Thursday, May 7, 2015 Iyyar 18, 5775

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Gloria Hayes Kremer, JE Feature
"As a medical student in Philadelphia," recalls Dr. Samuel Berger, "I had a big decision to make. After I would graduate and before my residency, should I choose to be a primary-care physician or concentrate on a specialty, like cardiology or surgery, where my income would be considerably better?" The young man from Buffalo had grown up in a home...
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University of Pennsylvania physics professor Howard Brody -- now retired -- spent the bulk of his career examining the behavior of quarks and electrons through the use of advanced particle accelerators, delving into the laws that govern energy and matter, and even the universe itself, at the most minute, elemental level. Then, nearly 30 years ago, he found another "love"...
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If Rabbi David Wolpe had his way, children would turn off their iPods and cell phones, and turn on to Judaism. "Every technological tool enforces isolation and a virtual community, which means not a real community," stated the Los Angeles-based author and educator, arguing that communal values are central to Jewish life. Speaking at the 20th-anniversary celebration for the Auerbach...
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Group's orbital space hotel's not just for stars
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Travis Carter, JE Feature
Visiting restaurants and strolling through gardens aren't unusual vacation activities, but imagine doing them under one-third the force of natural gravity. That's what Gene Meyers hopes his guests will do at his space hotel of the future: a revolving, Earth-orbiting space station shaped like a giant wheel. And in his vision, visitors will also share only-in-space experiences, like floating outside...
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Heart surgeons don't have to choose between taking a coronary-bypass patient off the popular anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after off-pump heart bypass surgery or having the patient bleed excessively in the days following surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Jefferson Medical College. The study, presented recently at the American College of Cardiology's 56th annual scientific session, found...
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