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Drinking Too Much Sugar

Article by Jae Berman | Published 12/09/16 | Comments (0)

It would be a sad state if the only solution to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. To avoid the birth...

   
 

Teva To Market, Distribute Medical Cannabis Inhaler In ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/29/16 | Comments (0)

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries of Israel will market and distribute a cannabis inhaler in the country, becoming the first major medical company in the ...

   
 

Is it my Thyroid? (Part 1)

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 11/28/16 | Comments (0)

Rochel, a 54 year old who was in my weight loss program a few years ago, was frustrated.  She...

   
 

Zika-Caused Birth Defect May Become Clear Only After Bi...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/23/16 | Comments (0)

Researchers say a severe birth defect caused by Zika infection may not be apparent at birth but develop months afterward, further confirmation that the...

   
 

Florida Lifts Zika Transmission Zone iIn Parts Of Miami...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/22/16 | Comments (0)

Florida officials removed part of Miami Beach from an active Zika transmission zone on Tuesday, saying more than 45 days had passed since the last loca...

   
 

No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-...

Article by Bloomberg | Published 11/22/16 | Comments (0)

The aloe vera gel many Americans buy to soothe damaged skin contains no evidence of aloe vera at all. Samples of store-brand aloe g...

   
 

'Thunderstorm Asthma': Two Die and Thousands ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/22/16 | Comments (0)

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How Late Can I Eat?

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 11/22/16 | Comments (0)

Moishe is a skype client from the mid-Atlantic United States.  He has become a great exercise...

   
 

Trump Can Kill Obamacare but Risks “Death Spiral&...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/22/16 | Comments (0)

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EpiPen Manufacturer Will Be a No-Show at Senate Hearing

Article by AP | Published 11/22/16 | Comments (0)

Pharmaceutical company Mylan is refusing to testify at a congressional hearing next week on a settlement between the company and the Justice Department...

   
 

Unger’s: Check All Chulent Beans

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/21/16 | Comments (0)

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British Teen Cryogenically Frozen in Michigan Under Cou...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/21/16 | Comments (0)

The case was likely the first...

   
 

Amazing Shabbat Story from Jerusalem United Hatzalah

Article by Miriam Ballin | Published 11/20/16 | Comments (0)

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Sabra Dipping Company Issues Voluntary Recall Of Certa...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/19/16 | Comments (0)

Sabra Dipping Co., LLC is voluntarily recalling certain hummus products made prior to November 8, 2016 due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, w...

   
 

Health Minister: No More Chocolate Milk At School

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

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Is Addiction Growing In The Jewish Community?

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

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Your Health: Not Something To Ignore

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 11/14/16 | Comments (0)

On a recent visit to the United States, all of the news outlets were discussing how to prevent the next terror attack,ח"ו. The law enforcement c...

   
 

Stressed out over Trump victory? Try cleaning out your ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/12/16 | Comments (0)

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Vitamin D Deficiency Is Widely Overestimated, Doctors W...

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

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too muc...

   
 

Coca-Cola, Pepsi Hit With Wave of Ridiculous Taxes As C...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/09/16 | Comments (0)

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Thankfully, Obamacare’s Future in Critical Condit...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/09/16 | Comments (0)

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Watch Senator Rand Paul Discuss ObamaCare (Video)

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/09/16 | Comments (0)

Senator Rand Paul Discusses ObamaCare ...

   
 

Maran HaRav Chaim Kanievsky’s, Shlita, Medical Mi...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/08/16 | Comments (0)

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Revisiting Stress

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 11/08/16 | Comments (0)

Stress is a subject that I write about from time to time because I see all too often the damage it does to our health and wellbeing.  I see it...

   
 

Turning Back The Clock 1 Hour Takes A Serious Toll On Y...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/06/16 | Comments (0)

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Infomercial Sleeper ‘My Pillow’ Gets $1 Mil...

Article by Washington Post | Published 11/03/16 | Comments (0)

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Former Baltimore Bais Yaakov Student Naomi Bier Named 2...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/03/16 | Comments (0)

The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston would like to congratulate Naomi Bier for being named one of the 2016-2017 ...

   
 

Israeli Scientists May Have Found A New AIDS Cure

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/03/16 | Comments (0)

 Israeli scientists may have found a cure f...

   
 

D.C. Council Gives Initial Approval To A Bill To Let Te...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 11/02/16 | Comments (0)

The D.C. Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe fatal drugs to terminally ill residents in ...

