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Sadkhin Program Teaches Weight Loss for Life

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After battling obesity throughout his life, Steven Y. Szklarz finally put his foot down and was determined to make a huge change. Being over 285 pounds was just not an option anymore.

“I used to live to eat, now I eat to live,” is just one of Steve’s mantras that he now believes.

Having lost over 110 pounds in...

Ben-Gurion University Prepares Doctors for Today’s Challenges

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Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH), located in Beer Sheva, Israel, is approaching 20 years of training doctors who are leaders in their fields. The English-language, four-year medical school incorporates global health into all four years of the curriculum. Upon graduation, most students complete their residency in the United States. In 2016, MSIH students had a 95 percent success rate for those who entered the US residency match.

In an ever-changing world, the study of global-health medicine has become critical to the proper training of all physicians so they are prepared to treat diseases that are no longer limited by international boundaries. As...

YU's Medical Ethics Conference Addresses Infectious Disease Impact

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New York — Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will partner with YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) to explore the history, challenges and impact of infectious diseases at the Tenth Annual Fuld Family Medical Ethics Society Conference. Titled “Humanity’s Oldest Rival: Infectious Diseases: Then, Now and Beyond,” the conference will feature experts in the worlds of medicine and Jewish law and take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at 500 West 185th Street, New York, New York, 10033.

“We feel it important to tackle the topic of infectious diseases considering the current climate,” said Yael Mayer, co-president of MES. “The...

Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

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(StatePoint) The stress of travel can impact anyone, but add in the need to find wheelchair-accessible transportation, hotel rooms or restaurants, and that stress is amplified considerably.

The experts at Mobility Ventures, maker of the MV-1 -- the only mobility vehicle built with wheelchair users in mind -- are offering tips and an interactive map that highlights cities with MV-1 vehicles in their taxi and rental car fleets, to make accessible travel easier for wheelchair users and their friends and families this holiday season.

“Mobility and accessibility can improve the quality of life, independence and mobility of all wheelchair users,” says Pat Kemp, executive vice president...

Why Do We Have Crooked Teeth?

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Is it genetics? Environment? Our Diet? Aging? Or the dentistry in our mouths?

The answer to all the above is yes.

Over 60% of us are born with the genetics to develop crooked/crowded teeth. And for most of the rest, it develops over time.

For the small percentage of you who were blessed with straight, aligned, beautiful teeth, smile and turn the page. I hope to grab you next month with a different topic. Or, keep reading because chances are your spouse and/or your children are not as blessed as you.

So, let’s look at each idea and discuss.

Genetics definitely plays a role in all aspects of our development. I am fortunate to see large families spanning four generations in my...

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