Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

It's time for the kids to go back to school, and this year shopping for school supplies will be a lot more difficult for many families. Due to high gas prices and stretched budgets, financially pinched parents are looking for creative ways to save some money. In addition to cutting back on normal back-to-school purchases, parents are comparing prices and...
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Don't call it the next Costa Rica, please; it's establishing its own identity
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
The moment you land at San Pedro Sula's airport, you know Honduras: The destination is still a work in progress. Once you get past the arrival informalities and customs, however, a verdant and rustic beauty unfolds into breathtaking Panavision-style views. Likewise, proud hoteliers, innovative eco-minded resorts and deliciously hearty regional food add to its evident charm. While you'll probably still...
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Should fear be a flying companion on a trip to Egypt?
By:
Elliot Jager and Lisa Clayton, Jewish Exponent Feature
It was with some trepidation that we set off from Jerusalem for a four-day mini-vacation to Cairo. Tensions had spiked over the ongoing crisis in Gaza, and the Egyptians had all but declared Israel's foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, persona non grata. Then again, relations were unlikely to warm anytime soon, and who knows what will be once 79-year-old Egyptian President...
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But are hormone injections being used for what they were originally intended?
By:
Diana Aydin, Jewish Exponent Feature
Human growth hormone injections have recently received attention for their seemingly magical benefits, including the power to fight aging or to build up muscles. But don't be deceived by the bulging biceps of bodybuilders or football stars -- the secret behind their Hulk-like physiques isn't necessarily human growth hormone, according to Alan Rogol, professor of clinical pediatrics, Riley Hospital Indiana...
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An Elkins Park woman battles back against a disease that simply takes your breath away
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg
Imagine getting short of breath doing the simplest of daily activities: walking up the stairs, going grocery shopping, carrying the laundry basket or lifting your young daughter into the air. For Alanna Nelson, a Jewish woman from Elkins Park, this is her daily life, ever since she was diagnosed in 2007 with a rare -- and often fatal -- lung...
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