   
 

Could a Diabetes Drug Help Beat Alzheimer's Diseas...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/31/16 | Comments (0)

Most of the 20 million people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. take metformin to h...

   
 

Yom Tov is Over; How's Your Eating/Exercising? Loo...

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 10/31/16 | Comments (0)

Our Succahs are down and the Yomim Tovim are now long behind us.  Hopefully, we had a lot of Simcha and quality time with our families.&nb...

   
 

Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer? Another Jury Thinks So, ...

Article by AP | Published 10/29/16 | Comments (0)

Trenton, N.J. — For the third time, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict over...

   
 

Have A Kid With Migraines? Sugar Pills Work As Well As ...

Article by AP | Published 10/28/16 | Comments (0)

Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids' migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, i...

   
 

Israeli Organ Ring Busted

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/26/16 | Comments (0)

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Pediatricians: Babies Should Sleep in Same Room As Pare...

Article by AP | Published 10/26/16 | Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their...

   
 

Two Diet Drinks A Day Could Double The Risk Of Diabetes...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/21/16 | Comments (0)

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Infant Bitten By Black Widow Spider In Hadera Area

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/20/16 | Comments (0)

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Potatoes And Cereals Are Health Risk, While Dairy Is Go...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 10/15/16 | Comments (0)

POTATOES and cereals increase the risk of heart disease while high fat dairy products cut the risk, a...

   
 

Beware Extremes: Exercise, Anger May Trigger Heart Atta...

Article by AP | Published 10/10/16 | Comments (0)

If you're angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study ties ...

   
 

Effort To Find Bone Marrow Match For Jewish Father Wit...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/30/16 | Comments (0)

Adam Krief, a 31-year-old Israeli Jewish father of three of Los Angeles, is fighting for his life in a race to find a single bone...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Make Breakthrough in Autism Researc...

Article by Israel Hayom | Published 09/29/16 | Comments (0)

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev have made a significant breakthrough in a u...

   
 

FDA Approves 'Artificial Pancreas' To Manage...

Article by AP | Published 09/28/16 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial panc...

   
 

Mylan’s EpiPen Profits Are 60 Percent More Than I...

Article by Washington Post | Published 09/26/16 | Comments (0)

Lawmakers were skeptical last week when Mylan chief executive Heather Bresch said that the company made only $100 in profit for a two-pack of EpiPens...

   
 

Rosh Hashanah is Just a Heartbeat Away

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 09/26/16 | Comments (0)

Prior to writing my columns, I always try to think through an idea before I put it to paper.  This column was to be no exception and I actuall...

   
 

The Kids Too!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 09/21/16 | Comments (0)

Society, with its current lifestyle habits has created a high percentage of adults who are not well.  The amount of adults with high blood pre...

   
 

London - Giving Babies Eggs And Nuts Early May Avert Al...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/21/16 | Comments (0)

London - Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they’re as young as 4 months old may have a lower risk of developing all...

   
 

Washington - Codeine Not Safe For Kids, Doctors Warn

Article by Reuters | Published 09/20/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Codeine isn’t safe for children and shouldn’t be used to ease pain or relieve coughs, a leading U.S. pediatricians gr...

   
 

Eggo Waffles Recalled Amid Listeria Fears

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/20/16 | Comments (0)

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Miami - Florida Governor Says No Zika Transmission In M...

Article by AP | Published 09/19/16 | Comments (0)

Miami - Florida’s governor says Miami’s Wynwood arts district is no longer considered a zone of active Zika transmission....

   
 

Jerusalem - Doctors Treating Israel's Peres Reduce...

Article by AP | Published 09/18/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem -  The office of Shimon Peres says that doctors treating the former Israeli president following a major stroke have decided to low...

   
 

San Juan, Puerto Rico - Nearly 20,000 Zika Cases Report...

Article by AP | Published 09/17/16 | Comments (0)

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The number of Zika cases keeps climbing in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Health officials said Friday ...

   
 

London - Study Confirms Zika Causes Brain Birth Defects...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/15/16 | Comments (0)

London - Early results from a crucial case-control study in Brazil have confirmed a direct causal link between Zika virus infection in pregnant women...

   
 

Washington - Trump Says Woman Should Have Access To Bir...

Article by AP | Published 09/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Donald Trump says he believes women should be able to obtain birth control without a prescription. Speaking on an epis...

   
 

Washington - Researchers Creating Antibiotic Gel To Tac...

