Improved treatment for eye problems helps protect vision

Treatment for eye problems has improved to the point where cataract surgery is considered routine and age-related macular degeneration is controllable. About 100 people listened as two eye doctors discussed cataracts, retinal problems related to diabetes and macular degeneration during Vision Matters 2015 Community Day, held Tuesday at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. They also browsed… Read More

JCC offers exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease

Thanks to a new three-year grant, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington now offers a wellness program designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease. The JCC is teaming up with the National Parkinson Foundation Center for Excellence, which awarded the grant, and Georgetown University Hospital, to offer classes for both those who have Parkinson’s… Read More

JPDS students STEM the tide

Students at the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital swept the Junior Division awards at last week’s DC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Fair that was open to all Washington schools. Of the 207 projects from students attending 31 schools in Washington, four sixth graders at JPDS came home with medals or ribbons…. Read More

From lit to lab

During his nearly five years as director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Harold Varmus has dealt with shrinking research dollars and powerful political interference. But he played the cards he continued to be dealt as best as he could, and he’s proud of his tenure that focused on understanding and controlling cancer as a… Read More