Health

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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...
Janet Berkowitz with her husband, Phil

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...
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Emily’s Entourage Gala Seeks to Raise Money for Cystic Fibrosis

  Emily’s Entourage, a charity founded in 2011 by Emily Kramer-Golinkoff to find a cure for rare genetic mutations to cystic fibrosis, will hold its...
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Philacatessen | Sharon’s Granola

In general, I’m not a huge consumer of granola. I always saw it as a lot of calories for something that resembled birdseed. Until last...
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Jewish Rehab Center Brings Musical to the Main Line

Los Angeles’ Beit T’Shuvah fights addiction the Jewish way: with song, dance and a musical about Passover. It’s all part of the recovery curriculum at...
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Yo-Yo Sisterhood Fights Cancer By Sewing

Eight local women have come together to fight juvenile cancer — and the attendant emotional toll it takes on families — the best way...
Randi Jacobs and her mother, Ann Director

‘I Am So Grateful That I Am Still Here’: Woman Reflects on Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of deadliest forms of cancer in the United States, with less than 10% of those diagnosed surviving past five years....
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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....