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Weddings are Back! Five Things Every Couple Should Do Before They Tie the Knot

After a year and a half of cancellations and postponements, weddings are back. As you’re planning your big day, there’s more to the wedding...

5 Questions Prospective Fathers Are Asking About Genetic Screening

Just in time for Father's Day, we answer five questions frequently asked by men about genetic screening.

With Kids’ Mental Health Suffering Due to Pandemic, Jewish Experts Step Up Help

When New York was caught in the midst of a brutal wave of COVID-19 last spring, the daily death toll reaching as high as...

Haifa Biotechnology Company is Finding Hope In Humans Cells And Israeli Minds

The global research cell therapy market is expected to reach $23 billion USD by 2028.

JScreen Is Making Cancer Genetic Testing Accessible

JScreen has announced what could be a major breakthrough: a program that offers at-home testing for more than 60 cancer susceptibility genes linked to certain hereditary risks.

Mothers and Genetic Screening: 5 Commonly Asked Questions

Questions and answers about genetic screening, just in time for Mother's Day.

JScreen Launches National Cancer Genetic Screening Program

Genetic testing organization JScreen announced on March 22 the launch of its National Cancer Initiative which will offer a comprehensive testing panel to analyze...

What to Know Before Giving A Genetic Test As a Holiday Gift

For the person who has everything, a DNA testing kit is a popular gift choice for the holiday season.

The Mitzvah of Health

A healthy body gives us the strength to fulfill the mitzvot and sacred actions of our religion.

Addressing Concerns about Memory Loss During the Pandemic

It’s important to understand there are different types of memory loss and not all memory loss means Alzheimer’s disease.

Jewish Organization Sharsheret Helps Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer During Pandemic

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s still important for women to maintain their annual OB-GYN appointments and...

OB-GYN Chavi Eve Karkowsky on Working With High Risk Pregnancies in a Pandemic

Today, Karkowsky is back in the U.S. and on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, treating patients during the pandemic.

The British Veterinarian Producing Anti-Viral Masks

The SonoMasks, as they’re known, are able to fend off harmful microorganisms using zinc oxide, which has antiviral properties.

20-Year-Old Helps Make PPE for Health Care Workers in More than 125 Locations

The PPE is provided free to local health care organizations.

Keeping Hospitals Funded Is Essential Work, Explains Medical Claims Expert

As many businesses in New York closed because of the spread of the coronavirus, Helene Chabin, 84, a hospitals medical claims expert, assumed she,...

Former Nurse Creates COVID-19 Website That Gives Patients 24-Hour Access to Nurses

The site gives patients access to a team of registered nurses 24 hours a day to answer COVID-19 questions.

Westside Family Health Center Helping Low-Income Community During Pandemic

On April 1, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Westside Family Health Center (WFHC) opened its doors at its new Culver City...

‘You’re Constantly Preparing for the Peak’: Hospital Doctor Discusses Pandemic Frontlines

Dr. Anna Zvansky is a hospitalist in the Hollywood area working under incredibly stressful conditions in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. “Everyone is scared,”...

Even After Laying Off 190 Employees, This Dental Lab Executive Is Donating 3-D Printed N95 Masks

Andrew Sedler is the chief operating officer at Burbank Dental Lab. Although the pandemic has forced the lab to reduce its staff from 200...

This Clinical Psychologist Is Offering Free Counseling to Essential Workers

After clinical psychologist Niaz Khani saw her patients’ lives uprooted by the coronavirus pandemic, she started to offer free therapy to essential workers. Khani, who...

Cedars-Sinai ER Director: Emergency Patients Are Afraid to Come to Hospital Due to COVID-19

Dr. Sam Torbati’s role as a frontline health care worker during the coronavirus crisis has been made much more manageable thanks to the support...

Jews Are Celebrating Passover – Hospitalized with COVID-19, Or Not

Even with abnormal hospital restrictions, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is ensuring Jews can still have a seder.

Keeping Women’s Hearts Healthy

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, and with February...

Second Brain Tumor Inspires Mahbod Moghadam to Change Corporate Philosophy

Every five years, on the eve of his internet startup becoming a “Unicorn” company, entrepreneur Mahbod Moghadam gets a brain tumor. His first website, Genius.com...

Why the Holiday of Sukkot Offers a Reminder for Genetic Screening

With the yearly Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot underway (September 23-30), many in the Jewish community have focused their efforts on building a sukkah...

Prevention Is Primary, Jewish Tradition Teaches

Since maintaining a healthy and sound body is among the ways of God — for one cannot understand the Creator if he is ill...

A Jew’s Duty: Healing Oneself and Others

Key concepts within the longstanding Jewish tradition provide insight into a historical Jewish approach to health and the provision of health care. This summary of...

Making Teen Mental Health a Priority

Three years ago, Rabbi Paul Kipnes of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas received an out-of-the-blue text from one of his young congregants, a 13-year-old...

What to Do When an Addict Refuses Help

How do we help a loved one who is engaging in destructive behavior and refusing assistance? The painful truth is that we cannot always help...

Israeli Diet: Model for the World

I love the Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, or the Shuk as it is known. The storekeepers are colorful and the crowds a snapshot...

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