Want to have a more meaningful Yom Kippur? Skip coffee the day before the fast. Better yet, stop drinking it now.
This year, Ilene Silverman’s synagogue found her a match — only it wasn’t a match of the heart, but of the kidney. The 67-year-old Germantown resident and retired teacher had lived her entire life with one kidney. It had remained healthy until Silverman suffered a debilitating intestinal blockage 12 years ago that was diagnosed only… Read More
Teenagers are using less alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs, according to a recent Monitoring the Future survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The study of teenagers, released in December, noted that while the use of marijuana has remained steady during the past five years, there has been “significant decreases” in alcohol use. Cigarette… Read More
An alarm sounds and the clock begins ticking down at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. In just 72 hours, the largest hospital in the north of Israel moves all of its patients and staff into a secure underground facility and readies itself to take in the wounded. This is the challenge that Rambam,… Read More
Maryland is in the midst of issuing a select number of licenses for growing, processing and selling medical cannabis, and at least one applicant hopes to tailor her product to the Jewish community by making it kosher. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission reported Nov. 12 that it had received 882 applications, 705 of which were… Read More
David Epstein went to his doctor in 1997 to find out why he was going to the bathroom so frequently and what was causing his fingers to go numb. The Leisure World resident underwent years of doctor visits, medical tests and prescription medicines that didn’t ease the progression of his symptoms. Meanwhile, his brother in… Read More
More than 200 people gathered at Howard Theatre Sunday night to raise money for a new pediatric hospital in Israel and be entertained by Broadway and film star Brian Stokes Mitchell. The Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) fundraising gala, held for the organization’s 20th anniversary, raised $200,000, said Barbara Goldberg Goldman, who co-chaired the event… Read More
Thirty people went under the razor, losing their locks in a show of support for children fighting cancer at the third Be Brave and Shave event at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda. The fundraiser was held to raise awareness about pediatric cancer and bone marrow transplants, as well as to raise money for a long-term… Read More