Healthcare

Partnering For Foods That Heal

Rutgers, Tel-Hai College team up on ‘therapeutic’ nutrition. More fiber, anyone?

Staff Writer
10/27/2015 - 20:00

A patient goes to a doctor with some medical complaints. After examining the patient and determining the symptoms the physician prescribes, instead of a traditional drug, some scientifically modified food items.

Knesset member Erel Margalit announces new health initiative that joins Rutgers University and Israel’s Tel-Hai College.

When Batman’s Batcave Was A Children’s Cancer Ward

Remembering Lenny Robinson, who gave hurting kids a shot of strength.

10/27/2015 - 20:00

‘Batman” died last summer.And it doesn’t matter that the recently deceased Leonard “Lenny” Robinson lived in the suburbs of Baltimore, rather than Gotham, for all of us to feel the pain of that loss. 

The late Leonard “Lenny” Robinson would dress in a Batman costume and visit pediatric wards in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C

Inside The New Breast Cancer Stats

What’s an Ashkenazi woman to do?

10/27/2015 - 20:00

It’s been a busy few weeks for breast cancer. Of course, breast cancer is always busy, exerting its sneaky destruction through abnormal cell growth. But now it’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the scary fact is everywhere again: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.

The North Portico of the White House is illuminated pink earlier this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breaking The Mold On Breast Cancer

An interview with noted Hadassah oncologist Dr. Tamar Peretz on genetic testing, mammograms and why the one-size-fits-all protocol no longer makes sense.

Deputy Managing Editor
10/27/2015 - 20:00

Dr. Tamar Peretz is the director of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology in Jerusalem and interim director general of the Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem; at Hadassah, she leads the team whose genetic research and clinical studies have led to groundbreaking discoveries on BRCA1 gene mutations in the Ashkenazi community and new prevention, diagnosis and treatment approaches.

Dr. Tamar Peretz, left, with Fran Drescher at the Cancer Schmancer Women’s Health Summit in New York. Courtesy of Hadassah

Healthcare October 2015

An interview with noted Hadassah oncologist Dr. Tamar Peretz. New breast cancer stats: What’s an Ashkenazi woman to do? High anxiety over Israel’s medical marijuana laws.

10/26/2015 - 20:00
Healthcare October 2015

When Vaccinations And Faith Collide

Are anti-vaxxers’ religious exemption claims grounded in actual religious laws?

JNS
04/21/2015 - 20:00

As the debate on vaccination heats up again in the U.S., some “anti-vaxxers” are requesting exemptions from vaccinating their chil-dren on religious grounds. But what do their faiths, including Judaism, actually say about the issue?

A White House nurse prepares to administer the H1N1 vaccine to President Barack Obama on Dec. 20, 2009. Pete Souza/White House

The Silence Of Infertility

The physical, emotional and communal toll of not being able to have children.

Special To The Jewish Week
04/21/2015 - 20:00

When we were first married, about a decade ago, we lived in New York. We did not want to wait to have children; we wanted to begin a family right away.

Rachel and Will Adler, with Joey and Emily. Courtesy of Rachel and Will Adler

Bringing Genetic Screening Home

JScreen allows Jews to test for hereditary diseases with mail-in saliva test.

Staff Writer
04/21/2015 - 20:00

An innovative, Atlanta-based screening program for Jewish genetic diseases has expanded its geographic scope and medical capabilities since it was founded a year and a half ago — and, with the help of one supporter from Long Island, recently reached nearly 200 Jewish college students on one campus in one day.

Hillary Kener, JScreen’s national outreach director. Courtesy of JScreen

Giving The Overactive Mind A ‘Lift’

ADHD ‘brain-training’ app gaining traction.

Israel Correspondent
04/21/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — A pair of young Israeli entrepreneurs have developed an ADHD treatment app that they say will soon provide an affordable and readily accessible alternative to ADHD medications and prohibitively expensive brain-training (cognitive) treatments already being offered at specialized clinics. 

A promotional photo for the Myndlift app. Courtesy of Myndlift

Mail-In Test Puts Genetic Screening Within Reach

Home screening kits making BRCA testing increasingly affordable for women paying out of pocket.

Staff Writer
04/21/2015 - 20:00

Silicon Valley star Elad Gil’s new genetic testing company, launched Tuesday, has intensified the already noisy conversation about Ashkenazi Jews’ higher-than-normal risk for breast cancer.

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