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It’s A Long, Long Shabbos

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 06/27/16 | Comments (0)

We are now mired in the heart of summer and the days are approaching their peak length of the year.  6 days a week there is certainly a great ...

   
 

Health Insurer's Limit On Insulin Pumps Worries Pa...

Article by AP | Published 06/24/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Stephanie Rodenberg-Lewis wasn’t happy with her insulin pump and finally switched two years ago to another brand. Now her health ...

   
 

Former Congresswoman Helen Bentley Enters Hospice Care

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/22/16 | Comments (0)

A family spokesman confirms former journalist and congresswoman Helen Bentley has entered hospice care. "She entered hospice c...

   
 

Another Nachas Tour

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 06/20/16 | Comments (0)

Every year in the United States, there is something called The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey.  Using a series of questions about th...

   
 

CDC: 3 Babies With Zika-linked Birth Defects Born In US...

Article by AP | Published 06/17/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Three babies with Zika-linked birth defects have been born in the U.S., the government reported Thursday in its first accounting of outcom...

   
 

FDA Approves Stomach-Draining Obesity Treatment

Article by AP | Published 06/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - A new weight loss device offers a novel approach to cutting calories: draining them from the stomach before they are fully digested....

   
 

FDA: People Are Overdosing On Anti-Diarrhea Drugs

Article by AP | Published 06/08/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Federal health officials are investigating sometimes-deadly overdoses with common anti-diarrhea drugs, a bizarre manifestation of the na...

   
 

For The First Time, More Than 4 In 10 US Women Are Obes...

Article by AP | Published 06/08/16 | Comments (0)

New York - The nation’s obesity epidemic continues to grow, led by an alarming increase among women. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 ...

   
 

Biden Unveiling Public Database For Clinical Data On Ca...

Article by AP | Published 06/07/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors bett...

   
 

Watch: Jewish Mother of Special Needs Child Wants Speci...

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

A South Florida mother is on a mission for families with special needs children. She wants restaurants to create special hours so these families can ...

   
 

Can Food Labels Kill Added Sugar?

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/05/16 | Comments (0)

gar is everywhere in the American diet, and now the Food and Drug Administration will begin highlighting just how much of the sweet stuff is added t...

   
 

Doctor: Baby Born In US To Mom With Zika Has Birth Defe...

Article by AP | Published 06/01/16 | Comments (0)

Hackensack, NJ - A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said ...

   
 

General Mills Recalls Flour Over Possible Link To E.col...

Article by Reuters | Published 06/01/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  General Mills Inc on Tuesday issued a voluntary recall of about 10 million pounds of flour, saying it was working with health of...

   
 

A Daughter’s Death Motivates a Mother to Become a...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/29/16 | Comments (0)

At a time when many people are at the prime of their career, Deborah Horenstein is just beginning hers. After raising thre...

   
 

Special Enough: An Open Letter To The Community by Yisr...

Article by Yisrael Meir And Chumie Jacobson | Published 05/29/16 | Comments (0)

“We can’t be as alone as we feel. Yes, our child is special, but he can’t be the only one like this, can h...

   
 

The Hidden Tricks to Lose Weight

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach | Published 05/29/16 | Comments (0)

I hope the title of his article doesn’t have you thinking that I have found some great shortcut to weight loss.  There isn&rsquo...

   
 

Major Study Links Cellphones To Cancer

Article by Bloomberg | Published 05/28/16 | Comments (0)

Research in rats is re-igniting the long-running debate over whether mobile-phone use can cause cancer. Two types of tumors &md...

   
 

96-year-old Dr. Heimlich Uses His Maneuver For First Ti...

Article by Reuters | Published 05/27/16 | Comments (0)

Cincinnati -  Dr. Henry Heimlich, the 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with inventing the lifesaving technique named for him, used it ...

   
 

Report: 1st US Case Of Germ Resistant To Last Resort Dr...

Article by AP | Published 05/26/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  Officials are reporting the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. &l...

   
 

Here We Go Again

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 05/23/16 | Comments (0)

It is after Pesach.  All of the things that you have been putting off until “after the holidays” are now staring you squar...

