Posts Tagged ‘Ashkenazi Jews’

Get Swabbed with a graphic of a menorah lit with candles and cotton swabs and the Gift of Life logo and #SwabSameach.

Raising Awareness of the Gift of Life

As we celebrate the Festival of Lights, take a moment to recognize the Gift of Life with #SwabSameach Camilla Arntzen Approximately every three minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For many, the best chance of survival is through a bone marrow or stem cell transplant from a donor of a…

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Howard and Sarah Katz, left, meet with Certified Genetics Counselor Rachel Hagen, MS, CGC and Michael Simon, M.D., MPH, medical director of the Cancer Genetic Counseling Service, both of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Will I Get Cancer?

Elizabeth Katz Special to the Jewish News Proactive genetic testing and counseling can help cut risks of breast and other cancers. Sarah Katz was 22 when her father, Howard, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She had recently graduated from college and had plans to move out of state to explore career opportunities. She…

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Parkinson disease written in a medical form.

Genetic Testing

Using our heritage to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. A neurodegenerative disorder whose cause is unknown, Parkinson’s disease was first described in 1817 as “shaking palsy” by James Parkinson, for whom the condition is named. The onset of symptoms — tremors, slowness and stiffness, walking and balance issues, and a host of non-movement symptoms, including…

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