Orthodox and Anorexic

By the time Chaya Faigie Jundef was accepted into an eating-disorder treatment program in 2007, she weighed 52 pounds. Too weak to walk, she was carried in. Her hair...

Hundreds Hear From Experts on Gaucher Disease at Annual Event

Timed to coincide with National Gaucher Awareness month, the National Gaucher Foundation hosted its annual event in New York City on Oct. 27. Attended by nearly 200 patients, family...

Loneliness Can Be Fatal In The Elderly

Senior Home-Healthcare Tips By Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS Loneliness in the elderly is a life-threatening issue. Yes, it is that serious. I will go one step further; it is an epidemic....

New Mental Health Ed Laws Demand New Vigor From Community

By Sara Seligson Study after study substantiates that more students than ever are struggling with anxiety, depression, drug addiction, and self-harming and suicidal behaviors. Our community-based social-service organizations are helping...

Woodmere Fitness Club: Promoting Good Health Through Strength And Fitness

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Inna Koppel is a gamechanger. The personable owner of the hugely successful Woodmere Fitness Club, formerly known as Studio Inna, is set on keeping our...

Special Hospital Accommodations At South Nassau

During a follow-up doctor’s appointment held recently, 41-year-old Chaim Shapiro was given the good news by Rajiv Datta, MD, Medical Director of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Gertrude & Louis...

Kallah Teachers, BRCA Testing, and Surgery

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every so often a medical issue comes to the fore that urgently needs to be addressed.  The prevention and minimization of disease is a biblical imperative....

New Machine-Learning Algorithm For Cancer Diagnosis

Zebra Medical Vision, a leading deep-learning imaging analytics company, announced a new software algorithm using machine and deep learning for detecting breast cancer. The algorithm provides superior results compared...

Weight For The Right Time, Part 2

Advice From YidParenting By Rabbi Yitzie Ross Note: I answered last week’s question about weight from a parenting perspective. Since then, I received many e‑mails requesting more information from a professional....

Tips For Communicating During The Holidays With Hearing Loss

By Dr. Esther Fogel The fall season heralds Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays as well as family gatherings and large crowds. While the holidays are joyful and a time...

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French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Will Go on Trial

One of the “yellow vest” protesters who assailed the French Jewish intellectual Alain Finkielraut with antisemitic abuse on a Paris street last weekend will go...

AIPAC, AJC Condemn Far-Right Kahanist Party in Netanyahu Deal

Two major pro-Israel US groups expressed alarm over the past day following the political deal brokered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week...

Scammers Steal $437K From Synagogue Project in Hungary

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Scammers stole the equivalent of $437,000 in government funding from Hungary’s largest Jewish group for the renovation of a Budapest...

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