Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Iyyar 9, 5775

Get it in gear for winter
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
The concept of sportswear is a funny thing, especially as everybody seems to have a different concept of what it is supposed to be used for. Most people have at least one hoodie (hooded sweatshirt) floating in their weekend wardrobe. Some women may admit to having owned a sweat suit that was never meant to see a drop of sweat...
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And that includes its history-making Congregation Mikve Israel-Emanuel
By:
Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
When we traveled as a family, my parents never chose destinations like Hawaii or the Caribbean. Their explanation? Tropical destinations with fancy resorts were not "real" places. However, Mom and Dad would find Curaçao -- located in the Caribbean's southern reaches -- quite agreeable. While it has its share of resorts, beaches and diving schools, capital city Willemstad also sparkles...
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Down Mexico way, peace and quiet -- and contortions
By:
Lauren Kramer, Jewish Exponent Feature
Puerto and Nuevo Vallarta have become thriving tourist destinations where big-name hotels jostle for space along the beachfront, and the Mexican experience becomes one of turquoise swimming pools and all-inclusive resorts. But I was headed for something quite different, a yoga and surf retreat 35 miles north in a town called Sayulita. Sayulita. The word dances from the lips with...
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A mother's journey to help her sons heal meant re-evaluating that confidence
By:
Lori Samlin Miller, Jewish Exponent Feature
"No mother wants her child to suffer," Haleh Rabizadeh Resnick states in the beginning of her story, introducing the duality she explores in her new book, Little Patient, Big Doctor: One Mother's Journey . On the surface, it would appear that Resnick -- a Cherry Hill, N.J., Jewish mother of Iranian decent -- is responding to the blotchy rash that...
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By determining what goes missing in human cells when the gene that is most commonly mutated in pancreatic cancer gets turned on, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a potential strategy for therapy. The production of a particular cluster of genetic snippets known as microRNAs is dramatically reduced in human pancreatic tumor cells compared to healthy tissue, the researchers report in...
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