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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health Prepares Doctors for Today’s Challenges

Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH), located in Beer Sheva, Israel, is approaching 20 years of training doctors who are leaders in their fields. The English-language, four-year medical school incorporates global health into all four years of the curriculum. Upon graduation, most students

Do Acupuncture Needles Hurt?

When you think of needles, what comes to mind? Probably not the most pleasant thought. It may even make you cringe. That is understandable. Most of us have had an experience with hypodermic needles at least once in our lives. Some of us feel fearful or cringe at the very thought of a “needle.” The reason is that hypodermic

What to Know About Your Drinking Water

(StatePoint) Recently there has been growing concern about the quality of the water we drink, outside and inside our own homes. Homeowners across the country realize that potential contaminants can compromise the quality of water that comes out of the tap at home, work or other community sources.

It’s Time to Get Kosher-Fit

Does this sound familiar?

Sunday: “OK, I’m starting my diet/exercise program today.”

Wednesday: “I’m doing great! I’ve been to the gym three days this week and I’m eating well.”

Friday night:

Hibernation: It May Not Be Only for Bears

Do you find yourself having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Do you feel too tired in the evening to exercise? Have you put on a few pounds this winter? Have you noticed that this pattern occurs every year?

During the spring and summer, you enjoyed long walks, running,

From Earning to Enjoying

I spoke recently in a number of schools on the subject of eating disorder awareness. Each time I speak, my presentations vary as I generally speak from my heart and mind in the moment. The program is fluid and meets the needs and questions of those in attendance. Each time I speak, though, I am sure to mention the basics

Concussion Safety: How to Handle a Concussion for Best Recovery

Part II

Last week an anecdote was presented with Nate, a high school athlete, sustaining a significant hit to his head during a game. The first question most parents and players have is how to recognize a concussion. That was covered in last week’s article. This week the next question is

Concussion Safety: Beyond Headlines and NFL — What You Need To Know

Part 1

Nate goes for the goal, the opponent’s defense kicks the ball and BAM! Nate takes a massive hit to his head. He falls down grabbing his head. The play stops and the coaches run over. Nate slowly gets up and walks to the bleachers. The crowd and

Code Blue

Thursday morning. 11:45 a.m.

Announcement over the hospital loudspeaker:

“Code Blue, third floor, hallway. Code Blue, third floor, hallway.”

(A code blue is a term used for a patient who requires resuscitation

Don’t Add Sugar, You Are Sweet Enough

You go to your doctor for your annual checkup. She tells you to lose a few pounds (this does not come as a major surprise to you) and to decrease sugar in your diet. She wants to see you in three months to review your lab reports and check your blood pressure. You leave the office feeling confident that you can lose the weight, cut

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Performs U.S.’s First In-Office Kyphoplasty Using Mazor Robotics Technology

Orlando—Earlier this month, Dr. Vagmin Vora, assisted by Drs. Lewin, Grossman and PA Issac Abramchayev, performed the first office-based kyphoplasty with Mazor Robotics technology in the U.S. at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders. The procedure did not require the patient to be intubated and she was able to go home within three

YU’s Medical Ethics Conference Addresses Infectious Disease Impact

New York Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will partner with YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) to explore the history, challenges and impact of infectious diseases at the Tenth Annual Fuld Family Medical Ethics Society Conference. Titled “Humanity’s Oldest Rival: Infectious