Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

Is holiday stress the reason for 'nervous stomach'?
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
"Butterflies in the belly" might have a better ring to it than irritable bowel syndrome, but according to experts, they're often one and the same. As many as one in five Americans are predisposed to get the butterflies, along with abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and nausea. "People with irritable bowel syndrome are hard-wired to be more sensitive to...
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Two days before Thanksgiving, Northeast Philadelphia residents Arthur and Kate Hill got an early start with a lunch of turkey, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce. They sat at a table full of friends, some they consider as close as family. "It's wonderful, at our age, to have a place where you know you are going to feel welcome," said Arthur...
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Although Taiwan is a small island nation, you need at least a week to explore its riches, from the lush landscape of Taroko Gorge to fascinating indigenous cultures to the gastronomic safaris of night markets and street food to the architectural marvel Taipei 101, the tallest building in the world for a brief time. Some travel writers introducing Taiwan to...
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According to an article in the current issue of Journal of Nutrition Supplement , consensus has been reached among leading soy science experts over three main areas of debate: soy and women's health; soy and heart health; and soy and overall nutrient adequacy. Leading experts agree that soyfoods in a balanced diet can have beneficial effects among the U.S. population...
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Long a friend of the Jewish woman, mah-jongg makes its move
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Lisa Schiffman, JE Feature
Men have their poker, their blackjack. Couples dally with bridge and pinochle. And women, well, for a long time now, women have made a little more noise with their game of choice. They have mah-jongg. "Mah-jongg is my passion," says Selma Abramowitz, 81, who looks forward to her twice-weekly mah-jongg games at the Klein JCC with other veteran players; she...
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