Ron Bahar, MD is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and...
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Tag: Jewish Diseases
August 25, 2011 | 1:38 am
April 24, 2011 | 1:07 pm
What do these names have in common? Simply stated, Modigliani and Kafka died from tuberculosis, and Hitler (Who else?) delivered a medical discourse on Jews and tuberculosis.
What is Tuberculosis?
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium...
February 23, 2011 | 2:56 pm
Dr, Stephen Cederbaum has recently retired from his position as Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Human Genetics at UCLA. He is former Chief of the Division of Genetics in the Pediatrics Department at UCLA and Associate Director of the Mental Retardation Research Center. He is...
February 3, 2011 | 12:05 am
In Part 1 on Jewish Genetic Diseases, I described concepts of genetic testing, the Genome Project, preimplantation diagnosis, genetic engineering and gene therapy. The following questions and answers explain in more detail how these programs are implemented.
1. What is...
January 24, 2011 | 10:15 am
The following is an introduction to Jewish genetic diseases, which I will explore in greater detail with you – the reader – over the next two years. I will attempt to provide answers to some of the many questions asked by potential parents and others in the Jewish community on...