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Healthy Future

By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

The plaza in front of the main entrance to City of Hope's medical center in the San Gabriel Valley features a fountain ornamented with a bronze sculpture, "The Spirit of Life."

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... read full article

  • 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...

  • Hoop Dreams Do Come True

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Gabriel Elias vividly remembers his frustration as a teenager not being able to participate in intramural sports because games fell on Shabbat.

    As the spiritual leader of the Hillcrest-area Congregation Mogen David tells The Journal, "I swore to myself that I would give the...

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  • Jewish Law and RU-486

    By Francesca Lunzer Kritz

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    How do Jews and how does Judaism view the recent approval of Mifeprex, a drug combination that can replace surgical abortion in many women?

    Well, that depends on whom you ask.

    Mifeprex, popularly call RU-486, can be used to terminate pregnancies for up to 49 days, counting from the...

  • Arthritis Rumba

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "Ouch," cried a perfectly coiffed, white-haired lady. "It hurts."

    "My fingers won't listen to me," a tall brunette complained.

    But Susanne Haymaker, their exercise teacher at the Jewish Home for the Aging, wouldn't listen. "Lift your fingers up if they're hurting, " Haymaker...

  • To Let Go, to Love, to Forgive

    By Ellie Kahn

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I have good news! My cancer is in remission." I've called Elsie Schwartz to talk about the High Holy Days, but the news about her illness is an unexpected surprise and a huge relief. At 89, Elsie has taught me a great deal about life and about choosing to face death by living fully...
  • www.GetOffYourTuchus.com

    By Mike Levy

    August 24, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Attention mouse potatoes: There is more to physical activity online than the baseball scores at www.ESPN.comIn fact, there are a host of sites devoted to fitness, providing health advice, exercise tipsand even some interactive options that help you plan and optimize your workouts. As...

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