Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
Can e-books change a nation's literacy ­pattern through its appeal to kids?
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
High school and middle school English class staples -- from William Shakespeare to Mark Twain to Ernest Hemingway -- now exist in the e-book universe, as do Harry Potter and the crews from the Twilight and Hunger Games series. This brings up a very provocative question, not so much about Johnny not being able to read, but Johnny feeling he...
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M.J. Fine, Jewish Exponent Feature
Maybe you've noticed a strange spot on your skin, or you're feeling more listless than usual. Maybe you're considering surgery, but you're not sure which hospital excels at it. Maybe you've been prescribed medication, but aren't sure how to afford it. Unless you've got a doctor at your beck and call, you've probably hit the Internet to look up your...
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Though common sense dictates that men and wom­en should do everything in their power to think proactive and preventative when it comes to their reproductive health, a recent study conducted by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force made headlines with a hefty claim that blood tests intended to spot prostate cancer could also have unexpected side effects and that, perhaps,...
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Lynne Blumberg Jewish Exponent Feature
The healthiest way to get a summer tan? Spray it on, say dermatologists. Dr. Bruce Brod, clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and legislative coordinator for the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, says spray-ons seem clinically safe, and, cosmetically, they look much better these days than before, when they often offered an orange glow...
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Audrey Ross breathed a huge sigh of relief when she heard that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld President Barack Obama's health care law last week. The 32-year-old works for a Center City nonprofit, suffers from diabetes and has faced anxiety over the prospect of losing her insurance. "I think health coverage is an absolute right. I also think it...
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