Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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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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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Given how great 40-something and older celebrities look these days, and how youth crazy the culture generally is, it is no wonder that menopause can feel like an oncoming truck with compromised brakes. Yes, what happened to the notion of "aging gracefully," at least outside the doors of our favorite yoga studio? Dr. Moshe Lewis, an integrative medicine expert whose...
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By:
Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
The day begins calmly. Workers settle at their desks, turn on computers, busy themselves with the day's projects and exchange greetings as they grab cups of coffee. So far, the most pressing concerns in most minds are deadlines, lunch plans and getting to their child's school play after work. Suddenly, chaos erupts. A shooter has entered the building. Or perhaps...
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Men are twice as likely as women to experience complications after brain or spinal surgery, reports a study in the current issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Men also spend more time in the hospital after the operation, according to the new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School. They believe that...
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Walk down the baking aisle of your supermarket and all of the sweetener options can be overwhelming. Even plain old sugar comes in a variety of colors, sizes and textures; and then there's molasses, honey and the more esoteric agave syrup -- not to mention the growing variety of calorie-free sweeteners. When do you use what, and why? Granulated sugar...
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