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  • Beating health scares, Jonathan Sarna seals status as rock star Jewish historian

    May 17, 2016 | 10:36 am

    When Jonathan Sarna was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1999 at the age of 44, it changed his life.

    Already a highly regarded historian at Brandeis University, Sarna was in the midst of writing his seminal study of American Jewish history when he realized with alarm that he...

  • In Sick Heart Patients, Less is More!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 23, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    In the year 2000, Israeli physicians had a major labor strike during which thousands of elective visits and surgeries were canceled, but paradoxically mortality rates fell dramatically during the same year.

    This week in JAMA, Harvard Medical School researchers published a study...

  • A Father’s Loss

    By Dennis Gura

    May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Against the Dying of the Light: A Father's Journey through Loss" by Leonard Fein (Jewish Lights Publishing, $19.95)

    In January 1996, Leonard Fein's daughter Naomi, called Nomi, collapsed and died of cardiac arrest. A pacemaker had resolved a previously diagnosed heart problem, but...

  • f.y.i. / local report Good Hearts

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Steven S. Cohen was a hard-working businessman, a good friend and the father of two young girls, ages 2 and 5, when he suffered a massive heart attack during a game of weekend basketball and died. He was 35.

    His friends channeled their shock and grief into helping to discover how and...

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