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  • Giving Birth: The Cries of the Shofar.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    2 days ago

    The mother cries in labor, in pain, in joy, in anticipation.  Tekiah. 

    The newborn takes the first breath, crying, gasping, trembling.  Shevarim. 

    Their cries are intertwined. A cord is cut.  A dream unfolds.  Teruah. 

    All eyes with tears.  The potential for renewal.  The...

  • Pros, Cons of Newborn Genetic Screening

    May 3, 2011 | 6:44 pm

    In nearly all states, screening newborn babies for genetic diseases is mandatory. The tests allow parents to intervene early if their child has one of nearly 30 chronic illnesses, and, sometimes, the interventions can be life saving.

    In other cases, though, the tests identify a...

  • My Interview with the Department of Homeland Security!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 1, 2011 | 10:45 am

    Years ago, I had applied for a position with the Department of Homeland Security.  Why would I apply for a position with the Homeland Security?  Who knows…  Remember my post about my ADD, and pins in my ass?  Well, that’s why.  This was right after 9/11, and they just formed this new...

  • Bundles of Joy

    By J.D. Smith

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The stork has been awfully busy lately.

    It seems as though everyone I know is having a baby. A couple I haven't heard from in months sent a postcard with a picture of what I thought was a Sharpei puppy -- it turns out the little boy's name is Jesse. I didn't even know they were...

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