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Take The Stress Out Of Returning To School

Article by Akiva Meir Hersh of Chai Life Coaching - Dallas, Texas | Published 08/28/14 | Comments (0)

Sending your kids back to school creates a flurry of activity for you and your family. It is time to buy supplies, try on clo...

   
 

In The Aftermath Of Tragic Loss of Aaron Sofer, z'...

Article by Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox - Director of Interventions and Community Education, Project Chai | Published 08/28/14 | Comments (0)

The Jewish nation mourns the death of one of our fine young men, a Torah student and friend, a son, brother and loved memb...

   
 

Israelis Develops First Blood Test For Breast Cancer

Article by Ruthie Blum | Published 08/24/14 | Comments (0)

Octava Pink, a groundbreaking achievement in cancer detection, follows eight years of research at EventusDx in Jerusalem....

   
 

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Resonates With Jewish Communit...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 08/22/14 | Comments (0)

New York - As the Ice Bucket Challenge continues its viral march through social media platforms, members of the Jewish community have joined wholehea...

   
 

Toothpaste Alert: Colgate Total Contains Cancer-Linked ...

Article by Karl Utermohlen | Published 08/12/14 | Comments (0)

The chemical has also been linked with disrupting development in animals...

   
 

BREAKING: Mount Sinai Hospital Patient Tested For Ebola...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 08/04/14 | Comments (0)

UPPER EAST SIDE (WABC) --Mount Sinai Hospital is performing tests on a patient who had recently traveled to a West Africa...

   
 

Appeals Court Strikes Blow Against ObamaCare Subsidies

Article by Elise Viebeck | Published 07/22/14 | Comments (0)

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Peaches, Nectarines, Plums Recalled from Costco, Trader...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 07/21/14 | Comments (0)

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — A California fruit packing company announced a recall of peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots after the som...

   
 

Got a Rash? Your iPad Might Be to Blame

Article by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Published 07/14/14 | Comments (0)

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals....

   
 

Sparkler Incident Injures 9-Year-Old: Maryland Fire Mar...

Article by Elizabeth Janney | Published 07/05/14 | Comments (0)

Sparklers also reportedly burned a basement on the Fourth of July. A 9-year-old was in critic...

   
 

FDA Approves Inhalable Diabetes Drug Afrezza

Article by AP | Published 06/28/14 | Comments (0)

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels du...

   
 

Israeli Pediatric Surgeons Save 5 Palestinian Heart Pat...

Article by Israel21c | Published 06/27/14 | Comments (0)

As Israel carries on its search for kidnapped teenagers Gil-ad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach, and Naftali Fraenkel, Israeli doctors of Save a Child’s H...

   
 

The Ethical Negligence Of Parents Who Refuse To Vaccina...

Article by Eric Kodish | Published 06/27/14 | Comments (0)

Most parents see vaccinations as a medical necessity to protect their children from what are now preventable diseases, including measles, mumps, rube...

   
 

One Who Saves a Life

Article by Orna Nener | Published 06/25/14 | Comments (0)

La’isha: Letter from the Editor May 19, 2014 One Who Saves a Life&...

   
 

10 Tips for Keeping Our Kids Safe...All Summer Long

Article by Debbie Fox, LCSW | Published 06/25/14 | Comments (0)

1. Have open discussions with your children about personal safety. As early as age three, children should unde...

   
 

Obamacare Falls More Than 20 Million Short Of 'New...

Article by Sharyl Attkisson | Published 06/24/14 | Comments (0)

Obamacare Exchanges Are ‘Disappointing’ With...

   
 

After Losing Ayelet, Galenas Find Joy With New Baby, Th...

Article by Uriel Heilman | Published 06/19/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK  – Even before their daughter, Ayelet Galena, was diag...

   
 

Maryland Zoo to Clear the Air - Snuff Out Smokes Beginn...

Article by Deb Belt | Published 06/19/14 | Comments (0)

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will ban all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, starting July 1. In two weeks the air at the M...

