Century-Old Organization Undergoes A Transformation As A New Era Is Ushered In

When he joined the National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) this past August as its Executive Director, Rabbi Perry Tirschwell hit the ground running....

FDA Questions General Mills’ Cheerios Marketing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to General Mills Inc. last week asking it to change how it promotes the...

Lev Malka Responds to Nationwide Blood Shortage

During a meeting preparing for the upcoming blood drive, Lev Malka officials set a minimum goal of 900 units of blood towards helping to...

Study: Spanking Detrimental To Children

Think a little spanking won't do much harm to kids? New research says the effects can be long-lasting. Experts say "popping" kids can do more...

Beit Shemesh: 5-Week-Old Infected With Measles

Paramedics from Hatzolah Israel responded to a call in Beit Shemesh - for a 5 week-old infant who was extraordinarily quiet and lethargic. Upon...

Safety Fears Spur Regulations For Trampoline Gyms

Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline...

Measles Alert Issued For Nassau County

The Nassau County Department of Health is advising the public and health care professions that there has been a case of measles in Nassau...

Under-the-Skin Blood Sugar Monitor Boosts Diabetes Control

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Health: Getting Through The Yomim Tovim

It’s that time of the year again - the holiday season. Perhaps nothing is more challenging than getting through from Rosh Hashanah to Simchas...

Another Plague For Jews This Pesach: The Mumps

New York, NY - Jews might be dealing with an 11th plague this Pesach -- the mumps. A special health advisory released cautions Hasidic Jews...

Shock Claim: Sugar Is As Addictive As Cocaine & Causes Cancer

Dr. Robert Lustig thinks America needs to go to rehab for sugar addiction. According to brain scans, sugar is as addictive as cocaine, the California-based...

CDC Advisory: Notice to Providers Concerning Potential Cases of Mumps During a Multi-State Outbreak

CDC, in collaboration with public health officials in numerous states in the Northeast, continues to investigate a multi-state mumps outbreak. Who is affected: The Hasidic...

Health: It’s Easier than You Think!

Making Exercise Part of Your Daily Routine In the high tech, time-saving world of Internet, computers, cell phones, email and faxes - all of which...

Deadly Meningitis Cases in New York City

Fox 5 News is reporting that New York City had six meningitis cases since late December and three of the cases were fatal. The...

Orthopedic Surgeons Weigh in on Pool Safety

Most people love a dip in the pool to cool off during the summer swelter, but don't let that refreshing feeling make you forgot...

Exercise & Your Mental Health (Part III)

This is the third article in 4-part series focusing on Depression, Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Panic...

CPR Less Likely For Minorities On Street Or Home

People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders...

Risk Factor: Autism and the Swine Flu Vaccine?

Wednesday August 19, 2009 marked a big day in the world of vaccinations. An early morning press conference, held at Kansas City’s Children’s Mercy...

Research Uncovers Clue To SIDS

A new Australian study finds that babies who sleep on their stomachs -- a position thought to pose a risk for SIDS -- have...

Israel: Ministry of Health Approves Januvia for Type 2 Diabetes

Israel’s Ministry of Health has approved the use of Januvia for people with type 2 diabetes. The once-a-day pill, along with exercise and a...

Colonoscopy Proven To Reduce Cancer Deaths

Millions of people have endured a colonoscopy, believing the dreaded exam may help keep them from dying of colon cancer. For the first time,...

Federal Court Will Hear Claims Of Vaccines Causing Autism

There have been many heated discussions on YWN regarding those who adamantly refuse to vaccinate their children against measles, chickenpox etc. They claim that the...

Health: When Less Is More

Just a month ago, on Chanukah, a strange feeling overcame me. With 5 of our children now married and out of the house, and our...

Health: What Happened in Naperville?

Did you ever hear of Naperville Illinois? Naperville is a town near Chicago and the subject of a fascinating experiment written about by psychiatrist...

Rate Of Frum Children Infected With Shigellosis Skyrocketing

According to the Journal News, Rockland County Health officials are tracking an outbreak of Shigellosis (shigella) - which is a highly contagious bacterial disease...

Developing (And Maintaining!) Healthy Eating Habits

In last week’s column, we discussed the importance of the dieter’s need to make basic behavioral changes in order to achieve long-term success. Today,...

FDA May Pull 2 Popular Asthma Meds Off Shelves

Two popular asthma drugs may be pulled off store shelves after a Food and Drug Administration panel says they're simply too risky for you...

US Senator: Pull Plug On Electronic Cigarettes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) is urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," off the...

VIDEO: Maimonides Symposium: Preventing Strokes & Heart Attacks

(Video link at end of story) Lots of men and woman turned out for a Maimonides Medical Center & Crown Heights Hatzolah symposium on recognition,...

PHOTOS: FDA Plans Graphic Cigarette Labels

Corpses, cancer patients and diseased lungs: These are some of the images the federal government plans for larger, graphic warning labels for cigarette packages....

Brooklyn: Idea of Creating Boroughwide Pediatric Hospital Explored

Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital and SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn are exploring the idea of creating a boroughwide pediatric hospital. Discussions have been...

Health: Too Good to be True

If it’s too good to be true, it’s too good to be true.” One area where this always seems to apply, is in the...

Toddler Struck By Car in Meah Shearim

A two-year-old infant belonging to a Charedi family was injured in a motor vehicle accident in Jerusalem. The accident occurred on Shivtei Yisroel Street near...

NYC Still High On Sugar

The City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on ice. A mid-level state appeals court ruled Tuesday that the city’s Board of Health exceeded...

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...

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