Health

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How Do You Mark Passover When Gluten-Free?

Debbie Greenberg’s son, Aaron Mazer, was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 17. For Mazer, that meant the end of school cafeteria lunches,...
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Patients, Doctors Adjust to Telehealth Amid Social Distancing

Telehealth is nothing new to Dvora Entin. Entin is a nationally recognized specialist in maternal mental health, based in Bala Cynywd, who focuses on women...
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Health Expert Roger Daniels Reckons with Coronavirus

Roger Daniels, one of Philadelphia’s most respected physicians, just retired after nearly 60 years as an internist. He served in a MASH unit in...
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National BRCA Study Sees Lower Participation in Philly

Her mother died of breast cancer. Her father died of colon cancer. And while Avivah Pinski of Wynnewood is in good health, she doesn’t...
Becky Markowitz

Temple Sholom to Host Reproductive Health, Rights Workshop

The genesis of a March 1 workshop on reproductive health and rights at Temple Sholom in Broomall began the way any good Jewish story...
JFCS President and CEO Paula Goldstein

JFCS Expands Suicide Prevention Program

It’s estimated that 33% of Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia have at least one person who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition,...
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Eye Doctor Studies Type of Genetic Blindness More Common in Ashkenazi Jews

Ashkenazi Jews are particularly susceptible to a specific genetic mutation of retinitis pigmentosa, which Alex Levin, chief of pediatric ophthalmology and ocular genetics at...
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New Year’s Resolutions a Year-Long Process

Every January, people celebrate New Year’s Eve and Day with friends and family. The culmination of the celebration for many usually ends with the...
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Pianist Overcomes Carpal Tunnel to Return to Doing What He Loves

Artists instinctively eschew clichés, but Mt. Airy’s Lou Walinsky, 74, knows it’s really true that sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s...
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With Help From Jewish Group, Woman Seeks a New Kidney

Janet Berkowitz needed a break. Berkowitz, 61, has long suffered from bipolar disorder, and struggled with suicidal ideation for most of her life. She and...