   
 

Cell Phones May Spur Infertility In Men

Article by Judy Mottl | Published 06/12/14 | Comments (0)

Heads up, all you men with cell phones. If you're keeping that handy device in your pants pocket you may just be limiting the size of your famil...

   
 

Israel's Health Depends On Us

Article by Maital Stern | Published 06/12/14 | Comments (0)

When I w...

   
 

Breast Cancer Linked To Eating Red Meat

Article by Alice G. Walton | Published 06/12/14 | Comments (0)

Red meat may be linked to yet another disease – breast cancer – and this time in younger women, say researchers. The new study lo...

   
 

A Tiny Battery Almost Took Our Son's Life; A Must ...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 06/12/14 | Comments (0)

A tiny button battery almost took our sweet son's life. A battery found in many...

   
 

An Emotional Simcha Felder Shares His Thoughts In Senat...

Article by Sandy Eller | Published 06/10/14 | Comments (0)

Albany, NY - In a rare passionate speech on the State Senate floor, Senator Simcha Felder appealed to his colleagues to support a bill that would ben...

   
 

Open FDA Project Releases Millions Of Reports

Article by Ferdous Al-Faruque | Published 06/10/14 | Comments (0)

The Food and Drug Administration has publicly released a huge amount of data on drug side effects that it hopes will lead to new applications and res...

   
 

Marijuana Playing Larger Role In Fatal Crashes

Article by Matt Schmitz and Chris Woodyard, Cars.com and USA TODAY | Published 06/09/14 | Comments (0)

As more states are poised to legalize medicinal marijuana, it's looking like dope is playing a larger role as a cause of fatal traffic accidents...

   
 

Secondary Drowning Can Be Fatal After Kids Leave Pool

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/08/14 | Comments (0)

KUSA - As kids across Colorado hit the water this summer, doctors want to warn parents about a rare but deadly phenomenon called secondary drowning.&...

   
 

Obama Announces Shinseki Resignation

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 05/30/14 | Comments (0)

Obama announces resignation of embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki amid gr...

   
 

Heads to Roll at VA

Article by Staff ReporterS | Published 05/30/14 | Comments (0)

Shinseki announces fixes for VA system Washington ...

   
 

1,700 Vets Left Off VA Hospital Wait List; MD's Co...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/29/14 | Comments (0)

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for...

   
 

Low Adult Supervision Tied To Injuries Among Kids

Article by Genevra Pittman | Published 05/29/14 | Comments (0)

Young kids are mor...

   
 

Sinai Hospital Doctors Pioneer Limb-Lengthening Procedu...

Article by Meredith Cohn | Published 05/29/14 | Comments (0)

Chandler Crews sat on a bench outside of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore one recent day, put he...

   
 

Enlisting for Life

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/25/14 | Comments (0)

We tend to take these things for granted but, in truth, it is miraculous. One person can cure another of a deadly disease. Cancer patients and those su...

   
 

Rabbis: Medical Marijuana Is Kosher On Shmita Year

Article by Akiva Novick | Published 05/24/14 | Comments (0)

Religious Zionism leaders say patients can continue consuming canna...

   
 

Study: Israeli Men Have 4th Highest Life Expectancy in ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/19/14 | Comments (0)

According to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) this week, Israeli men now have the fourth longest life expectancy in the world...

   
 

Poor Sleep Linked To Obesity Risk For Children

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 05/19/14 | Comments (0)

A good night's rest is vital for overall health because sleep rejuvenates the body both mentally and physically. A new study examined the relati...

   
 

Denver Airport Signs Warn Travelers of MERS Virus

Article by AP | Published 05/15/14 | Comments (0)

Travelers passing through Denver International Airport are being warned about the danger of the MERS virus. The airport says the si...

   
 

Mayo Clinic Trial: Massive Blast Of Measles Vaccine Wip...

Article by Dan Browning | Published 05/14/14 | Comments (0)

Mayo Clinic’s blitzkrieg approach to overwhelm tumors virally will get more study. Stacy Erho...

   
 

Study Revealed: E-ciggies Not Actually Aiding People Qu...

