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Breaking: Senate Releases Health Bill

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/22/17 | Comments (0)

The closely guarded Senate health care bill written entirely behind closed doors has ...

   
 

Oh, Lovely: The Tick That Gives People Meat Allergies I...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/21/17 | Comments (0)

First comes the unscratchable itching, and the ...

   
 

Health Minister Litzman Blames The Doctors In Hemo-Onco...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/21/17 | Comments (0)

Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman spoke at a conference on Transparency in Health in Tel Aviv and addressed the boiling issue of the doctors’...

   
 

NYC Health Officials Detect Mosquitoes Carrying West Ni...

Article by AP | Published 06/21/17 | Comments (0)

The New York City Health Department says it had detected the first of the season’s mosquitoes with West Nile virus. The a...

   
 

Dems Hit Secrecy Of GOP Health Care Bill, Threaten Dela...

Article by AP | Published 06/20/17 | Comments (0)

Lacking the votes to stop it, Democrats are criticizing the still-evolving Senate Republican health care bill as a stealthy measure that GOP leaders wa...

   
 

When your Sleeping is Disordered

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 06/20/17 | Comments (0)

It’s been a rough couple of months when it comes to getting enough sleep.  It start...

   
 

Sen. Schumer Calls for DEA to Deploy Teams to NY to Fig...

Article by NY1 | Published 06/19/17 | Comments (0)

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called Sunday on the Drug Enforcement Agency for help fighting the rise of opioid use and drug overdoses in the ...

   
 

GOP, Dem Governors Call For Changes In House Health Bil...

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

A group of Republican and Democratic governors are echoing President Donald Trump’s criticism of a House GOP health care bill, saying it thre...

   
 

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergenc...

Article by AP | Published 06/14/17 | Comments (0)

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. ...

   
 

High Court Ruling Speeds Up Generic Biotech Drug Approv...

Article by AP | Published 06/13/17 | Comments (0)

A unanimous Supreme Court is speeding up the time for generic biotech drugs to become available to the public in a ruling that means a loss of billions...

   
 

HealthCare.gov Dropout Trend Continues Under Trump

Article by AP | Published 06/13/17 | Comments (0)

Continuing a dropout trend seen in the Obama years, about 16 percent of consumers who signed up for coverage this year through public health insurance ...

   
 

Watch: Increased Concern Over Senate’s Version of...

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

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Fat is NOT the Enemy

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 06/12/17 | Comments (0)

Every few years, we hear about changes in the dietary guidelines that the government issues as far as ...

   
 

Republicans Are Taking A Big Political Risk On Health C...

Article by AP | Published 06/11/17 | Comments (0)

Republicans are taking a big political risk on health care. They’re trying to scale back major benefit programs being use...

   
 

From the President's Office - to the Delivery Room

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 06/11/17 | Comments (0)

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Pence To Discuss Health Care In Wisconsin Visit

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

Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Milwaukee on Saturday for a listening session and speech on former President Barack Obama’s health ...

   
 

Zika Birth Defects In US Territories Similar To Other P...

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

A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hi...

   
 

Ahead Of Shavuos: Ziff Hospital In Tzfat Presents Its &...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/30/17 | Comments (0)

As Shavuos approaches, representatives of Ziff Hospital in Tzfat present their “Bikurim’, the newborn children born in the northern...

   
 

Israel’s Cannabis Decriminalization Policy Comes ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/29/17 | Comments (0)

Israel’s new cannabis decriminalization policy, ...

   
 

Israeli Researchers Develop New ALS Treatment

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/29/17 | Comments (0)

Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) announced the development of a new treatment for amyotrophic lateral scleros...

   
 

Eat Right-Live Longer

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 05/29/17 | Comments (0)

The old saying goes, “You are what you eat”.  All of us now know that the...

   
 

Older Americans Want Medicare To Pay For Long-Term Care

Article by AP | Published 05/26/17 | Comments (0)

A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted ...

   
 

New ‘Life-Changing’ Israeli Heart Treatment...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/25/17 | Comments (0)

 Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Sheba Medical Center have developed a new...

   
 

Trump’s First Budget Calls For Deep Cuts To Medic...

Article by AP | Published 05/24/17 | Comments (0)

President Trump’s first budget proposal to Congress slashes $3.6 trillion over 10 years in an effort to balance the federal budget. The cuts ...

   
 

Israeli Start-Up BiomX Aims To Eliminate Need For Antib...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/24/17 | Comments (0)

The Israeli start-up BiomX, which last week ...

   
 

Congressman Quits Post In GOP Group Over Health Care Bi...

Article by AP | Published 05/24/17 | Comments (0)

A New Jersey Republican congressman who helped push the House health care bill to passage quit his post Tuesday as a chairman of the chamber’...

