Nachas

For the last 17 years as a health professional, I have spent a great deal of time trying to educate and motivate others to...

Flu Outbreak: Why Are So Many Not Getting Vaccinated?

The following is a Fox News article: Two words are at the top of most American’s minds this winter: flu season. According to the most recent...

Flu Outbreak Is Set To Be One Of The Worst In A Decade

A nationwide flu outbreak that has already caused the deaths of at least 18 children and clogged emergency rooms in many states is provoking...

Report: Death Rates From Cancer Still Inching Down

Death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down, researchers reported Monday. Now the question is how to hold onto those gains, and do even...

Health: Let’s Do the Math – Part II

In last week’s column, we discussed the fact that more than two thirds of the American population is now overweight, obese or extremely obese.  Our youth,...

CDC: Data Shows Worsening Flu Season

Health officials say this flu season is shaping up to be one of the more severe in recent years. Earlier reports indicated that this could...

Health: Let’s Do the Math – Part I

Since the obesity and overweight epidemic began, there has been no shortage of articles written speculating as to why we are more overweight and...

US Approves J&J Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment

U.S. health regulators have approved a new Johnson & Johnson drug for patients with tuberculosis who do not respond to other treatments, the company...

U.S. Teen Smoking Declines To Record Low In 2012

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, a decline that may have been partly driven by a sharp hike...

How to use Meal Replacements

The world has changed greatly in the last 40 years.  I am sure that there are many of you who recall a time when...

Dealing with an Overweight Child – Part II

Part I of this article covered child and adolescent obesity –  the fact that it’s reached epidemic proportions both in the United States and...

Dealing with and Overweight Child – Part 1

If one of more of your children is overweight or obese, you are in good company. In the United States, approximately 17% (or 12.5...

Yad Eliezer Takes Hundreds Of Children From Southern Israel To Jerusalem Zoo

What’s wrong with this picture? It looks like a beautiful day at the zoo! The problem is that it’s early December and these children...

ISRAEL: Routine Medical Exam Reveals 23 LBS Growth

A resident of northern Israel in his 60s complained to his doctors that despite genuine efforts to lose weight including a serious diet he...

ISRAEL: Eat Your Vegetables! Their Healthy for You!

The findings of a study released by the Central Bureau of Statistics reveals some alarming information. The level of pesticides in agricultural produce in...

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...

Encouraging Research on Alzheimer’s at Haifa University

Alzheimer’s research has focused primarily on efforts to identify and treat the factors that contribute to familial (genetic) dementia, which is caused by known...

Increasing Concerns Regarding Cancer in Israel

Health Ministry officials announce that the old statistic that 1 in every 9 women in Israel will contract breast cancer is a thing of...

Alzheimer Drug Shows Promise in Mild Disease

Combined results from two studies of an experimental Alzheimer's drug suggest it might modestly slow mental decline, especially in patients with mild disease. Taken separately,...

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...

Oneg Shabbos?

We all love Shabbos.  The day that the world keeps going, but we Jews step off and indulge in acts that bring a special...

CDC: West Nile Outbreak Could Be Biggest Ever

This year's West Nile virus outbreak is on track to be the biggest ever since the virus first appeared in the United States in...

Study: Egg Yolks Almost As Bad For Arteries As Smoking

Whether boiled, scrambled or sunny-side up, cholesterol-rich egg yolks can stiffen your arteries almost as much as smoking, a new study suggests. "People at risk...

Health: It’s No Sweat!

Deodorants, antiperspirants, body sprays -- people go through considerable effort to hide the fact that they sweat. Sweating may not be everyone’s favorite thing...

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...

Health: All Those Numbers

You weigh 176 pounds.  Your BMI is 26.6.  Your waist to hip measurement is 0.8.  Your body fat is at 24%. What is one...

FDA Approves Highly Anticipated Weight-Loss Pill

The Food and Drug Administration is approving a weight loss drug from Vivus Inc. that many doctors consider the most effective therapy among a...

Health: Be Happy! It Pays

Happiness is a strong factor in determining health and longevity.  Be happy and optimistic say recent studies and you will be healthier and possibly...

Can Spanking Cause Mental Illness?

Parents often ask me whether spanking is really so bad. After all, they were spanked as kids and they turned out fine. Plus, it's...

Health: Your Brain Too!

The benefits of exercise and good nutrition are certainly well known. Not only can a balanced and consistent exercise program and healthful eating lead...

FDA Approves First New Weight Loss Drug In Years

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new weight loss drug in more than a decade. Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq...

Ritalin For 6 Year-Olds? Giving Kids With ADHD Medication At A Younger Age May...

Experts are suggesting putting kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on drugs early in order to improve their academic performance, especially in math. How early?...

Health: Small Changes – Big Results (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we introduced new research showing that small amounts of exercise, even 15 minutes a day or accumulating an...

Health: Small Changes – Big Results (Part 1)

In the utopian dream world of the fitness professional, everyone sets aside an hour or more a day for a complete workout, including aerobic,...

Predisposed? Work Around Your Genes

Genes-a word that can be used to define our genetic makeup or a convenient excuse? They can give us a predisposition for heart disease,...

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SHULS VANDALIZED: Los Angeles Jewish Community Attacked By Violent Thugs In...

National Guard troops deployed onto the streets of Los Angeles early Sunday morning as looting, vandalism and violence intensified and the Police Department struggled...