Spotlight on Glioblastoma – The Most Common Adult Brain Cancer

Spotlight on Glioblastoma – The Most Common Adult Brain Cancer

The recent passing of Senator John McCain has put glioblastoma multiforme, the most common form of brain cancer in adults, in the spotlight. (Senator McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2017, and passed away on August 25, 2018, at the age of 81.) According to estimates from the American Brain Tumor Association, nearly 13,000 people… Read More…

Spotlight on a New App for Teens in Need

Spotlight on a New App for Teens in Need

The teenage years can be a confusing and overwhelming time for many young people, but all too often, it’s hard for teens to find someone they can really talk to, without judgement, about the issues they’re dealing with. This is why Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with the crisis hotline Teen Line to create… Read More…

3 of the Most Important Programs from the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation

3 of the Most Important Programs from the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation

Operating in some of the most vulnerable areas in Los Angeles County, the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation is committed to providing underserved and at-risk young people with the resources and support they need to become healthy and successful adults. Inspired by the belief that youth-focused crime prevention programs are an important key to building safer communities,… Read More…

How to Write a Great College Admissions Essay

How to Write a Great College Admissions Essay

With its many logistical hurdles, seemingly endless paperwork, and tough decisions, the college admissions process is a challenging journey for any student. But for students who are already facing barriers to education, particularly those from underresourced communities, applying for college can be especially difficult. This is why the Fulfillment Fund, in its quest to make… Read More…

5 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Reiki

5 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Reiki

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has long been renowned for its leading-edge clinical research and high-quality treatments and therapies. But did you know that this pioneering medical institution also offers some forms of alternative and holistic healing? Under the auspices of its Spiritual Care Department, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been offering reiki sessions and self-reiki classes to… Read More…

Spotlight on the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research

Spotlight on the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research

Since 2015, the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research has served as the groundbreaking centerpiece of the $100 million investment strategy that amfAR created with the ambitious aim of developing the scientific basis of a cure for HIV by the end of 2020. Located in San Francisco, once considered “ground zero” of the AIDS crisis,… Read More…

Can Online Games Help Reduce Bias and Combat Hate?

Can Online Games Help Reduce Bias and Combat Hate?

Can people really learn how to question their biases and develop their capacity for empathy and compassion by playing online games? This is one of the big questions that Dr. Karen Schrier aims to explore during her year-long term as a Belfer Fellow with the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society (CTS). The ADL… Read More…

Living with MS – Simple Tips on How to Adapt Your Home

Living with MS – Simple Tips on How to Adapt Your Home

Learning to adapt to lifestyle changes, whether minor or major, is all part of the journey of living with multiple sclerosis. And for many people, the process of adapting begins, quite literally, at home: that is, with figuring out how to make your home environment work for your life with MS. Unless you live in… Read More…

A Look at the 4 Different Types of MS

A Look at the 4 Different Types of MS

One of the most important things for people newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis to understand is that the condition encompasses a number of different types. These are known as “disease courses,” and a patient’s experience of MS and available treatment options can vary considerably depending on which particular type of MS he or she has.… Read More…