Friday, March 24, 2023

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Israeli-Developed ALS Treatment Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

(JNS.org)The Israeli company BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, revealing results from a clinical trial for its stem cell treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in adults, said most patients in the trial displayed improvement in the form of slower progression of the


A Smart Approach to Treating the Brain

When children catch a cold or need vaccinations, many parents may take them to a pediatrician. If children (or adults) break a bone, they might go to an orthopedic doctor. But, what kind of doctor should children and adults see after sustaining a concussion? What about the child who is strugglingwith homework, can’t


NJ Medical Facilities Penalized for High Number of Hospital-Acquired Infections

Some of what are considered New Jersey’s best hospitals are among those that will lose significant federal funding because too many patients have acquired infections and other conditions while in their care.

More than one-third of the state’s hospitals are being hit with a 1 percent cut in their


The Art of Medicine

After a gentle knock on the door, I slowly turn the knob and poke my head inside. My next patient is a toddler here for his 18-month check-up. With a startling glance, he quickly looks at me and turns away, running into his mother’s lap and crying.

While, to some, this may sound like the upsetting


How Prenatal Yoga Can Help You Rock Your Pregnancy

Yoga has come a long way from that show at 6 a.m. featuring the lady sporting the full lavender body suit and a ’70s ’fro to becoming the current obsession of the chic, lean, and fashionable.

The thought of contorting yourself in the presence of an ever-growing belly might seem, well, awkward, if not


Let It Go Quiet

A report of 100 brains missing at the University of Texas in December 2014 has drawn a lot of attention and humor. From a healing perspective, losing one’s brain may not be such a bad idea. We put a lot of stock in our brain’s ability to be wondrously creative and powerful. Our last article discussed the issue of stuck repetitive


BGU Researchers Discover Drug That May Prevent Deadly Infections

BEER-SHEVA, Israel–Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers discovered that alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) could prevent deadly infections in immune system-compromised patients. The Journal of Infectious Diseases published the work of Dr. Eli C. Lewis and his team of BGU researchers (Ziv Kaner, David E. Ochayon, Galit Shahaf, Boris M.


Finding Meaning in the Holidays

There is always a sense of sadness when the holiday season comes to a close. We celebrate Chanukah by consuming endless amounts of latkes, jelly doughnuts, and chocolate. We get together with family and friends as we light the menorah and remember the miracles that took place so long ago.

This time of


Chronic Pain Isn’t All In The Brain, Which Is Good News For Sufferers

Senior Lecturer, Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology at University of Liverpool

One in five of us has been experiencing chronic pain over the past three months, or longer. Chronic pain won’t kill us; it just makes our lives miserable. More miserable, research suggests,


Judgment-Free Zone

There is a joke often told within my family about the ugly green sweater I used to wear.

In the throes of my eating disorder I ceased to care about how I presented myself. This in and of itself was somewhat of an enigma to those around me; they knew that my mind was constantly preoccupied with thinking


The Perfect Smile: Implants, Crowns and Veneers

Having the perfect smile requires three elements: teeth that are in alignment, teeth that are white in color and bright, and teeth that are of appropriate size and regularly shaped, according to experts at Universal Dental.

Whitening is all about color and brightness–your smile lighting up the


21st Century Dentistry: Dental Emergencies

It’s a bright sunny day and you decide to go for a bike ride. Pedaling along, your bike hits a bump in the road and you lurch forward, chipping your tooth against the handlebar. Your lip is bleeding and you are in pain. Or it is Shabbat afternoon and you are at a friend’s house for lunch. The kids are playing in the backyard when your 9

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