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Nancy Sokoler Steiner

Cures for age-old problems

When it comes to the health of boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — there’s both bad news and good.

Untangling autism

There’s a popular saying in the autism community: If you’ve seen one person with autism, you’ve seen one person with autism.

Cedars-Sinai to host symposium on inherited cancer risk

As a gynecologic oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the late 1980s, Dr. Beth Karlan and her colleagues noticed that cancer seems to cluster in certain families. In 1991, they established the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program to investigate the role heredity plays in cancer.

A survival guide for parents of b’nai mitzvah kids

So you’re planning a bar or bat mitzvah? Mazel tov! You may feel overwhelmed by decisions and details. I certainly did when it was time for my son, Steven, to take part in the ritual this past December. I asked experienced parents for advice and promised to “pay it forward” once I became a seasoned veteran. Here is some of the wisdom I gleaned, along with issues you’ll need to consider.

Holiday packages for Jewish service members

Bel-Air may be a long way from Afghanistan, but the distance seemed a little closer on a recent rainy Sunday. At the home of Joan Rimmon, a cadre of volunteers was assembling care packages for Jewish servicemen and -women deployed abroad. Although Thanksgiving was just days away, these packages were geared for Chanukah.

UCLA Med Sciences Leader Steps Down

In the 1940s, young Gerald Levey looked with awe at his family physician. Over the years, Dr. Samuel Rosenstein made regular house calls to Levey’s Jersey City home, including trips to sew Levey’s severed finger and set his broken nose.

“He had a presence and a sensitivity,” said Levey, who decided as a child to become a physician.


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