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A NEAT Idea

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 12/18/17 | Comments (0)

You have the best of intentions.  After years of sedentary living, you now realize that exercise is really an essential part of healthy living...

   
 

Israeli Medicine Versus American Medicine: An Interview...

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times | Published 12/15/17 | Comments (0)

Dr. Edward Horwitz is a leading cardiologist/ lipidologist in Israel. He was trained at the Cleveland Clinic and is one of the only lipidologists pract...

   
 

Mayor, CareFirst Announce New Effort To Combat Baltimor...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/14/17 | Comments (0)

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield officials joined Mayor Catherine Pugh Wednesday to announce new efforts to combat the opioid problem in Baltimore City a...

   
 

Biden Consoles Daughter Of Ailing Arizona Sen. John McC...

Article by AP | Published 12/14/17 | Comments (0)

Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father’s ba...

   
 

When Less is More

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 12/12/17 | Comments (0)

As Chanukah is here, my house is quiet.  All of my children are married and out of the house.    I quickly remember...

   
 

Maccabee Aish Teaches Children about Fire Safety for Ch...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 12/17/17 | Comments (0)

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Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert In...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/11/17 | Comments (0)

Temperatures predicted to fall into the 20s with wind chill...

   
 

Price Hikes Push Health Insurance Shoppers Into Hard Ch...

Article by AP | Published 12/11/17 | Comments (0)

Margaret Leatherwood has eight choices for health insurance next year but no good options. The cheapest individual coverage availab...

   
 

A Medicaid Challenge: Poor Health, But A Drive To Impro...

Article by AP | Published 12/08/17 | Comments (0)

It’s one of Medicaid’s challenges. While low-income people are more likely to struggle with health problems such as smo...

   
 

State Records First Hypothermia-Related Death Of Season

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/06/17 | Comments (0)

State health officials on Wednesday reported the first hypothermia-related death of the season. A Garrett County woman over the age...

   
 

How'd He Do It? An Interview With Baltimore's...

Article by BJLife/Isaac Draiman | Published 12/04/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 4, 2017 - ...

   
 

FDA Approves First-Of-A-Kind Test For Cancer Gene Profi...

Article by AP | Published 12/03/17 | Comments (0)

U.S. regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer genes at once, giving a more complete picture of wh...

   
 

Hooked: Personal Stories of Addiction

Article by JCS | Published 12/01/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 1, 2017 - Recently, Jewish Community Services, Sol Levinson & Bros., the Edward A. Myerberg C...

   
 

Co-Founder Of ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Dies A...

Article by AP | Published 12/01/17 | Comments (0)

The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge, which swept social media in 2014, has died after a...

   
 

New, Long-Acting Drugs Cut Frequency Of Migraine Headac...

Article by AP | Published 12/01/17 | Comments (0)

New, long-acting drugs may hold hope for millions of people who often suffer migraines. Studies of two of these medicines, given as shots every month o...

   
 

Trump Administration Halts School Lunch Salt Reduction

Article by AP | Published 11/30/17 | Comments (0)

The Trump administration is pausing enforcement of an Obama-era plan to further reduce the amount of salt in school lunches. The Ob...

   
 

Doctors In Israel Strike For Two Hours On Wednesday

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/29/17 | Comments (0)

The planned one-day strike in the healthcare industry has been canceled and instead, doctors made do with a two-hour strike during the work day. They a...

   
 

Facebook To Use Artificial Intellegence To Detect Suici...

Article by YWN/AP | Published 11/28/17 | Comments (0)

Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide. Facebook already has mechanisms...

   
 

Don’t Be Hungry

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 11/28/17 | Comments (0)

The benefits of being a normal and healthy weight are countless.  Of course, going about weight loss the proper way, and not “dieting&rd...

   
 

Study: Being Alone Can Be Good For Your Mental Health, ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/23/17 | Comments (0)

Buffalo — When it comes to seeking solitude, many people often blame mental health issues as an underlying ...

