Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
Are Jews more vulnerable to pancreatic cancer?
By:
Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
With little prompting, Ruth Berman (not her real name), a teacher from the Philadelphia suburbs, can reel off a dozen names of people she knows -- or knows of -- who have battled pancreatic cancer.
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From writing about to living with breast cancer.
By:
Carol Saline, JE Feature
Some moments in life become embedded in your memory like a freeze frame in a movie. Is there anyone over 55 who doesn't remember exactly where they were when they heard that Kennedy had been shot? For me, one of those indelible moments will always be the phone call telling me I had breast cancer. It came at 5:30 on...
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But a Russian schvitz at the 'banya' may have its benefits
By:
Tania Barnes, JE Feature
A stocky man appears from the shadows, wearing a fat gold chain and speaking in a thick accent. For $25, he offers to beat me. This isn't a fight club: It's Royal Palace baths, a Russian "bath house," or banya , on the edge of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, where Russians and intrepid foreigners pay $40 to roast inside wooden rooms...
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By:
Nan Myers, JE Feature
As a gathering of donors sat attentively in an area of the new Robert C. Young, M.D., Pavilion of Fox Chase Cancer Center, they heard: "It's a good match. Two organizations bringing together the best of hearts and minds." So said Dr. Michael Seiden, president of Fox Chase, recently as he welcomed guests of the American Associates of Ben-Gurion University...
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Barrack runs a bone-marrow search to assist a local woman
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Sandee Kline, who has acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, needs a miracle -- and she needs it now. To that end, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr earlier this month sponsored a daylong drive to find a bone-marrow match and donor for the 57-year-old wife, mother and grandmother. Word of the event spread like wildfire, and by the end...
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