   
 

Why The Sugar Industry Hates The FDA’s New Nutrit...

Article by Washington Post | Published 05/21/16 | Comments (0)

In early 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it was going to consider making a few changes to the nutrition facts label found ...

   
 

Almost Half Of Heart Attacks Are Silent; They're S...

Article by AP | Published 05/18/16 | Comments (0)

Chicago - Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,00...

   
 

Report: Genetically Altered Food Safe But Not Curing Hu...

Article by AP | Published 05/17/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a ...

   
 

Israeli Tech Ready To Take On Zika-Carrying Mosquito

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/17/16 | Comments (0)

While the world seeks a medical intervention, Biofeed’s no-spray...

   
 

Chemical Spill In Yerushalayim, Residents Told To Remai...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 05/17/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Forces specializing in hazmat warned Jerusalem residents of a mysterious chemical which had spilled from a loaded truck onto the streets ...

   
 

New York City Investigating Chicken Pox Outbreak in Wil...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/16/16 | Comments (0)

The city's health department is investigating an outbreak of chicken pox in the Orthodox Jewish community of Williamsburg. Sev...

   
 

After Delay, Calorie Counts To Hit U.S. Restaurant Menu...

Article by Reuters | Published 05/16/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  U.S. restaurant owners will have an extra five months to post the calorie counts of the food they sell under a new federal dea...

   
 

Brain Scans Find Protein A Marker Of Alzheimer's D...

Article by AP | Published 05/12/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheime...

   
 

Publix Recalls Cranberry Nut And Seed Mix Due To Possib...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/11/16 | Comments (0)

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Hello My Name is... Anxiety

Article by SHEMESH | Published 05/10/16 | Comments (0)

Question:  What do 3 psychologists, 2 psychiatrists and 3 counselors have in common?  Answer:  ...

   
 

Why I Chose This

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach | Published 05/10/16 | Comments (0)

As a certified personal trainer, I am required to renew my certification every two years.  In order to do that, I must do a certain number of ...

   
 

Feds Release Gas In NYC Subway To Study For Potential ...

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

New York - Men in orange vests released a harmless, invisible, odorless gas on a subway platform at Grand Central terminal on Monday, part of a test ...

   
 

‘Rare Case’ of Identical Triplets Born to A...

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

A set of identical triplets was released from an Israeli hospital on Sunday, after spending the month since their birth in the preemie ward, Israel&a...

   
 

Two Minutes Playing This Video Game Could Help Scientis...

Article by Washington Post | Published 05/07/16 | Comments (0)

Michael Hornberger always enjoys watching his kids play the video game he helped create. Their small fingers move deftly across their sleek cell phon...

   
 

Study: Cell Phones Linked To ‘Slew Of Health Issu...

Article by CBS Baltimore | Published 05/05/16 | Comments (0)

For years, we’ve heard of a possible link between cell phone use and cancer. Now, this week, researchers in Baltimore say the evidence is c...

   
 

Rav Moshe Feinstein, Zatzal, on Doctors – a Revie...

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT | Published 05/05/16 | Comments (0)

Some people in the medical profession are not going to be too happy about this particular column. So what did Rav Moshe, zt”l, fe...

   
 

Health Department: No Known Illnesses From Mouse Poison...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/05/16 | Comments (0)

ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – The Washtenaw County Health Department has been fielding calls from people who shopped at Ann...

   
 

Heroin Epidemic Widespread Across Maryland

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/05/16 | Comments (0)

The spreading heroin problem is being described as cheap, powerful and p...

   
 

New York City To Pay U.S. $4.3 Million In Medicare Frau...

Article by Reuters | Published 05/04/16 | Comments (0)

New York - New York City agreed to pay the U.S. government $4.3 million to settle a civil fraud lawsuit accusing the city’s fire department...

   
 

Nursing Home Investigated After Man In Wheelchair, Left...

Article by AP | Published 05/04/16 | Comments (0)

Pinellas, FL - A Florida nursing home is under investigation after the death of a man in a wheelchair who was left in the sun, where he suffered seco...

