Jewish Journal

  • Saving lives by monitoring chronic heart failure at home

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    April 15, 2015 | 10:21 am

    Chronic congestive heart failure (CHF), which involves a weakening of the heart’s pumping power, is the primary cause of hospitalization in people older...

  • Two L.A. doctors are showing that preventing cervical cancer in third world is very inexpensive

    by Jared Sichel

    April 8, 2015 | 1:31 pm

    Until last September, Dr. Patricia Gordon was a successful radiation oncologist at the Beverly Hills Cancer Center on Wilshire Boulevard.

    She now...

  • A mother’s campaign for a cure

    by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 2, 2015 | 7:33 pm

    When her son Calvin was diagnosed with Pitt-Hopkins syndrome (PTHS), a rare genetic disorder characterized by delayed physical development and severe...

  • Feeling panicked? It could be in the genes

    by Deborah Kotz, JTA

    March 9, 2015 | 2:41 pm

    In designing and testing theories on how the body programs its 19,000 genes, Moshe Szyf, a geneticist and molecular biologist at McGill University in...

  • Medical marijuana may soon get kosher stamp of approval

    The Jewish Daily Forward

    February 23, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders.

    Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana.

    Read more at Forward.

  • New option for Jewish genetic testing

    by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    February 11, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    When a Jewish couple is planning their wedding or anticipating starting a family, they probably aren’t thinking much about rare genetic conditions. But...

  • The Alzheimer’s tsunami alert

    by Michelle K. Wolf

    February 11, 2015 | 12:48 pm

    At a recent weekday matinee showing of the film “Still Alice,” in which Julianne Moore stars as Alice, a Columbia University linguistics professor who...

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