1. Visit the Inner Harbor! There is a lot to do between the National Aquarium, touring the USS Constellation, and taking a Water Taxi ride. 2. Go to an Orioles game, especially for their great promotions! Every Sunday home game gives the opportunity for kids ages 4 to 14 to run the bases.
Melanie W. Hardy, MS, MS, LCGC As a genetic counselor, it’s very common to get confused looks from people when I try to describe to them what I do for a living. At JScreen, genetic counselors are a vital part of the carrier screening process to help ensure accurate, appropriate testing for program participants.
by Rachel W. The 12 Fruits and What We Can Take Away From Them 1. Wheat Wheat makes up a large majority of many of our diets- just think of the bread and pasta products you consume on a daily basis. However, the final products of wheat and flour made are not without labor
by Rabbi Sarah Freidson Gina died when I was a junior in high school. She was just fourteen years old and had such a positive and upbeat attitude, despite facing major health issues caused by Familial Dysautonomia, a Jewish genetic disease. She was my friend Scott’s younger sister, and she loved hanging out with
by Shira Kohan As a Persian Jew, we are known for many things: our delicious tahdig and kabob, our perfection of the art of taarof, and of course, our magical healing powers of chai ba’ nabat (tea and rock sugar). However, one thing Persian Jews are definitely not known for is our willingness to
by Kevin Levine A lot of people have bucket lists. I often see posts detailing friends achieving things on their lists. They might include a description and some pictures of their accomplishments. I never had a huge bucket list. When I was a child my bucket list was 2 items long. The first item on the
by Kara Wexler With the New Year finally upon us, it’s time to whip out a notepad for our annual resolutions. While popular goals may include looking like a celebrity who belongs on the cover of People magazine, you’ll feel more fulfilled and empowered if your resolutions encompass the improvement of your mind, body, and
by Meredith Cohen When Karen Grinzaid introduced JScreen in an announcement at High Holiday services at Congregation Or Hadash in 2013, my mom was interested immediately and was the first person to contact her for more information. Within a couple of days, my brother and I registered online and our screening kits were later mailed
by Kara Wexler Chances are, if you have an active Facebook profile and a few Jewish friends, you’ve probably seen the Buzzfeed article “What Famous Nice Jewish Boy Is Your Soulmate?” Though Paul Rudd will always have my heart, I’ve gotta admit that there’s far more to finding that perfect someone than your favorite bagel
by Sierra Weiss This is the final installment of the three-part series about my genetic screening experience with JScreen. My name is Sierra and I am a freshman at Emory University. A few weeks ago, I elected to be screened to learn about my genetic makeup. Although I don’t plan to start a family