Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774

Jared Shelly

How to make life more comfortable for those approaching death
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At 86, Anne Anderson is a shadow of her former self. Her sunken eyes sit behind thick bifocals that look like they're almost too heavy for her frail face. An undiagnosed cancer has forced her to shed pounds, and now, the bones on her elbows and shoulders protrude out of her loose skin. Sitting in the day room of Hillcrest...
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As the girls' lacrosse team from the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy competed for a league championship last week, the players on the field looked like a well-seasoned group of athletes putting on a scrappy performance that nearly won them the title. In reality, this group, like the school's program, was completing only its second season. Three years ago, many...
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Slipping, sliding and even scoring, more than 90 teenagers braved rain and a soggy field to play soccer the way so many less fortunate people do -- without shoes. In its third year, the Lose the Shoes three-on-three tournament at Cheltenham High School benefits Grassroots Soccer, an organization dedicated to using the sport to mobilize against the spread of HIV/AIDS...
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New noninvasive procedures now have liftoff locally
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Looking to improve your looks without the expensive and invasive procedures performed by a plastic surgeon? If so, a recent trend of less painful and more temporary treatments may be the best avenue for you. Doctors and plastic surgeons increasingly have been injecting patients with products like hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin to erase wrinkles or reduce expression lines in...
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Imagine taking a walk from the historic sites of Old City, passing by City Hall, then the skyscrapers along Market Street, and eventually ending up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In the August heat, you'd likely wind up covered in perspiration, as well as being downright pooped. But with the development of a new computer program called "Virtual Philadelphia,"...
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