Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

In a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers observed that smokers can reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by being physically active. However, they strongly caution that any relative benefit is dwarfed by the benefits gained from quitting smoking. The researchers -- from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Minnesota -- report in the December issue...
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Israeli prof makes a startling find with implications for smokers
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers, primarily because it's rarely diagnosed in its early stages. But it is largely preventable, since 90 percent is caused by smoking. Yet only 10 percent to 15 percent of heavy smokers develop lung cancer, and these odds give many smokers a false sense of security. In Israel, professor Zvi Livneh and his...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
Spanish moss wrapped around ancient oak trees lends a sleepy, lost-in-time texture to the elegant and historic city of Charleston, S.C., but there is nothing somnolent about this charming town that is currently booming with vitality -- in a refined Southern way, of course. The sightseeing choices are endless, particularly the architectural delights in the stunning residential district known as...
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Ryan Teitman
"I think that most of us feel that our souls are shriveled up, emaciated, starving creatures," said Rabbi Naomi Levy. Then, the seven-year congregational rabbi from Venice Beach, Calif., went on to disagree with that statement, describing the soul as strong, beautiful and, most importantly, eternal. For the health-care professionals, caregivers and members of the religious community who were listening...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Whether it's the Matzah Ball, the Gefilte-Fish Gala, the Chanukah Hora or simply the "Jewish dance on Christmas," it's that time of year again. Whatever Jews do for Christmas, we certainly know how to throw a dance party. I've been to my fair share over the years. Experiences at these events are as varied as the people there. I've attended...
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