Article by Frank Smith | Published 05/14/14 | Comments (0)

A foremost scientific review of examination of e-cigarettes by UC San Francisco scientists has discovered that the claims of the industry related to ...

   
 

CDC: Second Case Of MERS Confirmed In U.S.

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 05/12/14 | Comments (0)

The second U.S. case of the deadly MERS virus has been reported in Central Florida, health officials said today. The ...

   
 

Study: Nagging By A Spouse Could Shorten Your Life

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/11/14 | Comments (0)

NEW YORK  — It is a part of marriage that everyone loathes – the occasional or, in some cases...

   
 

Smart Shirt Can Monitor Workout, Detect Stress (Video)

Article by Mark Prigg | Published 05/10/14 | Comments (0)

It could be the smartest shirt on the planet. ...

   
 

UN: Spread of Polio Now a World Health Emergency

Article by AP | Published 05/05/14 | Comments (0)

Raising a worldwide alarm, the World Health Organization announced Monday that spread of polio is an international public health emergency that could...

   
 

THIS SUNDAY: Baltimore Community Women's Health Sy...

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Elchonon Oberstein | Published 05/01/14 | Comments (0)

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FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Sleep Apnea Implant

Article by AP | Published 05/01/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON   — Sleep-deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind d...

   
 

House Report: Just 2.5 Million Have Paid Obamacare Prem...

Article by Todd Beamon | Published 05/01/14 | Comments (0)

Only two-thirds of those enrolled in Obamacare health insurance programs through HealthCare.gov had paid their first month's premium by April 15 ...

   
 

Study: Children Who Eat Chicken On The Bone Are More Ag...

Article by UPI | Published 05/01/14 | Comments (0)

ITHACA, N.Y., April 30 --  Researchers at Cornell University conducted a study about biting versus chewing ha...

   
 

Warning On Antidepressant Doses For Young

Article by Deborah Condon | Published 04/30/14 | Comments (0)

Children and young adults who need antidepressants may have an increased risk of suicidal behaviour if they are started on high doses of the drugs, a...

   
 

Deadly Middle East Virus Spreads To Egypt

Article by AP | Published 04/26/14 | Comments (0)

Cairo reports first case of MERS after engineer returns from Saudi Arabia ...

   
 

Measles off to a Fast Start, as Cases Trend Up

Article by Mike Stobbe | Published 04/24/14 | Comments (0)

Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996...

   
 

FDA: Ban Sales of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/24/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON -- The federal government wants to ban sales...

   
 

Study: Naps Linked With Higher Risk Of Death

Article by AP | Published 04/24/14 | Comments (0)

New research shows middle-age and older adults who take naps may be at an increased risk of dying. Experts ...

   
 

Researchers Find Thousands Of Bacteria Living On Cash

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 04/23/14 | Comments (0)

Talk about dirty money: Scientists are discovering a surprising number of microbes living on cash. In the first comprehensive study...

   
 

WARNING: Leaving the Stove on Over Yom Tov? Open the Wi...

Article by BJLife News Room | Published 04/20/14 | Comments (0)

The Chesed Fund has asked ...

   
 

Health Care Site Flagged in Heartbleed Review

Article by Julie Pace, AP | Published 04/19/14 | Comments (0)

People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwor...

   
 

MRI Scan Breakthrough May Lead To Weight Loss 'Hol...

Article by Nicole Kwan | Published 04/18/14 | Comments (0)

For the first time, researchers have identified brown fat in a living human – a find that could lead to development of future weight loss t...

   
 

Obama: 8 Million Signed Up For Health Care

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Josh Lederman, AP | Published 04/17/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchang...

   
 

Intelligent 'Wrapping Paper' Heals Broken Bon...

Article by David Miller | Published 04/13/14 | Comments (0)

The time it takes to heal a broken bone may soon be cut in half thanks to an intelligent "wrapping ...

   
 

Obama Names Burwell As U.S. Health Secretary To Fix Oba...

Article by Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland | Published 04/11/14 | Comments (0)

President ...

   
 

Sebelius Out!

Article by Michael D. Shear | Published 04/10/14 | Comments (0)

Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov...

