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A JEWISH RENAISSANCE MEDIA PUBLICATION
» Signing Off Longtime WXYZ-TV reporter Cheryl
Chodun prepares for final broadcast. See page 12.
» Giant Jewish Wedding Under a huge chuappah,
15 couples — friends from the fomer Soviet Union —
renew their vows. See page 16.
DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
» Race To The Finish
Gabe Leland aims to claim
a seat on the Detroit City Council. See page 30.
Mark and Isabella Kostukovsky renewed their
vows with 14 other Russian couples they have
known since they were teens.
» cover story
Je rry Zo ly ns ky
Green thumbs yield crops for
the table and the hungry.
Special to the Jewish News
any of us in Michigan have a hobby that
pays for itself. We cultivate little kitchen
gardens, growing our own vegetables
and herbs in the backyard, a sweet hobby with
Joe Lewis, for exam-
ple, gives an under-
stated description of
his Oak Park crop:
"My wife, Bobbie, and
I grow a few things,
but I doubt that
ours are particularly
interesting. We have
a lot of dill, chives,
some basil, garlic and
horseradish. We also
have some lettuce
and spinach, and the
Gretchen Weiner of
beans and Swiss chard
Livonia harvests some
are coming up. Oh,
rhubarb from her
and I planted some
turnips and beets, and
we have greens from
both, but I'm not sure which is which."
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
Modifying the wound medicine model.
Ruthan Brodsky I Special to the Jewish News
or people with hard-to-heal wounds,
Dr. Bruce Ruben has found a way to
simplify the extended journey that
often leads from internist to specialists to
surgeons to hospital or wound clinic.
Ruben maintains he's not doing anything
novel in his practice other than centralizing
the traditionally fragmented treatment of
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"The typical treatment offered in most
wound centers focuses on the wound and
sending patients to various medical and
surgical specialists needed to reverse the
underlying medical conditions that give
rise to the persistence of a sore or ulcer:'
"That system for delivering the neces-
sary treatments is fractured because a
patient may need to visit a vascu-
lar surgeon, a plastic surgeon, a
podiatrist and an infectious disease
specialist. We've centralized these
treatments in one place."
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Patient Jack Ginsberg
of West Bloomfield
meets with Dr. Bruce
Ruben at his wound
pets Inky, Ruben's
Blue Picardy Spaniel.