Thursday, August 22, 2019

Health Link

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

The Ultimate Family Meal

We have just completed the holiday of Pesach, the highlight of which is the Seder. A 2016 USA Today article reported that up to 70 percent of all American Jews take part in a Seder. What makes the Seder so special?  While the evening’s unique foods and songs hint at the answers, there is a more fundamental reason that

‘Fauda’ Comes to Sheba Medical Center

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Sheba Medical Center, which was recently cited by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 10 hospitals in the world, has also played a role in one of the world’s most talked about TV series—”Fauda,” as several pivotal scenes were recently filmed for Season 3 within the hospital. Netflix will

Jewish Community Comes Out #Provaxx

Before inoculation against measles began on a large scale in the 1980s, the World Health Organization reported that the disease killed 2.6 million a year, on average. The extremely infectious illness causes serious respiratory distress as well as a rash and fever, and is dangerous mostly to

Raising Genetic Awareness

Did you know that everyone carries at least one or two mutations that could cause severe genetic disorders? But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean we are unhealthy, it simply means we should be more aware of our genetic history. As humans, we receive genes from our parents which determine future

A Special Kind of Care

I recently attended a three-day conference in Florida for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. It was attended by well over 3000 people, mainly palliative physicians, nurses, social workers, medical directors (or hospice physicians) and a few chaplains. This was my fourth year

Tiger Stripes: Lessons From a Recovered Therapist

Part I

I was first introduced to the expression “Tiger Stripes” while scrolling through Instagram. An individual whom I follow who preaches body positivity was discussing “rocking her tiger stripes” as a milestone and

Stamford Dentist Volunteers in Israel 

Dr. Jeff Cahn from Stamford, Connecticut, recently volunteered in Israel’s only free dental clinic — Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI). He was able to treat quite a few patients and had some interesting experiences. 

One of Dr. Cahn’s patients, Bar, is an 18 year old

The New Jewish Home Welcomes Chief Development Officer Alyssa Herman

(Courtesy of The New Jewish Home) The New Jewish Home, a comprehensive, mission-driven health care system serving older New Yorkers since 1848, welcomes Alyssa Herman as its chief development officer.

Bringing more than 18 years of nonprofit fundraising experience to

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