Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777
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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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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Multiple Sources of Relief Available for MS Patients
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
Multiple sclerosis. The very name strikes fear into the heart of many, as this can be an incapacitating, painful and fatal neurological disease. However, there is much new research and many new treatments giving new hope to MS sufferers and their loved ones. Though MS is not usually specifically a disease of the elderly, I have had a number of...
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Golden oldies help battle age-old stereotypes
By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
For some reason, many still believe that seniors -- people in their 70s, 80s, 90s and older -- simply are all frail, sick and confused. In truth, with assistance from modern medicine, exercise and activities, wise nutrition and financial pre-planning, a person's later years can be a time of pleasure, exploration and self-fulfillment. Dr. Barry Marks, a geriatric specialist with...
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By:
Aaron Passman
A $100,000 grant means more than just a name change for the Temple Association of Retired Persons. The Temple University lifelong learning organization was recently awarded a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, a San Francisco entity named for a Jewish resident of that city and dedicated to the preservation of lifelong learning programs. In 2006, Forbes ranked Osher, a...
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