Sunday, March 29, 2015 Nisan 9, 5775
Though never much of a hiker, Avi Lazar will be traveling to Tanzania on Aug. 26 where he'll attempt to climb the more than 19,000-foot-tall Mt. Kilimanjaro. Though the challenge may loom large -- it will take seven days and up to 50 hours to complete -- Lazar's making the trek for a good cause. The company where he works,...
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More than 13,000 miles. Twenty countries. One tandem bike. This is how Wynnewood couple Len and Susan Lodish have spent their vacations over the last 16 years. They're about to do it again, for the sake of another impressive number: $100,000. That's how much they expect their bike tour will raise for the ALS Association's Greater Philadelphia Chapter. To date,...
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Audrey Ross breathed a huge sigh of relief when she heard that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld President Barack Obama's health care law last week. The 32-year-old works for a Center City nonprofit, suffers from diabetes and has faced anxiety over the prospect of losing her insurance. "I think health coverage is an absolute right. I also think it...
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The hot flashes and night sweats that most women experience early in menopause are not linked to increased levels of cardiovascular disease risk markers unless the symptoms persist or start many years after actual menopause begins. This information was announced at last weekend's presentation by the Endocrine Society at its 94th annual meeting in Houston. "Our study provides reassurance that...
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Sick and Tired? It is to Laugh
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Diane McManus
Imagine that scientists discovered a drug that, among other effects, reduces stress, improves circulation, boosts immunity and eases pain. Now suppose that this drug were available for free, without a doctor's prescription and with none of the usual precautions that accompany ads for prescription drugs. Futuristic dream? How about present-day reality? There's no need for a trip to the pharmacy...
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