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Medical update

December 19, 2010


This is an update to two separate posts from last spring about my prostate cancer. Despite PSA scores that continued to be lower than the one that lead to the previous biopsies, my most recent biopsy revealed two additional tumors that like the first one are also 6 on the Gleason scale. The tumors are small, but […]

Chinese meditation technique boosts brain function: study – Yahoo! News

August 17, 2010


“Imaging tests showed a greater number of connections in the anterior cingulate — the part of the brain which regulates emotion and behavior — among those who practiced meditation compared to subjects in the control group…Deficits in activation of the anterior cingulate cortex also have been associated with attention deficit disorder, dementia, depression, schizophrenia and […]

Putting stem cell therapy within reach of millions | health

August 3, 2010


An Israeli discovery allowing stem cells to be cultivated in quantities ample enough to meet the world’s needs means that stem cell therapy could soon be within the reach of millions. Photo courtesy of Yossi Zamir/Flash90. Mass-market manufacture of stem cells is closer than ever after a breakthrough by researchers from Hadassah University Medical Center […]

Sex Boosts Brain Growth, Study Suggests | Rat Sex | LiveScience (tx, novapsyche)

July 30, 2010


Culture Sex Boosts Brain Growth, Study Suggests By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor posted: 28 July 2010 09:21 am ET Read the article on

latest PSA result

July 9, 2010


The supplements I’ve been taking and dietary changes I’ve made in recent months seem to have made a difference. In December 2009 my PSA result was 3.27. This week it was 1.26! I’ll see my urologist a week from Tuesday. Let’s see if I can’t shrink my prostate tumor and put the cancer into remission. 

Health update: second biopsy

May 13, 2010


This is a follow-up to my January and February posts. In January I reported that an increase in my PSA would necessitate a prostate biopsy and in February I reported that the biopsy was inconclusive and would require another biopsy in April. In March at the suggestion of our friend Jeff Marker, who has been […]

biopsy results

February 10, 2010


  Not yet a thumbs up but at least so far not a thumbs down. There are no apparent malignancies but there is a suspicious area of inflammation on account of which I will have to undergo a second biopsy in April. 

TV shortens your life span, study finds › News in Science (ABC Science)

February 4, 2010


(14 comments) |Share |Print News in Science TV shortens your life span, study finds Tuesday, 12 January 2010 Meredith Griffiths for AMABC Researchers say the major risk factor was sitting instead of being active (Source: Giulio Saggin, file photo/ABC News) Related Stories Audio: TV cuts life short (AM) Daily dose of TV doubles asthma risk, […]

prostate biopsy

January 26, 2010


It was not fun, but was necessary. The doc must have taken seven or eight tissue samples, and I could feel each incision. Afterward I felt weak and light headed but was able to walk home; on the way I stopped at the Park Slope Sweet Melissa Patisserie on Seventh Avenue and got a chocolate […]

Jewish Communities 101: The Abayudaya, Uganda’s Jews

November 24, 2009


Moses Synagogue in Nabugoye Hill. The Abayudaya live in five villages; each has its own synagogue. Last night J.J. Keki of Uganda‘s Abayudaya Jewishcommunity shared his community’shistory, music, and current situation atPark Slope Jewish Center in Brooklyn, an event I mentioned in my previous article. After his talk kippot knitted by Abayudaya craftspeople and CDs […]