Hearing Loss And Your Loved Ones: Communicating Without Enabling

By Dr. Esther Fogel Hearing loss can be uniquely challenging for the family members of an individual with hearing loss, but clear and open communication can make all the difference....

OHEL Hosts ‘Dear Anxiety, Let’s Break Up’ June 11

  A year ago, Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services launched its Sign of Strength Campaign to destigmatize anxiety and encourage proactive help. Anxiety is the No. 1 diagnosis in children...

Report: Israel Has Highest Increase in Opioid Use in OECD

Israel is the fastest rising opioid medication user in the developed world, according to a new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report. According to the report, which was released...

New Israeli Laws Regarding Marijuana Use Take Effect

New Israeli laws regarding the use of marijuana have begun to take effect this week, with possession of plants and dried products significantly decriminalized. Under new laws that are already...

Health Ministry Aims to Design System for the Future

By EYTAN HALON By 2030, Israel’s population is expected to rapidly grow from almost nine million citizens to more than 11 million, four times greater than the average population growth...

Del Joiner at St. John’s Awarded Excellence in Health Care Award

Del Joiner, vice president and chief quality officer at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital (SJEH), has been awarded the United Hospital Fund’s (UHF) Excellence in Health Care Award. The recognition...

At The Heart of Your Hearing

By Esther Fogel It may seem unlikely, but your heart and your hearing are connected! Increasingly, studies have shown that people with compromised cardiovascular health are at increased risk for impaired...

The Vein Of My Existence

By David T. Jacobs, MD A gentleman recently presented to my office with longstanding aching and heaviness in the legs. Over the last few years, large, bulging veins began to...

Magen David Adom in Action

Magen David Adom is helping save lives, not just in Israel, but around the world; almost everywhere there is a local Hatzalah ambulance team. That’s because Magen David Adom...

Goldschmidt Elected President of American Committee for Shaare Zedek

The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem is pleased to announce that the National Board has elected Dr. Howard Zvi Goldschmidt to serve as its new...
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By Dov Lipman Mike Sweetney had it all. Named the best high-school basketball player in the Washington, DC area in 2000, he then joined the list...

Halachic Musings: The Three Weeks

Although the Three Weeks and the other two fasts are a period of mourning and introspection, the Navi Zechariah tells us (Zechariah 8:19) that,...

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Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said the Jewish state will admit U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) “out...

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