   
 

Uncertainty Grows As Trump Delays A Health Care Decisio...

Article by AP | Published 05/23/17 | Comments (0)

Uncertainty over the future of health care is growing deeper for millions of Americans who buy their own policies. While insurers r...

   
 

Baltimore City Announces Zika Preparedness Plan

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 05/23/17 | Comments (0)

Officials urge residents to take caution to prevent the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne illne...

   
 

Senate Republicans Quietly Working On Health Overhaul B...

Article by AP | Published 05/22/17 | Comments (0)

Remember the Republican health care bill? Washington is fixated on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Com...

   
 

What’s It All About?

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 05/22/17 | Comments (0)

I think that exercise, activity and good eating habits are some of the most important daily habits in ...

   
 

FDA, CDC Warn Certain Lead Tests May Produce Too-Low Re...

Article by AP | Published 05/18/17 | Comments (0)

U.S. health agencies on Wednesday warned that certain blood tests for lead poisoning may give results lower than the actual level of lead. &...

   
 

Modi’in Illit Blames Ramallah Sewage For Its Mosq...

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

Members of the Association of Cities for the Environment of Shomron visited Modi’in Illit and they became painfully aware of the growing swar...

   
 

Senate Conservatives: Ease Obama Health Care Law Protec...

Article by AP | Published 05/11/17 | Comments (0)

Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama’s health care law. ...

   
 

Study: Side Effects Emerge After Approval For Many US D...

Article by AP | Published 05/10/17 | Comments (0)

Almost one-third of new drugs approved by U.S. regulators over a decade ended up years later with warnings about unexpected, sometimes life-threatening...

   
 

White House: Republicans To Be Rewarded For Health Care...

Article by AP | Published 05/08/17 | Comments (0)

The Republican Party will be rewarded for doing “what’s right” by voting to overhaul a “failing and collapsing&...

   
 

Bouncy Castle Explodes In Spain, Killing Girl, 6, And I...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/08/17 | Comments (0)

The girl suffered serious injuries and died in a hospital intensive care unit in Spain after bein...

   
 

Schneider Children’s Hospital: String Of Magnets ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/08/17 | Comments (0)

The child ingested a string of magnets which resulted in damage to his intestine. Officials at Schneider’s Children Hospital, due to rapid de...

   
 

Watch: What Would The New Health Care Bill Mean For You...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/07/17 | Comments (0)

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Rare, Potentially-Deadly Tick-Borne Disease Powassan Fo...

Article by WABC | Published 05/07/17 | Comments (0)

Tick season is here and experts warn this year could be one of the worst yet. A rare disease called Powassan is spread by the same ...

   
 

Democrats See A Winning Issue In Opposing GOP Health Bi...

Article by AP | Published 05/07/17 | Comments (0)

It’s “Trumpcare” now, and Republicans have to answer for it. After dozens of symbolic votes, House Re...

   
 

Watch: Reince Priebus On What Lies Ahead For House Heal...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/07/17 | Comments (0)

White House chief of staff weighs in on ‘Fox News ...

   
 

The Latest in Kidney Donations and Halacha

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times | Published 05/06/17 | Comments (0)

At any given time in the United States alone there are more than 100,000 people awaiting a kidney transplant. There are also a number of available kidn...

   
 

Cuomo: GOP Health Bill Would Gut Coverage For 2.7M In N...

Article by AP | Published 05/06/17 | Comments (0)

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday decried the Republican’s health care bill as an “assault on New York,” saying the ...

   
 

Jury Awards Record-Setting $110.5M In Baby Powder Lawsu...

Article by AP | Published 05/06/17 | Comments (0)

St. Louis - A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & J...

   
 

Israel Seeks To Circumvent Doctors Who Won’t Forc...

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

Israeli authorities are considering bringing in foreign doctors to force-feed Palestinian hunger strikers if Israeli doctors continue to resist taking ...

   
 

30 Children From A Jerusalem Daycare Hit With Intestina...

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

On this past Sunday, a mother of a child who attends an Emunah daycare center that one child in the class has severe abdominal pains and a virus....

   
 

Republicans Opposed To March Health Bill, Backed New Me...

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

The 20 House Republicans who voted Thursday against a GOP bill repealing much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law: ...

   
 

Softening His Approach, Trump Helps Seal A Healthcare D...

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

U.S. President Donald Trump, on his third try at overhauling Obamacare, sent no tweets attacking fellow Republicans, set no deadlines and issued no pub...

   
 

Watch: Gingrich Says Health Care Bill An Extraordinary ...

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

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Jewish Groups Decry House Approval Of Republican Health...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/04/17 | Comments (0)

Jewish groups criticized the passage of a health care bill by the House of Representatives to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable...

