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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

What makes a fish Kosher?

What makes a fish Kosher?

MJL, MY JEWISH LEARNING June 14, 2021
Your guide to choosing a kosher fish.
The FDA’s big gamble on the new Alzheimer’s drug

The FDA’s big gamble on the new Alzheimer’s drug

C. Michael White, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut June 10, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration set off a firestorm of debate when it approved a new drug, aducanumab, for Alzheimer’s disease via an accelerated approval pathway. This decision ignored the recommendation of the FDA’s external advisory panel to...

With new at-home paramedic service, Israel’s national ambulance service becomes telemedicine pioneer

With new at-home paramedic service, Israel’s national ambulance service becomes telemedicine pioneer

MICHELE CHABIN, JTA June 10, 2021

JERUSALEM – The elderly grandmother had a fever and felt weak, despite the antibiotics her family doctor had prescribed a couple of days earlier for a urinary tract infection. Instead of feeling better, she was getting worse. That’s when her worried...

A natural supplement to lower cholesterol may ease anxiety

A natural supplement to lower cholesterol may ease anxiety

ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN, ISRAEL21c June 7, 2021
Mice receiving plant-derived beta-sitosterol were calmer than the control group, scientists report.
Josh Allen, Founder, Companion Baking.

Companion Baking’s Josh Allen riding to end childhood hunger

Alec Baris, Digital Engagement Associate June 3, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made childhood hunger even more concerning in. America, with distance learning impacting many schools’ ability to provide low-income children with nutritious meals on a consistent basis. To combat this, Companion Baking...

With new at-home paramedic service, Israel’s national ambulance service becomes telemedicine pioneer

With new at-home paramedic service, Israel’s national ambulance service becomes telemedicine pioneer

JTA STAFF June 3, 2021

JERUSALEM – The elderly grandmother had a fever and felt weak, despite the antibiotics her family doctor had prescribed a couple of days earlier for a urinary tract infection. Instead of feeling better, she was getting worse. That’s when her worried...

Nerivio by Theranica

Israeli invention offering hope for migraine sufferers

ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN, ISRAEL21C May 28, 2021

The Nerivio therapeutic wearable for treating migraine pain won the “Best New Technology Solution for Pain Management” award in the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program that attracted more than 3,850 nominations from 17 countries. Nerivio...

Rivka Nissel, right, works with a client during a mental health counseling session at the Jewish Board's Seymour Askin Clinic in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, N.Y. (Kate Lord)

Mental health problems have surged during COVID, especially among children, prompting new action by Jewish agencies

Stewart Ain May 28, 2021

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 800, the stress for many Orthodox Jewish schoolchildren was overwhelming. They were catching the coronavirus in high numbers. And...

This Orthodox dad leaned on his Jewish community to survive a 2-month COVID coma

This Orthodox dad leaned on his Jewish community to survive a 2-month COVID coma

May 25, 2021

(JTA) — What would it be like to go to sleep one day and suddenly wake up in a world turned upside down by COVID-19? Eli Seliger, an Orthodox Jewish father of seven from London, has a pretty good idea. In March 2020, long before anyone knew the...

There’s a new test for cancer risks from a longtime Jewish genetic screening program

There’s a new test for cancer risks from a longtime Jewish genetic screening program

RENEE GHERT-ZAND, JTA May 25, 2021

After discovering a suspicious lump in her breast one day while in the shower, Abby Match was diagnosed in August with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She subsequently underwent a bilateral mastectomy, a hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. It...

Israel is ending its COVID restrictions and starting to allow tourists back

Israel is ending its COVID restrictions and starting to allow tourists back

JTA STAFF May 24, 2021

(JTA) — Israel will end its coronavirus restrictions on businesses and allow small groups of foreign tourists to visit within weeks in the wake of the world’s quickest vaccination program. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said Sunday that he will...

Dr. Harley Rotbart, a Jewish physician in Denver, in the author of “No Regrets Living: 7 Keys to a Life of Wonder and Contentment” (272 pages, Health Communications, Inc.)

‘No Regrets Living’ explores major existential questions

ANDREA JACOBS, Intermountain Jewish News May 21, 2021

Dr. Harley Rotbart’s latest book, “No Regrets Living: 7 Keys to a Life of Wonder and Contentment,” is a wise, open-arms, inclusive read. Irrespective of religion or rank, the reader is on every page. This felt commonality with Rotbart, a Jewish...

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