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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Is JOFEE the New Acronym for the Jewish Future?

More than five months after the Pew Research Center’s “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” survey drew widespread pessimism over rising intermarriage and assimilation, as well as declining connection with synagogues and other institutions, proponents of a newly released study believe they may have the antidote for what ails the

Wheelchairs of Hope, From Israel with Love

This wheelchair is meant to look like a cool toy.

Virtually every household in Israel has a few Keter brand plastic chairs, so why not use a similar seat as a base for lightweight, inexpensive, but sturdy kid-friendly wheelchairs? After 30 years as a Keter executive, Pablo Kaplan decided to do just that. With his life partner and former coworker, Chava

Mammography’s Undeserved Tarnished Image

As a breast imaging specialist who has been reading mammograms for almost 20 years, I am bombarded with questions by patients and friends about the Canadian National Breast Cancer Study, published on February 4 and now widely disseminated in the U.S. media. The study concludes that mammography and its goal of early detection has no benefit. However, this conclusion has

New Blood Test to Confirm Negative Mammogram Results on Pathway for FDA Approval

“You’re fine” is what every woman wants to hear after her mammogram. But in 20 percent of those cases, they aren’t fine at all – cancer is there, but undetected by the exam. Octava Pink, a new blood test that confirms true negative results, will give women more certainty about their results. The test, approved in Europe, is about to undergo a second major

Are Carbs Bad For You? The Truth Behind The Hype

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few decades, you must have heard about the “evil” that is carbohydrates (aka “carbs”). Made popular by, among others, Dr. Robert Atkins in the 1960’s, and the “South Beach Diet” in the early 2000’s, the basic premise of this “nutritional truth” is that the consumption of carbs promotes

Eating Breakfast and Creating a Happier and Healthier Work Environment

Starting the day with good breakfast is really a good idea. When you start your car every morning, you make sure that the car has gas. I propose that your breakfast is like putting gas into your car’s engine. You may have heard the old saying, “Eat like a king at breakfast, a prince at lunch, and a pauper at supper.”

Your body and brain need good

The Neurochemistry of Power Has Implications for Political Change

Senior Associate Member at University of Oxford

Power, especially absolute and unchecked power, is intoxicating. Its effects occur at the cellular and neurochemical level. They are manifested behaviorally in a variety of ways, ranging from heightened cognitive functions to lack of inhibition, poor judgment, extreme narcissism, perverted behavior, and

Consuming A Variety of Foods Can Help You Appreciate Your Neighbor

“Why doesn’t he think like me?”

“How can she not see that she’s wrong?”

“How can they be happy living like that?”

I’m sure you or someone you know may have had thoughts like these at one time or another. I’m sure it’s only natural. After all, we must all believe in our own actions if we are to be content within our own

Daahlink, Can We Talk About Your Posture?

When I was a physical therapy student, I did a rotation at a New York City hospital. As a Midwesterner, this was particularly exciting. I had the opportunity to work in THE CITY and the added perk of treating some of the feistiest elderly ladies Manhattan had to offer.

Part of my role as a physical therapy student was to evaluate their posture. Most

Coconut Oil Clarifed

We were told to avoid coconut oil like the plague. Now it sits proudly on the shelf, often near the olive oil. We were warned it could lead to a variety of negative health consequences. What happened?

In some cultures, coconut oil has been used as a primary dietary staple as far back as one can research. South Pacific Islanders and Polynesian communities have

Breastfeeding Significantly Reduces Cancer in Kids

(JNS.org) Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer according to a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent.

“We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to

Staying Healthy by Staying Warm and Catching a Nap

It has been unusually cold these past few weeks. Even though the temperature is below freezing, I see children and adults who are not dressed appropriately for the weather. Why is it so important to stay warm?

Our bodies need warmth to process food, to eliminate waste and to provide good flow in the lymph system to keep our immune system strong. We lose the