Wellness

High Schooler Wins Award for HIV Research

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Samuel Weissman, a Jewish 17-year-old student at Harriton High School, hopes his research on HIV might one day lead to a cure. In the meantime,...

Jefferson Hospital Opens Shabbat Pantry

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on March 4 cut the ribbon on a new Shabbat pantry. The pantry will allow Jewish patients and their families to...

Waiting on Transplants a Frustrating Experience

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Eleven years ago, Judy Creed donated a kidney to her son, Jonah Selber. She puts it as casually and plainly as that. Asked about her...

Beef Bone Broth: Healthy and Versatile

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Bone broth seems to be having its 15 minutes of fame these days. The name — bone broth — refers to a long-simmered concoction of...

‘93Queen’ Follows Chasidic Women EMS Group

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93Queen is the story of women’s empowerment in a place you’d least expect it. That’s how first-time director Paula Eiselt introduced the documentary at a...
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If/Then Statements and Their Lasting Impact

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Very often in life, we set stipulations for ourselves before we can or will begin a new task, hobby, challenge or endeavor. Are these...

Jewish Federation Hosts Hunger Summit

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is teaming up with Hazon Philadelphia on Nov. 11 to host “Hungry for Change: American and Israeli Strategies...

Women, Girls Connect at Pink Challah Bake

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Young girls with pink aprons down to their feet frolicked around the room, while women of all ages exchanged greetings and schmoozed. Some wore...

JFCS Hosts Opioid Epidemic Panel

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Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia, which works to identify and raise awareness about key public health issues, has in recent years...
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Stigma Around Mental Illness Pervades

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With advances in the treatment of mental health disorders, many individuals are living prosperous lives. Those treatments include new therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy...