Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

A study by an international team of cardiac-imaging specialists, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, concludes that sophisticated computed tomography, or CT, scans of the heart and its surrounding arteries are almost as reliable and accurate as more invasive procedures to check for blockages. Researchers say the newer, 64-slice CT scans -- first introduced in the United States in 2005...
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Montreal is just bubbling with Jewish culture
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Kathy Shorr, JE Feature
Ever since the Parti Quebeçois came to power three decades ago, bringing with it greater nationalism and stricter language laws favoring French, it's been easy to feel uneasy about Jewish life in Montreal. The Jewish community has shrunk from a high of about 120,000 before that 1976 election, to just under 100,000 now. Many who left were the younger, well-educated...
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Like a wounded animal, the credit crisis of 2007 refuses to die, much to the consternation of market participants, who thought that -- like the crises of 1987 and 1998 -- this one would also be killed off with another shot of Fed liquidity. A famously impatient lot, we Americans don't like problems; when they do occur, we like them...
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Three companies strive to put the O.U. out there
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
When some activity or circumstance isn't quite right, it's often said that the thing in question just isn't "kosher." Not so with today's kosher business, in which everything from cough medicine to chocolate candy is getting that special seal of approval when warranted. The growing list of products includes a number of new food items, too, such as Kosher ChefsDiet...
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A husband-and-wife team of German journalists, who reported on how students and teachers in rural Tennessee memorialized the Holocaust, recently recounted how their steadfast involvement wound up being more complicated than they'd imagined. Peter W. Schroeder and Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand have each written several books and have served as foreign correspondents for German newspapers, but they may be best known for...
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