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  • FED UP: the movie

    By Tera Greene

    May 29, 2014 | 11:38 pm

    #FEDUPMovie: It's time to rethink scary movies. It's time to get real about food.
    Sugar's got a hold on me, you, us... Aren't we FED UP yet?

    I AM ADDICTED TO SUGAR

    Sugar is an epidemic and it is killing us. Not slowly, but fast. From obesity (and childhood obesity), to diabetes to mood swings, Sugar is on a war path. And the food industry is in...

  • New diabetes hope with AAT therapy

    October 16, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Israeli researcher Eli Lewis never forgot how a childhood friend with diabetes repeatedly injected himself with insulin shots. 

    “I thought he was a hero,” said Lewis, director of the Clinical Islet Laboratory at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. “I was blown away by...

  • Weight Loss Doesn’t Decrease Strokes and Heart Attacks in Overweight Diabetics

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 5, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    Doctors spend a lot of time recommending diet and exercise for weight loss. If you’re my patient, unless you’re quite fit, you've probably heard me ask you to exercise more and eat less. There is good reason for this. Many short term studies have convinced us of multiple benefits...

  • Being American is bad for your health

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 4, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    “Americans are sicker and die younger than people in other wealthy nations.” 

    That stark sentence appears in the January 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, and it comes from the authors of a landmark report – “Shorter Lives, Poorer Health” – on...

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  • Israeli company testing insulin pill for diabetes treatment

    July 5, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Some people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can manage their disease with diet and exercise. Others must turn to insulin injections and other medical interventions to control their blood sugar levels. But diabetes is a progressive disease — even if medication isn’t needed at...

  • Amputations in Diabetics Decline Dramatically

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 3, 2012 | 7:34 am

    Diabetes can lead to numerous serious complications. It is a major risk factor for stroke and heart attack. Diabetes can damage the retina and is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in the US. It can damage the kidneys and is the greatest cause of need for dialysis. It can...

  • Vintage Stores and the big Dilemma…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 20, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    I absolutely love shopping at Vintage and Second-Hand shops.  The thrill of getting a one of a kind piece of jewelry or dress is indescribable!  Finding that beautiful 50’s dress that no one else has is one of the reasons I enjoy Thrift stores, another is the fact that I absolutely...

  • Holiday Warning: Beware of trans fats in baked goods

    By Lilly Fowler

    September 18, 2008 | 2:11 am

    High Holy Day revelers beware: Trans fat, created through the partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils and known to be linked to heart disease, continues to be common among many popular bakery goods, as California's ban has yet to take effect. In August, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...

  • Roots, reality and Israel’s 60th

    By Jacob Dayan

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It is a proud and glorious week as Israel, her 7.2 million citizens and millions of friends around the world celebrate the 60th anniversary of Israel's birth as a modern, democratic nation.

    This week, world leaders will join us in joyful ceremonies; flags will fly, anthems will play...

  • Local diabetes fighter goes global with Discovery Health Channel documentary

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Dr. Francine Kaufman has seen the incidence of diabetes skyrocket in the last 30 years. The pediatric endocrinologist is director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and she says the disease's local increase is part of a worldwide...
  • A healthy hut—lighter side of Sukkot cooking

    By Rachel Kantrowitz

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As you look forward to Sukkot, you may have a few lingering thoughts from the reflection and retrospection of the High Holidays. Perhaps you promised to treat your body to more healthful, nutritious food. Or maybe your new goal is to take time out to observe Jewish holidays, or to...
  • Do Day School Health Programs Make the Grade?

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Twenty parents from the Emek Hebrew Academy in Valley Village have come on a chilly winter evening to hear Dr. Francine Kaufman, a national expert on diabetes and childhood obesity, talk about promoting children's health. Although the school has 455 families, Rabbi Sholom Strajcher,...
  • Wanted: A General in the Obesity War

    By Brian Albert

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Obesity is the fastest growing health threat in this country, currently on track to overtake tobacco as No. 1.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 30 percent of American adults older than 20 (more than 60 million people) are obese. The percentage of youths...

  • Q and A With Dr. Francine R. Kaufman

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Obesity has reached record rates among children and adults, bringing with it increased risk for developing diabetes and related health problems. In addition to the more than 18 million Americans currently living with diabetes, another 41 million are considered prediabetic, and are...

  • A Walk in Rick Orlov’s City Hall

    By Catherine Seipp

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Rick Orlov of the Los Angeles Daily News, long known as the dean of City Hall reporters, is that rare media type who has no enemies. That's because he's long had a reputation for being an old-fashioned straight shooter who honors secrets not only in print, but also in hallway gossip....

  • Preteen Advocate Educates Nation About Diabetes

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, Emma Klatman's summer vacation sounds like that of a typical 11 year old. She attended summer camp and traveled to Washington, D.C. Instead of merely a participant at camp, however, Klatman was a featured speaker. And in our nation's capitol, she came not to sightsee...

  • Doctor Helps Kids Deal With Diabetes

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Ask just about any of Dr. Francine Kaufman's pediatric patients about her and the superlatives will start to fly.

    "Fran is one of the busiest people I know ... yet she's still able to find time for me and make me feel like the only child in the hospital," said 15-year-old Katie...

  • A Forkful of Trouble

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Turkey, potatoes and gravy, candied yams -- all the foods you love to pile on your plate come Thanksgiving. But you might want to check your blood sugar before you take another helping of mashed potatoes, because if you are one of the many American Jews at risk for diabetes, that...

  • Coping on Two Continents

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Since being diagnosed with diabetes in 1997, two developments have brought 14-year-old Cesar Chavira closer to leading a life like that of his Hollywood High peers: an insulin pump, which provides a continual dosage that lasts all day, and the Sponsorship for Adolescents with...
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