Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

By:
Jared Shelly, Jewish Exponent Feature
Sixty years ago, there was a center on the Overbrook High School basketball team wowing the crowds and breaking Philadelphia scoring records with his dominating play inside. No, it wasn't Wilt Chamberlin, the 7-foot, 1-inch monster who would become one of the greatest players in the National Basketball Association. He came later. A few years earlier, in 1947, one of...
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Bundle up for winter? Sure thing, but summer is surprisingly pleasant
By:
Ben G. Frank, Jewish Exponent Feature
Of all the cities in the Russian Far East, Kharbarovsk, 5,331 miles from Moscow, gets great reviews from tourists. No wonder -- it is by far the nicest city in this part of Siberia, and is often called "Paris-on-the-Amur." Because they're only 40 miles from China, travelers can take river cruises on the Amur River, shop in fine stores on...
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Memorable developments in Alzheimer's treatments
By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
Alzheimer's disease -- a well-known cause of memory impairment in aging -- is surely the most common and feared problem consulted about in geriatric medicine today. Although it was only recognized as a specific illness in the last 100 years, Alzheimer's obviously is not really new, since throughout history people have become old, feeble and confused; however, they were just...
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By:
Rachel Levy Lesser
On the night my daughter was born, I felt whole again -- or at least as whole as I could feel after losing my 57-year-old mother, who was an integral part of my 30-year-old, adult, day-to-day life. Her death 18 months beforehand loomed large throughout her six-year battle with ocular melanoma, a rare form of aggressive cancer that is first...
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Fifth-grade students from Perelman Jewish Day School's Stern Center recently held an Invention Convention, where teachers encouraged the students to look closely at themselves and the world around them. Students read biographies of inventors and dressed like them as they explained, in the first person, the inventor's life and invention. Discussions also took place addressing the moral implications of inventing...
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