Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing the risk of cognitive decline. However, two studies reported recently at the Alzheimer’s Association international conference suggest that moderate alcohol use and binge drinking in late life, as well as heavier use earlier in life,increase risk of cognitive decline. “The many dangers of...
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How to deal with those college first-year blues
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Lynne Blumberg, Jewish Exponent Feature
A daughter or son may be excited yet nervous about embarking on a new adventure this fall: the first semester of college. During recent interviews, counselors and parents shared tips on how parents can relieve their children’s jitters while still respecting their new role of young adult. After all, those much-talked about weight gains known as the “freshman 15” come...
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Lynn B. Edelman and Paige Guber, Jewish Federation Feature
Never underestimate the power of a pet to bring friendship and unconditional love to its owner. Numerous studies have documented the positive impact of pet ownership on the health of older adults. So it should come as no surprise that GenPhilly — a project of the Phil­adelphia Corporation for Aging that encourages young professionals to connect with older adults and...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
The Hadassah Foundation has awarded a "mini-grant" to the Jewish Community High School of Gratz College to create a program that addresses teen dating. In order to celebrate its Bat Mitzvah year, the New York-based Hadassah Foundation handed out a total of 13 grants of $500 each. According to Ruth Schapira, acting director of the high school, which is based...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Students at Jewish day schools in the area have something else besides homework to look forward to as they return from summer vacation. The Kohelet Foundation, an organization based in Narberth that aims to improve Jewish education, plans to provide iPads to nine schools, all members of the Jewish Day School Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia. This will be a pilot...
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