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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...

  • Study: Legalizing marijuana would help Israeli economy

    October 2, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Legalizing marijuana would generate more than $450 million annually for the Israeli economy, a new study shows.

    The black market for cannabis in Israel is worth $707 million annually, according to the study released Tuesday by the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies. If...

  • Four injured Syrians brought to Israel for treatment

    July 24, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Four Syrians injured in their country’s civil war were brought to Israel for medical treatment.

    The injured, including a 15-year-old girl who lost her foot and an 8-year-old girl, were brought to Ziv Medical Center in the northern Israeli city of Safed, according to The...

  • What Boston hospitals learned from Israel

    April 22, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Minutes after a terrorist attack killed three at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, doctors and nurses at the city’s hospitals faced a harrowing scene — severed limbs, burned bodies, shrapnel buried in skin.

    For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing...

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  • Healthcare That You Should Avoid, part 2

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 22, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    16% of all spending in the US is on healthcare. About half of that is spent by federal, state, and local governments, and the other half is spent by the private sector. In 1970 about 7% of all spending was for healthcare. Total annual spending on healthcare per person has increased...

  • HEALTH CARE DECISION — Jews react: Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO & President

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    June 28, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    Molly Forrest, CEO and president of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, had surgery to alleviate arthritis in her neck in December 2010.

    Stuck in bed for 35 days, she read the entire Affordable Care Act – all 2,080 pages of it. She has since read it again so she knows it well, and she...

  • Hadassah opens $363 million tower

    March 20, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Hadassah Hospital opened a new $363 million tower that will relieve patient overcrowding.

    Patients began moving into the new Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at Hadassah-Ein Kerem in Jerusalem on Monday. Patients from eight departments are scheduled to transfer to the tower in...

  • Quitter-ville

    By Julia Bendis

    March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I am a big quitter, and I come from a long line of quitters.  My whole family is that way, we get excited to start something, but rarely do we actually finish or go through with it.  We always have the best excuses to quit something, not only does it make sense for us to quit...

  • Great Doctor must not exist!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 4, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    Don’t you just love when you visit a Doctor, and he tells you to go ahead and call him if you need anything else?  I am still pretty shocked when I hear any Doctor say that, since most of them want you to come back, pay money, and THEN they will answer your questions, even if you’ve...

  • Buy your cute and cuddly diseases now, before they sell out!

    By Julia Bendis

    December 26, 2010 | 9:26 pm

    Maybe its just me, but what’s wrong with this picture?  There is a Medical company in Connecticut that started selling stuffed plush microbes, bacteria and viruses.  Yes, I said bacteria and viruses.  The plush toys are exact replicas of what a real microbe looks like.  There is a...

  • Pico-Robertson’s pot prince

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 27, 2010 | 11:50 am

    In a way, medical marijuana dispensary owner Matthew Cohen is just another small businessman.

    For the past five years, he has been working diligently to grow his shop, The Natural Way of L.A., located on Pico just east of Fairfax. Cohen claims to carry the best-quality product in...

  • VIDEO: Hebrew U and Berkeley scientists perfect tech for medical imagery via cell phones

    June 9, 2008 | 1:05 am

    Professor Boris Rubinsky and his team at Hebrew University and the University of California, Berkeley, have designed a system to transfer medical images via cell phone. Watch how this technology works

  • Selma’s Sermon

    By David Suissa

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This is a big time of the year for sermons. Last year at this time, I wrote a column called "Words of Awe," comparing the different styles of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform sermons. I even previewed some of the sermons we could expect to hear here in the hood -- and I...
  • Laura’s Smile

    By David Suissa

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Laura Benichou was born on June 9, 1998, with a hole in her heart. This hole probably saved her life, because she was also born without her main pulmonary artery.

    The blood had to go somewhere, so it went through the hole. Her condition would take too long to explain, but one result...

  • Yehoram Uziel: A Lifeline to Mexico

    By Amy Klein

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

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    Yoram Hassid

    Yehoram Uziel, 56, began volunteering right after he finished serving in the Israeli army as a tank corps officer. First he...

  • King/Drew closing spotlights crisis in health care

    By Catherine Schneider

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Asking the 100,000 uninsured residents of South Los Angeles to take an hourlong bus ride for medical services they may not receive is hardly a solution to the current health-care crisis.

    But that is exactly what the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors did when it approved a...