   
 

Nearly Half Of US Cancer Deaths Blamed On Unhealthy Beh...

Article by AP | Published 11/22/17 | Comments (0)

A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors. <...

   
 

Big Tobacco’s Anti-Smoking Ads Begin After Decade...

Article by AP | Published 11/22/17 | Comments (0)

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice....

   
 

Kidney Donations: A Halachic Analysis of a Shocking New...

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times | Published 11/22/17 | Comments (0)

One of the top Poskim in the Satmar world has issued a controversial ruling. Rav Chaim Yoseph Dovid Weiss, the Satmar Dayan in Antwerp and author of th...

   
 

After Death Of 8th Child, Ikea Relaunches Dresser Recal...

Article by AP | Published 11/21/17 | Comments (0)

New York -- Ikea relaunched a recall of 29 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child....

   
 

White House: True Cost Of Opioid Epidemic Tops $500 Bil...

Article by AP | Published 11/20/17 | Comments (0)

[Ed. Note]: Jewish Community Services (JCS) is joini...

   
 

This Tuesday, Nov. 21: Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

Article by Howard Reznick, LCSW-C Manager, Prevention/Education, Jewish Community Services | Published 11/19/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Oct. 26, 2017 -...

   
 

US Scientists Try Cure Through 1st Ever Gene Editing In...

Article by AP | Published 11/17/17 | Comments (0)

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to cure a dise...

   
 

‘Obamacare’ Mandate Repeal Would Remake Mar...

Article by AP | Published 11/16/17 | Comments (0)

Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won&r...

   
 

US Regulators Approve Digital Pill That Tracks If Patie...

Article by AP | Published 11/15/17 | Comments (0)

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring pat...

   
 

Shaare Zedek Hospital’s Mazor X Surgical Robot Is...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/15/17 | Comments (0)

Introducing Mazor X™ – Core of the Surgical Assurance Platform for Spine Surgery. Data-enabled surgery for a streamlined and connec...

   
 

Half Of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure In New Guide...

Article by AP | Published 11/15/17 | Comments (0)

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half ...

   
 

Clalit, Israel’s Largest HMO Offers An Incentive ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/14/17 | Comments (0)

Data published on Monday, 24 Cheshvan, reveals that Clalit HMO customarily fines clinics whose doctors provided patients, at their professional discret...

   
 

Bill Gates Gives $50 Million To Combat Alzheimer’...

Article by AP | Published 11/13/17 | Comments (0)

Seattle — Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Find That Brain Takes A Nap When Sl...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/09/17 | Comments (0)

A new collaborative study conducted...

   
 

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease C...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/02/17 | Comments (0)

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Doctors: Global Warming Is Taking A Toll On People&rsqu...

Article by AP | Published 11/01/17 | Comments (0)

Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and popul...

   
 

Israel: Mumps Are Back And Talmidei Yeshiva Are At Risk

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/30/17 | Comments (0)

In recent months there has been a significant increase in the number of Israelis diagnosed with mumps. Meanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control an...

   
 

Major Health Provider Sees Big Opioid Prescription Decl...

Article by AP | Published 10/30/17 | Comments (0)

A major health care system serving the upper Midwest said this week that the number of opioid pills it prescribes has fallen by almost a quarter as it ...

   
 

New York Hospital Delivers 4 Sets Of Twins In Single Da...

Article by AP | Published 10/27/17 | Comments (0)

A Long Island hospital has welcomed a rare four sets of twins in a six-hour period. The series of births at NYU Winthrop in Mineola...

   
 

Trump Declares Opioids A Public Health Emergency

Article by AP | Published 10/26/17 | Comments (0)

In ringing and personal terms, President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to “overcome addiction in America,” declaring the opioid ...

   
 

Sign-Up Season Gears Up As Trump Seeks ‘Obamacare...

Article by AP | Published 10/26/17 | Comments (0)

Consumers can now begin previewing 2018 plans and premiums for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, even as President Donald Trump pursues h...

