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Is Your Tooth Worth Saving?

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Every day, a patient in my office presents with either a decayed, fractured tooth or a tooth with an old filling. The questions commonly asked by patients are “Can you fix it?” “Can you save it?” “Is it a big job?” “Is it worth it?” “How long will it last?”

The answers are usually “Yes,” “I’ll...

On One Foot

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By Kara Palley, MA, CPT

I recently attended an interactive workshop on senior fitness to better serve this important, unique and growing population. Imagine my surprise when the instructor told us: “Leg strength is where it’s at. The rest is commentary. Google it.” I thought wow, I just learned the entire field of senior fitness—the longer you can stand on one foot, the better!

Confession: I’ve taken a few liberties here. This isn’t an exact quote from the Hillel of fitness professionals. But my instructor did let me in on one of the best-kept secrets in the health and wellness field. A secret I am happy to share with you today.  The key to long life is in your hands...

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 under six months at age 26 and keeping it off for the past 16 years, Steve still abides by the strict lifestyle principles that have helped him maintain his weight loss over the years. After losing the weight, Steve was still working in his old profession of online electronic sales. One day he woke up with the empty feeling that the profession he was in wasn’t...

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...

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