Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Israeli company advances access to medical records
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Ordinarily, a family doctor maintains an inventory of each patient's medical history. But say the patient visits an outside specialist, or receives treatment at an emergency room. Without a complete record on hand, the attending physician has no baseline from which to refer, and thus may misunderstand the symptoms, order unnecessary tests -- even make a medical error. DbMotion, an...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many interested in supporting a charitable cause, donating money or volunteering time is more than sufficient. But Len and Susan Lodish decided to add some sweat equity to that equation. The 60s-something couple rode a two-seater bike from Maine to Philadelphia during a 13-day, 630-mile trek through rain, scorching heat, and a flat tire or two to support the...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Every year at Camp Moshava, a Jewish overnight camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains, more than 1,000 children enjoy summertime staples like arts-and-crafts, boating and Color War. Yet the camp, sponsored by Bnei Akiva of North America, has no significant indoor gathering space, nor does it have an air-conditioned dining hall. Its director, Alan Silverman, also pointed out that the...
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Rachel Silverman, Jewish Exponent Staff
Becky Coren, Rachel Vassar and Rebecca Karp are sitting at a wine bar, not far from their new Center City digs. Sampling tapas, the trio start ticking off their social commitments for the next few months faster than you can say "blonde, brunette and redhead." "Black-tie bowling, scotch-tasting, book club, kickball team ... " begins Coren, 23, the brunette, a...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
After hitting a homer, single and triple, I was batting for a cycle -- all I needed was a double. The ball was going exactly where I aimed: left field; it turned out to be a grounder that traveled between first and second bases, way over the centerfielder's head, and into the woods. This was not a high-stakes softball game,...
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