The ‘Pareve’ Controversy (Trans Fats)

Since the 1980’s, a very popular ingredient in Kosher cooking has been margarine. Margarine can transform kugels, cakes and desserts into creamy, pareve delights....

New Treatment Could Reduce Kids’ Peanut Allergies

An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat...

I’m Digitally Distracted

We’ve all been there.  You are at a Chassidic concert, the singer and orchestra are singing a beautiful song lifting your Neshoma to new...

Surgeon General Adds To List Of Smoking’s Harms

It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists...

Health: Don’t Leave this Out!

When we think of exercise, many of us automatically think more about aerobic exercise than anything else.  After all, it is very important that...

Health: Eating Out

Sixty or seventy years ago, eating out in a restaurant or buying takeout food was practically nonexistent in our community.  A kosher eatery was...

Higher Blood Pressure Threshold OK In Older Adults

Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according...

Study Says Many Lung Cancer Tumors Prove Harmless

Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they...

New Warning About Potentially Dangerous Toys

With holiday shopping in full swing, a New York lawmaker has a warning about some potentially dangerous toys. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined the non-profit "New...

FDA Warns of Problems With Philips Heart Devices

Federal health regulators are warning the public not to use certain defibrillators recalled by Philips Healthcare because the heart-shocking devices may fail to operate...

Health: Something In Between

We’ve all been through it.  Just like Meir!  His doctor persuaded him that instead of medication, which might have unfavorable side effects, an exercise...

FDA Tells 23andMe to Halt Sales of Genetic Test

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Google-backed genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company...

Norwegian Government Official: Jews, Muslims Circumcise Out of Ignorance

The Norwegian government’s child welfare adviser said Jews and Muslims would stop circumcising children if they learn more about the risks and pain that...

Study: Kids Are Less Fit Than Their Parents Were

Today's kids can't keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don't run as...

FDA: Recalled Heart Devices Could Cause Serious Injury Or Even Death

Federal health officials say that defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures are severe enough that they could cause serious injury or...

FDA Approves Treatment For Rare Blood Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new drug from Pharmacyclics and Janssen Biotech Inc. to treat a rare and aggressive form...

Mindful Eating

You are in a big hurry.  You can’t be late and you haven’t eaten breakfast yet.  So as you fly out of the house,...

US Doctors Urge Wider Use Of Cholesterol Drugs

The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all...