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  • Former President Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    1 week ago

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was "in the hands of God."

    Carter, 90, held a news conference on his condition barely a week after...

  • Healing Powers Provided by Dr Teal’s

    By Ilana Angel

    2 weeks ago

    I recently discovered products by Dr Teal’s and they are so fantastic I want to share them with you. I not only recommend them to you with 100% conviction, I will go further and encourage you to try them. I have used the Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution and the Pure Epsom Salt...

  • Former U.S. President Carter says he has cancer

    3 weeks ago

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body.

    "I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a...

  • Dating 101: A Trip Down Memory Lane

    By Ilana Angel

    August 5, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    Last night I had a dream about Coach. It was so vivid that when I woke up I was startled because I wasn’t sure where I was as the dream was so real. It was around 3 am and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I thought maybe something was going on with him so even though we have had no...

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  • Cancer, Scars & Feeling Sexy

    By Ilana Angel

    July 30, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    I had surgery this week to remove a smidge of cancer. I say smidge because I think the word mass is offensive. It was not a mass, simply a smidge, and it was not Cancer with a capital C, simply cancer. Cancer is a horrible beast but I have decided to not give her any power. A silly...

  • Thank You

    By Ilana Angel

    July 27, 2015 | 10:50 am

    I’ll be taking a few days off beginning today and want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who spends part of their day with me. I’m going in the hospital this morning for my 2nd surgery in 6 months and while a little nervous and anxious, I am mostly relieved to have it...

  • Cancer took her limb, not her life

    July 24, 2015 | 3:57 pm

    Veterinarian Erica Heim has no idea where her left arm is. It  turned to ash, most likely, more than a decade ago.

    For years, the 42-year-old Encino native treated days-long bouts of excruciating shoulder pain with Tylenol, physical therapy and acupuncture, until an MRI located a...

  • Refusing Colonoscopy?  Bear Down and Send in Your Stool!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    June 2, 2015 | 4:26 pm

    Almost daily, I have to convince patients to get routine colonoscopies.  This never goes smoothly.  Some plead to wait another year, while others in their 70s flat out refuse to be subjected to such torture.  A colonoscopy is an invasive procedure that involves an unpleasant prep,...

  • Please Just Shut Up

    By Ilana Angel

    February 18, 2015 | 8:14 am

    I am an informed person. I read the newspaper, several news and entertainment sites online, and am active on social media. I see things, I hear things, I am told things. I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things. I like to talk about politics, religions, sex, and any other...

  • Mother, Father, Son & Valentine’s Day

    By Ilana Angel

    February 13, 2015 | 8:53 am

    I have not been feeling good this week. All things considered I am doing great, but it has been a particularly emotional few days as I com\ to terms with my cancer diagnosis, mentally prepare myself for radiation, and try to understand how my life looks now. Cancer messes with your...

  • Bikur Cholim in L.A.: A blessing for my family

    By Jared Sichel

    February 12, 2015 | 3:28 pm

    Four months ago I wrote a story that, no doubt, caused problems for Bikur Cholim in Los Angeles, a group that provides invaluable resources and assistance to Jewish individuals and families who are in the area (as residents or visitors) for medical treatment. The story was fair,...

  • Choco-Fest, Wi-Fi history, a phone that smells cancer and more…This week from the Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 9, 2015 | 8:47 am

    The Israeli company that wants to remake Wi-Fi history

    When examining the vision behind Israeli tech company Powermat, you must go 14 years back to the year 2001: The Starbucks coffee chain had just installed WiFi antennas at their US branches, enabling customers to surf the...

  • Dating 101: Don’t be a mind reader

    By Ilana Angel

    February 6, 2015 | 7:51 am

    I went on my first date since having surgery. Ugh. It needed to happen and the truth is I was ready, but it was a comedy of errors and it took me a week to write about it because that is how long it took to stop crying and laugh at the absurdity of it all. I've written about...

  • Just Another Day

    By Ilana Angel

    January 14, 2015 | 6:00 pm

    I woke up this morning with a smile on my face. The sun was shining in through my bedroom window, the cat was asleep by my head, and I could hear my son shuffling around his room. I called out good morning and told him I loved him. He called back he loved me too, then came to...

  • Doctors, Angels & the C Word

    By Ilana Angel

    January 9, 2015 | 9:29 pm

    I went back and forth trying to decide if I should share this story, and through a series of conversations this week I decided writing about it is the right thing to do. I have shared every aspect of my life and there is no point in stopping now. I am writing about this experience...

  • All women win as Israel battles breast cancer

    November 17, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    As October Breast Cancer Awareness Month came to an end, the Old City walls in Jerusalem were illuminated with pink lights. But Israel’s promotion of breast cancer awareness is not just for show—Israel continues to be a global leader in breast cancer detection, research, and...

