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  • Jewish surgeon drowns while saving boys in Lake Michigan

    August 7, 2012 | 11:04 am

    A pediatric surgeon from Chicago drowned in Lake Michigan after saving two boys who fell out of their kayak.

    Dr. Donald Liu jumped into the lake Sunday morning to save the boys, who were family friends, despite objections from his family, who were concerned about the choppy water,...

  • A Reminder about Water Safety

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    June 15, 2012 | 12:51 pm

    I’m always dismayed when people try to exaggerate the health risks of certain substances by calling them “chemicals”. “We have to worry about chemicals in apple juice” they’ll warn, or “chemicals in plastic bottles”. As anyone who’s taken a chemistry class can tell...

  • Israeli yeshiva student drowns during Uman pilgrimage

    October 2, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    An Israeli yeshiva student drowned on a pilgrimage to the grave of a Chasidic rabbi in the central Ukrainian city of Uman.

    Eli Eliah, 19, drowned on Sept. 29, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, before the traditional Tashlich ceremony in a river that runs through the city, according to...