Health

Lou Walinksy playing the piano

Pianist Overcomes Carpal Tunnel to Return to Doing What He Loves

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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

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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...
Emily's Entourage gala last year

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

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  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...
David DeRyckere taking a solo during Freedom Song

Jewish Rehab Center Brings Musical to the Main Line

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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...
The Yo-Yos

Yo-Yo Sisterhood Fights Cancer By Sewing

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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

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

Challah for Hunger Expands to Six JCCs Nationwide Including Kaiserman

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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

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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

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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

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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...