Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

As of this week, everyone who is entitled to Medicare Part A or enrolled in Medicare Part B will need to decide whether to enroll in Medicare's new prescription-drug benefit. Medicare Part D, as it is called, begins Jan. 1. According to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this new Medicare plan can offer savings on prescription drugs. Medicare...
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Energy consumption is on the rise, and the depletion of fossil fuels has become a growing problem in the United States. According to the United States Department of Energy, the U.S. uses almost a million dollars of electricity a minute, which is equivalent to approximately $525.6 billion each year. On a smaller scale, the average American family spends nearly $1,500...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a 19-year-old at Penn State University, Roger Schwab could bench press 360 pounds, even though that was double his body weight. He eventually put his strength on display at a weight-lifting competition; his performance drew members of the football team who wanted to know how to add muscle and size to their bodies. So Schwab became the team's unofficial...
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Current attempts to curtail government spending in Washington and Harrisburg have social-service advocates concerned that those who depend on government funds for everything from health care to job training might be left in the lurch. During a Center City forum focusing on policy issues affecting low-income families, sponsored by the United Way of Eastern Pennsylvania - of which the Jewish...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Laying in a hospital bed 13 years ago, Elizabeth Rubin was in a lot of pain, uncertain whether she was going to live. And just weeks before, life had been so good: She had recently given birth to her second daughter, and she and her husband were enjoying their increasingly active household. But then the symptoms started appearing - her...
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