Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
If it is said of people that they exercise "religiously," it usually means that they apply a level of fervor to their workouts common to devout believers. In Yaffa Bruckner's "Klee" class, however, the phrase takes on a much more literal translation: It involves an actual combination of physical movements and spirituality. In the women-only class, held Wednesday evenings at...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Sleep. Its importance for good mental and physical health can't be stressed too strongly. Without enough of it, we're like photos out of focus -- things just aren't as clear as they should be. As vital as it is on a nightly basis, many of us don't get nearly enough sleep nowadays. Babies, for example, require about 16 hours a...
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Keeping cool on hot, humid summer days is good advice for more reasons than sheer comfort. It's vital for good health -- even for staying alive. That's the message from the Pennsylvania Medical Society , warning young and old alike that heat stroke is a deadly illness to be avoided at all costs, even if it means sacrificing a day...
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As the warm weather becomes routine, people begin to dust off their outdoor grills to prepare their favorite foods. But grilling today goes way beyond hamburgers and hot dogs. Increasingly health-conscious backyard chefs are firing up some of the latest seasonal foods from New Jersey farms to create tasty, good-for-you dishes on the grill. In fact, nutrition experts often recommend...
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New group hears report that inherited factor may lead to breast cancer
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Compared to the rest of the population, Ashkenazi Jewish women have a much higher chance of inheriting a faulty gene that could lead to breast cancer, according to Dr. Lisa Jablon, a breast surgeon at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. "For Ashkenazi Jewish women, one in 40 will carry the mutation," compared to one in 500 for the...
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