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Flu-Stricken Texas Teacher's Death Puts Focus On A...

Article by AP | Published 02/15/18 | Comments (0)

Dallas -  A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after getting sick from the flu became a talking point online after her hus...

   
 

University of Haifa Professor Helps Make Potentially Ga...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/12/18 | Comments (0)

A University of Haifa professor was part of a major international research effort that recently discovered a genetic mutation associated with Crohn&rsq...

   
 

McCain Urges Trump To Make Good On Promise To Address H...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/12/18 | Comments (0)

Sens. John McCain and Tammy Baldwin on Monday called on President Trump to make good on his promise to lower drug prices, writing that the problem &ldq...

   
 

Why Are You Overeating?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 02/12/18 | Comments (0)

As every life coach or wellness coach knows, the one questio...

   
 

Flu Season Still Getting Worse; Now As Bad As 2009 Swin...

Article by AP | Published 02/11/18 | Comments (0)

The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine years ago. A government...

   
 

Failure To Diagnose Dyslexia A Problem In Maryland Publ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/09/18 | Comments (0)

Some literacy experts believe that more than 60 percent of Maryland public school students are reading below grade level due, in part, to the failure o...

   
 

Lawmakers Want to Stop Laundry Detergent Pods From Look...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/08/18 | Comments (0)

Mouth-watering laundry-detergent pods that look like Willy Wonka’s everlasting gobstoppers could soon be a thing of the past. A bill introduced...

   
 

Insulin Quality Questions Have Diabetes Experts Scrambl...

Article by AP | Published 02/08/18 | Comments (0)

TRENTON, N.J. — Preliminary research suggesting that some diabetes patients may be injecting medicine that has partially disintegrated i...

   
 

Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids, Regulators S...

Article by AP | Published 02/07/18 | Comments (0)

U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive fam...

   
 

Why Are You Overeating?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 02/06/18 | Comments (0)

As every life coach or wellness coach knows, the one question you don’t ask your client is “why?”.  We are usually dealing w...

   
 

2 Children Die in NYC's First Pediatric Flu Deaths...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/06/18 | Comments (0)

Two New York City children died from the flu in what health officials said were the first confirmed pediatric fatalities li...

   
 

CDC Reports More Flu Deaths, Record Hospitalizations

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 02/04/18 | Comments (0)

Federal health officials say at least 16 more children ...

   
 

Cancer From Cellphones? New Studies Say No Need To Hang...

Article by AP | Published 02/04/18 | Comments (0)

WASHINGTON -- Two government studies that bombarded rats and mice with ...

   
 

As Opioid Crisis Grows, Judge Aims For Solutions, Settl...

Article by AP | Published 01/31/18 | Comments (0)

The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the nation out of an epidemic of opioid addiction. How and when...

   
 

MD Hospitals Take Extra Precautions Amid Flu Epidemic

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/30/18 | Comments (0)

This year's deadly flu epidemic sweeping the country appears to be getting worse. Some schools have been forced to close their doors to stop the s...

   
 

FDA Panel Rejects Philip Morris’ Claims That New ...

Article by Washington Post · William Wan | Published 01/28/18 | Comments (0)

An U.S. advisory panel on Thursday rejected claims by Philip Morris International that a new smokeless cigarette it hopes to sell in the United States ...

   
 

Growing Number Of Young Children Dying From Flu

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/26/18 | Comments (0)

The family of a 12-year-old boy in Florida is grieving after ...

   
 

Flu Widespread Across US For Third Straight Week Share ...

Article by AP | Published 01/26/18 | Comments (0)

New York - Sick with the flu? You’ve got a lot of company. The flu blanketed the U.S. again last week for the third straight ...

   
 

Tiny Implant Opens Way To Deliver Drugs Deep Into The B...

Article by AP | Published 01/25/18 | Comments (0)

Scientists have created a hair-thin implant that can drip medications deep into the brain by remote control and with pinpoint precision. <...

   
 

Disordered Eating or Eating Disordered?

Article by Alan Freishtat | Published 01/23/18 | Comments (0)

Health and Wellness Coach-Personal Trainer Alan Frei...

   
 

Excitement As Early Blood Test For 8 Types Of Cancer Ad...

Article by AP | Published 01/20/18 | Comments (0)

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack sc...

   
 

How Sweet It Is! Nestle Selling US Candy Business For $...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/17/18 | Comments (0)

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Swiss food group Nestle (...

   
 

Watch: White House Doctor Provides More Details About P...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/16/18 | Comments (0)

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Amudim's Statement Regarding The NYS Budget - Focu...

Article by Zvi Gluck, Director of Amudim | Published 01/16/18 | Comments (0)

Cuomo Blasts Opioid Manufacturers for Drug Epidemic; Announces $26M Funding Increase for A...

   
 

Health Commissioner Dr. Wen Declares Code Blue Alert

Article by BCHD | Published 01/16/18 | Comments (0)

Temperatures predicted to fall into the low 20s w...

   
 

Think Flu Season Is Bad? It Might Get Even Worse

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/16/18 | Comments (0)

The influenza virus that’s sickened millions of Americans this season is already the most widespread outbreak since public health authorities beg...

   
 

The Scale

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 01/16/18 | Comments (0)

Health and Wel...

   
 

Has Flu Season, In Full Swing, Reached Its Height?