   
 

Health Minister Litzman Provides A Personal Example To ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/25/17 | Comments (0)

Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman chose to set an example for third graders who are vaccinated this year as part of the student’s health serv...

   
 

To Your Health: A New Routine—It’s After Th...

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 10/25/17 | Comments (0)

The 23-day period from Rosh HaShanah until Simchas Torah is now behind us.  It is a time period that...

   
 

Thousands Of Israeli Eggs Contaminated With Salmonella

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/23/17 | Comments (0)

Tests reveal dangerous strain of salmonella in Yesh Maof eggs. Company claims coops are clean. ...

   
 

Judge Tosses $417M Award Against Johnson & Johnson ...

Article by AP | Published 10/22/17 | Comments (0)

A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-base...

   
 

McConnell Says He’s Awaiting Trump Guidance On He...

Article by AP | Published 10/22/17 | Comments (0)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s willing to bring bipartisan health care legislation to the floor if President Donald Trump m...

   
 

Survey: US Uninsured Up 3.5M This Year; Expected To Ris...

Article by AP | Published 10/20/17 | Comments (0)

The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over “Obamaca...

   
 

Trump Says He’s ‘Close’ To Naming New...

Article by AP | Published 10/18/17 | Comments (0)

President Donald Trump says he’s “more than close” to naming a new health and human services secretary. ...

   
 

Pro-Trump States Most Affected By His Health Care Decis...

Article by AP | Published 10/15/17 | Comments (0)

President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill...

   
 

Trump’s ‘Obamacare’ Move Jolts Health...

Article by AP | Published 10/15/17 | Comments (0)

President Donald Trump’s abrupt move to cut off federal payments to insurers jolted America’s health care and political worlds alik...

   
 

Warning: Leaving the Stove on Over 3-Day Yom Tov? Open ...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 10/11/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 18, 2017 - Reposted by popular request -...

   
 

White House Plans Order To Expand Health Care Options

Article by AP | Published 10/09/17 | Comments (0)

The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool together and buy i...

   
 

Insider Q&A: Health Insurance Broker Sees Challenge...

Article by AP | Published 10/08/17 | Comments (0)

Health insurance broker Liz Gallops can quickly list the obstacles that lie ahead in the upcoming enrollment window. Individual cov...

   
 

Health Officials Watching Mosquitoes In Texas After Har...

Article by AP | Published 10/07/17 | Comments (0)

Health officials in Texas will be on watch in coming weeks for any increases in mosquito-borne diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses after ...

   
 

Trump Reaches Out To Democrats In Bid For ‘Great&...

Article by AP | Published 10/07/17 | Comments (0)

Trying to revive health care talks, President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had spoken to the Senate’s Democratic leader to gauge whethe...

   
 

Cigarette Makers To Publish New Statements On Health Ri...

Article by AP | Published 10/04/17 | Comments (0)

Starting next month, major U.S. cigarette companies will publish a series of statements about the health risks of smoking. The cour...

   
 

BDE: Infant, R’L, Pronounced Dead Following CPR A...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/03/17 | Comments (0)

United Hatzalah volunteers on Tuesday morning 13 Tishrei operated on the scene of a CPR call on an infant inside the family home in Bnei Brak....

   
 

Price’s Exit Further Complicates GOP Health Care ...

Article by AP | Published 10/01/17 | Comments (0)

The ouster of Tom Price as President Donald Trump’s health secretary is yet another self-inflicted blow for Republicans wishing to put their ...

   
 

GOP Unsure How To Deal With Voters Angry Over Health Ca...

Article by AP | Published 10/01/17 | Comments (0)

Republicans face a big problem following the collapse of their latest push to repeal the Obama health care law: Their own voters are angry and don&...

   
 

Mazel Tov! Charedi Quadruplets Finally Sent Home After ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/28/17 | Comments (0)

Following a six-week stay in the hospital, Charedi quadruplets, born to the Levy family of Kiryat Sanz in Netanya, have been sent home happy and health...

