Monday, October 21, 2019

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Cooking Oils: What to Know and How to Choose

(Courtesy of De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards) Have you ever made a quick trip to your local grocer in need of cooking oil only to find yourself completely intimidated by all the varieties on store shelves? When it comes to choosing the right culinary oil, it might be hard to decide where to start. The

Medicare Myth #5 Comes Alive: The F/A’s Mother’s Friend Said What?

In the Fall of 2018 I wrote articles called Medicare Myths, one of which was subtitled “Who Not to Ask for Medicare Advice.” I suggest you google Medicare Myths by Robert Remin for reference. Last month I had the perfect storm scenario confirming what I wrote that I want to share with you so you know “Who Ya Gonna Call” for unbiased

Dor Yeshorim Does More for Your Family

(Courtesy of Dor Yeshorim) Dor Yeshorim is a brand name. Its services have benefited hundreds of thousands of individuals across the globe. Its groundbreaking screening has pioneered, preserved and protected tens of thousands of healthy families, resulting in priceless joy and boundless Yiddishe nachas.

Notes for Parents in the Wake of a Recent Tragedy 

Editor’s note: OHEL, in conjunction with Rabbi Akiva Block of  Tenafly’s Kesher Synagogue and Rabbi Chaim Hagler of Yeshivat Noam conducted a phone conference with the community in the aftermath of the recent death of a 9-year old in Englewood. The following is a written summary of some of the key points by speaker Dr. Norman

Medicare Myth #5 Comes Alive: The F/A’s Mother’s Friend Said What?

 

What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Therapist?

There are basic characteristics that effective therapists have in common. It is worthwhile to look for these traits when seeking out a therapist.

• They are up to date on the latest research and know what methods are effective.

• They know how to

Hundreds Attend United Task Force’s Annual Catskills Nine Days Conference

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) A standing room-only crowd of over 350 women participated in 

this year’s United Task Force’s Annual Catskills Nine Days Conference, which took place at the Fallsview Estate Shul. The United Task Force in collaboration with Hatzalah, MASK,

Israelis Discover Way to Prevent Melanoma Turning Lethal

Researchers discover that fat cells play key role in deadly skin cancer transformation and have come up with a way to block process.

Melanoma is the stuff of cancer nightmares. While treatable when locked in the skin’s outer layer, once it penetrates deeper and metastasizes in vital

The Workshop People Remember When It Matters Most 

Recently, at a Shalom Task Force educational workshop that I gave at a college, a student asked: “How does someone know how to have a healthy relationship?”  

This seemingly simple question caused me to take a step back. Do we assume that students will automatically know

New Handheld Sensor Identifies Allergens in Food

In the US, food allergies trigger anaphylactic shock in someone every six minutes. Israel’s SensoGenic may have a way to cut those stats drastically.

At 1 year old, Noam Yasovsky was diagnosed with allergies to eggs, sesame and milk. Eating at other people’s homes or in restaurants has been a

Israeli Discovery Could Delay Parkinson’s Progression

(JNS) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a new way to detect a protein associated with Parkinson’s disease which could “significantly delay” the progression of the disease, for which there is currently no cure.

According to the researchers, they have developed a new method

What the Fertility Doctor Wishes You Knew: An Interview With Ellen Goldstein, MD, FACOG

What does it take to become a fertility specialist?

The short answer? Lots of years of medical training! The longer answer is that fertility specialists are sub-specialty trained OB/GYNs, which means that I first went through four years of undergrad

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