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Posts Tagged ‘Ashkenazi’

Seth, Jon, Brett, Lacey and Ellyn Davidson of Huntington Woods, with their dog, Tessa

Know Your Risk

Born with the breast cancer gene, two Huntington Woods women share survivor stories. Above: Seth, Jon, Brett, Lacey and Ellyn Davidson of Huntington Woods, with their dog, Tessa They are wives, mothers, survivors and fighters, each with her own unique story to tell. Ellyn Davidson and Melissa Mally, both of Huntington Woods, live within walking distance…

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genetic structures in a row in a hallway to represent genetic testing

Get Tested For Gaucher Disease

JScreen, the national nonprofit community-based public health initiative dedicated to education and carrier screening for Jewish and other genetic diseases, has joined with the National Gaucher Foundation (NGF) to mark National Gaucher Awareness Month during October. Gaucher (pronounced go-SHAY) disease is one of more than 200 diseases for which JScreen tests with its easy-to-use at-home saliva sample kit. The condition…

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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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Descendants of Judith and Jacob Chicorel at the 100th anniversary gala. Photo credit: Brian Masserman

Preserving Culture – Keter Torah

Keter Torah marks 100 years of the Sephardic community in Detroit. The distinction between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Judaism is evident the moment one walks into the building that houses the Keter Torah congregation at the corner of Orchard Lake and Walnut Lake roads. The mezuzah is hung vertically, just as they were on the doorposts…

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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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