Dr. Kenneth Offit Speaks on BRCA Gene Mutations @ AFRMC Gala

Dr. Kenneth Offit (Chief, Clinical Genetics Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering) addresses the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center 2019 Annual Gala upon reception of the Yitzhak Rabin Cancer Care & Research Award for BRCA Genetics. Don’t miss Global Connections with Robert Siegel on October 28, 4 pm ET: COVID and CANCER: Breast, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Treatment…

America Is Facing 5 Epic Crises All at Once by David Brooks

There are five gigantic changes happening in America right now. The first is that we are losing the fight against Covid-19. Our behavior doesn’t have anything to do with the reality around us. We just got tired so we’re giving up. Second, all Americans, but especially white Americans, are undergoing a rapid education on the…

Corona means no face touching. Science shows we can’t help it

Throughout this whole corona crisis, we’ve been repeatedly told to avoid touching our faces so as not to transmit or catch the virus. But if you too have been unable to stop putting your hand to your face, it might be because you’re busy getting a sense of yourself. And you’re not alone. A study…

Coronavirus May Pose a New Risk to Younger Patients: Strokes

Doctors have reported a flurry of cases in Covid-19 patients — including a healthy 27-year-old emergency medical technician in Queens. After a month in the hospital, he is learning to walk again. Ravi Sharma was doubled over on his bed when his father found him. He’d had a bad cough for a week and had…

Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Information for Consumers

PHOTO COPYRIGHT:  Joshua E. Plaut, Ph.D.    As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. We want to reassure consumers that there is currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This…

Keeping An Eye On Mobile Health: Tech News From Israel

Israeli’s Start- Up Presents iPhone Optometry at mHealth Conference   Israel continues to be a leader in mobile health technology, with the medical industry keeping an eye on new developments, particularly in wearable tech. Encouraging the start-up mentality, Israel hosts an annual mHealth conference in Tel Aviv featuring a contest to highlight these new yet innovative…

New research shines a light on how Cancer develops

The most popular belief, in the development of cancer cells, has been that genes suddenly mutate, likely with the aid of outside sources or random selection. These genes continue to split spreading their mutation until it’s too late and cancer has formed. But this theory, common as it may be, is one that leaves researches…

Tips to Staying Healthy this Holiday Season from Rabin Medical Center

  Tips to Staying Healthy this Holiday Season from Rabin Medical Center It’s the 3rd day of Hannukah and while we remember the victory of  Maccabees and the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days, most of us have celebrated by embracing the holiday tradition of dining on doughnuts (sufyganiyot) and potato pancakes (latkes.) The average jelly doughnut…