Health and Fitness

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Moishe House, Sharsheret Urge Young People to Focus on Jewish Cancer Risks

PHOTO: Pink Shabbatluck at the Moishe House in Sydney, Australia, Feb16, 2018. The world’s largest peer-led program for post-college-age Jews is teaming up with the leading organization for Jewish cancer education to get young Jews thinking about inherited risks of breast, ovarian and other cancers. Moishe House and Sharsheret are collaborating on a nation-wide effort…

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Paula Shoyer’s Healthy Recipes

PHOTO: Dry-Rubbed Roasted Salmon. (All photos by Bill Milne; courtesy Sterling Epicure)  The following recipes are excerpted with permission from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen, by Paula Shoyer, Sterling Epicure. DRY-RUBBED ROASTED SALMON 6 Servings 3-pound salmon fillet, whole or cut into 6- to 8-ounce servings 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, or…

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Simple steps to a healthier you

Around the New Year, most of us vow to make drastic changes to our diet or lifestyle. These resolutions are often short-lived. According to the authors of the American Diabetes Association’s new cookbook, when it comes to making lasting changes to your diet and lifestyle habits, slow and steady wins the race. “There’s no doubt…

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Yoga as a path to healing

PHOTO: Stuart Stark helps students with a yoga pose.   Born in Queens, NY, Stuart Stark relocated to Portland in 1985. Stuart has combined a physical therapy and yoga practice for almost 30 years. I connected with Stuart at the Gudmestad Yoga Studio. After months of work recovering from a car accident, my physical therapist…

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NBA star, Sheba Medical Center explore collaboration for Congo

NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo visited Israel’s Sheba Medical Center in the hopes of bringing Sheba’s cutting edge medical care to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019. Mutombo met with Sheba’s world-renowned medical experts to discuss this potential collaboration. He also visited with sick Israeli and Palestinian children, signed basketballs and gave away…

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Mark Gaucher Awareness Month with genetic screening

PHOTO: Young couples thinking of having children are encourage to consider genetic screening. JScreen, the national nonprofit community-based public health initiative dedicated to education and carrier screening for Jewish and other genetic diseases, has joined with the National Gaucher Foundation to mark National Gaucher Awareness Month during October 2018. The NGF is celebrating National Gaucher…

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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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