Gentle exercise class blends yoga, tai chi, Judaism

All of the participants in a Jewish movement class slowly lowered their bodies toward the floor, sending “energy as far down as you can...

Halachic, other concerns for those seeking Jewish donor eggs

Laura, a 28-year-old Manassas, Va., woman, has donated her eggs four times to women who otherwise could not have children. “It gave me a real...

Illness has ‘no funding, no treatment, no cure’

Four-year-old Jamison Eberstein squeals in delight as she practices walking down the driveway. She enjoys all things princess and listening to her mother read...

Blowing smoke

Syd Djahanmir hasn’t smoked a cigarette since he left the hospital two months ago after recovering from bronchitis. Now, he lights up an e-cigarette,...

Improved treatment for eye problems helps protect vision

Treatment for eye problems has improved to the point where cataract surgery is considered routine and age-related macular degeneration is controllable. About 100 people listened...

JCC offers exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease

Thanks to a new three-year grant, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington now offers a wellness program designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s...

JPDS students STEM the tide

Students at the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital swept the Junior Division awards at last week’s DC STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

True blood

Israeli researchers seek solution to antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Pets soothe the spirit, strengthen the heart

Elise Gordon Rasmussen has a full-time job, a sideline business and a family. But stress melts away when the Silver Spring resident is greeted...

Show me the face: Liberals appear happier, study reports

Republicans may be running the show in Congress, but it seems it's the Democrats who are happier. That's the finding from a wide-ranging study published...