedical Research Building at the University of Pennsylvania. "Personal Experiences With Death and Dying" was the subject of the opening session at a two-day symposium sponsored by the University's Center for Bioethics, which recently marked its 10th anniversary with the symposium's umbrella theme of "The Legacy...
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In 2004, almost 12 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States, a 44 percent increase from 2003. Choices of procedures abound, and you can find many articles and brochures describing them. But much of this information comes from the marketing departments of businesses trying to sell you their services. Reliable, objective information isn't easy to come by. That's...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Phyllis and Darren Sudman didn't set out to save the world. But when their 96-day-old son Simon died of an undiagnosed genetic disease known as "Long Q T Syndrome" last year, the Plymouth Meeting couple knew just what they had to do. LQTS is an abnormality of the heart electrical system due to defects in heart-muscle cell structures called ion...
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Some summer swimming tips
It's a startling fact that as many as 1,000 spinal-cord injuries occur each year due to diving in shallow water. With swimming pools officially opening nationwide this past weekend, millions of American families need to think first before diving in for some summer fun. According to the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation and the North American Spine Society, 90 percent...
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