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  • 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...
  • 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...

  • But Can She Sew?

    By Michelle Goldman

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As Jewish private school seniors prepare for graduation and commencing college in the fall, we face our greatest and most nightmarish challenge of all.

    No, I'm not talking about AP exams and finals; as seasoned AP biology, AP English and honors scholars, we will tackle those with...

  • Hidden Impact of Sweatshop Laws

    By Ruth Andrew Ellenson

    August 28, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Is your image of a sweatshop a black-and- white photograph of Jewish garment workers marching for labor rights 100 years ago, or the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911, in which hundreds of Jewish workers were trapped inside a burning building in New York (see sidebar)? If so,...

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