Sunday, March 1, 2015 AdarI 10, 5775
It's still around, so beware -- even if you got a shot in the winter
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With Philadelphia experiencing some unseasonably warm weather earlier this month, some people may have forgotten all about their getting a flu shot back in the early days of winter. Others may still be fuming about getting a flu shot but still getting the flu. This year's vaccination is only effective against 40 percent of this season's influenza viruses, according to...
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By:
Jon Entine, JE Feature
Since the horror of the Holocaust, Jews have been at the forefront of those debunking notions that they could be defined by blood ancestry, as a "race." The notion of race seemed to be dead as a scientific concept as recently as 2000, when the first sketch of the human genome was unveiled. "We are all, regardless of race, 99.9...
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It's no secret that obesity is a problem in humans. Reality television makes millions of dollars chronicling the efforts of Americans attempting to shed excess weight. And every day, new medical research highlights the serious implications obesity has for heart disease, diabetes and other maladies. Now, more and more attention is being paid to the problem in household pets. According...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Courage comes in many forms. We're all captivated, for instance, by accounts of people who rescue others from burning buildings and tales of wartime bravery. Yet sometimes, we discover equally heroic stories of people who struggle day in and day out with some type of severe physical handicap. Such is the particular courage of Josh Winheld of Cheltenham, who was...
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Shaping up figures to fit his outlook
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
He had dreams, just as we all do. For Laurence Kaplan, the dream was to go to the Police Academy after college and, eventually, become a policeman. But his dreams were shattered after suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992. The young man broke 10 vertebrae, a couple of ribs, his ankle and suffered serious burns, as well as...
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