   
 

UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

Article by Maria Cheng,AP | Published 04/08/14 | Comments (0)

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem ce...

   
 

Deal Reached as Israeli Breakthrough ALS Treatment Goes...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 04/07/14 | Comments (0)

Last month, BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, an Israeli bio-technology startup announced two major milestones: the company received a patent from the Unit...

   
 

REMINDER: With Pesach Cleaning in Full Swing Beware the...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/07/14 | Comments (0)

Lakewod, NJ  - Apr. 7 - With Pesach cleaning in high gear and after several incidents last year all are reminded...

   
 

Prestigious Mayo Clinic Report: Benefits Of Bris Milah ...

Article by Glen Silver | Published 04/06/14 | Comments (0)

Rochester, MN - A new report by the prestigious Mayo Clinic states that conclusions by Australian and U.S. researchers has determined that the benefi...

   
 

Being Fat May Actually Make You Healthier

Article by Susannah Cahalan | Published 04/05/14 | Comments (0)

A new science-based, anti-diet book offers the most enabling advice we’ve heard this year: The...

   
 

7M Enrolled Doesn't Guarantee Health Law's Su...

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 04/05/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Seven million people signed up, so there is an appetite for President Barack Obama's health care law, but that doesn't...

   
 

ObamaCare Sign-Ups Reportedly On Track To Hit 7 Million...

Article by Staff Reporters | Published 04/01/14 | Comments (0)

On the last day to sign up for ObamaCare, the program reportedly was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for insurance coverage, though...

   
 

AP Sources: Health Law Sign-Ups on Track to Hit 7M

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Josh Lederman, AP | Published 03/31/14 | Comments (0)

Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance o...

   
 

Surgery Successful Against Type 2 Diabetes, Study Says

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/31/14 | Comments (0)

CLEVELAND, OH (NBC) - A new study finds weight loss surgery has proven to be an effective and long-lasting treatment for Type 2 diabetes with some pa...

   
 

Israeli Novel Soluton for Fall Prevention (Video)

Article by Abigail Klein Leichman | Published 03/30/14 | Comments (0)

When you think of Israeli high-tech, you may picture hands on a keyboard. Shift your gaze way down to the feet, and follow ISRAEL21c on an exploratio...

   
 

Obamacare Enrollment Tops 6 Million As Deadline Looms

Article by Roberta Rampton | Published 03/27/14 | Comments (0)

More than 6 million people have now signed up for private insurance plans under President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamaca...

   
 

Exercise Affects Men's, Women's Hearts Differ...

Article by Steven Reinberg | Published 03/27/14 | Comments (0)

Finding might have implications for standard cardiac testing, experts say The formula doctors use to evaluate ...

   
 

CDC: 1 In 68 U.S. Children Has Autism

Article by Miriam Falco | Published 03/27/14 | Comments (0)

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday...

   
 

Millions On The Sidelines For Big Health Care Push

Article by Connie Cass, AP | Published 03/24/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state ...

   
 

Defiant Americans: A Third Of Uninsured Refuse To Buy O...

Article by Greg Richter | Published 03/18/14 | Comments (0)

A third of Americans currently uninsured still have no intention of buying health coverage even though they are required to do so by the Affordable C...

   
 

FDA Approves Battery-Powered Headband To Prevent Migrai...

Article by Tracy Miller | Published 03/14/14 | Comments (0)

The Cefaly, designed to be worn for a maximum of 20 minutes per day...

   
 

Obamacare Enrollment In Private Coverage Rises To 4.2 M...

Article by David Morgan | Published 03/11/14 | Comments (0)

The Obama administr...

   
 

Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer's Disease

Article by Elizabeth Cohen | Published 03/09/14 | Comments (0)

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that predicts with astonishing accuracy whether a ...

   
 

March 7 is National Colon Cancer Screening Day

Article by Paula Wolfson | Published 03/07/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON -- It is the one medical test many people go to great lengths to avoid. But the truth of the matter is, a colonoscopy can save your life.&l...