   
 

He is Disabled??!

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/03/16 | Comments (0)

We all have complaints. Some of us sit back with the attitude of ‘What can I do? If only I had such and such, then I would be able to accompl...

   
 

35 Problems and ONE Solution?

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 05/02/16 | Comments (0)

I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.  I open the top drawer of my desk and I point a...

   
 

In Rare Procedure, Israeli Doctors Save Gazan Child Fro...

Article by Israel Hayom | Published 04/28/16 | Comments (0)

A rare procedure performed at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem has prevented a 3-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip from becoming p...

   
 

Feds Issue New Standards For Medicaid Insurance Plans

Article by AP | Published 04/26/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  The Obama administration Monday set new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, which in recent years have become the ...

   
 

Watch: Pesach Psak Halacha For Medical Cannabis; Rav Ch...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/20/16 | Comments (0)

Rabbi Yitzchak Zilberstein Shlita has ruled that medical cannabis that does not come into contact with grains is kosher for Pesach without fear of kitn...

   
 

Pesach 5776 - Keep It Off This Time!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach | Published 04/19/16 | Comments (0)

We’ve all been there—you lose weight on some weight loss plan or program, you feel great and you are rightfully proud of your accom...

   
 

Just When the Going Gets Tough

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 04/10/16 | Comments (0)

We are in the thick of it now.  It’s that time of year when the seasonal stressors can take their toll if we allow them to. ...

   
 

Media Monitor: Abbas Tells Palestinians Entire State of...

Article by Ruthie Blum | Published 04/06/16 | Comments (0)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks in “two languages” when articulating his policies on Israel, a Jerus...

   
 

Mom Delays Brain Cancer Treatment to Save Unborn Son Wh...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/31/16 | Comments (0)

Pregnant New York mom Kim Vaillancourt is delaying brain cancer treatment to save the unborn son she credits with saving her first. ...

   
 

U.S. Firms Target Investment In Israeli Medical Marijua...

Article by Reuters | Published 03/30/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - Already a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, Israel is starting to attract American companies looking to bring medical mar...

   
 

Welch's Co-Brands with Manischewitz to Compete wit...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/29/16 | Comments (0)

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Have a Cup Of Coffee-or Four!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 03/28/16 | Comments (0)

If  there is a list of frequently asked questions that people ask me, one of the questions I would list is, “Is it bad to drink coff...

   
 

Important Tips for Those Who Drink on Purim

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/23/16 | Comments (0)

It is worth knowing that hangovers can be avoided. With a little knowledge and care, you can still get drunk to the point of “ad delo yada&am...

   
 

Despite Its Successes, Obama's Health-Care Act Rem...

Article by Bloomberg View | Published 03/23/16 | Comments (0)

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View: Unless Congress finds a way to repeal the ...

   
 

Watch: Urgent Shiur on Halachos of Drinking on Purim (V...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/23/16 | Comments (0)

Urgent Shiur on Halachos of Drinking on Purim ...

   
 

Purim Costume Gone Wrong: Boy Dresses Up As Pushka, Swa...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 03/22/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - A five year old boy from Jerusalem took his Purim costume a little too seriously this year when, dressed up as a charity box, he decided ...

   
 

More Doctors Are Prescribing Exercise Instead Of Medica...

Article by AP | Published 03/15/16 | Comments (0)

Boston - When Dr. Michelle Johnson scribbles out prescriptions, the next stop for many of her patients is the gym, not the pharmacy. ...

   
 

Planning on Drinking This Purim? Read This!

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 03/16/16 | Comments (0)

Now that Chodesh Adar II has arrived, we are fully into the month(s) of simchah, and are all awaiting Purim. Many people in my nei...

   
 

First-Ever Dissolving Heart Stent Gets FDA Review

Article by AP | Published 03/14/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - A disappearing medical implant will get a closer look from the Food and Drug Administration this week. The FDA meets o...

   
 

RPT-Israel Launches First Social Impact Bond To Prevent...

