Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

Or not so small: Getting some assistance to pay for heat or medicine is crucial for seniors
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Marilyn Kaplan had shed weight precipitously in the months following her cancer diagnosis and needed to take in more calories in order to have the strength to withstand months of chemotherapy. The problem: Pricey nutritional supplements that help with weight gain typically aren't covered by insurance. "They're very expensive, and I couldn't afford it," said the 76-year-old resident of Northeast...
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Amy Sutton, JE Feature
While undergoing an X-ray, Holly Gage of Bowmansville, Pa., shared details about her medical concerns with the technician and asked questions about the results, only to find out the technician wasn't permitted to answer them. Situations like these are embarrassing because you've opened up, revealing very personal information to the wrong person, and it's not always clear who you're supposed...
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Does Berlin offer a 'Wilkommen' to its Jews?
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Andrew Marcione, JE Feature
One year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany was formally united once more on Oct. 3, 1990. At that time, there were approximately 25,000 Jews in the country; however, the nation would soon find itself facing an unprecedented influx of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union and its break-away bloc states. In the last two decades, Germany's Jewish...
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Shoe business: What road warriors wear that works out
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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Whether you call them sneakers, "tennies" or gym shoes, athletic shoes have come a long way from whatever you (or your parents) wore to the high school or middle-school P.E. class. In the last century, the basic rubber-soled utility shoe has proliferated into sub-breeds for every conceivable team sport, as well as more current fitness phenomena, such as speed-walking, aerobics...
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Relax, reach out and touch someone
The benefits of touch have long been associated with relaxation and a sense of well-being. Increasing numbers of people are seeking massage as a way to relax. Some 40 percent of women and 29 percent of men reported having a massage in the past five years, according to a 2010 Massage Therapy Industry Fact Sheet, compiled by the American Massage...
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