Jewish Journal

  • Visiting the Sick

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    June 21, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    You'd have no trouble finding me in the treatment area of Cedars-Sinai Cancer Center. Even from a distance, mine is the little roomlet that rings with soft laughter and the sound of -- well, yes -- a party going on.

    How dare I have fun during chemotherapy? It's not that I look...

  • When Jews Had Game

    By Jon Entine

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The red-hot Philly basketball team has a pint-sized but flashy star shooter and an old-school coach who's more teacher than tough disciplinarian. The media constantly compares the teams to the biblical David. Sound like America's new favorite team, the Philadelphia 76ers, who took on...

  • Uniting to Fight Prostate Cancer

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bob Dole. General Norman Schwarzkopf. Harry Belafonte. Robert Goulet. The willingness of such well-known figures to make public their battle with prostate cancer has brought visibility to an issue that until the last few years, lacked the attention, funding and research interest...

  • Learning From Cancer

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    This week's cancer phone calls:

    Susan, my wife's best friend, age 47 -- husband, two children 9 and 12 -- stomach cancer, chemo, husband really scared. As she helps Susan choose a wig, my wife remembers her own cancer. She is really scared, too.

    Julie, age 40 -- husband, two...

  • Cancer Resources

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    While far from exhaustive, the following is a starting point to find cancer-oriented services. For more information about support groups or testing, contact your local synagogue or hospital.

    Cancer411, (877) 226-7411,  www.Cancer411.org

    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cancer...

  • Exercising the Mind

    By Ani Dumas

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As we enter the new millennium, fitness professionals are becoming more aware of the movement toward spiritual forms of exercise. Programs like Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, meditation, and body work are common in fitness clubs and community centers. To keep up with today's stressful...

  • Prostate Cancer: A View From The Trenches

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "You Can't Make Love If You're Dead: Curing Prostate Cancer and Keeping My Sexuality" by Leon Prochnik (Ari Press, $19.95)

    Looking back on his experience with prostate cancer, author and screenwriter Leon Prochnik realized that what he'd needed when first diagnosed was a "trench...

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