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Health & Living

  • Study finds Jewish teens flourish when connected to Jewish youth groups

    By jwadmin on June 18, 2019
    By DEBORAH FINEBLUM (JNS) – There was a time when “Don’t trust anyone over 30” was the mantra for the young. But if a new study of Jewish teens—the largest of its kind ever attempted—can be believed, the situation is much different today, news that will no doubt come as a huge relief to parents. Eighteen-year-old Yael Berrol is intimately […]
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  • Residents from The Massry share thoughts on resident-led interest groups at assisted living conference

    By jwadmin on June 12, 2019
    The Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL) recently held its multi-day annual conference in Saratoga Springs . A panel of five residents from The Massry Residence at Daughters of Sarah spoke to more than 150 professional staff about the impact resident-driven activities and programs can have in assisted living communities. The five panelists included: Diane Koenig, Irene Selchick, Dr. […]
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  • Annual Albany health and services fair for adults set for May 19

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    The Albany Jewish Community Center and Congregation Beth Emeth Health & Services Fair for adults/senior adults will be held at the Albany Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., on Sunday, May 19, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the community, provides health screenings, staffed information booths representing area businesses and organizations, drawing prizes, therapeutic […]
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  • Measles was eradicated … now it’s back, thanks to anti-vaxxers

    By jwadmin on April 24, 2019
    By RUTHIE BLUM (JNS) – Israel’s national carrier, El Al, has set up a special inoculation station at Ben-Gurion Airport to vaccinate its employees against the measles. So far, some 250 ground and flight crews have been vaccinated, with likely more to come. The makeshift clinic was created after the Israeli Health Ministry ordered all local airlines to inoculate their […]
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  • Seidman, Pearlman to offer course for seniors; Aging consciously is goal

    By jwadmin on April 17, 2019
    SCHENECTADY–Those who wish to embrace life and live their elder years more consciously, more joyful, and more compassionately are invited to a bi-weekly workshop series, “From Aging to Sage-ing®: Living as a Spiritual Elder, “that will begin Wednesday, April 24, from 1:30-4 p.m. Interested individuals should plan to attend all five sessions. Hosted by Congregation Gates of Heaven, located at […]
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  • Emergency! Measles outbreak in Rockland County

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2019
    By MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A New York suburb with a large haredi Orthodox population has declared a state of emergency over a serious measles outbreak. Rockland County will prohibit unvaccinated minors under the age of 18 from going to public places, including school, shopping centers, business and synagogues. The prohibition, started Tuesday night, March 26, lasts […]
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  • 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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