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Jewish Journal

Andrea Waxman

  • Lack of One Enzyme Triggers Illness

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Gaucher Disease is a rare, inherited disease caused by a hereditary deficiency of a single essential enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, according to the National Gaucher Foundation (NGF).

    Because this enzyme is necessary for breaking down aging blood cells, its lack causes some...

  • Many With Gaucher Unaware of Disease

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    When Jewish New Yorker Joan La Belle, now 70-something, was in her mid-20s, she began to experience scary symptoms, suggesting a serious health problem: "I felt exhausted, had rough menstrual periods with very heavy bleeding and terrible nose bleeds."

    She also suffered...