  • Spirit and Chocolate Top Temple Emanuel Installation

    By Norma Zager

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There was chocolate and music last week when Sue Brucker was installed as president of Temple Emanuel's board of directors at Shabbat Unplugged. Amid the singing and Shabbat rituals, Brucker was applauded for her talents as a leader, and her commitment and dedication to getting any...

  • Special Delivery - When Baby Brings More Than Expected

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Sarah Berger had a tough pregnancy. Berger, who asked that her real name not be used, had severe morning sickness for six months, and then was on bed rest for her last 10 weeks. But it wasn't until her baby came home that trouble really began.

    "On the third day, I remember this dark...

  • Beth Emet Works to Save a Mother’s Life

    By Jane Ulman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 200 closely knit families of Burbank's Temple Beth Emet, heeding the precept that all Jews are responsible for one another, are accustomed to providing aid and comfort quietly and inconspicuously. But the congregation has been galvanized to very public action by news that the...

  • Top 10 Things to Do Before the Change

    By Jennifer Pirtle

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    No matter where you are in the menopause transition, it's never too late (or early) to get your health act together to ensure the next 40 or so years are as terrific as or better than the first were. Here are 10 things you can do right now.

    1. Choose the right health-care provider

    ...
  • Interest Increases as Deadline Nears

    By David Finnigan

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Susie Tiffany of Beverly Hills suffers from a rare blood disorder and needs monthly infusions of blood components, which her insurance company ultimately declined to cover. She hoped the government's new prescription drug benefit would help her out because, despite her ZIP code,...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 22

    Support Los Angeles Jewish Theater in its new home at Temple Menorah of Redondo Beach, and catch some good dinner theater while you’re at it. Tonight, it presents a staged reading of Jeff Baron’s “Visiting Mr. Green,” about the evolving relationship between a...

  • Botox Treatments Aid Stroke Survivors

    By Steve Ditlea

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Until recently, significant recovery from the physical and mental losses inflicted by a stroke was thought to be limited to a matter of months following injury to the brain, using conventional physical and occupational therapy. Now patients supplementing this with novel treatments,...

  • Parent Wins School Pesticide Battle

    By Idan Ivri

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A new law that bans that use of experimental pesticides in schools is the latest achievement of Robina Suwol, a Jewish anti-pesticide activist.

    The law, which took effect last month, grew out of a presentation two years ago before an L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) advisory...

  • Obituaries

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Rebecca Smith, Foundation Inspiration, Dies at 27

    Rebecca Smith, whose diagnosis at age of 5 of the rare genetic disease affecting the nervous and immune systems known as Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), spurred her parents, George and Pam Smith of Hidden Hills, to establish the...

  • Few Females Filling Mohel Role in U.S.

    By Sue Fishkoff

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When Dr. Debra Weiss-Ishai watched her son's brit milah two years ago, she thought to herself, I could do this better. Not just technically, although as a pediatrician she had done numerous medical circumcisions. She felt she could bring a warmth and spiritual beauty to the ritual in...

  • First Person - A Love Story

    By Rabbi Mark S. Diamond

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This is the story of my friend Valerie, whom I first met just last year. Valerie sent me an e-mail introducing herself as Shira, a Jew-by-Choice who worked as a flight attendant. She wondered if I was the same Rabbi Mark her fiancé Glenn knew from his synagogue's high school youth...

  • Israeli Government Gets on With It

    By Dan Baron

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Israel is resigning itself to politics without Ariel Sharon.

    Shock gripped the Jewish state last week when Sharon was hospitalized with a massive stroke, turning to fears for the worst when he underwent repeated surgery.

    Doctors said it could take time to ascertain whether Sharon...

  • Saul Kroll: Healing Hand at Cedars-Sinai

    By Tom Tugend

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    "Our rabbis speak of yetzer hara and yetzer hatov, man's dual inclination toward evil and toward good, and what you make of your life depends on which you follow," Saul Kroll observes.

    Kroll is a firm believer in yetzer hatov, and the 87-year-old Westside resident...

  • Lack of One Enzyme Triggers Illness

    By Andrea Waxman

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Gaucher Disease is a rare, inherited disease caused by a hereditary deficiency of a single essential enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, according to the National Gaucher Foundation (NGF).

    Because this enzyme is necessary for breaking down aging blood cells, its lack causes some...

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