Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

Research from the Mayo Clinic estimates that about 5 million adult Americans have moderate or severe heart valve disease as a consequence of aging, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online in The Lancet. While rheumatic fever was previously the main cause of valve diseases and was a major public-health issue even in the middle of the 20th century,...
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Museums, architectural wonders and -- did anyone say chocolate?
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Of course, it's well-known for its cool chocolates and warm waffles! But taking the time -- really taking the time -- to explore Brussels uncovers a capital city that's chock-full of creativity and comfort; a city that's right in step with the times, yet continues to enjoy and luxuriate with its ties to the past. We were fortunate enough to...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Are there any new developments on the financial-aid treatment of 529 savings accounts for children's college funds? Yes. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provides that a "qualified education benefit shall not be considered an asset of a student for purposes of section 475." A "qualified" education benefit is defined as a qualified tuition program -- as stated in section...
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Jesse Breitbart enjoyed his first couple of trips to the Jewish state, visiting standard sites like the Western Wall and Yad Vashem, but when planning his fourth trip, the 21-year-old wanted to make more direct connections with Israelis. So he signed up for the Hillel Partnership 2000 Summer Service Project, which sent seven college students to Netivot and Sedot Negev...
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Physicians stress the need for up-to-date medical forms
It's that time again: Time to start preparing for back to school. But beyond pens and pencils, notebooks and maybe a new backpack, emergency physicians are urging parents to prepare for potential medical emergencies to ensure a safe school year for their children. "Being prepared is key for so many things, and this goes for medical emergencies as well," said...
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