Article by Reuters | Published 03/14/16 | Comments (0)

Tel Aviv - Some 2,250 Israelis at risk of Type 2 diabetes will be helped to make lifestyle changes that could prevent the disease developing under a ...

   
 

Amid Terror Wave, Israeli Researcher Finds Way To Quick...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 03/14/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - A new method for stopping uncontrolled bleeding of victims that could save many who have been as been stabbed by terrorists has been deve...

   
 

Rattled By Drug Price Increases, Hospitals Seek Ways To...

Article by Washington Post | Published 03/13/16 | Comments (0)

Doctors at the University Hospitals of Cleveland see an immediately recognizable symbol pop up alongside certain drugs when they sign in online these...

   
 

Israeli Placental Cell Therapy Could Cure Radiation Sic...

Article by Reuters | Published 03/09/16 | Comments (0)

Haifa, Israel - Israeli biotech firm Pluristem Therapeutics said it hopes its anti-radiation therapy will protect Fukushima workers decommissioning n...

   
 

Medicare To Test New Payment Model For Some Outpatient...

Article by AP | Published 03/08/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Medicare proposed a nationwide experiment Tuesday into new ways to pay for drugs administered in a doctor’s office, including ...

   
 

Obama Remains In Excellent Health, Lowers Cholesterol L...

Article by AP | Published 03/08/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - President Barack Obama is in excellent health and is getting into better shape, lowering his cholesterol level and gaining muscle since ...

   
 

Bernie Sanders Mental Health Joke Slammed By Jewish Dis...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/07/16 | Comments (0)

The Ruderman Family Foundation, a Jewish organization that prioritizes disability rights and inclusion, ...

   
 

How Stress Affects Cancer’s Spread

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/06/16 | Comments (0)

A mouse study reveals how chronic stress remodels lymphatic vasculature to facilitate the spread of tumor cells....

   
 

AP Poll: Americans Split Over Safety Of US Drinking Wa...

Article by AP | Published 03/06/16 | Comments (0)

Detroit - When it comes to water, only about half of Americans are very confident in the safety of what’s flowing from their tap, according ...

   
 

Cleaner Skies: Boeing Designs Self-Sterilizing Jet Bath...

Article by AP | Published 03/04/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Boeing engineers think they have a solution for smelly, grimy airplane bathrooms: ultraviolet light. The aircraft manufa...

   
 

Does Trump Have A Health Care Plan? Does It Matter?

Article by AP | Published 03/03/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - Donald Trump’s evolving ideas on health care do not amount to a full plan, and some proposals could mean new political and pol...

   
 

Your Beard Might Protect You From Superbugs

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/26/16 | Comments (0)

A study of bearded hospital workers reveals that facial fuzz could protect your health, ...

   
 

Obama Moving Ahead With Medicine Project To Match Treat...

Article by AP | Published 02/25/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - The Obama administration is moving ahead with a major project to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventive care to people&...

   
 

Graphic Images On Cigarette Packs Curb Smoking, Finds B...

Article by Jerusalem Post | Published 02/24/16 | Comments (0)

Israel - Young smokers who view graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packs are more likely to kick the habit than those who read verbal warnings,...

   
 

HHS Failed To Heed Many Warnings That Healthcare.Gov Wa...

Article by Washington Post | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

During the two years before the disastrous opening of HealthCare.gov, federal officials in charge of creating the online insurance marketplace receiv...

   
 

The Optometrist in Your iPhone

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

The Israeli medical technology start-up 6over6 has developed a technology to enable anyone to “self-prescribe” eyeglasses via a s...

   
 

Breakthrough Cancer Cure Originated at Israel’s W...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

A team at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine reported that 27 out of 29 patients w...

   
 

Israeli Device Slows Progression of Alzheimer’s

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/23/16 | Comments (0)

Based on a just-completed study involving 131 patients, Israel’s Neuronix medical device company will apply for U.S. FDA approval for its n...

   
 

High-Sugar Diet is as 'Damaging to Your Brain as E...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/19/16 | Comments (0)

There has been a seis...

   
 

New Research Finds Noise Harder On Children Than Adults

Article by AP | Published 02/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adu...

