Daily Archives: March 25, 2019

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Passover foods that tell the seder story

By InterfaithFamily The ritual foods of Passover tell the biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt and the story of the ancient rabbis who wrote the Haggadah. “During the seder, we don’t just tell the story of the Exodus, we see, smell, feel and taste liberation,” says Rabbi Jill Jacobs. What follows is a brief…

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Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

By Fred Sievert We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who among us hasn’t gone online to calculate our retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable; especially if we started the process at age 55 or later? But there is…

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5 Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain

Pain can impact nearly every aspect of your daily life from cleaning the house to going to work or playing with your kids or grandkids. In fact, according to the Institute of Medicine, 100 million Americans, or more than 30 percent of the population of the United States, suffer from chronic pain, which is pain…

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Discover Wise Aging in the Valley

As the adage goes, “Getting older ain’t for sissies.” While certainly true, it also “ain’t” for feeling unempowered, confused or disconnected. For many on the precipice of the third chapter of life, physical and emotional “landmines” can appear unexpectedly, along with mystifying and sometimes scary questions such as, “Who am I now?” “How do I…

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Pictured above: Seniors work out at Rick German’s cycle class at The J. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation’s website, nearly 1 million people will be living with Parkinson’s disease in the United States by the year 2020. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease that affects a…

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Dr. Ira Ehrlich and his Mission of Mercy

Pictured above: Dr. Ira Ehrlich at work in the mobile clinic. Photo courtesy Mission of Mercy/NationSwell A little more than eight years ago, Dr. Ira Ehrlich began volunteering with Mission of Mercy Arizona. MOM is a nonprofit that has provided free healthcare and free prescription medications to the uninsured and underinsured since 1997. Every Thursday,…

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Bari Weiss: A moderate in an era of extremes

Pictured above: Bari Weiss. Photo by Sam Bloom In an increasingly polarized world, New York Times Opinion Editor Bari Weiss stays unflinchingly moderate. In the face of a radicalized right and left, Bari attributes her outspoken centrism to “stubbornness and the deep belief that for healthy politics, we need a robust center.” “My fate at…

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