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  • Joan Rivers hospitalized, critical but stable

    3 weeks ago

    Acerbic comedian and fashion critic Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Thursday after she reportedly stopped breathing during surgery on her vocal chords at a nearby clinic, the hospital said.

    Mount Sinai gave no details on the condition of the...

  • 3-D Nation: Reut Institute advances 3-D printing for all

    By Simone Wilson

    August 14, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Few aspects of Israeli society are dearer to the national identity than its high-tech sector — a class of entrepreneurs so churning with ideas and innovation that they have earned Israel the title of “startup nation.” 

    But can this legacy last forever? Research from the last few...

  • Angelina’s breast cancer victory isn’t for celebrities only

    May 22, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    Actress Angelina Jolie just announced that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she was genetically predisposed to cancer. Her disclosure was a powerful show of solidarity with the more than 100,000 American women who undergo breast removal surgery each...

  • Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy after discovering ‘Jewish gene’

    May 14, 2013 | 9:25 am

    Actress Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy after discovering that she had the breast cancer gene common to Ashkenazi Jewish women.

    Jolie wrote in an Op-Ed in The New York Times that she decided to have the surgery after being told she had the BRCA1 gene mutation and had an 87...

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  • Shimon Peres well after minor surgery

    May 11, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres successfully underwent a hernia operation in Tel Aviv on Friday, his office said in a statement.

    Peres, 88, was treated at short notice after returning from a trip to Canada and his personal physician said the surgery had been “completely successful”....

  • ‘Dr. Schnoz’ cancels plans for second Jewish nose video

    April 12, 2012 | 3:58 pm

    A Jewish plastic surgeon in Miami has dropped his plans for a contest to produce another music video about Jewish noses.

    Dr. Michael Salzhauer said he is trying to come up with an alternative contest that would not offend the plastic surgery society or incur possible ethics...

  • Smelling a simcha: Surgeon pushing marriage with grants for nose jobs

    April 5, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    A Jewish plastic surgeon in Miami has offered scholarships to Orthodox Jewish singles for nose jobs to help them land a spouse.

    Dr. Michael Salzhauer, who is under an ethics investigation after commissioning a Jewish band to write a song about a Jewish teen with a big nose, recently...

  • Israeli injured in New Delhi attack stable following surgery

    February 14, 2012 | 10:34 am

    The Israeli diplomat’s wife wounded in a car bomb attack in New Delhi is in stable condition following surgery to remove shrapnel.

    Tal Yehoshua-Koren, the wife of an Israeli Defense Ministry representative to India, reportedly woke for the first time on Tuesday, a day after the...

  • Gilad Shalit undergoes surgery to repair abduction injuries

    November 4, 2011 | 9:43 am

    Gilad Shalit has undergone surgery to repair wounds from his 2006 abduction.

    The successful surgery Friday at Rambam Hospital in Haifa removed seven pieces of shrapnel in Shalit’s hand, according to news reports.

    Shalit was released from captivity two and a half weeks ago in exchange for over a thousand Palestinian prisoners. He will spend his second weekend of freedom at Rambam for observation.

    Earlier this week, a lawmaker from the haredi Orthodox Shas Party, Menshulam Nahiri, criticized Shalit for not spending his first weekend in synagogue.

  • Pollard recovering after surgery

    August 3, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Jonathan Pollard is recovering after successful surgery.

    Esther Pollard, the imprisoned spy’s wife, told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday that he was “conscious and aware” for what she had termed as “urgent” surgery having to do with his kidneys and gall bladder. She also said the...

  • Jonathan Pollard has “urgent” surgery

    August 2, 2011 | 10:54 am

    Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard was taken to a civilian hospital to undergo surgery.

    Pollard has been in poor health, including deterioration in his kidney problems. His wife, Esther, had come from Israel to North Carolina to visit him before what has been described as...

  • Evidence Mounts in favor of Weight Loss Surgery

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 25, 2011 | 3:12 pm

    Readers who have been following my posts for a few years know that weight-loss surgery is amassing an impressive body of scientific evidence supporting its effectiveness and safety. (Links to my previous posts about weight loss surgery are below.)

    This week, two studies in the...

  • Joys of growing up in Communist Soviet Union, and other tales of my Family.