   
 

Costs Of Zika Fight Rise To Nearly $30M In Miami-Dade C...

Article by AP | Published 05/04/17 | Comments (0)

Miami-Dade County plans to hire a full-time entomologist in its increasingly costly fight against the Zika virus. The Miami Herald ...

   
 

Watch: President Trump Speech Hailing Historic House Ob...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/04/17 | Comments (0)

President Donald Trump is celebrating the passage of the House Republican health care bill, saying he is confident it will get through the Senate....

   
 

A Must Watch: Hagaon HaRav Elya Brudny Decries Serving ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/04/17 | Comments (0)

Hagaon HaRav Elya Brudny, Rosh Yeshiva of Mirrer Yeshiva spoke on Monday night at an urgent Amudim “addiction” event in Flatbush. R...

   
 

In A Blow, Influential Republican A ‘No’ On...

Article by AP | Published 05/03/17 | Comments (0)

A respected moderate Republican lawmaker dealt a significant blow Tuesday to the languishing GOP health care bill by saying he opposed it. House leader...

   
 

Watch: Gingrich Says Healthcare Reform Is On The Republ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 05/02/17 | Comments (0)

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Repeal Or Spare? Pressure Is On Moderates Over Health C...

Article by AP | Published 05/02/17 | Comments (0)

Moderate Republicans face intense pressure on their party’s latest attempt to scrap Democrat Barack Obama’s health care law &md...

   
 

Is Food Enough for Nutrition? (Part 2)

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 05/02/17 | Comments (0)

(In part one of this article, we discussed how in the modern diet, getting essential nutriti...

   
 

Lobbying By Hospitals, Doctors, Slows GOP Health Care D...

Article by AP | Published 05/02/17 | Comments (0)

“Obamacare” is showing surprising staying power, thanks in large part to doctors, hospitals and other health industry players oppos...

   
 

Gov’t Relaxes Salt, Whole Grain Standards For Sch...

Article by AP | Published 05/02/17 | Comments (0)

Schools won’t have to cut more salt from meals just yet and some will be able to serve kids fewer whole grains, under changes to federal nutr...

   
 

American Heart Association Taps United Hatzalah To Be O...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/28/17 | Comments (0)

The American Heart Association (AHA) boasts some 700 international training centers throughout the world. According to Glenn Vanden Houten, the AHA&...

   
 

House Delays Obamacare Vote, Denying Trump 100-Day win

Article by AP | Published 04/28/17 | Comments (0)

House Republican leaders have delayed a vote on an Obamacare replacement plan until next week at the earliest, denying President Donald Trump a major v...

   
 

Antenna Extracted From Baby's Throat In Northern I...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/27/17 | Comments (0)

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Blood Tests Track Lung Cancer Gene Changes, Aiding Trea...

Article by AP | Published 04/27/17 | Comments (0)

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress f...

   
 

‘Superbug’ Fungus New Menace In US Hospital...

Article by AP | Published 04/27/17 | Comments (0)

A ‘superbug’ fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First ide...

   
 

Should Our Orthodox Jewish Community Care About Baltimo...

Article by BJLife/Dalya Attar | Published 04/26/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Apr. 26, 2017 - For many in the local Orthodox Jewish com...

   
 

Is Food Enough for Nutrition? (Part 1)

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 04/24/17 | Comments (0)

Although we have become obsessed with food in regard to weight loss, food is our nutrition and it prov...

   
 

Prosecutors: Dentist Pulled Tooth While Riding Hoverboa...

Article by AP | Published 04/21/17 | Comments (0)

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Donald Trump Looking To Retry Obamacare Replacement

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/21/17 | Comments (0)

Eyeing his 100th day in office — which looms April 29 — President Trump tried to b...

   
 

Nursing Versus Bottle-Feeding: A Halachic Analysis

Article by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for the Five Towns Jewish Times | Published 04/21/17 | Comments (0)

It is perhaps the issue that causes the most stress in regard to having a newborn child. Every parent wants what is best for their child. Yet sometimes...

   
 

Medical Marijuana Home Deliveries Expand To NYC, Long I...

Article by AP | Published 04/21/17 | Comments (0)

A medical marijuana company is set to roll out a home delivery service in New York City and Long Island. Vireo Health of New York w...

   
 

Coca Killer: Just One Diet Coke or Pepsi Max A Day Can ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/20/17 | Comments (0)

Study finds those who drink artificially-sweetened beverages such as Diet Coke or Pepsi Max are at three times the risk of suffering strokes c...

   
 

Pro-Marijuana Protest Outside Knesset

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/20/17 | Comments (0)

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George H.W. Bush Hospitalized Due To ‘Mild Case O...

