Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

A recent report published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings supports the hypothesis that women who smoke cigarettes before first full-term pregnancy have a 20 percent increased risk of breast cancer compared with women who begin smoking after the birth of their first child or never smoked. This latest study is a strong indicator of the continued need for smoking-prevention messages...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
Buying a home without getting a CLUE can land you in deep trouble. CLUE stands for the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. A CLUE report contains consumer claim information provided by the insurance companies. It includes policy information such as name, date of birth and policy number; claim information, such as date of loss, type of loss and amounts paid; and...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
License plates, billboards and postcards all refer to it as "Nature's Little Secret." And once you see it for yourself, you'll call it that, too - only it may not be as much of a secret anymore once you describe the beauty, tranquility and utter peacefulness of the British Virgin Islands to your friends. Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and...
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Oprah and Dr. Phil notwithstanding, 'tis the season to be blue. With the dead of winter officially here, the lights of the menorah fading from view and all those gift bills starting to pile up, it could just about take the happy right out of the holidays. Couple that with the stresses of work, family and the shuffle of everyday...
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Recent crashes pose a scare; are airlines equipped to handle it?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Crashes of several airliners in the recent past, including the Air France flight 358 that burst into flames after the plane skidded off a windswept Toronto runway during a violent thunderstorm last August, have left many travelers wondering just how safe air travel is nowadays. Perhaps more importantly, people also have questions about the possibility - even the probability -...
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