    By Julia Bendis

    February 16, 2011 | 9:39 am

    -While my husband, growing up in Ohio got to go on potato chip factory field trips, my brother and I got to go on Concentration Camp field trips.  Look up Salaspils in Latvia.

    -When most kids got to play with Barbies, toy trucks and teddy bears, I got to play with syringes, which my...

  • Surgery Prompts Examination of Jewish Concept of Soul

    By  Merissa Nathan Gerson

    March 16, 2010 | 4:46 pm

    Surgery is wrong. This was what I convinced myself over a two-year stint of excessive holistic health care. Thanks to an imbalanced reliance on acupuncture, I neglected a herniated disc until it ruptured somewhere between Washington, D.C., and Salvador, Brazil. When I found out I...

  • UCLA’s new hospital takes technology to new frontiers

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 26, 2008 | 11:58 am

    More than eight years and $829 million in the making, the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is scheduled to open its doors to patients on June 29. The 10-story, 1-million-square-foot complex -- which houses the The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick...
  • Jewish women change their destinies by testing for genetic mutation

    By Julie G Fax

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Erika Taylor didn't want to know whether she had the breast cancer gene.

    "My thinking was I would never get a prophylactic mastectomy," Taylor, 44, said of the idea of removing her breasts as a preventive measure. "I just thought it was horrible thing to do to myself, and if I...

  • Surgery Offers Hope to Dystonia Victims

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Twelve-year-old Josh Gaskin walks to the front door and shakes a visitor's hand. While this gesture would seem routine for most adolescents, two years ago it would have been impossible for Josh.

    By the time he had reached the fourth grade, Josh's dystonia caused his right hand to...

  • Laser Heart Surgery

    By  Orit Arfa

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    My only decent pair of glasses broke en route from Los Angeles to Israel, and I took it as a sign -- it was time to for corrective laser surgery, a.k.a. LASIK.

    "Make sure on the day of surgery someone comes with you," the Israeli receptionist said to me after I set my appointment.

    ...
  • C’mon Get Happy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Before she inspired her father's debut film, "Smile" -- a feature about an American teenager who goes abroad to help children with facial deformities -- Katie Kramer was a normal, popular student at Malibu High School.

    "I had a boyfriend, I had friends, I shopped," she said. "I...

  • Breast Cancer Tips Doctors Don’t Share

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My mother recently called me with a request: One of the moms at the elementary school she works at was newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Could I give her a call?

    I immediately phoned Susan, a sweet, smart lady in her early 40s. She was weighing her options about surgery and...

  • Teen Victims Tell Their Stories

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    On June 1, 2001, Larisa Azyaski stood with her best friend Irina Nepomnyaschy among a sea of teenagers clamoring to get into the Dolphinarium, a popular Tel Aviv club. Suddenly, the place exploded. A suicide bomber detonated himself, and Azyaski saw only darkness in front of her. She...

  • Chains of Support

    By Julie G Fax

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two days after her radical breast cancer surgery last May, Missy Stein hit that moment where all the emotional and physical implications of her condition came crashing in on her.

    But then she remembered Sari Abrams' words.

    In a phone call before the surgery, Abrams, who had a...

  • Joined by a Kidney

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On the anniversary of Sept. 11, we offer a pancultural exchange with a happy ending.

    Back in November, UP FRONT reported about Patricia Abdullah, a Caucasian woman of Muslim faith who, after leading an unsuccessful search for a type O-positive kidney donor for acquaintance Mike...

  • A Miracle Worker

    By Michael Aushenker

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Maria Teresa and Maria de Jesus Quiej Alvarez are twins who were born conjoined at the cranium. Headline-makers since arriving at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital in Westwood, the twins were separated in a nearly 23-hour surgery on Aug. 6.

    ...

  • Jewish Law and RU-486

    By Francesca Lunzer Kritz

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    How do Jews and how does Judaism view the recent approval of Mifeprex, a drug combination that can replace surgical abortion in many women?

    Well, that depends on whom you ask.

    Mifeprex, popularly call RU-486, can be used to terminate pregnancies for up to 49 days, counting from the...

  • Dear Deborah

    By Deborah Berger

    May 7, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Detail from the cover of "Boy MeetsGirl," a romance comic book, 1947

    Suffocating Sweetheart

    Dear Deborah,

    I am engaged to a wonderful man whose "littleproblem" has become very, very big during the course of our two-yearcourtship and has grown acute during our engagement. He was always...

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