Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775

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For Philadelphia's organized Jewish community, this might well be a tale of two state budgets. The first represents the best of times: Pennsylvania's $27.66 billion budget, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett minutes before the deadline on June 30, includes a huge boost to an educational funding initiative championed by some Jewish groups. But in terms of funding for critical services,...
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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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Sheldon Pavel puffed on his pipe as he sat in his air-conditioned office, wearing shorts, sneakers and a burgundy Central High School T-shirt. With students gone for the summer and just six weeks to go until his official retirement after 28 years at the helm of one of the nation's oldest and most venerated public high schools, Pavel could be...
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From an educational standpoint, Sara Landman's first start-up could be deemed a success. Over the past academic year, 10 families participated in the free literacy program she developed with help from the Tribe 12 Social Entrepreneur Fellowship. Several parents have asked to do it again. From a business standpoint, Landman's project is a labor of love, far from sustainable without...
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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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