   
 

Congress At Crossroads After Another GOP Health Care Fa...

Article by AP | Published 09/27/17 | Comments (0)

Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans’ stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama’s health care law. But what’s next...

   
 

Fall Prevention Fair (Photos)

Article by BJLife/Marla Lewis | Published 09/26/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 26, 2017 - On Sunday, September 17, Steady Strides ...

   
 

Tuesday @ 8:00 PM: Join Bikur Cholim Of Baltimore &...

Article by BJLife/Rochelle Goldberg | Published 09/26/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 20, 2017 - Baltimore community members ...

   
 

What The Latest Health Overhaul Push Means For Consumer...

Article by AP | Published 09/25/17 | Comments (0)

Only one thing is certain for insurance shoppers if the latest attempt to replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law succeeds: U...

   
 

Collins’ Opposition All But Kills GOP Health Care...

Article by AP | Published 09/25/17 | Comments (0)

The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins join...

   
 

Republicans Make Desperate Bid To Save Health Care Bill

Article by AP | Published 09/25/17 | Comments (0)

Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the ...

   
 

‘Catastrophic’ Lack Of Sleep In Modern Soci...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/24/17 | Comments (0)

‘I take my sleep incredibly seriously because I have seen the evidence,’ says Profes...

   
 

GOP Sen. Collins Likely Against Latest Health Bill Addi...

Article by AP | Published 09/24/17 | Comments (0)

Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday all but closed the door to supporting last-ditch Republican health care bill, leaving her party’s drive to uproo...

   
 

GOP’s ‘Obamacare’ Repeal All But Dead...

Article by AP | Published 09/23/17 | Comments (0)

Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing...

   
 

Disability Backlog Tops 1 Million; Thousands Die On Wai...

Article by AP | Published 09/18/17 | Comments (0)

More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly tw...

   
 

Israel Health Destroys Tainted Fish From Jerusalem Supe...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/15/17 | Comments (0)

Israel Health Ministry officials confirm that a quantity of fish from ‘Shaare Revacha’ located at 25 Yirmiyahu Street in Jerusalem ...

   
 

Fake Water: Poland Spring Targeted By 2nd Lawsuit Over ...

Article by AP | Published 09/14/17 | Comments (0)

A new lawsuit accuses Poland Spring water of deceiving customers by putting the words “100 percent natural spring water” on product...

   
 

Emergency Drive Until 11PM This Evening, Wed., Sept 13:...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 09/13/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Sept. 11, 2017 - Internationally renowned bone marrow reg...

   
 

Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Plan Puts Democrats O...

Article by AP | Published 09/13/17 | Comments (0)

Sen. Bernie Sanders rode his impassioned liberal army of supporters through a tumultuous 2016, fighting to snatch the Democratic presidential nominatio...

   
 

Child Chokes In Beit Shemesh Kindergarten On A Hammock ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/12/17 | Comments (0)

A small girl choked in a kindergarten in Beit Shemesh on Monday afternoon 20 Elul, a United Hatzalah report documents. United Hatzalah responders opera...

   
 

Relatively Low Harvey Death Toll Is ‘Astounding&r...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/17 | Comments (0)

Harvey has so far killed at least 70 people who drowned in floods, got crushed by trees and died during power outages — a surprisingly low to...

   
 

Battery Extracted From 4-Year-Old Boy's Nose

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/06/17 | Comments (0)

Mother, 4-year-old son arrive at Tzfat hospital after boy complains of severe pain....

   
 

Health Officials in Israel Warn Of Eggs With Salmonella...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/05/17 | Comments (0)

The Health Ministry calls on the general public not to buy “Yesh Maohf” eggs with a ‘last date of sale’ of 20 O...

   
 

Frustration Mounts Over Premiums For Individual Health ...

Article by AP | Published 09/04/17 | Comments (0)

Millions of people who buy individual health insurance policies and get no financial help from the Affordable Care Act are bracing for another year of ...

