Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Reports about cold remedies for kids have scared parents. Should they be worried?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A recent news report that Vick's Vapo Rub -- valued for generations as a trusted remedy for chest discomfort caused by colds and flu -- may be harmful to young lungs has set off alarms of concern among many parents and left them wondering about children's health remedies in general. Steven Shapiro, D.O., and the head of pediatrics at Abington...
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The weeks following the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip may seem like a particularly inauspicious time to start up an organization devoted to advancing the cause of peace in the Middle East. However, a group of University of Pennsylvania students -- both Jewish and Arab -- feel that there may be no better time to give...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
As the economic recession lingers -- and forecasts look bleak well into the months ahead -- many of us need a vacation from our real lives more than ever before. Of course, this is also a time when you want your dollar to work extra hard for you. So how do you travel in a recession, and where can you...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Effective March 1, the Glendale Uptown Home will become a nonkosher facility, leaving Philadelphia proper without a certified glatt-kosher nursing home. While the facility has not technically been a Jewish home since it was sold in 2006, a large number of its residents are Jewish, and it has long been associated with Philadelphia's Jewish community. Executive director Ed Harding recently...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
"I always knew something was wrong with Robyn," Hillary Walter of Elkins Park said of her "smart, friendly, sweet, outgoing" daughter -- a twin -- who didn't speak until she was 3. Then, about a year-and-a-half ago, the child was diagnosed with a form of autism. "It's very hard sometimes," said Walter, especially when trying to explain to other parents...
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