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  • 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,...

  • California-Israeli companies form stem cell research agreement

    By Ryan Torok

    December 5, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    California-Israel partnerships related to stem cell research are on the horizon after an agreement signed Dec. 9 between the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Israel’s Center for Research and Development, MATIMOP.

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel...

  • BioWeld1: Bye to stitches, staples

    July 2, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Women giving birth by Caesarean section could be the first to benefit from a revolutionary Israeli invention for closing surgical incisions without stitches or staples. The technique also promises to leave patients less prone to infection and scarring. BioWeld1, a unique...

  • Genetically engineered salmon: Coming soon to a bagel near you?

    April 11, 2013 | 10:52 am

    Do you want to be experimented on by eating sushi or bagels and lox made with a new type of salmon with eel genes in it — salmon which hasn’t been adequately tested for safety of human consumption?

    If not, then we in the Jewish community need to speak up now, for the sake of our...

  • Kosher Without Sacrifice?

    April 4, 2013 | 4:07 am

    The most elaborate, comprehensive and effective system for the prevention of animal cruelty was not invented by the FDA or even PETA; it was devised by the Book of Leviticus. This may seem a strange idea. Without question, it swims rather roughly against that trusty river of...

  • Israeli pharma and biotech are good for what ails us

    February 20, 2013 | 8:50 am

    Have heartburn after eating a late-night falafel sandwich? There’s a pill for that. Did the winter weather give you the gift of a chest infection? You’ll likely need some antibiotics for that.

    And there’s a good chance that the medicine you take for the above, and a whole host of...

  • Lift The Ban on Gay Blood Donors

    By Lisa Hurwitz

    March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When students arrived at Milken Community High School on the morning of Jan. 10, they were confronted by a large banner reading: "Did you know homosexual males cannot give blood?"

    That was the start of a student-led Equal Blood Campaign to press the FDA to lift its blanket ban on...