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  • Three pioneering Jewish women doctors

    November 12, 2014 | 1:25 pm

    A century before today’s fear of an Ebola outbreak, there was fear in Los Angeles of tuberculosis, and Dr. Kate Levy called out passionately to the Jewish community to aid those suffering from what was called the “White Plague.”

    In fact, in the first decades of the 20th century,...

  • Breast is Best - Give me a Break!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 12, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Apparently, there is a new study out that specifically links breast-fed babies with a better behavior when they are four or five years old, than those that weren’t breast-fed.  Are you kidding me?  Of course breast-feeding your child is good for them, we all know that by now.  Do...

  • KAFKA, MODIGLIANI, HITLER, AND TUBERCULOSIS

    By Norman Lavin, M.D, PhD., UCLA Medical School

    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...

  • Narcissism is a bigger threat than TB

    By Randye Hoder

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Andrew Speaker is home again.

    The international TB-carrier was released last week from a Denver hospital, where he was quarantined, and allowed to return to Atlanta after health officials deemed that he was no longer contagious.

    "I know there's a light at the end of the tunnel now,"...

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  • Q & A With Dr. Michael A. Friedman

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last May, Dr. Michael A. Friedman took the helm of City of Hope as its CEO. A federally designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the 112-acre biomedical research and treatment center in Duarte got its start in 1914 when members of the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association set up two...

  • Healthy Future

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Smiling at the memory of being asked to serve as chairman of the board of City of Hope, Jack Suzar confides, "They caught me in one of the weakest points of my life."

    He had just spent two weeks in bed with a case of pneumonia. Whether despite or because of his weakened condition,...

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