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…

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Leading the way of innovative trends Israel, Rabin Medical Center emphasizes the belief that one’s surroundings can enhance a patient’s healing process. While it is known that Israel leads the way in innovative medical technology, you may surprised to learn that Israel is blazing the trail in the thought that laughter is the best medicine….

A Nutritional Intervention Decreases Breast Density in BRCA Carriers

Women who are carriers of the BRCA gene mutation are at high risk of developing breast cancer, and there is a large body of evidence suggesting that 3,3-diindolylmethane (DIM), a dimer of indole-3-carbinol found in cruciferous vegetables, can potentially prevent carcinogenics and tumor development. DIM is a popular food supplement and the National Cancer insitiute…

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Cancer Preventative Strategies

In the past two years, movie star filmmaker and special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt came forward about her choice to have a preventative double mastectomy after taking a blood test that revealed she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. After this surgery Angelina promised to to follow…

New Initiatives In Testing for BRCA Gene

The article Should more Ashkenazi Jews Use Test For Cancer Gene? Doctors are Split (Foward Newspaper, March 20th 2015) by Karen Tucks shows a new initiative offering subsidized screening for cancer-causing mutations in Ashenazi Jews. The program, led by Susan Klugman, medical director of PJGH, will offer screenings for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes…

Should We Accept or Reject Mental Health Labels?

An article entitled, “To Accept or Reject Mental Health Labels, That is the Question” by Krystal Reddick was featured in the Huffington Post explores the pros and cons of mental health labeling. The author of the article has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for seven years and was reluctant to identify with the mental health label….

Milestone Birthdays and Life Altering Decisions?

A recent article from the Huffington Post, entitled, “People Nearing a Milestone Birthday may be more Likely to make a Life-Altering Decision, Research Finds” by Yagana Shah explores how some cope with getting older. Researchers from New York University’s Stern School of Business and the University of California, Los Angeles’ Anderson School of Management, came…