Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775

DNR and its life/death arguments persist
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Diane McManus, JE Feature
It seemed as if the patient would die. Awaiting a heart transplant, he developed an infection and was in a drug-induced coma, on a ventilator. He went into cardiac arrest, received CPR and was stabilized. Even so, his fate appeared dire. Yet, a year later, the doctor, expecting to find the same patient in that same gray territory between life...
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Mordechai Shinefield, JE Feature
When the Philadelphia Phillies called him up from the minors in mid-August, Michael Schwimer joined an elite group with a tiny membership -- Major League Baseball's small band of Jewish players. Now, with the Phillies on deck to start the post-season on Saturday, Schwimer won't have the chance to fulfill his dream of contributing to his team in the playoffs...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
When Chad Gordon was a third-year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine back in 2001, he sent a letter to every plastic surgery department in the country asking if he could come spend a few months doing research. Only two responded. One, at UCLA, turned him down. Fortunately for Gordon, the other was at Massachusetts General, the hospital...
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Soccer standout Sarah Friedman has visited Israel just once, speaks no Hebrew and admittedly doesn't closely follow the news of the Middle East. But last week, the 22-year-old University of Pennsylvania graduate officially made aliyah. She was motivated less by Zionism than a chance to play professional soccer. The attacking midfielder is set to suit up for ASA Tel Aviv,...
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Sharon McDonnell, JE Feature
A companion says, "It's just like a roller coaster." It was nothing of the sort; a roller coaster has a metal bar to tuck passengers securely in, and is powered by machinery. My wicker toboggan on wooden runners has no bar at all, forcing me to clutch desperately at its sides, and place full faith in the deft motor skills...
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