   
 

How Drinking Just One Can Of Coke A Day Will Be Too Muc...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/05/14 | Comments (0)

Drinking just one can of Coke a day could be bad ...

   
 

Energy Drinks Linked To Risky Behaviors Among Teens

Article by Kathleen Raven | Published 03/05/14 | Comments (0)

Consuming highly c...

   
 

2-Year Extension Seen For Canceled Health Plans

Article by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, AP | Published 03/05/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON   — The Obama administration will allow a two-year extension for people who...

   
 

Ahead of Purim, Chief Rabbis Warn Against Firecrackers

Article by Tova Dvorin | Published 03/04/14 | Comments (0)

Ashkenazic and Sephardic Chief Rabbis, Rabbi David Lau and Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, called on the Israeli public not to use firecrackers on Tuesday to ce...

   
 

Smoking Tied To Changes In The Structure Of Teen Brains

Article by Kathryn Doyle | Published 03/04/14 | Comments (0)

Young smokers who ...

   
 

How Can You Choose Just One?

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 03/02/14 | Comments (0)

In a small family apartment high atop the Israeli city of Modiin, a husband and wife sit together as they pour over a thick black binder bursting with ...

   
 

U.S. Proposes Nutrition Label Updates For Food Packages

Article by Yang Lina | Published 02/27/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. government on Thu...

   
 

Biden Stepping Up Role In Promoting Obama Health Care L...

Article by Josh Lederman, AP | Published 02/26/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON  — Vice President Joe Biden is stepping up his role in promoting enrollment in new health care exchanges as the end of t...

   
 

Marijuana Legalization Hotly Debated in Maryland Senate...

Article by Megan Brockett, Capital News Service | Published 02/26/14 | Comments (0)

Many advocates of the legalization legislation urged lawmakers to consider the “wasted” time and resources of Maryland l...

   
 

Parkinson's Study Will Look At Ashkenazi Jewish Ge...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/26/14 | Comments (0)

A study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will investigate a genetic mutation found more often in Ashkena...

   
 

Obesity In Young American Children Plummets

Article by Melissa Healey | Published 02/25/14 | Comments (0)

Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation's smallest eaters: Between 200...

   
 

Polio-like Disease Appears In California Children

Article by AP | Published 02/25/14 | Comments (0)

An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis...

   
 

Jerusalem-Area Teen Loses Eye When Purim Caps Explode I...

Article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovich | Published 02/24/14 | Comments (0)

He and his...

   
 

Stress Does Cause Headaches

Article by Jenny Hope | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

Feel a headache coming on? You could be under stress, say researchers. ...

   
 

Each Extra Hour Of Sitting Ups Disability Risk

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

No matter how much moderate exercise you get, a new study suggest th...

   
 

Smoking in Halacha

Article by BJLife/Rabbi Yehuda Spitz | Published 02/20/14 | Comments (0)

The question of how smoking is viewed through the lens of halacha is not a new one. In fact, there is abundant halachic&...

   
 

Poor Sleep Habits Contribute To Cancer Growth, Study Sh...

Article by David Shamah | Published 02/19/14 | Comments (0)

Poor sleep habits may do far more damage than merely leaving you tired the next day. According to research by Dr. Fahed Hakim of Rambam Medical Cente...

   
 

Vitamin C Linked To Reduced Stroke Risk, Study Shows

Article by Catharine Paddock, PhD | Published 02/17/14 | Comments (0)

A study due to be presented at a conference later this year suggests that eating foods ...

   
 

Blood Clot Risk Remains Higher Than Normal For At Least...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/14/14 | Comments (0)

SAN DIEGO — Women’s blood clot risk remains elevated for at least 12 weeks after delivering a baby — twice as long as pre...

   
 

Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke R...

Article by Healthday | Published 02/13/14 | Comments (0)

Common infections, such as a cold or chickenpox, may increase the risk of stroke in children, according to several new studies. The...

   
 

3.3 Million Enrolled On Health Marketplaces, Including ...

Article by Robert Pear | Published 02/12/14 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON — Nearly 3.3 million people have signed up for health insurance through the mark...