Friday, May 20, 2022

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COVID Pandemic May Be Nearing End, Experts Suggest

Because omicron is very infectious and not aggressive in causing serious illness, it may lead to natural herd immunity and the post-pandemic era.

The omicron variant is not a disaster, and may even signal the end of the pandemic crisis, say two prominent physicians


Ketamine: A New and Effective Psychiatric Treatment Option

Everywhere you turn you cannot help but see the many ways in which the COVID pandemic has affected us. In few places has the impact been more devastating than in the realm of mental health. All of us are facing challenges that can be stressful and overwhelming, but for those with underlying psychiatric disorders,


Israeli Tissue Engineers 3D-Print an Ear

Unique scaffold could also be tailored to nasal reconstruction and orthopedic implants.

A small percentage (0.1 to 0.3%) of people are born with congenitally deformed ears. This can have a severe psychological impact, and sometimes involves hearing


Pregnancy’s Gift to Your Baby: Your Microbiome

When preparing for pregnancy, many women encounter similar advice from their health practitioner: Exercise, reduce stress, follow a healthy diet, and take folic acid and a prenatal vitamin. (The occasional bowl of ice cream with whipped cream goes without saying!)

However, in recent years, there


Jerusalem College of Technology Receives Approval to Launch Israel’s First Nursing Master’s Degree in English

New program will equip nurses to tackle the rising challenge of comorbidity for patients with cardiovascular, neurological, respiratory, endocrine, renal and other diseases.

(Courtesy of JCT) The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) announced that the Israeli Council for Higher Education


Israeli Scientists Discover ALS Nerve-Destruction Mechanism

A study by an Israeli research group, in collaboration with peers from Germany, France, England and the United States, suggests that the course of the fatal neurodegenerative disease can be delayed and even reversed in its early stages.

An Israeli research group has discovered the


Rejection and Leadership: Moshe Rabbeinu’s Story

A number of months ago I took it upon myself to read the Torah portion of the day, or aliyah, as a part of my routine. Typically between the bustle of clients, mom-hood, and trying to maintain my home and well, my humanness, I sit down for a few minutes and keep up, whether it be in English or Hebrew. Oftentimes I’ll burst into my


Rare Cancers: The Intriguing Rise of Hepatoblastoma

This week we focus on another rare malignancy, hepatoblastoma. As its name suggests, this is a tumor of the liver, similar to its much more common cousin, hepatocellular carcinoma, but in contrast to HCC, hepatoblastoma is a malignancy of children. It is most common during the first three years of life but can occur up to age 10. Luckily,


How Do I Spot a Stroke?

(Courtesy of SMGH) “Our last article on ‘Stroke Symptoms? Call a Plumber’ got a lot of comments from readers,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital. “And yes, some did say I was meshuggeneh! Until they learned more about our Stroke Center and the ‘Brain Plumber’: Dr. Jeffrey


Good Inflammation, Bad Inflammation

Inflammation is one of the functions that we require on a daily basis. In other words, we need inflammation to survive. This is good inflammation. On the other hand, when there is increased inflammation throughout the body, an environment for disease is created. This is bad inflammation.

When you get a


Baseball and Cancer

My wife Elie’s nephew, Dov Rabinowitz, lives in Jerusalem and is the commissioner of the Jerusalem Softball League. OK, it is not exactly the MLB, but we are very proud. And so I promised Dovi that I would write something regarding baseball, a shared love, and cancer.

It is worth bearing in mind that


‘Restart’ Provides Medical Assistive Devices to Injured IDF Soldiers

Restart has been filling a gap in the needs of IDF soldiers who have sustained permanent, and previously debilitating, injuries since its 2014 inception. Many individuals are able to move through the healing and recovery process following an injury with relative ease, courtesy of the

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