   
 

Loss For Words Can Be A Rare Brain Disorder, Not Alzhei...

Article by AP | Published 02/15/16 | Comments (0)

Washington -  A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer’s disease although it isn’t robbing patien...

   
 

Jury: Smokers Didn't Prove Marlboros Have Defectiv...

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

A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of ...

   
 

Medical Breakthrough: Israeli Scientist Heading Int&rsq...

Article by David Daoud | Published 02/10/16 | Comments (0)

An Israeli research professor, heading an international team of scientists, has discovered a way to inhibit the symptoms of Alzheimer&rsq...

   
 

Israeli Company Invents Bandage That Stops 'Uncont...

Article by Reuters | Published 02/08/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - A new bandage invented by Israelis aims to save lives by stopping otherwise unmanageable bleedings in the field and in hospitals....

   
 

Obama Asking Congress For $1.8 Billion In Emergency Fun...

Article by AP | Published 02/08/16 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON –  President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 bill...

   
 

Israeli Research Into Zika Virus Contradicts World Heal...

Article by Tazpit News Agency | Published 02/07/16 | Comments (0)

Jerusalem - Haifa University has conducted a preliminary study that has identified a correlation between the exceptionally hot and dry winter of nort...

   
 

Erlau Rebbe Hospitalized with Suspected Pneumonia

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/04/16 | Comments (0)

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Florida Governor Declares Health Emergency In Four Coun...

Article by Reuters | Published 02/03/16 | Comments (0)

Miami -  Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a public health emergency in four counties with travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wedn...

   
 

Jimmy Carter Says Scans Show No Signs Of Cancer

Article by Reuters | Published 02/03/16 | Comments (0)

Atlanta -  Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said a scan of his torso conducted last week found no signs of melanoma, the cancer that docto...

   
 

Scientists Map Bedbug Genome, Follow Pest Through NYC ...

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

New York - Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests’ DNA through the sub...

   
 

Documents Show Profit-Seeking Behind Price Hikes For Li...

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

New York - Federal lawmakers have released excerpts from thousands of documents detailing how two drugmakers hiked prices to squeeze more money from ...

   
 

Obama Creates New Cancer Task Force, Blessing Biden�...

Article by AP | Published 01/28/16 | Comments (0)

Washington - President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in char...

   
 

Officials: 3 New Yorkers Found Infected With Zika Virus

Article by AP | Published 01/28/16 | Comments (0)

New York - New York City health officials say three New Yorkers have contracted the Zika virus. All three had recently returned fro...

   
 

Sanders Medical History Reveals 'Very Good Health&...

Article by AP | Published 01/28/16 | Comments (0)

Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is in “overall very good health,” according to a medical history released ...

   
 

Medics Beat Blizzard To Make Transplant Happen

Article by AP | Published 01/27/16 | Comments (0)

New York - Melanie Chirichella had been waiting a year and a half for a kidney transplant when she finally got the call from her doctors Saturday tha...

   
 

Trump Drug Cost Comments Raise New Risks For Pharma Sto...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/26/16 | Comments (0)

New York -  Comments from Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump that Medicare could reap huge savings by negotiating with drugma...

   
 

Childhood Obesity Panel: 40 Million Kids Under 5 Overwe...

Article by AP | Published 01/26/16 | Comments (0)

Geneva - An independent panel on obesity commissioned by the World Health Organization is urging governments, educators, agribusiness and food market...

   
 

Sanders Defends Call To Raise Taxes To Fund Health Care...

Article by AP | Published 01/26/16 | Comments (0)

Des Moines, IA -  Bernie Sanders defended his call for raising Americans’ taxes in exchange for lower heath care costs, as he opene...

   
 

Zika Virus Set To Spread Across Americas, Spurring Vacc...

Article by Reuters | Published 01/25/16 | Comments (0)

Geneva - The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread to all countries ...

   
 

Another CO Warning - Just Happened To Me

Article by A BJL Reader | Published 01/24/16 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, Md - Jan. 24, 2016: Dear BJL, On the heels of the Passaic tragedy I fel...