diabetes

The Ashkenazi-Adiponectic Connection

10/29/2008
Staff Writer
As a month-long string of food-consuming holidays comes to an end, Jews across the world will unbutton their waistbands and perhaps hop on a treadmill to avoid the looming threat of obesity that afflicts so many Jewish families. But those with a genetic predisposition to obesity may now have another related monster to fear — colorectal cancer.

Eyes On The Prize

12/17/2004
Staff Writer
At 4 she became part of history as the patient in a medical experiment — the recipient of a then-rare cornea transplant. At 16, she made history again, because of a medical experiment she had conducted. Taylor Bernheim, a junior at Ramaz day school in Manhattan, last week was named winner of a $50,000 second prize in the annual Siemens Westinghouse science competition.

Making A Better Place

07/01/1998
Staff Writer
With her 10-year-old son at her side, a disabled widow from Long Beach told a hushed group of 500 UJA-Federation lay and professional leaders that the local Jewish community center has "been there for us in the very darkest of times." "I have an immune disease called fibromyalga," explained Harriet Cohen, 46, at the annual Long Island General Assembly in Roslyn, which provides UJA-Federation-funded organizations an opportunity to display their activities.
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