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Health & Living

  • The 5 weirdest kosher foods you’ll be eating in 2018

    By jwadmin on November 21, 2017
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN SECAUCUS, N.J. (JTA) – “Caution: Meat and dairy sampling on show floor,” read a sign at the entrance to Meadowlands Exposition Center. That may seem like an unusual warning outside a convention center, but to the crowd attending the food expo there, it made sense: Kosherfest is the world’s largest kosher food trade show, where the vast majority […]
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  • Why you should fear skin cancer —and how to avoid it

    By jwadmin on November 1, 2017
    By MICHELE CHABIN JERUSALEM (JTA) – We all know the drill: Cover up, slather on the sunscreen or go back inside. With all the public awareness about the dangers of sun exposure, you’d think that skin cancer rates would be falling. They’re not. In fact, the number of people being diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has skyrocketed […]
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  • Easy-to-prepare holiday menu rich with flavor and color

    By jwadmin on September 20, 2017
    By MEGAN WOLF NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Two things are especially important to my holiday dishes: ease of preparation ahead of time and, of course, appeal to crowds. When time is short — and really when is it not short? — let’s make things as simple as possible. This menu fits the bill while offering a combination of flavors, textures […]
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  • From tantrums to Torah: Living a whole-istic Jewish life

    By jwadmin on August 23, 2017
    By RICKI D. SHAPIRO Every morning, 20-month-old Charlotte Feldman sings a song from the siddur. She knew the Hebrew word “nun” before “no.” And when she hears a Hebrew blessing, she may not know what it means, but she’s heard the cadence enough to know when to say “amen.” It’s because her parents, Rabbi Roy Feldman, spiritual leader of Congregation […]
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  • Millions of Israeli children said at risk of stunted development; Water blamed

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2017
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s first-ever national survey of iodine levels in the population revealed widespread deficiencies, which could mean millions of children are at risk of stunted development. The survey, whose unpublished results were recently presented to endocrinologists in Ramat Gan, found that 62 percent of school-age children and 85 percent of pregnant women have iodine levels below the World Health Organization minimum. […]
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  • 10 tips for a less stressful Passover

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2017
    By DUBY LITVIN (My Jewish Learning via JTA) – Passover requires a great deal of preparation, especially if you are making your home kosher for Passover. These 10 tips will help you organize and prioritize, so you can enjoy the holiday. 1. Don’t wing it, plan it Planning is imperative. Think of your house as your corporation and you are its […]
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  • AJCC adult health, services fair set for May 7

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2017
    ALBANY–Plans are underway for the 2017 Congregation Beth Emeth/Albany Jewish Community Center Health & Services Fair for Adults and Senior Adults slated for the Albany Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., on Sunday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. The annual event, which is free and open to the community, offers health screenings, information booths about area resources, refreshments, chair massage and quick […]
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  • Women’s health issues to be featured at Gates of Heaven health fairs March 19, 23

    By jwadmin on March 15, 2017
    SCHENECTADY–A health fair has been announced for Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave. in Schenectady on Sunday, March 19, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and it will be repeated on Thursday, March 23, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The free fairs will be open to the public and will provide education on: advance directives through the CareCHOICES program; prescription and […]
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  • Volunteer drivers needed to help seniors get around town

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2017
    Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York (JFS) reports a need for volunteer drivers to be part of its Project 5, a program designed to help seniors that are no longer driving to go places. JFS representative Monica Tan explained: Seniors maintaining their independence is crucial for healthy and active aging. A big part of that independence is transportation. They […]
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