   
 

South Carolina Couple Sues Amazon Over Eclipse Glasses

Article by AP | Published 09/03/17 | Comments (0)

A South Carolina couple is suing online retailer Amazon over what they claim were faulty pairs of eclipse glasses that resulted in eye injuries, headac...

   
 

First-Ever Implant Treats Heart Failure At Rambam (Vide...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/03/17 | Comments (0)

Millions of people worldwide suffer from diastolic heart failure but there is currently no effective proven treatment for this condition. A unique devi...

   
 

Trump Administration Slashes Funds For Health Care Sign...

Article by AP | Published 09/01/17 | Comments (0)

Affirming its disdain for “Obamacare,” the Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care ...

   
 

Sessions: Drug Overdoses ‘The Top Lethal Issue&rs...

Article by AP | Published 08/30/17 | Comments (0)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. and urged law enforcement ...

   
 

NYC To Hike Price Of Cigarette Packs To $13, Highest In...

Article by AP | Published 08/30/17 | Comments (0)

New York City is setting another record: becoming the most expensive place in the U.S. to buy cigarettes. The price of a pack of ci...

   
 

Gov’t Report: 28.1M In US Lack Health Coverage

Article by AP | Published 08/29/17 | Comments (0)

The government says about 500,000 fewer Americans had no health insurance the first three months of th...

   
 

What Was---What Is!

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 08/29/17 | Comments (0)

The fields of exercise science and nutrition are ever evolving.  And the longer good research goes on, the more we find out.  And the...

   
 

US Senators Call On FDA To Ban Sale Of Menthol Cigarett...

Article by AP | Published 08/26/17 | Comments (0)

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes, arguing that tobacco companies disproportionately target African-Americans when the...

   
 

Israel: Court Orders Vaccinating Child Despite Mom&rsqu...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/23/17 | Comments (0)

The Tel Aviv Family Court decided to intervene in a dispute between parents who had separated about their children’s vaccinations and ruled t...

   
 

Jury Awards $417M In Lawsuit Linking Talcum Powder To C...

Article by AP | Published 08/21/17 | Comments (0)

OS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed ...

   
 

Using Exercise to Manage Stress

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 08/21/17 | Comments (0)

We all have stress.  It’s a fact of life.  And it’s a good thing...

   
 

Former Health Chiefs To Trump: Avoid New ‘Obamaca...

Article by AP | Published 08/21/17 | Comments (0)

Don’t make things worse. That’s the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donal...

   
 

Wear Solar Specs Or Make A Viewer To Safely Watch Eclip...

Article by AP | Published 08/19/17 | Comments (0)

Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday’s total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years. ...

   
 

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water Is Committing ‘Colos...

Article by AP | Published 08/18/17 | Comments (0)

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains “100 percent natural sp...

   
 

EpiPen Maker Finalizes Settlement For Government Overch...

Article by AP | Published 08/18/17 | Comments (0)

EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors fo...

   
 

FDA OKs Pfizer Drug For Rare, Fast-Killing Type Of Leuk...

Article by AP | Published 08/18/17 | Comments (0)

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have faile...

   
 

JetBlue Says Crew Members Sickened By Nail Polish Remov...

Article by AP | Published 08/18/17 | Comments (0)

JetBlue Airways says fumes from nail polish remover caused two crew members to become ill on a flight from Boston to Charleston, South Carolina....

   
 

US Teen Drug Overdose Deaths Inch Up After Years Of Dec...

Article by AP | Published 08/16/17 | Comments (0)

After years of decline, teen deaths from drug overdoses have inched up, a new U.S. government report shows. The drop in teen deaths...

   
 

Report: Higher Premiums If Trump Halts ‘Obamacare...

Article by AP | Published 08/16/17 | Comments (0)

Premiums for a popular type of individual health plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald T...

   
 

Court: State Can’t Vaccinate Kids In Temporary Cu...

Article by AP | Published 08/16/17 | Comments (0)

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state’s child welfare agency cannot vaccinate children placed temporarily in its custody...