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By Dr. Esther Fogel There is a little-known link between cancer and hearing. One possible side effect of some chemotherapy drugs is ototoxicity, or toxicity to one’s inner ear, which...

Israeli Doctor Helps Cancer Survivors Like Himself

Itzhak Brook MD, MSc I am a physician who specializes in pediatrics and infectious diseases, and a head and neck cancer survivor.  I was born and raised in Israel, graduated...

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Parker’s Social Adult Day Care Program Receives Top Ranking

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation is proud to announce that Parker’s social adult day care program, Parker On Madison, was ranked in the Top Three category...

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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...

Israeli Study: Maternal Depression Impacts Physiology of Young Children

A new Israeli-led study found that children of mothers suffering from depression may be at greater risk for psychological disorders and altered immune responses. “If you grow up with a...

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Dear Basya, I have heard about people losing weight on the “Keto” diet. Can you tell me what the Keto Diet is and if you would recommend it? Signed, Willing to Try...

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