Healthcare

Healthcare February 2013

Creating A ‘Canyon Ranch For Kids’,
Embracing Her Own Disability,
Kosher Fitness

02/06/2013
Healthcare February 2013

Healthcare October 2012

New Genetic Testing Method Can Be Mixed Blessing

Staff Writer
10/18/2012

A new method of genetic testing that can detect more problems in a fetus, but also reveal confusing information about chromosomal anomalies, will soon become more widely available to expectant mothers; a clinical trial has proven its advantages over standard methods of fetal genetic testing.

Barbara Bernhardt

Healthcare October 2012

A World of Research

Mixed blessing for new genetic testing method, men and the BRCA mutations and more.

10/18/2012
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Where’s The Beef?

A deli owner’s vegan journey.

10/16/2012
Editorial Intern

His Shabbat table used to host an impressive array of roast beef, pastrami, turkey, breaded chicken and cholent, the traditional Jewish stew, teeming with meat.

Half the man he once was: Michael Klein has lost 150 pounds since going vegan. Courtesy of Michael Klein

Bible Guy Gets Physical

A.J. Jacobs’ journey from flab to fitness.

10/16/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Not so long ago, my neighbor A.J. Jacobs grew a long, unruly beard; scrawled the Ten Commandments on his doorpost; and stoned (or, rather, kicked a few pebbles toward) suspected adulterers. He documented these antics in a best-selling book, “The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.”

Attacking The Roots Of Cancer

Israeli Nobel winner, at 74, still researching why cells go awry.

10/16/2012
Staff Writer

Dr. Avram Hershko, a Hungarian-born Israeli biochemist, shared the 2004 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with his former graduate student, Aaron Ciechanover, and American researcher Irwin Rose.

Avram Hershko

‘They Are There For You When You Aren’t Feeling Well’

In a new network, Jewish cancer survivors are finding the understanding they need.

10/16/2012
JTA

Roni Bibring was 15 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Four years later, her treatment completed, she says her biggest challenge — having lost touch with many of her friends — is making new friends who understand what she’s been through.

R-Mission members Robin Burger, Roni Bibring and Yonina Teitelbaum at inaugural event in June.  R-Mission

Of Mutations And Men

Male carriers of BRCA mutations face uncertain risks.

10/16/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Bill Kolodin participates in an annual ritual that is a mystery to most men. Every spring, the retired liquor storeowner sits in a room full of anxious women, listening for his name, awaiting his yearly mammogram.

Rabbi Jonathan Adland turned anger into action when he was diagnosed with both forms of the BRCA mutation.

New Genetic Testing Method Can Be Mixed Blessing

‘Microarray’ has implications for women over 35, when many Jewish women are often bearing children.

10/16/2012
Staff Writer

Anew method of genetic testing that can detect more problems in a fetus, but also reveal confusing information about chromosomal anomalies, will soon become more widely available to expectant mothers; a clinical trial has proven its advantages over standard methods of fetal genetic testing.

enetic counselor Barbara Bernhardt.

Nosing Around About Sleep Apnea

Special To The Jewish Week
05/10/2012

 

Adam Amdur is resting easier knowing that his daughter is not going to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea the way that he did for most of his life. Amdur, 37, who was in ill health for many years, was diagnosed with the condition only recently. But he recognized the symptoms in his now 4-year-old daughter when she was only a toddler, and got her the medical help she needed to be able to breathe properly at night and, therefore, function normally during the day.

Adam Amdur with his wife, Justine, and daughter. Phil Blair.
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