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Friday, August 19, 2022
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Vegan Weight Gainer

Dear Jenn,

A friend of mine has been on a strict vegan diet for many years. She swears veganism is the way to go for weight control and good health. She exercises regularly. Honestly, she looks great, seems energetic, and glows. With her

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Chemoprevention for Cancer

I am often asked what one should do to prevent or reduce the risk of cancer. Since there are many types of cancer, with a correspondingly large number of causes, this is not easy to answer. Some solutions are simple—tobacco cessation, vaccinations for virus-associated malignancies (hepatitis B, human papillomavirus), genetic screening

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JEC, Bruriah Team Up With JFed Metrowest On Mental Health

With mental health concerns rising throughout the country and disproportionately impacting school-aged children, the Jewish Educational Center and its Bruriah High School joined with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
to provide preventative mental health programming to students of all ages. Made possible by generous grants

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Spinal Cord Compression

I remember the first day of my fellowship in oncology many years ago. The day began at 8 a.m. on July 1—God help the patients who chose to get sick on July 1 with the new residents and fellows that day. The program director gave us a brief welcome speech—not very warm, he was a jerk. And the first actual activity of the day was a

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That’s Not My Name

When I was 11 years old I attended sports and arts camp, and was consistently, repeatedly called Temikah. I even won a competition—likely the only sports competition I will ever win—and when they called me up by the name Temikah I recall a strong internal debate as to whether or not that could possibly be referring to me.

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Lapid Receives Praise for New Law Improving Welfare of People With Disabilities

(Courtesy of Shalva) “There are people who earn their place in the world-to-come in a single hour, with one act,” Kalman Samuels, founder of Shalva, told Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, referencing the Talmud to illustrate the magnitude of the law’s impact. “And those who earn their place at 2:45 a.m.,” Lapid

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Cancer in Israel: Capsule Endoscopy

This week, we continue our series on selected topics regarding cancer in Israel. In recent years, Israel has become a major leader in the technology and startup arena in health products. A leading example of the success in this arena has been the work of Gavriel Iddan.

One of the great technological

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Intensive Outpatient Programs Versus General Outpatient Programs: What Is the Difference?

Recovery treatment comes in all shapes and sizes. From family therapy to outpatient therapy to residential therapy to support groups: The types and levels of alcohol and drug rehab can be confusing, especially for someone who is at a time of need and trying to figure out what the right treatment might be.

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Breast Center at Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Debuts Enhanced Environment

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas) The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center recently completed extensive renovations, further enhancing the continuum of care for women and making the space more efficient, private and patient-centered. Renovations include a new, dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine just for

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How to Choose Safe Consumer Products

This past week it was announced that certain Banana Boat sunscreens have been recalled due to traces of benzene, which is a cancer-causing chemical. Similarly, last year, Coppertone announced a nationwide recall after benzene was also found in five of their sunscreen products. These product recalls may lead you to believe that the

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Summer Hydration Tips

Dear Jenn,

We’re college guys, home for summer break. When not working or involved in our internships we are “shooting hoops” or working out. The guys and I have been debating about hydration and rehydration. Are all fluids

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A Shema Heard Deep

It does not happen often. But it has happened before. The Jewish chaplain and the priest—both called at the same time to the same patient.

The short text to me and Father Daniel provided no other details than: “Martin Green, CCU Room 1, go ASAP.”

I quickly

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