Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
A Weekend Warrior — or ‘Weakened Warrior’ — is a Whiz Kid again
By:
Frank Brodsky, Special Sections Feature
I guess it all started when my dad started taking me to baseball games at Shibe Park when I was about 5 years old. Growing up, I played baseball on neighborhood lots like most kids since this was before the days of Little League. I don’t remember why, but for some reason, I wanted to be a catcher. Maybe it...
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Bed and bored? Some answers to relieve the pain
By:
Lynne Blumberg, Special Sections Feature
We’ve all heard stories about people who suffered a heart attack while having sex, and some of whom may have died in the act. A forum on the website, israelroom.com, lists famous people who died of a heart attack while having sex, or as coroners have termed it, DIS (Death in the Saddle). There are other examples as well: Atilla...
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Better Prospects for Alzheimer’s, Diabetes Patients?
By:
Dr. Todd H. Goldberg, Special Sections Feature
Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are two of the most familiar and feared diseases mainly affecting seniors — and justifiably so, as they are the fifth and sixth leading causes of death, respectively, in this country. But advances in research and treatment are making both conditions more manageable and the outlook more hopeful. Alzheimer’s disease, a well- known cause of memory...
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M.J. Fine, Special Secetions Feature
If you’re of a certain generation, you might have caught Kal Rudman breaking hits on the radio or predicting the next big thing on The Merv Griffin Show, just two of the many roles he’s played over the years, both in front of a microphone and behind the scenes. But if you haven’t had the pleasure of getting to know...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Connie Felzer lined up her shot along the wooden floorboards, careful to aim the ball just right. She brought her arm back, then swung it forward, releasing the bowling ball ... strike! But wait, where's the noise and the smoke and the beer and the shoe rentals? This isn't real, physical bowling -- it's Wii bowling, and it happens every...
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