Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775

Available blood tests for panic disorder and other mental-health conditions are potentially around the corner, according to results from a new study initiated by the University of Iowa. The findings, based on analysis of genetic information in immature white blood cells, just appeared in the online version of the American Journal of Medical Genetics. "The ability to test for panic...
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Friends fete their hero
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
It began so innocently. A mild discomfort in the arch of her left foot. Just an annoyance. The annoyance became a bit more of a problem. There was pain, there was swelling, and relatively soon, there was no ignoring it. But Fayne Rein, a busy single mother, pushed on, ultimately checking in with a podiatrist who suggested that the lump...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Arriving early seems to create as much stress as arriving late or even on time. I have always had a problem with punctuality. Actually, my problem rests with being on the earlier side. It's not quite an obsession, but it has certainly led to wasting a lot of time reading alone in my car, circling around the block and drinking...
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JE Staff
Since its founding in 1946, the oldest pluralistic Jewish day school in North America has been known as the Akiba Hebrew Academy. But it will soon go by a new name, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy -- a change that school and Jewish-community officials insist will help ensure its future as a top-notch institution. The name change comes as...
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Officials at Gratz College hoped that screening a film about a teen girl's struggle to reconcile her homosexuality with Judaism, while also challenging her high school to become a more welcoming place, might prompt some discussion and send a message that the Melrose Park campus is an open environment for Jews of diverse backgrounds. Five years ago, Shulamit Izen --...
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