Monthly Archives: January 2004

YUHS-Boys Israel Club go on Diplomatic Mission to Palau

A mission of nine students from the Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High Schools (MSTA) traveled to the Republic of Palau on Jan. 9 as an expression of gratitude for that nation’s steadfast support of Israel in the United Nations. Other than the United States, the three nations of Micronesia — the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands and Palau — are the only nations who consistently vote in favor of Israel when resolutions condemning that country come before the UN General Assembly.

Einstein Researcher Investigates the Healing Benefits of Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients; $230,000 Foundation Grant Will Expand Project

Taking part in an innovative cancer research study conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and its Cancer Center, six women enter a chapel that has been temporarily transformed into a different type of sanctum. Chairs have been moved to the walls, where the women seat themselves awaiting direction from yoga instructor Ricardo Sisco. He greets each woman with a silent nod and a smile while making sure they each have a rolled mat or folded blanket for doing the yoga exercises.

Compulsive Hoarding and Helping those who Suffer from it to be Discussed at Cardozo Law School

Compulsive hoarding, a psychological disorder that most frequently affects the elderly and is characterized by an accumulation of useless possessions that clutter the person’s living space posing safety and health risks, will be discussed at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on Wednesday, January 21 from 9am-1pm. The Law School is at 55 Fifth Avenue at 12th Street. A recent incident made headlines when a man suffering from this disorder, otherwise known as Collyer Brothers Syndrome, was imprisoned in his own apartment for two days when piles of accumulated magazines and newspapers tumbled on him, pinning him down, and nearly killing him.

Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman to Deliver Alexander Brody Lecture at Yeshiva University Feb. 3

New York, NY, January 13, 2004—Daniel Kahneman, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and professor of public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University, will discuss “Intuition and Bounded Rationality” at the Alexander Brody Distinguished Service Lecture in Economics, Tuesday, February 3, at Yeshiva University.

Einstein Researchers Discover a Novel Strategy for Preventing Artery Clogging that Leads to Heart Disease

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have identified a cellular protein that promotes atherosclerosis, the process that causes heart disease by narrowing coronary arteries. Therapies that inactivate this protein could offer an entirely new approach for combating heart disease, the leading cause of death among Americans.

Einstein Smoking Cessation Groups Aid Smokers Who want to Quit – In English and in Spanish

Forty years ago this month the Surgeon General issued a report on the serious health risks associated with smoking cigarettes. Soon after, cigarette packaging was required to note these risks to inform smokers at the point of purchase – with hopes the warning would discourage them.