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Health & Living

  • Women unite to host annual Spa for the Body & Soul

    By jwadmin on March 20, 2019
    The Jewish Women’s Connection hosted its 14th Annual Spa for the Body & Soul on Sunday, March 3, at the Shabbos House Student Center in Albany. One hundred Jewish women from the region attended. Miriam Lipskier, co-founder and director of Chabad Student Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. was the keynote speaker. The event was co sponsored by Capital […]
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  • Last day of February effort to raise awareness of rare genetic diseases

    By jwadmin on February 27, 2019
    Discount on screenings to note Rare Disease Day ATLANTA – JScreen, a national non-profit community based genetic screening and health initiative, today highlighted the importance of Rare Disease Day 2019 by offering a discount on their at-home genetic screening test valid only on Feb. 28, 2019 – Rare Disease Day. To claim the discount, users must visit wws.jscreen.org and enter code “Rare19” to […]
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  • Death With Dignity lists short film at AJCC

    By jwadmin on February 20, 2019
    ALBANY–The local group Death with Dignity-Albany will present a showing of  a documentary, “Living While Dying” on Tuesday, March 12, from 1-3 p.m. at the Albany Jewish Community Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. “Living While Dying” focuses on how to face the fear of death by living life to its fullest. In this documentary, Jewish filmmaker Cathy Zheutlin follows the lives of people living […]
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  • Is it feed a cold and starve a fever, or starve a cold and feed a fever? Guarding one’s body nutritionally against disease

    By jwadmin on February 13, 2019
    By FRAN WEISS MS, RDN, CDN Happily, the answer is: “neither!”  A well-nourished body is our best defense. These healthy choices help promote a strong immune system: Antioxidants, as found in a variety of fruits, and vegetables are phytonutrients that neutralize free radicals and protect our cells. Eat a rainbow of colorful foods! Make sure to include: Vitamin A: sweet […]
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  • Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld to review Jews and the environment at Agudat Achim

    By jwadmin on January 23, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Rabbi Miriam Lichtenfeld will present two free classes on the “Jewish Response to Climate Change” The lectures/discussions, open to the community, will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the synagogue, 2117 Union St., Schenectady. Questions to be considered: What is our responsibility as Jews to the environment? How does Judaism define our relationship […]
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  • With an eye to good nutrition in 2019 dietitian Fran Weiss shares kale inspired recipes, tips

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2019
    By FRAN WEISS, MS RDN CDN DietitianFran@gmail.com Local dietitian Fran Weiss shared with The Jewish World a recent query that she received and how much she values  the nutritive  qualities of kale  by sharing a few of her recipes. Dear Fran, I am a female senior citizen with a family history of age related macular degeneration leading many relatives to very […]
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  • Tai Chi held every Monday at Gates of Heaven

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven is offering free Zenobics Tai Chi classes on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. The classes at the temple, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady will be taught by Gates’ members Aaron and Ina Fried, who are certified Tai Chi instructors. According to the Frieds, Tai Chi is a healthful form of “moving meditation” whose 108 slow and […]
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  • How to tell if your child is traumatized by the Pittsburgh shooting, and what to do

    By jwadmin on December 21, 2018
    By BEN HARRIS Within 24 hours of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Judith Cohen’s cellphone was ringing incessantly with offers of help from around the world. A psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and grief in children and adolescents, Cohen is one of the developers of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a therapeutic model […]
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  • Jewish Federation slates Om Shalom Yoga weekend: Jewish prana is goal

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York invites the community to an Om Shalom Yoga weekend, Dec. 14-16 led by Zack Lodmer, founder and leader of Om Shalom Yoga. Lodmer is a yoga instructor, musician, and director of Silicon Beach Engagement and Development Initiative at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. According to organizers, he weaves Jewish ritual, philosophy, […]
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  • Can regular tefillin use help protect men during heart attacks?

    By jwadmin on October 19, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Jewish men who wrap leather straps around their arm as part of their daily morning prayers may also be protecting themselves from the worst effects of heart attacks, a recent  small study discloses. A pilot study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine found that regular users of tefillin, or phylacteries, may receive […]
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