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Sneak Thief

By Michael Berlin

January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

A man with a progressive eye disease uses a magnifying screen to read the newspaper. Photo by Craig Porter for KRT

Ten million Americans have glaucoma, though only an estimated 2 million to 4 million have been diagnosed with the often symptomless disease. During National Glaucoma Awareness Month in... read full article

  • A Decrease in Vigilance

    By David Evanier

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A conference on genetic diseases held by the Cultural Foundation of Habib Levy in November led The Journal to examine the Jewish community's reduced state of awareness about genetic testing for prospective parents. During the past 30 years, large-scale genetic screening of Ashkenazi...

  • Fitness Resolution

    By Ani Dumas

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    January is the time for setting goals and resolutions for most people, and getting in shape is usually at the top of that list. However, if you are fitnessphobic, the idea of putting on gym clothes can be rather intimidating. Most gyms in Los Angeles are a smorgasbord of hard...

  • Parents Sue Over Canavan Test Patent

    By David Evanier

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    The families of children with Canavan disease are suing the researchers who found the gene responsible for the illness, using blood and tissue from two children in Chicago and other children who died of the disease. The researchers received a patent for it in 1977. Daniel and Debbie...

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  • Get Up and Go!

    By Ani Dumas

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As adults, we probably know the steps to take toward better health. Parents, teachers and health professionals have reminded us of the essentials: eat a balanced diet, don't smoke, exercise, get plenty of sleep and have regular check-ups. What they never explained is why? Centuries...

  • Healthy Future

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Smiling at the memory of being asked to serve as chairman of the board of City of Hope, Jack Suzar confides, "They caught me in one of the weakest points of my life."

    He had just spent two weeks in bed with a case of pneumonia. Whether despite or because of his weakened condition,...

  • The Novice

    By Amanda Hesser

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It is called Pilates, and I had been hearing about it for some time but dismissed it as a faddish '90s workout. It fit the mold perfectly: It had the requisite exotic name (pronounced puh-LAH-tees), you had to go to a gym to do it, and celebrities hailed it as a miracle workout that...

  • Health Briefs

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Power Suit

    In the prayer-filled world of neuromuscular rehabilitation, Euromed's Adeli suit is the hot new therapy. Developed for the Soviet cosmonaut program, the suits, which employ a series of elastic bands that correspond to the body's musculature, have been used since 1994 for...

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