Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

New group hears report that inherited factor may lead to breast cancer
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Compared to the rest of the population, Ashkenazi Jewish women have a much higher chance of inheriting a faulty gene that could lead to breast cancer, according to Dr. Lisa Jablon, a breast surgeon at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. "For Ashkenazi Jewish women, one in 40 will carry the mutation," compared to one in 500 for the...
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When you least expect it, you can lose your job, or your car's transmission can fail, or your dog requires surgery. In the best-case scenario, you may have an emergency fund set aside for unexpected disasters. If you don't, and need to raise money quickly, there are two significant main avenues to pursue, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified...
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With a strict exercise regiment that includes stretching, leg extensions and deep knee bends, it may be hard to believe that Eleanore Serinsky is 91 years old. Often working out with her 94-year-old husband Michael, she insists that her fitness program -- coupled with a healthy diet -- is the key to the twosome's living such a long life. And...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Like many women who grew up in the 1980s, Emily Friedman never imagined playing professional sports, mostly because the pro leagues for females were few and far between. She's 23 years old now, and these days, pro options for women have surged, so the college softball standout played her way onto the Philadelphia Force -- an affiliate of National Pro...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
A project that started with the hopes of bringing Olympic women's softball to Israel has ended in disappointment. Organizers of the initiative -- called Ruach Shalom '08 -- hoped to form a team made up mostly of American-Jewish softball players who'd make aliyah, then play in Olympic qualifying games under the Israeli flag. Although the Israeli Softball Association held practices...
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