This is the uplifting story of Ilan Kreisman, who has been fighting a rare form of cancer for the last 12 years. Ilan refuses to let his cancer rule his life. He sees his life as a whirlpool from which he must emerge, and firmly believes he will eventually win the battle.

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Optimism is my opium
Category: Health
Issue No. 177
 

Sage is a medicinal plant, recognized first by Hippocrates. The article describes the medical properties of this amazing plant, which apparently can do everything from conferring wisdom to curing liver disease. The Rambam also spoke of its healing powers. In addition, from the pictures one can see it is a beautiful plant.

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What the sages tell us
Category: Health
Issue No. 177
 

Sharona Glaser Ben-Avraham offers a personal view of the role of doctors and medication in her life in the age of internet, which she claims is not all that different from the attitude to witch doctors and herbal remedies of the past.

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Medicines and Me
Category: Health
Issue No. 177
 

Coffee is, after petroleum, the second most commonly traded commodity in the world. Its popularity is related to its impact on the body’s physiology; it’s a potent stimulant. There have recently been a number of studies concerning cofee's effect on our health but Morty urges not to be overly influenced by the latest medical headlines.

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Coffee: Experts ‘stirring it’ so please don’t get mugged
Category: Health
Issue No. 177
 

Lubna Qadri, leads a unique project - "Hebrew Arabic" - in the Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine. Arab students teach spoken Arabic to Jewish students to aid interpersonal relationships between doctor and patient, to improve care, and to become familiar with the other’s culture. The study group has grown by leaps and bounds reflecting the commitment of the students.

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Lubna heading a unique Hebrew-Arabic project
Category: Health
Issue No. 177
 

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 "is the best thing we could have ever done for our children".

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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" 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.

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How to maintain your fertility until you are ready to become a mother . . .
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
 

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
 

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
 
 
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