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By wearing a unique weighted back-support device and participating in a special exercise program, women over age 60 with osteoporosis-caused curvature of the spine improved their balance and also experienced diminished back pain, giving researchers at the Mayo Clinic a promising therapy to reduce falls among this population. Falls present a serious risk of injury in the older population. They...
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Swarthmore College religion professor Nathaniel Deutsch has admittedly chosen some unusual and disparate subjects for his research into the history of religion. From the beliefs of the ancient gnostics to a "holy woman" who served as a Chasidic teacher in 19th-century Eastern Europe - as well as an analysis of Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad's use of "midrashic" techniques...
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Seeking advice when facing the hardships of going it alone
Dealing with personal finances can be extremely difficult following the death of a spouse, especially if your spouse handled the family's financial matters. While organizing your finances won't ease the pain of losing a loved one, it's an important step in rebuilding your life. Here are some major guidelines from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants: • Before you...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
After years of practicing his moves and refining his specific technique, Jake Wischnia, 16, should have been eagerly anticipating his first international fencing match, just hours away. Instead, he was panicking. The airline that had taken the Wyncote native all the way to Budapest, Hungary, had also lost his fencing equipment. He was left with nothing: no helmet, no padding,...
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Mention the contentious issues of stem cells or cloning at a meeting of a Jewish communal organization that frequently weighs in on some of the more political topics of the day and you're likely to stir up a hornet's nest. Indeed, according to University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe, these two subjects have managed to replace abortion as "the...
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