NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles Outbreak in Williamsburg

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency on Tuesday over the measles outbreak in Brooklyn’s haredi Orthodox community. De Blasio ordered...

Gal Gadot, Bar Refaeli Encourage Israelis to Get Measles Vaccine

(Kveller via JTA) There’s a measles outbreak in Israel. It’s spreading to Orthodox communities in the United States, and many are speaking out encouraging parents to vaccinate their kids. Two prominent Israeli moms...

Dr. Rachael Schindler, Nutrition and Fitness Guru

For over two decades, Rachael E. Schindler, Ph.D., has devoted her efforts to promoting her clients’ optimum health. An acclaimed psychologist, noted lecturer and author, certified pediatric and adult...

AIM: 30 Years Of Experience In Caring For Americans In Israel

Going to Israel to learn or tour can be the experience of a lifetime for many people. What’s the best way to prevent a medical emergency, thousands of miles...

Touro Releases Video to Dispel Misinformation on Measles Vaccine Responding to the outbreak of measles in New York, Touro College and University System has released a dynamic video public service announcement presenting facts about the disease and the...

Jewish Communities Step Up Education Efforts Against Measles

Tzali Freedman, 55, isn’t sure if he ever physically crossed paths with a visitor to his community of Oak Park, Mich., who was infected with the measles. But with...

Hearing Loss And Your Loved Ones: Communicating Without Enabling

By Dr. Esther Fogel Hearing loss can be uniquely challenging for the family members of an individual with hearing loss, but clear and open communication can make all the difference....

Weight Loss Struggles: A Full Week

Dear Alice, I had a busy week. I had a wedding one night, a bar mitzvah another night, and went away for Shabbos. I was so proud of how well...

Ezras Nashim, All Female EMS, Receives Agency Of The Year Award

Ezras Nashim, All-Women Hatzolah Members, received the EMS agency of the year Award from The Regional EMS Council of New York City, For participation in and commitment to the improvement...

Israel Now the Land of Milk, Honey … and Cannabis

Everyone at the CannaTech conference was high ...  on the idea that greater pharmaceutical and legal recreational usage of cannabis could soon become a reality in Israel. A whopping 1,000...
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