  • Terminally ill Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon to donate his $100 million fortune to charity

    November 11, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Back in 2012, Sam Simon — best known as one of the creators of The Simpsons — was told he had terminal colon cancer and only three to six months to live. Since then, he’s been preparing to give away his entire fortune to the causes that matter most to him.

    In a recent interview...

  • Cancer takes Brittany Maynard

    By Ilana Angel

    November 3, 2014 | 6:50 am

    The young and beautiful Brittany Maynard passed away this past weekend. Many followed this woman’s journey as she brought awareness to her decision to choose when to die while battling terminal cancer. There is a lot of debate over Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act and the...

  • Oh so sorry

    September 17, 2014 | 3:57 pm

    I’m sorry I haven’t eaten more hot dogs. 

    Saturday is Selichot, the time when the whole Jewish world sings with Connie Francis, "I’m sorry," and vows to do better next time. Many of us are focused on the wrongs we’ve done to others, or even to God. 

    This year, however, as I...

  • Cedars-Sinai to host symposium on inherited cancer risk

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    September 3, 2014 | 3:06 pm

    As a gynecologic oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the late 1980s, Dr. Beth Karlan and her colleagues noticed that cancer seems to cluster in certain families. In 1991, they established the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program to investigate the role heredity plays in...

  • Bernard Madoff’s son Andrew dies after long battle with cancer

    September 3, 2014 | 9:51 am

    Andrew Madoff, the son of convicted fraudster Bernard Madoff, died on Wednesday from cancer, his lawyer said. He was 48.

    "Andrew Madoff has lost his courageous battle against mantle cell lymphoma," lawyer Martin Flumenbaum said in a statement. "He died peacefully at Memorial...

  • Radiation therapy that works for children

    July 30, 2014 | 10:35 am

    An Israeli industrial engineer, who spent months in the hospital following a paragliding accident, saw the limitations of X-ray technology and vowed to make it better.

    After developing a real-time X-ray detector and an X-ray explosive identification system, he and his team of...

  • A German saves a Jew

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 23, 2014 | 5:51 pm

    It was 3 p.m. on a November weekday when Frank Hebroni found out who had saved him. He recalls the moment in perfect, vivid detail, a strobe of intense light after so much darkness:   

    “It was nine hours ahead — midnight for him,” Hebroni, 26, said of his bone marrow donor, who...

  • Premier cancer researcher cites successes and sees hope

    April 7, 2014 | 11:20 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Dr. Larry Norton is the Deputy Physician-in-Chief of Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York and hailed by many as one of the foremost cancer researchers in the United States.

    Dr. Norton was in Israel for a...

  • Finding a cure

    February 13, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Israel’s reputation as a tech pioneer extends far beyond wireless technology and computer chips to the biomedical field. While some of the most ingenious treatments are being developed at Israeli universities, others are being launched by private start-up companies.  

    Here is a...

  • Israeli breast cancer survivor filling a niche

    February 10, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    Michelle Kolath-Arbel squeezes a nipple, rolling it in her fingers with a look of mild disgust.

    This model, which Kolath-Arbel ordered from China two years ago for $50, is thick and crude and took three months to arrive in the mail.

    “It was hard, rubbery,” she said. “It looked...

  • Terminally ill teen who covered Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ loses fight with cancer

    November 26, 2013 | 10:34 am

    Olivia Wise, the Jewish teenager from Toronto whose cover of Katy Perry’s “Roar” became a viral hit, died of brain cancer on Monday, CNN reports. She was 16.

    Wise made the moving recording in September after learning her condition was untreatable. She was wheelchair-bound, unable...

  • Moving and Shaking: Larger Than Life-L.A. Family’ 10th anniversary & ADL counter-terrorism training

    By Ryan Torok

    October 30, 2013 | 4:17 pm

    From left: Rakefet Aharon, president of Larger Than Life-L.A. Family, honoree Margo Barber and Shay Diamant, chairman of Larger Than Life-L.A. Family at the organization’s Oct. 13 gala. Photo by Orly Halevy.

    Larger Than Life-L.A. Family, which supports cancer-stricken children...

  • Joyce Black, philanthropist, 75

    By Tom Tugend

    October 7, 2013 | 5:08 pm

    Philanthropist and community activist Joyce Black, wife of real estate magnate Stanley Black for 57 years, died on Oct. 4 after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 75.

    Stanley Black recalled Joyce as a witty, humorous person, always ready with a quip, as well as a quick...

  • Light-up Nation: What Israel can teach America about medical marijuana

    By Simone Wilson

    October 2, 2013 | 10:23 am

    Just over six years ago, in the lush Upper Galilee of northern Israel, the nation’s first large-scale harvest of legal medical marijuana was flowering on the roof deck of Tzahi Cohen’s parents’ house, perched on a cliff overlooking the bright-green farming village of Birya. Until...

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