Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774

Conference plays host to Israeli entrepreneurs
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Biotechnology - the marriage of biology and technology - is booming. And Israeli biotech companies are major players on the world stage. At Bio 2005, the world's largest biotechnology gathering, sponsored annually by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, in Washington, D.C., and held this year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, more than 60 Israeli companies were in attendance. Overall,...
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Two studies in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine draw attention to the newly recognized association between sleep disorders and heart trouble. The relevance of these studies to patients with sleep apnea is discussed in an accompanying editorial by Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The first study, on the use of continuous positive...
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These pampering palaces fill those pregnant pauses
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
“One last getaway before the bundle of joy arrives” might be the mantra parents-to-be exclaim as the days and months, with aches and pains, drag on before the big event. Expecting her first child, recalls Allison Snyder, “I told my husband that all I wanted for my birthday was a getaway where I could relax and recharge my energies —...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Throughout her long life, Norma U. Levitt always adhered to the principles of fostering Jewish life and fighting for women's equality. As she's grown older, however, she's learned that it's necessary to refine life's philosophies. "I always had the same concerns, but I learned more about them," said Levitt, who's in her 80s. "As you go along, you get more...
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A new Poconos place offers a howl of a time
By:
Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
What a howl! Great Wolf Lodge, the first major and innovative resort to plant itself in the Poconos in more than 20 years, celebrated its grand opening late last month in Scotrun, Pa., as popular television host Regis Philbin led the attending crowd in a howl heard clear across the country on CNN. "This is really spectacular," Philbin exclaimed, in...
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