What Is Long-Term Care?

By Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS About 70 percent of people over age 65 need some type of long-term care during their lifetime, and more than 40 percent need care in...

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...

Israel Mortality Stats: Cancer Killing More Jews Than Arabs

Life & Death. Photo: h.koppdelaney. Cancer caused 25.9 percent of all deaths among Israeli Jews, as opposed to 20.7% among the country's Arab population in 2012, according to recently-published Central...

RCA Opposes Physician-Assisted Suicide

Taking a public position on a divisive policy issue, the 1,000 member rabbis of the Rabbinical Council of America have published a formal resolution opposing physician-assisted suicide. A year ago,...

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology Opens New Office In Five Towns

On April 19, Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, the largest private radiology practice on Long Island, opened its ninth location in Nassau County. The office is located at 625 Rockaway Turnpike in...

Multivitamin Use Linked to Lowered Cancer Risk

After a series of conflicting reports about whether vitamin pills can stave off chronic disease, researchers announced on Wednesday that a large clinical trial of nearly 15,000 older male...

Caregivers Must Remember To Take Care Of Themselves

By Assemblywoman Melissa Miller Women have typically assumed the role of caregivers in their families. It is instinctively natural for us–it’s what we do. We nurture, we care, worry–we take...

Herbalife’s ‘members’ club

What’s in a name? Herbalife’s 3.2 million distributors may soon find out. Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson said the nutritional supplements company will start classifying the vast majority of distributors as...

Saving Lives: The Eating Disorder Conference 2016

By Michele Herenstein Fuzzy slippers, funky pajamas, stationery, pens with feathers attached, DVDs (not about exercise or dieting), novels, journals–what do all these things have in common? They are gifts that...

“Defining Hope” Takes a Deep Look at Palliative Care

Nurse Diane Ryan RN is prominently featured in the groundbreaking documentary Defining Hope. The full-length film will be airing in the New York area over the next six weeks on WLIW/Ch....

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Palestinian Authority President Rejects Tax Money From Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA’s...

PSEG Long Island Offers Customer Assistance Programs

  As winter bills arrive and the cold weather continues, PSEG Long Island reminds customers heating assistance is available. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is...

Yaya Offers D-Day Tour

By Marion Fischel On June 6, 1944, the Allied Forces of the United States, Great Britain, and Canada landed on the beaches of Normandy, France,...

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