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Free BRCA symposium comes to Ashland

PHOTO: Lauren M. Corduck, founder & executive director of OneInForty, with her father, Bob Cooperstein, holds a photo of Bob’s mother Frances, who died of breast cancer at 56, one month after Lauren was born. “My father inherited his BRCA gene mutation from his mother and, fortunately, has never developed the associated cancers, which include…

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Israel’s National Hospital Provides Hope for Palestinian Toddler Burn Victim

 Summary: Following a horrific house fire, medical experts at Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer in Israel saved the life of an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler. The hospital’s highly skilled surgeons used a treatment that had never before been performed in Israel, utilizing an innovative skin bank to stabilize the child’s condition and help her begin the long…

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Humor can ease care-giving burdens

PHOTO: Peter Rosenberger with his wife, Gracie, who has two prosthetic legs. April is National Humor Month: We certainly cry enough tears, but do we chuckle and laugh enough? By Peter Rosenberger In an interview with AARP some years back, they mentioned so many people serving as caregivers don’t necessarily see themselves or identify as a…

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