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Future Shock

Not long ago, macular degeneration, a disease of the retina, meant certain blindness. But scientists are working on an implantable artificial retina that can,...

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

Given how great 40-something and older celebrities look these days, and how youth crazy the culture generally is, it is no wonder that menopause...

A Changing Environment

BOSTONIn a family of prominent Jewish educators, Norman Spack could be called the rebel. He became a doctor."I'm the only one who didn't go...

Up Against the Wall: Jerusalem Hangs Tough

Since we began by talking about the Western Wall, let's continue with a site that is within walking distance of it -- at 12...

Men Risk More After Certain Surgeries

Men are twice as likely as women to experience complications after brain or spinal surgery, reports a study in the current issue of Neurosurgery,...

Local School Leaders Visit Israeli ‘Village’ Devoted to At-Risk Youth

As leaders of two Philadelphia schools for kids who struggle with poverty or foster care, Gabriel Kuriloff and Autumn Graves face extra obstacles as...
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Tactical Medicine, Israeli-Style

The day begins calmly. Workers settle at their desks, turn on computers, busy themselves with the day's projects and exchange greetings as they grab...
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Einstein Healthcare’s Return to Roots

Can a regional medical center born of a need to serve 19th-century Jewish patients shunned for treatment elsewhere reclaim its birthright in the new...
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Trying Potluck for Shabbat

Bitter cold air swept into Moishe House on a recent Friday evening as 23-year-old Deborah Shroder hobbled through the front door on crutches, somehow...

Going Into the Family Business: Coaching

Why do some children follow in their parents' footsteps and others seek a totally different path?James "Jamie" Chadwin, head men's basketball coach at Immaculata...