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US Senate health care plan would leave 22 million more uninsured

Washington (dpa) – A health care reform bill proposed in the US Senate will leave 22 million more Americans without insurance within a decade, a non-partisan analysis said Monday. The figures released by the Congressional Budget Office will provide fodder to opposition Democrats, who uniformly opposed the measure, which they fear would hurt many Americans […]

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Middle East Conflict Comes to U.S. Campuses

When the mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, was invited to speak at San Francisco State University (SFSU) in the spring of 2016, few could have predicted that his visit—at the request of SF Hillel, a group for Jewish college students in the city—would result in a lawsuit being filed a year later. The mayor’s trip […]

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Glen Campbell’s wife speaks out about the severity of his current condition

It’s been a little over six years since Glen Campbell and his family shared the heartbreaking news that the legendary singer-songwriter had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Glen’s decline has been slow and steady, and in a recent interview with “Access Hollywood,” wife Kim shared a devastating update. “He’s in the late stages […]

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Senate Health Care Bill: 5 Things to Know

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday morning released a discussion draft of their health care reform bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, after the 52-member caucus met behind closed doors to learn about its details. Replacing one of his predecessor’s signature laws has been a main goal of President Donald Trump since his travels on the […]

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How Extra Virgin Olive Oil Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is the key ingredient of the Mediterranean diet that protects the brain from Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline, scientists have discovered. The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet—rich in plant-based foods, olive oil and fish—have long been known. It reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke, and leads to a […]

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MDA paramedic tells of fight to save Hadas Malka

TEL AVIV, Israel (Press Release) – A peaceful Friday evening was interrupted with the voice of the Shift Officer at MDA’s 101 dispatch center who announced a stabbing attack had taken place at the Nablus Gate in Jerusalem. Seconds earlier, three terrorists attacked a Border Police force patrolling the area. One of the terrorists, who […]

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Lawsuit claims San Francisco State, university leaders have history of cultivating campus environment hostile to Jews

Students and local Jewish community members filed a lawsuit Monday against San Francisco State University and the California State University system’s Board of Trustees, alleging that the San Francisco campus of the largest public university system in the country has long cultivated a hostile environment in which Jewish students are “often afraid to wear Stars […]

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Nevada governor vetoes Medicaid-for-all bill

LAS VEGAS — There will be no Medicaid-for-all option in Nevada. Gov. Brian Sandoval waited until the last day he could — Friday — to veto a measure that would have offered a state-sponsored health insurance option to all residents regardless of income. If he hadn’t signed it or vetoed it by midnight, it would […]

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Dalai Lama calls for the teaching of compassion

Story by Donald H. Harrison; photos by Shor M. Masori LA JOLLA, California – Ken Stone, a Jewish community member who serves as a contributing editor to the Times of San Diego, figures he did two things right before covering the visit Friday of the Dalai Lama to UC San Diego. First, he got a […]

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Researcher mom seeks your help in Asperger’s study

By Mo Bailey, MCC SAN DIEGO — I am a member of the Jewish community, and daughter of the late Sy and Resa Brenner of San Diego. I’m asking for your input, or someone you know who fits the profile to take 2-3 minutes for a confidential online survey. One of the most heart-wrenching days […]

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Palestinian Makes Hefty Donation to Israeli Hospital That Saved His Life

In recognition of the life-saving treatment he received several months ago, an anonymous top Palestinian official has just made a massive donation of tens of thousands of shekels to an Israeli hospital. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> The official of the Palestinian Authority, a man in his 40s known only as M, had been hospitalized at Rambam […]

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History Center to probe bias against Jews, others

SAN DIEGO (SDJW)– A panel presentation at the San Diego History Center will probe the situation of Jews and other religious groups as both insiders and outsiders during the 167 years since San Diego was incorporated as a city in the new State of California. To be moderated by Adam Rosenthal, an attorney who serves […]

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Major US academic body ratifies anti-boycott resolution

Israeli minister says Modern Language Association’s vote is a ‘major blow’ to divestment efforts against Israel By Stuart Winer and Raoul Wootliff A BDS protest against Israel in Barcelona, Spain, June 2014. (YouTube screenshot) The Modern Language Association ratified a resolution opposing academic boycotts of Israel in a vote by its members, drawing praise from […]

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Danger in treating cardiac patients with stem cells

TEL AVIV (Press Release) — Patients with severe and end-stage heart failure have few treatment options available to them apart from transplants and “miraculous” stem cell therapy. But a new Tel Aviv University study finds that stem cell therapy may, in fact, harm heart disease patients. The research, led by Prof. Jonathan Leor of TAU’s Sackler […]

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