The author describes the roller-coaster ride that she is experiencing during treatment for a rare type of cancer that she has. She is especially touched by the help and consideration of people that she encounters and has some very valuable advice for those who are suffering a similar experience to hers.

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Like Gloria Steinem, I’ve found my elephant to ride . . . this article is it
Category: Health
Issue No. 176
 

Who will continue to help your handicapped children when you can no longer do so? Faced with this problem the Collins' started a self-help group of families with disabled children. The group grew into a charity called "Kith and Kids". An additional factor was added – an "advocate", an experienced person who would continue the work when the parents were no longer around. This concept is known as Reserve Power and "this is the best thing we could have ever done for our children". Maurice Collins is willing to discuss and share these concepts at various seminars.

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What happens to our disabled child when we’ve gone?
Category: Health
Issue No. 176
 

A fertility acupuncturist and older "mum" (she had her first child at 38) Sharon Kastoriano offers advice for women "over 40, and struggling with fertility challenges", as well as tips for younger women. She divides the categories into three age groups – 20, 30 and 40 – and in each age group underscores what to watch for and what to do. "The best way is to be prepared and proactive about your health and fertility".

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How to maintain your fertility until you are ready to become a mother . . .
Category: Health
Issue No. 176
 

Empress Catherine the Great in 18th century Russia, Florence Nightingale in 19th century Great Britain and Canadian-born Dr. Francis Oldham in the 20th century all left definitive marks on modern medicine. Siri Jones-Rosen discusses their contributions.

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Three very different women who changed medical history
Category: Health
Issue No. 176
 

In the wake of the contamination that tainted Jerusalem’s drinking water supply this summer, Nachum Jacobs set out to find a home drinking water filtration system that would help ensure that his family was always drinking the cleanest water possible. He has fully researched the options for water purification in Israel and come up with some interesting conclusions.

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How Safe is our Water?
Category: Health
Issue No. 176
 

A short description of the specialized and multidisciplinary clinic for children suffering from degenerative muscular diseases, which opened at the Schneider Childrens Medical Center in Petah Tikva. Two charitable organizations, the SMA Families Israel and Meshi collaborated in establishing the clinic.

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One of a kind Neuromuscular clinic opens
Category: Health
Issue No. 175
 

In this article Judith Usiskin answers the following questions about conseling: "What is it? Who benefits? How to find it? What the ESRA service offers?"

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Counseling
Category: Health
Issue No. 175
 

An amusing look a the tyranny of a to-do list, with some useful advice on how to ensure that your list does not become a tyrant in your life.

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How my Mom made sure I’d never be ‘listless’
Category: Health
Issue No. 175
 

Sharona reflects on how all her life experiences from early childhood to old age, have been punctuated with the wakefullness that comes to her at 3 am at night. She humourously muses whether her time of death will be 3 am!

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While the world sleeps, I’m wide awake at 3am
Category: Health
Issue No. 175
 

Participants were treated to some fascinating and challenging cognitive exercises as part of this event which was held in order to appraise the younger generation of the importance of ESRA, the largest English-speaking volunteer group in Israel, and its important contributions to the community.

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Breaking new ground with children
Category: Health
Issue No. 175
 
 
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