Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
New group hears report that inherited factor may lead to breast cancer
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Compared to the rest of the population, Ashkenazi Jewish women have a much higher chance of inheriting a faulty gene that could lead to breast cancer, according to Dr. Lisa Jablon, a breast surgeon at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. "For Ashkenazi Jewish women, one in 40 will carry the mutation," compared to one in 500 for the...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Ordinarily, the relationship between a patient and a nurse is medically vital -- but finite. Ordinarily, it exists while the patient is hospitalized and in need. But Robin Cohen is no ordinary nurse, and her patient, the late Sandy Rollman, was no average patient. The bond that developed between these two women was nothing short of extraordinary, and its lasting...
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"Nutrition for the New Year: Managing Weight and Nutrition Through Diagnosis and Beyond" is the focus of the next Living Beyond Breast Cancer networking meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken. Debra DeMille, M.S., R.D., LDN, of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital will discuss the benefits...
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A feared diagnosis for so many, but one that's being beaten
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Gwen Goodman was in a rush the day 25 years ago when her life changed. She was dashing off to a City Council meeting about funding for museum education programs when the phone call came. Goodman heard the words no woman wants to hear. Her mammogram was abnormal. In a fog of shock, she went off to that meeting. She...
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Company products help cancer patients with their pain
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Lindy Snider is a woman with a mission -- and not a predictable one for a person who delved into theater and Oriental Studies at Ithaca College and the University of Pennsylvania. The only hint of her destiny may have been Snider's penchant for whipping up "concoctions" in the family kitchen as a child. Decades later, she has turned that...
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