Article by AP | Published 09/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Parents know the frustration of trying to get that gunky pink antibiotic into a tot screaming from an ear infection. A one-time squirt o...

   
 

Is “He” Still There?

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/14/16 | Comments (0)

“It could happen to anyone. Maybe to the person who passes your house each day on the way to work or the man sitting across from you on the ...

   
 

Sorry, But The 5-second Rule Was Debunked By Science Ye...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/13/16 | Comments (0)

Bacteria waits for no one ...

   
 

New York - Study Details Sugar Industry Attempt To Shap...

Article by AP | Published 09/13/16 | Comments (0)

New York - The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar’s role in heart disease — in part by pointing the fi...

   
 

Yoqneam, Israel - New Wheelchair Lets You Cruise Throug...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/12/16 | Comments (0)

Yoqneam, Israel - Israeli technology start-up UPnRIDE Robotics is launching an innovative upright, self-stabilizing wheelchair at a medical conferenc...

   
 

The Truth About Exercise

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 09/12/16 | Comments (0)

Jonathan is 50 years old.  He came into my office with a host of problems. His main problems were lack of energy and being overweight, and he ...

   
 

Florida - Miami Business Owners Anxious For Zika Warnin...

Article by AP | Published 09/11/16 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - Business owners are anxious for federal health officials to lift a travel advisory warning pregnant women and their partners to avoid par...

   
 

Jerusalem - Israeli Drug Maker Teva Says Hoping To Laun...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/10/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd on Friday said it hopes to win U.S. approval by late 2017 or early 2018 for its version of Mylan NV&am...

   
 

Miami Beach, FL - Specialized Trucks, Planes Target Mos...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Miami Beach, FL - Trucks equipped with blowers are driving through South Beach to spray pesticides that kill mosquito larvae. The c...

   
 

Washington - Sorry Kids: Docs Urge Flu Shots, Not Nasal...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Kids may get more of a sting from flu vaccination this fall: Doctors are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials sa...

   
 

Chicago - Staying Cool: Fans Might Not Benefit Seniors ...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - True or false: Electric fans are a cheap and effective way to stay cool during extreme heat waves. A tiny new experiment in older adults su...

   
 

Albany, NY - New York Requiring Schools To Test Drinkin...

Article by AP | Published 09/07/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - Schools in New York state will be required to test their drinking water for lead contamination under a new measure signed into law Tuesd...

   
 

Ohio - Mylan Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over EpiPen ...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

Ohio - An Ohio woman on Tuesday filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc in an Ohio county court, cl...

   
 

Albany, NY - New York AG Probes Mylan For EpiPen Contra...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY -New York has opened a probe into whether Mylan Pharmaceuticals broke antitrust law in writing contracts to provide EpiPens to some school...

   
 

I Hope Your Aren’t Dieting!

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

It seems as if everybody’s going on a diet!  Well, not quite.  But people call my office all the time asking about our &...

   
 

London - Vitamin D Tablets May Help Reduce Asthma Attac...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

London - The world’s 300 million asthma sufferers could help reduce their risk of severe asthma attacks by taking vitamin D supplements as ...

   
 

London - Research Links Eczema And Hay Fever To Early A...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/06/16 | Comments (0)

London -  Babies given antibiotics in the first two years of life are more likely to develop allergies as adults, according to an extensive ...

   
 

Israeli Study to Test Effect of Cannabis on The Autist...

Article by ilTV | Published 09/05/16 | Comments (0)

An Israeli doctor believes that cannabis can also be used to help those dealing with autism. ILTV reports....

   
 

Albany, NY - New York Looks To Expand Medical Marijuana...

Article by AP | Published 09/04/16 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - Dan Ryszka is a pharmacist, so he knows something about medicine. But he was still stumped when drug after drug failed to curb his child...

   
 

Chicago - Study: Zika Causes Deafness In About 6 Percen...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/02/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - A study in Brazil of 70 babies whose mothers had confirmed Zika infections found that nearly 6 percent had hearing loss, adding a new compl...

   
 

Geneva - UN: Zika Remains Global Emergency, Virus Still...

Article by AP | Published 09/02/16 | Comments (0)

Geneva - The World Health Organization says the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and noted the virus is continuing to infec...

   
 

Washington - FDA Halts Sale Of Some Over-the-counter Ha...

Article by AP | Published 09/02/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - The federal government Friday banned more than a dozen chemicals long-used in antibacterial soaps, saying manufacturers failed to show t...

   
 

Chicago - Experts: Hurricane Hermine Will Complicate Fl...

