Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

PSA test uncovers the writer's prostate cancer -- and prospects for survival
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David C. Friedman, JE Feature
A simple blood test saved my life. The PSA test measures prostate specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate tissue. The prostate gland, which is only found in males, sits near the rectum and produces semen. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer in men. I was not overly alarmed when my last PSA test came...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
With the elimination of more than 5 million jobs since December 2007, coupled with the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the nation's unemployment rate has hit 8.5 percent, there's a good chance some of those without jobs are also without mates. Dating is tough enough when you have a job -- and a disposable income to...
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Helene Z. Tigay is preparing to step down as executive director of the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education after 20 years with the organization, 18 of them spent in her current post. While the lifelong educator said that she isn't exactly leaving a "To Do" list behind for her successor, she acknowledged that there's still plenty left to do...
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Now that the tax man has been paid -- you did pay him, right? If not, ignore this column until later and start thinking of your excuses -- there's another fiscal matter that seems to be afflicting more and more consumers these days, notably those who never had such a problem: Dealing with debt collections. To fall behind on debt...
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Robert Janis, JE Feature
Whenever travel on the highways is involved, safety should be a top priority. That is no less so when selecting a bus company for your tour, whether it be going to the Lower East Side to check out Jewish heritage sites or your organization's trip to Broadway. One issue that is up front for you to actually see is the...
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