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Genetic Screening Urged During Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

September is Tay-Sachs Awareness Month and JScreen, a non-profit public health initiative based at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine, is urging people at...

New Program Allows Einstein Healthcare to Better Communicate with Russian Patients

Calling to schedule doctor appointments, prescription refills and follow-up appointments is a headache enough already, but when English may not be your first language,...

‘There’s No Drive-ins to Get Treatment’: Recovery Rep to Speak in Harrisburg

“I’m a typical bad-boy Jew,” joked Gary Hendler, “who did well, luckily.” As a teenager, the Philadelphia native admitted he wasn’t a “momma’s boy” like...

Mom of Five: Facing Arrest Worth the Fight for Health Care

It’s not every day that your family is proud of you for getting arrested. Sara Atkins said goodnight to her kids before leaving Wynnewood for...

Israeli Doctoral Student Develops Groundbreaking Test for Parkinson’s Disease

(JNS.org) — Suaad Abd-Elhadi, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, won an innovation award for developing a new groundbreaking tool that could...

Move to Repeal and Replace Obamacare Could Hurt Jewish Agencies

Now that House Republicans have succeeded in approving a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, the consequences of doing...
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Planned Parenthood Turns 100, Looks Ahead to Future While Also Remembering Its Past

On Oct. 16, 1916, three women opened a birth control clinic in Brooklyn. One hundred years later, Planned Parenthood is a leading health care...
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? A New Possibility for Saving Troubled Marriages

Deciding whether to divorce can be almost as gut-wrenching as the divorce process itself. Divorce rates among Jews hover in the 30 to 35 percent...
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Ten Years After Breaking Ground, Or Hadash Life Cycle Garden Still Inspires

On a cool fall morning, light streams into the many windows of Fort Washington’s Or Hadash synagogue, an exquisite shingle-style stone building designed in...
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Creating Community During and After Cancer

Its very name gives you an indication of what Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) hopes for women: to truly live beyond their diagnosis. When radiation...