Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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Demanding better health benefits and higher salaries, employees of the Golden Slipper Health and Rehab Center, a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia, took to the picket line at the stroke of midnight on the first day of July, the date that marked the expiration of their five-year contract. Part of the National Union of Hospital and Health-Care Employees, the...
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Joshua Lamberg has been around the block once or twice when it comes to baseball; he's played for the University of Richmond and has suited up professionally as a member of minor league organizations. But next week, Lamberg will have the opportunity to play with a whole different league, made up of mostly Jewish athletes. Lamberg - who's been tossing...
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Feel like an apple - or look like a pear? Both say a lot about your health
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
In the back of the auditorium of Congregation M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, N.J., one recent evening, the bold and brave stepped up to the tape measure - yes, the tape measure. Gamely, they allowed their waists and hips to be measured. The women were participants in a health forum that had as its thesis the notion that what you...
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Running is a great way to improve health, promote weight loss and reduce stress. It isn't too complex, doesn't take a lot of skill, is inexpensive and can be done year-round. But for beginners and competitive athletes alike, there is always a potential for injury that, with just a little knowledge and preparation, can be prevented. The most common injuries...
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This isn't your run-of-the-mill fitness class. It's 9 a.m. on a Friday, and nearly two-dozen men and women are standing and sitting - and hopping and jumping - on colorful mats on the floor of the two-story gymnasium at the JCC Klein Branch in Northeast Philadelphia. Donned in sweatsuits or T-shirts and shorts - and, of course, the requisite pair...
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