Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
At age 13, Amy Blumenfeld was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. After 11 months of chemotherapy, the symptoms returned. Her parents took her to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where they were given two options: try more rounds of chemotherapy, or, as the doctors said, "take a gamble" and allow Amy to be the first adolescent with...
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With two major Jewish agencies in the area planning to merge, the question becomes: Will it be a perfect match or simply a marriage of convenience? Leaders of both the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Outreach Partnership -- currently situated in adjacent buildings on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park -- are certainly banking on...
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The amount of money that Americans spend on prescription drugs is more than five times higher today than it was in 1990, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study. As many struggle to meet the steep price of medications, particularly in a tough economy, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers these tips to help you more easily afford...
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It can be a daunting task, even in these enlightened times
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
As Emma (not her real name), one of my closest relatives, sat in bed preparing to spend another pain-filled day wondering what was wrong with her, she couldn't help but ask herself why so many doctors failed to diagnose her problem. "I think the thing that amazed me the most was that when I tried to explain my condition --...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Last week, we explored the cannibal origins and skeleton issues of Atiu, the distinct and adventurous Cook Island's third most populous isle. Now, it's a time to go further underground on this trip -- on to the famous Anatakitaki Caves, home to 400-swift like Kopeka birds that are indigenous and unique to Atiu. Into the caves we now go like...
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