Posts Tagged ‘public health’

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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teddy bear with a tissue and a shot next to him to show a flu vaccination

No Flu No FOMO

Don’t Let the Flu Make You Miss The Best Parts of Fall and Winter Missed holiday parties. Postponed vacations. No family for Thanksgiving. Last year’s flu season led to loads of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as the strain of Influenza A led to more serious complications and higher rates of hospitalization nationwide. Public health…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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DLIVE founding team members: Calvin Evans, Dr. Tolulope Sonuyi and Ray Winans.

Taking Action

Natalie Savale Special to the Jewish News Teen board gives grant to Connect Detroit. Hearing from young adults in Detroit who have experienced violence and trauma firsthand moved members of the Jewish Fund Teen Board to act. The Teen Board awarded a $19,000 grant to Connect Detroit, a nonprofit organization that strives to address community problems by…

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