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Posts Tagged ‘health’

Josh Greenberg, left, front row, with the whole Progressive Health Partnership team in Uganda. Many African people in a row smiling for the camera.

Evolving Journey

Canavan deaths in his family prompt Josh Greenberg to work to save lives in Uganda. Christine Snyder Special to the Jewish News By the time he was 10, Josh Greenberg had already witnessed the death of his brother and sister to a horrible genetic disease. Canavan strikes infants, typically those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry like…

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Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson withdraws fat cells from a patient.

Regenerative Answers?

The pros and cons of easing joint damage with injections of your own fat. Joyce Wiswell Contributing Writer At 75, Judith Jacobson has no interest in slowing down. So, when knee pain threatened to curtail her active schedule, she took action by trying a relatively new orthopedic procedure called Lipogems, which uses her own body…

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Close up of hands applying pressure on female ankle.Physiotherapist massaging feet with thumbs.

Diabetes Month

Podiatrists offer tips to diabetics for keeping their feet healthy. From the JN Staff Diabetes is steadily increasing in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 30.3 million cases in the U.S. For people with diabetes, the podiatrists of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association (MPMA) share that…

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The late Eugene Applebaum

Applebaum Family Announces New Philanthropic Strategy

From the JN Staff The family of Eugene Applebaum announced its strategic direction to continue and build upon his important philanthropic work in new, collaborative ways. Applebaum, who died last year at age 81, was the founder of what became the nation’s eighth largest drugstore chain. “What meant the most to my dad during his…

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two shoes in front of two arrows pointing in opposite directions on a gravel ground.

When I Couldn’t Decide What to Write About

It’s almost 1 a.m. in Israel and I am determined to write another JN blog post on holistic health! And yet, I am completely overwhelmed by all the different topics I could write about. So far, we’ve explored the nature of stress and your autonomic nervous system, the five elements and their relationship to the…

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robotic arm and hand with a pointer finger extended

Collaborative Work

Kahn Foundation gift will expand Michigan-Israel research partnership. Consider a future in which robots work alongside humans to search for disaster survivors and seniors monitor their response to bacterial infections in real time. A $20 million gift from the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation will expand collaboration among researchers at the University of Michigan,…

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Stretch. Work. Play. Repeat.

Stretching used to be something you squeezed in before or after a workout. Often overlooked in terms of importance, reluctant runners and gym-goers would lazily tug on their hamstrings for a few counts, unaware at how neglecting their flexibility was impacting their overall health and well-being. Sam Gray on the other hand, a native Jewish…

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NCJW Brings Women’s Rights Activist

Above: Cecile Richards Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights activist and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan’s (NCJW|MI) annual benefit luncheon on Oct. 11. Proceeds raised at the event, to be held at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, will be…

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Artificial Sweeteners Have Toxic Effects on Gut Microbes

FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame,…

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Paul Ehrmann

Lifestyle Changes

Local physician’s HealthyTown idea grows to help people in Flint. Family physician Paul R. Ehrmann, D.O., is on a mission to improve the health of residents in communities across the state through an initiative he developed a few years ago and continues to spread across Southeast Michigan. “The three cornerstones of good health start with…

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