Article by Reuters | Published 09/01/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - Hurricane Hermine, set to cause flooding and damage when it hits Florida overnight, will make it harder for the state to fight Zika, a mosq...

   
 

Tallahassee, FL - Florida Finds Zika In Trapped Mosquit...

Article by AP | Published 09/01/16 | Comments (0)

Tallahassee, FL - Authorities in Florida have found the Zika virus in trapped mosquitoes, the first time this has happened in the continental US....

   
 

Why You Should Never Eat After 7pm: Late Night Meals &#...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 09/01/16 | Comments (0)

Eating late at night is putting millions of people in danger of he...

   
 

Brains of Jewish Holocaust Victims Found in Munich Inst...

Article by Ido Ben-Porat | Published 08/31/16 | Comments (0)

"Whoever thought this chapter was closed - is completely mistaken."...

   
 

San Francisco - Want To Detect Gluten On The Go? There&...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

San Francisco - A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go....

   
 

New York - Study: History Of Gallstones May Signal High...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

New York - People who have had gallstone disease are more likely than others to develop coronary heart disease, according to a large analysis of past...

   
 

Miami, FL - Officials: Three New Cases Of Local Zika Tr...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

Miami -  Florida health officials on Tuesday said they were investigating three new Zika virus cases likely stemming from local mosquito bit...

   
 

Israeli Doctor To Study Medical Cannabis Effects On Aut...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/30/16 | Comments (0)

An Israeli pediatrician has launched a clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis on autis...

   
 

Orlando, FL - Orlando Theme Parks Give Free Bug Spray T...

Article by AP | Published 08/29/16 | Comments (0)

Orlando, FL - Orlando’s major theme parks are now offering free bug repellant to visitors as concerns about mosquito-transmitted Zika virus ...

   
 

Drug-Dispensing Contact Lenses Offer Hope to Glaucoma P...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/29/16 | Comments (0)

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Washington - Mylan To Launch Generic EpiPen At Half The...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/29/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy ...

   
 

Most likely to Gain Weight

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 08/28/16 | Comments (0)

Much of my writing focuses on strategies to improve our health.  I also like to differentiate between what we can call either hearsay, or myth...

   
 

New York - Exposure To 9/11 Disaster Tied To Low Birthw...

Article by AP | Published 08/26/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  For years following the events of September 11, 2001 in lower Manhattan, the disaster and its aftermath may have affected women ...

   
 

Washington - Study: Regular Nibbling On Nuts Linked To ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/26/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Eating a handful of nuts five times per week may reduce inflammation, a condition that contributes to heart disease, diabetes and many o...

   
 

Washington - Mylan Offers Discounts On EpiPen After Cli...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/25/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Mylan NV said on Thursday it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a da...

   
 

Pittsburgh, PA - Heavy Lifting By Young Workers Linked ...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/24/16 | Comments (0)

Pittsburgh, PA - Young adults with jobs that involve heavy lifting and forceful movements might be at higher risk for back pain later in life, a stud...

   
 

Orlando, FL - Teen Survives Rare Amoeba Infection That ...

Article by AP | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

Orlando, FL - A South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight t...

   
 

Miami, FL - Florida Announces Zika Case Hundreds Of Mil...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

Miami, FL - Florida officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Zika acquired by local mosquitoes in Pinellas County, located some 265 miles (42...

   
 

Knesset Member Introduces 3 Bills To Protect Overweight...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

(JTA) — Three b...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Find Skin Cancer ‘Breakthroug...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/23/16 | Comments (0)

Researchers have discovered how Melanoma spreads through the body, a “breakthrough” they hope will lead to cancer becoming nonthre...

   
 

Tel Aviv - Israeli Researchers Closing In On Cure For M...

Article by JPOST | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - The mechanism by which melanoma – the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer – spreads through the body has bee...

   
 

Washington - US Lawmakers Press Mylan On EpiPen Price I...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Two senior lawmakers on the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee on Monday pushed for information regarding sharp price increases...

   
 

New York - NYC Launches Interactive Mosquito Informatio...

Article by AP | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

New York - New York City has launched a new interactive website with weekly updates on its mosquito surveillance and control activities. &l...

   
 

Baltimore, MD - D.A. Henderson, Who Led Effort To Eradi...

Article by Reuters | Published 08/22/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Donald A. Henderson, who headed the World Health Organization vaccination effort that wiped out smallpox in 1977 and later became a U...