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...

How Do We Speak to Our Children About Pittsburgh?

By Rabbi Dr. Ari Sytner Unlike any previous tragedy, where we listen to the horror stories, process our emotions and then return to ordinary life, this time is different. As...

ALEH Secures Backing to Establish Inclusive Town In Israel’s South

In September, ALEH, Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities, announced that it has joined forces with Israel’s Ministry of Construction and Housing and the Merhavim...

Op-Ed: The Anti-Vaccination Disgrace

By Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD There is a small, yet very vocal and influential group of “anti-vaxxers” living in our heimishe communities. They should stop reading now, as they...

Dear Basya: Lack Of Progress

Dear Basya, I have been on plan since the summer, and I am quite frustrated. I am having trouble losing weight despite being perfectly on plan whenever possible. I do...

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...

Gural JCC To Host Evening On Ashkenazi Hereditary Cancer Connection

  The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC in Cedarhurst will host Dr. Kenneth Offit, chief of the clinical genetics service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, to discuss BRCA genes...

Hundreds Placed at Risk in Israel by Anti-Vaxxers

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com This past Tuesday, Israel’s Health Ministry announced that the outbreak of measles since the beginning of the year has risen to 882. Most of these...

Memorizing 3 Facts Can Make Weight Loss Simple

By Gordon Schectman, MD Losing weight doesn’t have to be complicated! Just memorize three simple facts: We all must eat to live. We are what we eat. Therefore, if we...

Everything You Need To Know About IVDrips

  What is IVDrips? IVDrips specializes in intravenous infusions created to give the healthier individual a stronger vitamin and mineral uptake. IVDrips range from general wellness and recovery to beauty...

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De Blasio Calls BDS ‘Unacceptable’ During Speech on Antisemitism

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