Posts Tagged ‘health’

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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Wine & Dine

Fundraiser to benefit multiple myeloma research. When Sidney Moss was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009, the medical outlook was not very good. Treatments were limited at that time for this incurable blood cancer that affects plasma cells. But he underwent a stem cell transplant, followed by drug treatment, that has kept him in remission…

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Molly Borman, founder of Just Nips

A True Blessing

Just Nips gives women, including breast cancer survivors, a perky plus. It’s not an ordinary business, to say the least. It’s part of an industry almost synonymous with women: fashion. It’s the brainchild of businesswoman Molly Borman, 28, great-granddaughter of Borman’s Food Stores co-founder Abraham Borman. What began as a company designed to let women…

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Dr. Feldman (right) with Charlene Handleman (left).

Handleman Grant Furthers Research Into Alzheimer’s

Above: Charlene Handleman (left) with Dr. Feldman (right). Credit: Michigan Medicine Alzheimer’s disease research at the University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research and Discovery (PNR&D) received a significant boost Sept. 21 in the form of a $150,000 gift from Charlene Handleman of Bloomfield Hills. This contribution will create the Handleman Emerging Scholar, which will…

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National Recovery Month

Recovery Month 2018

September — a month of fresh starts and transitions. Kids (of all ages) going back to school, seasons changing and, for Jews, the High Holiday season with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9. September also highlights a different type of fresh start or transition. Since 1989, September has been recognized as National Recovery Month. Sponsored…

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Come Together. A family holds hands on a beach in front of a sunset.

High Holiday Greeting: Federation: Coming Together To Strengthen Community

Throughout our history, the Jewish people have proven to be extraordinarily resilient, often in the face of extraordinary challenges. We have persevered and succeeded because, as Rabbi Jonathan Sacks admonished, our capacity to support and care for one another has always far outweighed the impulse to challenge and disagree. Although spirited discussion and debate are…

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Dr. Stephen Goldman

With A Terminal Illness, What Do You Pray For This Yontef?

a reflection by Dr. Stephen Goldman L’shanah haba’ah b’Yerushalyim! These words end the final closing service every Yom Kippur. Our fasting (maybe) and praying are finished. We have just completed 10 of the most important days on our calendar. We do this, hopefully, every year. Each year we pray to be inscribed in the Book…

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man prays at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, at the end of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and the holiest of Jewish holidays. Israel came to a standstill for 25-hours during the high holiday of Yom Kippur when observant Jews fast and Israelis are prohibited from driving. Photo by Flash90

Faith And Fasting: A Look At The Practice Ahead Of Yom Kippur

BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN of JNS Food abstention and restrictions are ancient practices whose purpose and benefit span across the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40 percent of American Jews and 60 percent of Israeli Jews fast on the Day…

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