Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775

Holding hands, helping hands - all in a day's work
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Gunter David, JE Feature
"She's going downhill," says Art, an elderly man, of his wife, who suffers from dementia. "She's incontinent now." The others in Room 162 in the Willowood Building of the Abington Memorial Health Center in Willow Grove nod sympathetically. "But she's eating," he continues. "She's been eating so much, she's gaining weight. The other day I had to go to the...
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Mayo Clinic researchers searching for explanations of high mortality rates among kidney-failure patients undergoing hemodialysis are focusing their attention on the use of heparin, a drug used to reduce clotting of the blood. Their study in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings is a preliminary look at one aspect affecting the health of patients who undergo hemodialysis. In the...
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Sarah Martinez-Helfman's office in the Novacare Complex overlooks the expanse of green field where the Philadelphia Eagles are preparing for the upcoming season. Her room is also cluttered with autographed team memorabilia. Nonetheless, she doesn't want to talk football. During a conversation about her position as executive director of the Eagles Youth Partnership and its work with underprivileged kids, the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With a light rain falling on an empty Lincoln Financial Field, Jonathan Cramer-Cohen - microphone in hand - stood in front of a TV camera, reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles' first preseason game, a 38-31 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had the poise of a professional: speaking clearly, enunciating each word, and offering detailed and accurate comments on the...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"Motor through the Pyrenees?" I asked incredulously. "Come now," I told my determined friend, "those roads up the mountains must be rather tricky. I think not." Fast forward … and there, in a minibus with seven other hardy souls, I experienced a spectacular, though curvelinear, visit to one of the most beautiful vistas in Europe. Catalonia, in the northeast corner...
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