Monday, October 20, 2014 Tishri 26, 5775

By:
Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
According to estimates, as much as 15 percent of the country's female population suffers from some sort of eating disorder; that number alone would mean that many guys have encountered some of these women, many without even realizing it. For bulimia alone, one study suggests that 2 percent to 3 percent of American women in their late adolescence and college...
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How to get over feeling so overwhelmed with work
By:
Adele Sommers, JE Feature
It's two weeks before deadline. But your project is at least six weeks behind: Everyone is sweating bullets. As project leader, you're wringing your hands; a volcano of surprises has erupted since the project launched three months ago. No one foresaw the lava flow of trouble ahead. Your dilemma: Information that was supposed to be available in week two won't...
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Eleuthera proves a eureka of a find for nature lovers
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
There are two faces to the Bahamas: The one most visitors see is the resort-laden facades of Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, with their bright-blue swimming pools, soft white sand and immaculate green lawns. Though I'm an off-the-beaten-track kind of traveler, the truth is that I was grateful to be on Grand Bahama Island over Shabbat a little while...
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Surgeon from Elkins Park takes part in historic facial transplant
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
"Historic." That's the only word to describe it. A 22-hour procedure, whereby eight surgeons essentially transplanted a full face onto a patient. Put another way, it was "the largest and most complex face transplant in the world," announced the Cleveland Clinic, certainly one of the nation's best hospitals. And working alongside a multi-disciplinary team of doctors and surgeons at Cleveland...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Growing up the seventh of eight children to a single mom in inner-city Philadelphia, Salome Thomas-EL noted that he could have easily become "one of the ones on the corner, doing the same thing every day." But in the early 1980s, Marsha Pincus, an English teacher at Simon Gratz High School, reached out to him and instilled in the skinny...
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