Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As a way to increase their income, at a time of national economic crisis, a number of older people are selling their insurance policies that they no longer need or want. That's according to Paul Aguirre, president, Equity of Life, LLC, in Plymouth Meeting and Skippack, a company that focuses on life settlements -- either the sale or assignment of...
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New research has traced elevated levels of a specific compound in the brain to problem-solving deficits in patients with schizophrenia. The finding suggests that drugs used to suppress the compound, called kynurenic acid, might be an important supplement to antipsychotic medicines, as these adjuncts could be used to treat the disorder's most-resistant symptoms -- cognitive impairments. Though schizophrenia is commonly...
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Or is it back to square one with your sense of perspective and style
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Experts agree that being hip is about having an "in" outlook, a certain "with-it" stance that identifies one as cutting-edge, contemporary, "in sync" with the times and even a bit ahead of the popular-culture curve. While the word "hip" is used most often in connection with young and younger people, there are a number of older people, too -- those...
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See the employee at the next desk? Is she about to boil over and let you have it?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Not only is rage a glaring red flag of self-control lost, but rage itself is out of control, evidencing itself in disturbing, dangerous and increasingly deadly ways -- from the "road rage" of drivers gone mad to "desk rage," in which employees lash out verbally and violently against fellow employees. News stories of disgruntled workers attacking, and sometimes killing, other...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is over, but as a film shows, it's a sobering, year-round concern
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
October has traditionally been labeled Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, taking a look at the two dozen or so women gathered in the Frobese Conference Center Auditorium at Abington Memorial Hospital recently, every month -- indeed, every day -- should be a cause for awareness and concern. And so, in order to face, understand and discuss risks, AMH hosted a...
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