Empowering Families To Fight Addiction: Amudim & Ohel Awareness Event In Brooklyn

The sharp rise in addiction rates reported last month by Columbia University researchers unfortunately has not spared our community. With addiction escalating to epidemic proportions in the frum community,...

Calvary & NASCK Team Up For TEAM Shabbos

Calvary Hospital, together with the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK), is set to host another event for community rabbis on Thursday, January 12, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., on its...

Summer Safety Tips For Seniors

By Sam Rausman The dog days of summer are upon us, and while everyone enjoys a little sunshine, there are potential dangers that the summer heat can bring, particularly for...

George Weiner scores against cancer

When his uncle Michael was diagnosed with brain cancer just over a year ago, George Weiner dug his cleats deeper in the batter’s box while also skating hard to...

Gathering Important Documents For The Elderly

By Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS So often when crisis hits, a family can be caught unawares. In emergencies, adult children are often blindsided by not knowing where to find critical...

Improving Nutrition For The Elderly

By Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS Poor nutrition in the elderly is more of a problem than people realize. While important in their own right, factors like finances or poor eating...

Veins, Veins, Go Away

By David T. Jacobs, MD Winter has settled in. The holidays have passed. At this time of year, warm spring and summer weather isn’t at the top of your mind....

Eldercare Conversation With A Resistant Senior

By Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS We talk a lot about how important it is to have those serious end-of-life discussions with your elderly loved ones as they enter their golden...

Designing An Exercise Plan For The Elderly And Frail

By Anita Kamiel, RN, MPS As the weather begins to turn cold, we have a natural tendency to hibernate and neglect our need for exercise. Generally, fitness plans focus on...

Israeli Study: Breastfeeding Can Reduce Risk of Children Getting Cancer

JNS.org - Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed...
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8-Year-Old Hasidic Boy Dies in NY Boating Accident

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

Gluck: Celebrating Simcha Responsibly

  By Zvi Gluck Here we are again, in the home stretch of what has been a wonderful yom tov season, an inspirational and emotional period...

Slice Of Life: Vegetarian Soups

  By Eileen Goltz Based on a very unscientific survey of my friends and family, I’ve come to the conclusion that every single table that is...

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