Article by AP | Published 04/18/17 | Comments (0)

Former President George H.W. Bush is back in the hospital, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday. Jim McGrath said the 41st president was...

   
 

Israeli Miracle Surgery Helps Child Hear For The First ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/16/17 | Comments (0)

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There’s Another Mosquito Carrying Zika Virus

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/14/17 | Comments (0)

Traces of the Zika virus have been found in a second mosquito species — a bloodsucker quite ...

   
 

Hyland’s Finally Recalls Homeopathic Products Lin...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/14/17 | Comments (0)

The company still says they’re completely safe, but you should toss them....

   
 

Connecticut Optometrists Seek To Limit Online Eye Exams

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

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Recall Alert: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers From Glaxo...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/06/17 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON – Nearly 600,000 asthma inhalers have been recalled because of a ...

   
 

New GOP Health Plan Could Raise Premiums; No Vote Sched...

Article by AP | Published 04/06/17 | Comments (0)

Republican leaders prepared Wednesday to send lawmakers home for a two-week recess without voting on their troubled health care bill, as prospects for ...

   
 

If You're Allergic to Nuts...

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 04/06/17 | Comments (0)

Apr. 5, 2017 - If you or anyone you know is allergic to nuts, be cautione...

   
 

Number of Israelis with Autism Triples in Recent Years ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/04/17 | Comments (0)

According to a report released by the Ministry of Welfare, the number of Israelis diagnosed with autism has tripled over recent years; with 3,949 in 20...

   
 

White House Officials Offer Change To Health Care Bill ...

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

White House officials made a new offer to conservative House Republicans late Monday on the GOP’s failed health care bill, hoping to resuscit...

   
 

Health Ministry Signs Nutrition Profiling Regulation Fo...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/04/17 | Comments (0)

Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar-Siman signed a new regulation that will compel food manufacturers to include nutritional profiling on food l...

   
 

New Study Raises Questions About Baby Formula

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 04/03/17 | Comments (0)

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Trump Takes Up Health Care With Rand Paul, On Golf Cour...

Article by AP | Published 04/02/17 | Comments (0)

President Donald Trump brought Sen. Rand Paul to his Virginia golf course on Sunday, planning to discuss health care with the outspoken critic of the f...

   
 

New EpiPen Recalled For Defective Part

Article by AP | Published 04/01/17 | Comments (0)

A recall of the emergency anti-allergy medicine EpiPen is expanding to the U.S. and other markets in North America, Europe, Asia and South America beca...

   
 

NYC To Ban Mohalim If Children They Treated Found To Ha...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/31/17 | Comments (0)

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Poll: Americans Dislike GOP’s, Trump’s Plan...

Article by AP | Published 03/30/17 | Comments (0)

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don’t like your approach to overhauling America’s health care. ...

   
 

Trump Vows To Step Up Efforts To Combat Drug Addiction ...

Article by AP | Published 03/29/17 | Comments (0)

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation’s addiction crisis. Trump convened an emotional ...

   
 

The Season of the Fours

Article by Alan Freishtat, ACE-Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and certified Wellness Coach. | Published 03/29/17 | Comments (0)

As we approach Pesach, the number “4” starts taking prominence.  As we pr...

   
 

Warning: Measles Spreading Across Europe

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/29/17 | Comments (0)

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FDA Approves 1st Drug For Moderate And Severe Eczema Ca...

Article by AP | Published 03/28/17 | Comments (0)

U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema. The Food a...

   
 

Ryan Says House To Revisit Health Care, Offers No Detai...

Article by AP | Published 03/28/17 | Comments (0)

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday he’s going to give battered House Republicans another crack at a health care overhaul. But he offered no timel...

   
 

Florida Officials: Aggressive Efforts To Stop Zika Cont...

Article by AP | Published 03/28/17 | Comments (0)

Florida officials say they’re continuing aggressive efforts to stop the spread of the Zika virus. Gov. Rick Scott met Mon...

   
 

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

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/28/17 | Comments (0)

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Self-Inflicted Collapse Chokes GOP Effort To Undo Obama...

Article by AP | Published 03/25/17 | Comments (0)

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Other than mino...

   
 

Now What? Options For Consumers As Health Law Drama Fad...

Article by AP | Published 03/25/17 | Comments (0)

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for ...

   
 

Trump, GOP Leaders Pull Health Care Bill In Humiliating...

Article by AP | Published 03/24/17 | Comments (0)

In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their “Obamacare” repeal bill off the House floor Friday af...

   
 

Trump Ultimatum: Vote on Health Care Friday or Obamacar...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 03/24/17 | Comments (0)

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated...