Friday, September 4, 2015 Elul 20, 5775

By:
Ryan Teitman
The Galloway, N.J., fifth-grader is curled up on the couch, playing with a doll and whispering into her mother's ear -- a habit from when she first began losing her hearing. Eating certain foods triggered the temporary hearing loss, a medical phenomenon doctors still cannot explain. Though her hearing has returned, the old habit remains. She does not appear to...
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Who put tuxedos on those birds anyway?
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
It was a long, long wait, but the time had finally come. The beautiful Norwegian ship -- the M/S Nordnorge -- was waiting for us, and soon we were on our way on what was called "The Journey of Discovery" to the world's last wilderness: Antarctica. The Nordnorge , one of several ships of the Norwegian Coastal Voyage fleet, is...
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Although human genes contribute significantly to a person's health and behavior, these two kinds of traits aren't closely linked at all. In fact, a study appearing this month in the Public Library of Science found absolutely no connection between the hard-driving personality and heart disease, contrary to previous studies and conventional wisdom. This is among the first findings of a...
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When costs skyrocket, how do you bring them down to earth?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Health-care costs are skyrocketing for everyone these days, including for business owners, many of whom are left scrambling for practical solutions. The cost of prescription drugs, for example, is rising by 17 percent to 20 percent a year. And $2,000 MRI tests have become the standard, supplanting still effective but barely used $100 X-rays. "Employers have been facing double-digit increases...
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By:
Roy Gutterman, JE Feature
It seemed like the timing, the encounter and the girl were all in line -- brought together by a higher power or at least interesting coincidence. During a recent trip home, I attended Friday-night services at a popular New York City synagogue and met an interesting young woman. With only a few early birds sprinkled around the sanctuary, I could...
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