Intimate Women’s Luncheon with Letty Cottin Pogrebin

AFRMC would like to report that our Annual Women’s Luncheon, which was this past Tuesday (April 8th, 2014), was a success. The purpose of the event was to allow friends and donors to come together in order to benefit the BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic in Israel’s Rabin Medical Center. The BRCA Multidisciplinary Clinic serves women at…

New Wave of Preventative Surgeries are Saving Lives

A new study has found that women with certain genetic mutations such as BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly raises their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can cut the risk by as much as 80% if they get their ovaries removed by age 35 (Fox 1). This is the first study to show how much…

Travel in Comfort

For many, winter is a great time to get away. Whether your goal is to escape the cold weather, relax, or make memories, it is important to be both safe and smart when abroad. There is nothing worse than being far away from home when disaster strikes. Luckily, Dr. Uri Sendovski, head of Emergency Medicine…

4 Things to Know About Menopause, Right Now

For many women, menopause is a trying time. Changes to the body can be unexpected and in most cases, unwelcome. In the media, there is a lot of conflicting information about what is recommend and what can be harmful. We hope to shed some light on the facts. Over 75% of women suffer from at…

Prostate Cancer: New, Life-Saving Information

Cancer is a very scary word. Many men (and women) don’t like to even fathom the possibility. But the truth is that it is incredibly important to be well-informed and well-prepared, in order to fight effectively. While it is true that prostate cancer is the most common of all cancers in men over the age of 50, there are…

Do Soy Foods Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

Director of the Integrative Medicine Unit at Rabin Medical Center, Dr. Opher Caspi explains: People the world over rely on soy as a major source of protein, especially in Asia. Beyond being a vital nutritional resource, soy also contains a group of chemicals called phytoestrogens. These are similar to estrogen, an important female sex hormone,…