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A day to learn about women’s wellness

by Leslee Komaiko

February 5, 2014 | 4:10 pm

Photo by wavebreakmedia / shutterstock.com

Quick. And no using your smart phone. What is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States? If you answered breast cancer, you’re close. Indeed, breast cancer takes far too many lives... read full article

  • Awaiting transplant, family rallies with hope

    by Quinn Russell Brown

    December 4, 2013 | 6:07 pm

    Michael Goldberg’s heart is working just fine.

    The University of Washington professor teaches a class on romantic comedies. From “Annie Hall” to “Pretty Woman,” he leads his students on a tour of film’s fondest genre.

    What Goldberg needs, however, is a new kidney, and it’s not...

  • With electromagnetics and metal caps, Israeli companies aim to zap brain diseases

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    November 4, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    It looks like a futuristic salon hair dryer.

    Connected to a computer by a bright orange strip, the half-cube with rounded corners sits comfortably atop the head, a coil of wires resting on the skull.

    As a doctor stands at the computer, the patient gets comfortable. A few...

  • Writing can diagnose Parkinson’s

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    October 30, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    A new Israeli study comparing the handwriting of healthy people to those with Parkinson’s disease holds out the promise of providing a simple diagnostic tool at the earliest stages of the progressive disorder caused by the death of nerve cells in the brain’s muscle-movement control...

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  • Dr. George Berci: Beyond the scope

    by Rebecca Steinberger

    October 30, 2013 | 12:42 pm

    Those who know Dr. George Berci describe him as a visionary, and it’s not just because the world-renowned surgeon pioneered the techniques that serve as the foundation for endoscopic procedures that have changed the field.

    At 92, the Holocaust survivor is still contributing to...

  • New diabetes hope with AAT therapy

    by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 16, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Israeli researcher Eli Lewis never forgot how a childhood friend with diabetes repeatedly injected himself with insulin shots. 

    “I thought he was a hero,” said Lewis, director of the Clinical Islet Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. “I was blown away by...

  • Walk to Cure Diabetes: A mother’s prayer

    by Andrea King

    October 16, 2013 | 11:35 am

    This past Yom Kippur, as my 4-year-old son and I were walking into shul, I was explaining why Mommy and the other adults were fasting. I said: “And when you’re 13 …” 

    And then I stopped, realizing that he will probably never fast on Yom Kippur. 

    Two years ago, the day before...

  • Ron Diskin: Mapping defenses against HIV

    By Simone Wilson

    October 9, 2013 | 1:38 pm

    The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international scientists must constantly revise their own projects to keep up with findings from across all scientific...

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