Author Archives: Marissa Abruzzini (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can stop them nesting in your hair.”

- Proverb
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A New Study Links Fried Potatoes and Early Death

Researchers look for connections between fried foods and mortality

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has some bad news about French fries. A recent study by the National Research Council in Padova, Italy, found a possible link between fried potatoes and early death. According to the study, people who eat fried … Continue reading

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“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”

- Euripides
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New Interventions and Preventive Care Could Lower Costs and Reduce Hospitalization for Medicare Patients

Experts release a list of ideas for the future care of Medicare beneficiaries

The Bipartisan Policy Center recently found that an estimated 3.65 million Medicare beneficiaries might need more preventive care than they’re currently receiving. These Medicare patients fit into one or more of the following categories: Patients who aren’t dually eligible for Medicaid … Continue reading

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Which Jewish Funeral Traditions Help People Overcome a Fear of Death?

An interview with Rabbi Me'irah, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Rabbi Me’irah, a San Francisco-based rabbi and visual artist. After earning a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University, Rabbi Me’irah spent 15 years in the field. Along the way, she reconnected with her spirituality and … Continue reading

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How Can Jewish Funeral Traditions Help Families Cope with Grief?

An interview with Rabbi Me'irah, Part One

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Rabbi Me’irah, a San Francisco-based rabbi and visual artist. After earning a master’s degree in social work from Portland State University, Rabbi Me’irah spent 15 years in the field. Along the way, she reconnected with her spirituality and … Continue reading

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