Osteopathy is a hands-on non-manipulative therapy, recognized throughout the world as effective in treating numerous painful conditions. The osteopath’s approach is holistic, encouraging patients to become actively involved in the healing process.

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Osteopathy
Category: Health
Issue No. 165
 

Dr Garfinkel, specialist in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, has excellent success with prescribing the appropriate minimum of medicines necessary for the wellbeing of the elderly recognizing that many of them are over medicated.

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POLYPHARMACY
Category: Health
Issue No. 165
 

The Playback Theater Company, founded in 1975 by Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, developed into non-scripted theater for working within troubled communities. Akin to therapy, this concept spread world-wide. Theater, dance, music and art are used as tools of healing. Here in Israel it is now reaching the “Golden Oldies” – Retirees at the Tel Hai Day Center, giving participants the forum to express themselves in a secure setting.

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Let’s have a bit of Playback
Category: Health
Issue No. 165
 

Victims of breast cancer who have benefitted from this newly established charity write of their gratitude. Shari Mendes, the founder, appeals for help in fundraising and administering this charity.

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IBCERF relieves the plight of breast cancer patients
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 

Eylon Nuphar relates the story of her diagnosis of breast cancer, which her mother, her grandmother and her sister all had. She speaks of how she made every day work for her throughout the diagnosis and the ensuing treatment, working and thriving throughout the experience.

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My mother said: “At worst, you’ll lose a breast”
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 

Qigong is a gentle martial arts theory from the East designed to improve health, increase energy, revive body and mind and a host of other positive elements that lead to harmony between body and spirit.

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Qigong
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 

Dramatic behavioral changes, confusion, strange remarks out of context and imagining things, could be signs of suffering from a brain tumor. Immediate action needs to be taken, as brain tumors can grow quickly. Honey Stollman gives us a compelling account of what happened to her husband.

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Telltale Signs of a Brain Tumor
Category: Health
Issue No. 162
 

The necessity of checking the levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ in ones blood is clearly explained. One may need to take supplements on doctors advice but can also easily overdose, with adverse effects.

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VITAMIN D - the sunshine vitamin
Category: Health
Issue No. 162
 

Clinical psychologist Eli Karlen discusses anxiety. Is it a destructive power that can limit a person’s confidence? Or can it be used positively, as a challenge to move on in one’s life.

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Coping with anxiety: friend or foe?
Category: Health
Issue No. 162
 

For the past twenty years a gene mutation known as BRCA has been detectable by genetic testing. It affects both men and women, particularly Jewish adults, and has been linked to breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancers. After her mother and her sister died of breast cancer, and she herself discovered a tumor, Lisa Cohen set up an organization called BRACHA to help those who have this gene mutation and to educate the public.

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BRACHA:  A Blessing of Knowledge and Health
Category: Health
Issue No. 162
 
 
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