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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Dr. Stacey Wallach with her Newfoundland, Duke, one of her three
dogs.

Local veterinarian now offers stem cell treatments for pets

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT January 18, 2012

Almost 40 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and 33 percent own at least one cat-so says the Humane Society of the United States-and some of these animals are being restored to health through the use of stem cell therapy. Dr. Stacey Wallach,...

Dr. D. Elan Simckes

Local doctor helps pass law to conserve cord blood cells

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT August 17, 2011

Missouri is now one of 23 states with laws designed to improve education about cord blood stem cells - potentially life-enhancing cells harvested from the umbilical cords of newborns - and about the options for preserving them.Currently, three out of...

Gail Appleson is a writer for Armstrong Teasdale LLP and freelancer who lives in St. Louis.
“Dor to Dor,” is an intermittent Jewish Light series looking at various aspects of “grown-up” life and generational connections through the lens of Jewish writers living in the St. Louis area.  
   If you are interested in contributing to Dor to Dor, email efutterman@thejewishlight.com.

Rethinking notions of beauty and aging

By Gail Appleson August 3, 2011

If there was one thing I could change about my face, I'd get rid of the frown lines between my eyebrows. I know I'm not alone in this targeted hostility towards those lines. In fact, one of my colleagues who's young enough to be my daughter and has beautiful,...

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