Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774

From writing about to living with breast cancer.
By:
Carol Saline, JE Feature
Some moments in life become embedded in your memory like a freeze frame in a movie. Is there anyone over 55 who doesn't remember exactly where they were when they heard that Kennedy had been shot? For me, one of those indelible moments will always be the phone call telling me I had breast cancer. It came at 5:30 on...
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Are Jews more vulnerable to pancreatic cancer?
By:
Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
With little prompting, Ruth Berman (not her real name), a teacher from the Philadelphia suburbs, can reel off a dozen names of people she knows -- or knows of -- who have battled pancreatic cancer.
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Determining the best breast cancer screening for you.
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Melissa Jacobs, JE Feature
Mammographies annually? Or biannually? Starting at age 50 or age 40? Should it be a film or digital mammography? And what about a breast MRI? Who should get what? When?
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Separating medical fact from fiction.
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Koe Kemp, JE Feature
Very important information! Please do not delete! Send to your loved ones! Drinking cold water after a meal causes cancer! What do you do when someone forwards you that email? You know the one. It's got a strident warning about an everyday, household item that Just Might Kill You! Included are a couple of anecdotes from people with letters for...
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The Shalom Center was among about a dozen organizations invited last week to testify before a joint committee of the Philadelphia City Council on the impact of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region. More than 200 people filled the room for the four-hour hearing, said a council staff member. Rabbi Arthur Waskow, the center's founder and director,...
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