Updated 9:11 am CDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Students from the Yeshiva School in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, pay their respects as the funeral procession for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz passes their school en route to Homewood Cemetery following a funeral service at the Jewish Community Center, Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. Rabinowitz was one of people killed while worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. less Students from the Yeshiva School in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, pay their respects as the funeral procession for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz passes their school en route to Homewood Cemetery ... more Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP Mourners hug outside Rodef Shalom Congregation during the funeral services for brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Pittsburgh. The brothers were killed in the mass shooting Saturday at the Tree of Life … [Read more...] about The Latest: Several hundred gather for Feinberg funeral
Advocate Health Care is pleased to welcome David P. Randall, DO to the Advocate Brain & Spine Institute. Dr. Randall will develop a neuromuscular neurology program at the Institute serving as Director of Neuromuscular Neurology for Advocate Medical Group. He will practice with Advocate Medical Group primarily at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. Dr. Randall is a board-certified clinical neurophysiologist and neurologist, highly skilled in the treatment of neuromuscular diseases and conditions, with a special focus on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Gullain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, myopathy and peripheral neuropathy. He has specialized in neuromuscular neurology for over 20 years and performs electromyography and nerve conduction studies.Dr. Randall has published nearly a dozen articles on Gullain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), neuropathy and other topics related to various aspects of neuromuscular diseases.Dr. Randall … [Read more...] about Advocate Health Care welcomes neuromuscular neurologist David P. Randall, DO, to its Brain & Spine Institute
The controversial junkyard in Kensington that was the site of a spectacular four-alarm fire two weeks ago has reopened for business and begun accepting new materials, according to its owner. The junkyard, which has been cited multiple times for violations by the Department of Licenses and Inspections in the last 10 years, opened last week and was operating at 50 percent capacity as of Monday, said owner David Feinberg. Despite numerous violations, a pending Common Pleas Court case prevents the city from closing the facility at Somerset and Tulip Streets, said L&I spokeswoman Karen Guss. “It is disturbing but not illegal for Philadelphia Metal to be accepting new materials,” she said. The July 10 blaze, which created billows of dark smoke that could be seen for miles, gave off the stench of burning chemicals. It also fouled the air, according to the Clean Air Council. “The fire looked a lot worse than it really was,” said Feinberg, adding … [Read more...] about Kensington junkyard, site of spectacular fire, violations, reopens for business
Less than 20 years ago it cost $3 billion to decode the human genome. But the cost has fallen dramatically, and Geisinger Health System said on Tuesday it has become the nation's first health system to make DNA screening a part of routine checkups. "Participants can now work with their physicians to deal with what their genome reveals long before they become sick. That might involve making lifestyle changes to reduce their risks or understanding future healthcare needs," Dr. David Feinberg, Geisinger's CEO, said in a news release. "This allows us to provide truly anticipatory healthcare, instead of only reacting when it may be too late to change the outcome." DNA consists of billions of bits of information that dictate things such as what a person looks like and their intellectual makeup, as well as what diseases they might be susceptible to, and how their bodies will respond to treatments or drugs. At Geisinger, patients who choose to undergo the gene sequencing will be screened for … [Read more...] about Geisinger says it’s first in U.S. to offer routine checkups using DNA to predict, prevent disease
Michelle Andrews, The Washington Post Published 9:06 am, Monday, May 28, 2018 If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients at Geisinger Health System, that could soon change. Starting in the next month or so, the Pennsylvania-based system will offer DNA sequencing to 1,000 patients, with the goal to eventually extend the offer to all 3 million Geisinger patients. The test will look for mutations in at least 77 genes that are associated with dozens of medical conditions, including heart disease and cancer, as well as variability in how people respond to pharmaceuticals based on heredity. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Strip club security guard shoots man Sunday morning on N.E. Side 21 Pro Video Power line crashes onto home, sparking fire San Antonio Express-News … [Read more...] about What if your doctor offered genetic testing as a way to keep you healthy?