Healthcare

Healthcare 2009

10/20/2009
Trends in Jewish Health Issues.
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They’ve Got A Nit To Pick

Staff Writer
10/20/2009

Every Rosh HaShanah, as Dalya Harel welcomes friends and relatives from abroad into her home from abroad, she eagerly awaits the arrival of some other New Year favorites — apples, honey and head lice.

“It’s a very busy season,” she said. “I had guests from Israel, and I cannot tell you what they brought me.”

The Age Of Meaning

Staff Writer
10/20/2009
Rabbi Dayle Friedman, author and director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism, has served as a pioneer in the Jewish community’s work with the elderly. She was founding director of chaplaincy services at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, and a founding member of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains and the Forum on Aging, Religion and Spirituality.

Searching For The Right Genes

Staff Writer
10/20/2009
Women with breast cancer have seen a modest increase in survival rates over the past decade, as both prophylactic and combative treatment options become more widely available, and as expertise in genetics and molecular biology continue to expand on the clinical level.

N.Y. Methodist Urology Division Launches Clinical Trials

Staff Writer
10/20/2009
New York Methodist Hospital’s Division of Urology, headed by Dr. Ivan Grunberger, is seeking qualified individuals to participate in three clinical research trials.

Man Of Science, Man Of Faith

Staff Writer
10/20/2009
When it comes to curing cancer, one scientist gives God all the credit as he moves one step closer to slaying the resilient killer.

D.C. Support For AFMDA

10/20/2009
An American Friends of Magen David Adom ambulance was dedicated to members of the U.S. Congress last month in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The purchase of the ambulance, which will be put to use in Israel, was made possible by a gift from the estate of Jack Greenberg of Cincinnati. Some 20 House and Senate members attended the event, including Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan). The emergency vehicle was dedicated on the eve of AFMDA’s 70th anniversary.

An Innocent Patient Abroad

Special To The Jewish Week
10/20/2009
Perhaps it was divine retribution for the blatantly treif lunch I’d enjoyed so much at one of Zichron Yaakov’s new boutique eateries earlier that day.

‘To Do Chesed, Every Day’

Special To The Jewish Week
10/20/2009
‘Jews don’t become nurses,” Meryl Collyns (then Greenblum) was told, when she expressed interest in nursing school as she was completing high school in Queens in the early 1970s. But she persisted and upon graduation got a job at Roosevelt Hospital, where she has worked for more than 30 years and now serves as director of nursing for maternal child health. When she began, she was one of three Jewish nurses in the hospital and recalls that her manager, a Seventh Day Adventist, was sympathetic to her scheduling needs around the Sabbath and holidays.

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.
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