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By Ayelet K.   I thank G-d I don’t have a crazy health story from my childhood. In fact, no doctor or family member ever suspected that anything was different about my health than any of my siblings or friends. However, I bruised easily and had many nosebleeds. Actually, I became knowledgeable early in my

October 12, 2023
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As the anesthesia brain fog slowly lifts and I come to terms with the reality of what I just did, I feel all sorts of emotions but none of them are regret. I am now two weeks post my revision surgery and three months past my initial prophylactic mastectomy and I feel damn good.  

September 20, 2023
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Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week Day 5: Why It’s Important for Interfaith Couples To #GetJScreened While there are a number of diseases commonly found in people with Jewish background, these diseases also occur in the general population. For this reason, screening is important and informative for couples where only one partner is Jewish. Pan-ethnic screening

February 7, 2020
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Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week Day 4: Ashkenazi? Sephardi? Mizrahi?  Why JScreen Matters for Everyone of Jewish Ancestry Medical professionals agree that every Jewish adult should be offered genetic testing before having children. Whereas previously many people thought that carrier testing for family planning was solely for Ashkenazi Jews, it’s increasingly understood that Jews of all

February 6, 2020
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Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week Day 3: BRCA Awareness Ashkenazi Jews are at ten times greater risk to have a mutation in the BRCA genes, increasing their risk for breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer. BRCA screening can provide life-saving information, which is why JScreen  is currently enrolling participants for the PEACH BRCA Study that

February 5, 2020
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Jason Edelstein 510-239-1102 JScreen Launches Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness Week Feb 3 – 7 The Week Will Highlight Powerful Stories, Timely Information, and Resources to Help Raise Awareness of the Importance of Genetic Screening Atlanta – A proclamation is being passed in the Georgia State Legislature for “Jewish Genetic Screening Awareness

February 3, 2020
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JScreen is looking for paid student interns for the Summer and Fall 2019 semesters to help promote participation in the PEACH BRCA Study, a genetic testing initiative in the metro-Atlanta area. JScreen is: A national, public health program based out of Emory University dedicated to providing Jewish genetic disease screening. Until now, JScreen’s focus has

March 14, 2019
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