Precedent: Israeli Court Imposes Cancer Treatment on Minor Despite Family’s Opposition

A judge in Tiberias on Monday ordered doctors to begin chemotherapy and radiation treatments for a leukemia-stricken 14-year-old, against his and his parents’ wishes. The youth was diagnosed with the...

IDF opens combat positions to cancer survivors

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recruits with medical histories of certain serious diseases, including some types of cancer, will now be allowed to volunteer for combat...

The Ilai Fund: Turning Tears Into Smiles

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Mention the word “hero” to a child and he will probably think of the superheroes of comics and movie fame. The Ilai Fund children constitute an...

Full Speed Ahead: What’s Keeping Your Weight At A Standstill?

By Dr. Bo Rosenblat Chief Physician for Dr. Bo’s Diet You’ve made up your mind that it’s time to lose weight, but despite all your efforts the scale is only...

The Ilai Fund: Turning Tears Into Smiles

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Mention the word “hero” to a child and he will probably think of the superheroes of comics and movie fame. The Ilai Fund children constitute an...

Full Speed Ahead: What’s Keeping Your Weight At A Standstill?

By Dr. Bo Rosenblat Chief Physician for Dr. Bo’s Diet You’ve made up your mind that it’s time to lose weight, but despite all your efforts the scale is only creeping–if...

Get FITT Fast: Four Elements For Fitness

By Dr. Bo Rosenblat Chief Physician for Dr. Bo’s Diet So you need to lose weight and you feel overwhelmed by the process? It’s a much more common feeling than...

Calorie Traps: The Sneaky Six Saboteurs

By Dr. Bo Rosenblat Chief Physician for Dr. Bo’s Diet So you’ve been doing your part: trying to eat healthy, working out when you can, and generally being mindful of what...

Save Lives With Healthcare Proxies

By Moshe Borowski, LMSW A Modern-Day Purim Miracle. Sylvia S., 78, has been beset with severe psychiatric issues for much of her life. While she never married, and her mental-health...

Body By Rachael: Obesity And Exercise

By Dr. Rachael E. Schindler We hear a lot about obesity these days. The usual solutions range from gastric-bypass surgery to strict diets and lots of exercise. However, even with...

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SAR to Stop Accepting Religious Exemptions For Vaccines

NEW YORK (JTA) — A prominent Modern Orthodox school in New York City will no longer accept religious exemptions to vaccination from its students. Salanter...

Two Israel-Related Matters in Mueller Report

The U.S. Department of Justice released on Thursday the highly-anticipated report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the Trump campaign did not collude with...

Jewish Community Preps for Multi-City Attack

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Imagine three Pittsburghs, simultaneously — a multi-pronged murderous attack at Jewish institutions across the country. The Jewish community’s top security...

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