Health

braided challah and a round challah

Challah for Hunger Expands to Six JCCs Nationwide Including Kaiserman

It’s not in the headlines every day, especially during campaign season, but the numbers are startling: As of 2017, roughly one in eight U.S....
grilled salmon with spinach and two slices of lemon

10 Superstars Packed With Nutrition

I recently subscribed to the Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. It’s the world’s largest-circulation healthy...
Rebecca Richman, Susan Wolfson and Ronda Goldfein, the women behind Safehouse, sit in a conference room

Jews Work to Stem Opioid Abuse Crisis

Three Jewish women enter a nondescript conference room off 12th Street, determined to end Philadelphia’s opioid crisis. Their organization, Safehouse, pledges to operate the first...
Kamel Khalili and Howard Gendelman

Philly Native, Iranian Immigrant Eliminate HIV in Mice

A new treatment has eliminated HIV in mice, according to a study published earlier this month in Nature Communications. The treatment works by tackling the...
Tziona Zellis sitting in a hospital bed with her parents Sheryl and Davis Zellis

Local Woman Holds Onto Faith After Leg Amputation

Tziona Zellis of Langhorne was a typical 19-year-old college student. An active member of Chabad Lubavitch of Yardley, she attended Touro College in New...
Bernie Sanders shakes hands with attendees at the rally against the Hahnemann closure.

‘Human Life Is More Important’: Bernie Sanders Joins Hahnemann Rally

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was in Philadelphia July 15 to join a rally protesting the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital. “We shouldn’t be talking...
OC87 Recovery Diaries editor-in-chief Gabriel Nathan attaches a GoPro to Herbe's interior

Gabriel Nathan Takes Suicide Prevention on the Road

Gabriel Nathan talks about love more than you do. He talks about it in relation to his twins, Elijah and Louisa, and his wife,...
Amy Goldberg, surgeon-in-chief at Temple University Hospital

Temple Surgeons Talk Gun Violence

Philadelphia’s homicide rate has risen since the start of 2019, surging ever higher over the last few months, according to the Philadelphia Police Department...
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Ask Miriam | Summer Dinners a Family Quandary

Dear Miriam, In the unstructured lawlessness of summer vacation, I can't figure out how to feed my family dinner. Everyone seems to snack all day...

Philacatessen | Wasabina: Where Have You Been All My Life?

I love it when I discover a totally new food. This happened to me recently at the farmers market when I stumbled upon a...