Article by AP | Published 01/14/18 | Comments (0)

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Sleep Yourself Slim: How An Extra 90 Mins In Bed Can St...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/10/18 | Comments (0)

Spending an extra 90 minutes in bed may not seem like the obvious way to lose weight, but according to a new study, it could be the key to shedding exc...

   
 

IV Bag Shortage Has Hospitals Scrambling To Treat Flu

Article by AP | Published 01/10/18 | Comments (0)

An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season...

   
 

What’s Wrong With The Picture?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 01/10/18 | Comments (0)

Health and Wellness Coach-Personal Trainer...

   
 

Professor: Marijuana Could Be Major Issue In November E...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/08/18 | Comments (0)

Three days after a new legalization law went into effect in California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ended an Obama-era policy that allowed legalized...

   
 

Democrats Move To Offense On Health Care; Seek 'Bi...

Article by AP | Published 01/08/18 | Comments (0)

Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a gover...

   
 

In New Rule, Trump Tries To Deliver A Health Care Promi...

Article by AP | Published 01/04/18 | Comments (0)

Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cos...

   
 

Consumer Reports Says Avoid Romaine Lettuce After E. Co...

Article by AP | Published 01/04/18 | Comments (0)

Federal public health officials say there’s not enough proof to pinpoint romaine lettuce as the source of a recent outbreak of ...

   
 

Armed With New Data, Officials Target ‘Drug-Deali...

Article by AP | Published 01/02/18 | Comments (0)

Pittsburgh – Federal prosecutors say a strategy that gives them better access to drug and health-care data is helping them stop doctors who irres...

   
 

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

Article by Dr. Wen | Published 01/01/18 | Comments (0)

Temperatures predicted to fall into the teens with wind chill temperatures below zero BALTIMORE, MD (January 1, 2018) — With ...

   
 

Rambam Doctors Successfully Separate Congenitally Fused...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 01/01/18 | Comments (0)

Surgeons at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center have successfully operated on a two-month-old baby bo...

   
 

Preventing Dementia

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 01/01/18 | Comments (0)

Health and Wellness Coach-Personal Trainer Alan Frei...

   
 

Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements May Not Protect Again...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/27/17 | Comments (0)

One of the most contentious questions in nutrition science over the past decade has been whether older adults should be taking supple...

   
 

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

Article by Dr. Leana Wen | Published 12/25/17 | Comments (0)

Temperatures predicted to fall into the 20s with wind chill temperatures in the teens overnight Monda...

   
 

Dropping Out?

Article by BJLIfe/Alan Freishtat | Published 12/25/17 | Comments (0)

Health and Wellness Coach-Personal Trainer Al...

   
 

Urgent! Tehilim Needed for Mrs. Chaiya Drabkin

Article by BJLife Newsroom | Published 12/27/17 | Comments (0)

Baltimore, MD - Dec. 23, 2017 -...

   
 

Brother-In-Law Saves Brother-In-Law’s Life After ...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/23/17 | Comments (0)

One Brother-in-law saved another his on the way to shul on Friday night. Both brothers are EMS volunteers. The brother-in-law who is an ambulance drive...

   
 

Maryland's 2016 Drug Death Rate Significantly Outp...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/23/17 | Comments (0)

The Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday that more than 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, with just over 2,000 in Maryland. ...

   
 

Strong Showing For Obama Health Law As Nearly 9M Sign U...

Article by AP | Published 12/22/17 | Comments (0)

About 8.8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act, the government said Thursday. The surprisingly strong num...

   
 

Amazon Drops Sale Of Circumcision Kit In UK After Compl...

Article by AP | Published 12/21/17 | Comments (0)

The British arm of Amazon has dropped sale of a circumcision training kit from its website after concerns were raised. The kit had ...

   
 

NY School Bus Drivers Can Respond To Allergy Attacks

Article by AP | Published 12/20/17 | Comments (0)

A new law in New York state allows school bus drivers to administer EpiPens and similar devices in an emergency. The state Senate s...

   
 

US Health Officials To Target High-Risk Alternative Rem...

Article by Staff Reporter | Published 12/19/17 | Comments (0)

U.S. health officials plan to crack down on a growing number of unproven alternative remedies, focusing on products containing dangerous ingredients th...

   
 

A NEAT Idea

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

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

   
 

Israeli Medicine Versus American Medicine: An Interview...

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

When Less is More

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

State Records First Hypothermia-Related Death Of Season

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

Hooked: Personal Stories of Addiction

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

Trump Administration Halts School Lunch Salt Reduction

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

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

   
 

Doctors In Israel Strike For Two Hours On Wednesday

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

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

   
 

Facebook To Use Artificial Intellegence To Detect Suici...

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

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

   
 

Don’t Be Hungry

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

This Tuesday, Nov. 21: Confronting the Opioid Epidemic

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

‘Obamacare’ Mandate Repeal Would Remake Mar...

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

A new collaborative study conducted...

   
 

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

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

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

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

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

   
 

Israel: Mumps Are Back And Talmidei Yeshiva Are At Risk

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

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

   
 

Major Health Provider Sees Big Opioid Prescription Decl...

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

Trump Declares Opioids A Public Health Emergency

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

Health Minister Litzman Provides A Personal Example To ...

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

Thousands Of Israeli Eggs Contaminated With Salmonella

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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

   
 

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

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

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