Jewish Journal

Curing Holiday Blues

By Michael Aushenker

November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

According to medical statistics, a majority of the 17.4 million adults in the United States who suffer from mood disorders -- depression, manic depressive illness -- do not seek treatment.... read full article
  • The Force Behind ‘The Group Room’

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some people take lemons and make lemonade. Selma Schimmel took a diagnosis of cancer and turned it into a vast support network which has changed the lives of thousands of people.

    Schimmel, 45, is the creator and executive producer of "The Group Room," the only nationally syndicated...

  • End Papers

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The family gathers at the bedside. Sons, daughters and grandchildren ask each other, "What should we do for zedeh?" "Since his stroke he doesn't talk any more," laments a daughter. A brother adds, "I don't think he recognizes any of us." "It seems to me that he is suffering. I don't...
  • Use It or Lose It

    By Amy Hendel

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The other day, an older client said to me, "I've reached that point in my life where the only thing I want to exercise is caution."

    Just because we're getting older doesn't mean we can slack off on exercise. You can choose to be 20-years-old or 50-years-young. The difference is often...

  • Cedars-Sinai Among America’s Best

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Angelenos can sleep a little easier at night, knowing that the best non-university hospital in Southern California stands in their own backyard.

    For the second year in a row, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center topped the list of non-university Southern California hospitals, according to a...

  • Live and Be Well

    By Barbara Shapiro

    June 3, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Susan Fishbein was a clumsy child. She couldn't climb stairs without falling. She was always dropping things, always spilling things when she poured. In 1983, after a bout with pneumonia, Fishbein, then a 33-year-old mother of two, living in Erdenhiem, Del., began falling more...
  • Center Provides Hope for Autistic Children

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    As Tony and Barbara Miller* awaited the birth of their first child in 1990, they excitedly planned for the future by purchasing a large, family-friendly home in a suburb renowned for its school district. When their son Robert* was born -- a striking child with olive skin and a halo...

  • Putting Heart

    By Beverly Gray

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The rabbis-in-training were making the rounds at UCLA Medical Center. They stopped at bedsides to chat with patients, to inquire about their needs, to offer prayer and consolation. Then, unexpectedly, the sight of wires, tubes and surgical dressings took its toll. One student rabbi...

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