Empowered Women

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Breath and urine tests can detect breast cancer early

“We’ve now shown that inexpensive, commercial electronic noses are sufficient for classifying cancer patients at early stages.” ~ Professor Yehuda Zeiri, Ben-Gurion University   Researchers have discovered that exhaled breath and urine samples can provide a fast and inexpensive breast cancer diagnosis. This early and accurate breast cancer screening is being done using commercially available…

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Facing a gray divorce

We are all used to the saying, “50% of marriages end in divorce,” but recent research pins the figure between 42-45%. The main contributing factor seems to be that fewer people are getting married. Many are opting to live together instead of tying the knot. There is one demographic, however, where divorce rates seem to…

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Creating a place to heal

A suicide letter moved activist, midwife and poet Marva Zohar to found a nonprofit to create a healing place for women. “When the seventh friend committed suicide, she left a letter … (blaming) ‘those who did not create a place for me to heal,’” says Marva. “The next day I got the paperwork to start…

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2018 SONG OF MIRIAM HONOREES

PHOTO: This year the Jewish Women’s Round Table honored 21 women for their volunteer contributions. From left, honorees are (front): Gabrielle Williams, Liz Jacobs, Becky Eiseman, Jill Slansky, Rebecca King, Marcia Lancaster; (middle) Paula Krane, Basha Rothstein Brewer, Amy Blauer, Jennifer Coury, Chris Coughlin, Nancy Fruchtengarten; and (back) Ellyce Whalen, Melinda Holtzman, Debra Frank, Stacey …

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To Hedy Lamarr, beauty was only skin deep

“Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” is presently in theatrical release and airs in May on PBS’ “American Masters.” OPB will air the episode twice: noon-1:30 pm, Sunday, May 20, and 1-2:30 am, Saturday, May 26. The film screened at Portland’s Living Room Theater in January and at the Corvallis Jewish Film Festival in April.   In…

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Song of Miriam 2018 honorees announced

The Jewish Women’s Round Table will hold its 26th Annual Song of Miriam Awards Brunch the first Sunday in June (see below). These awards honor women who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the Jewish community of Oregon and Southwest Washington. This year, 19 organizations have chosen outstanding women…

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