Monthly Archives: July 2018


ANONYMOUS When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were… Read more »

Tickborne Diseases — Confronting a Growing Threat

The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE Catharine I. Paules, M.D., Hilary D. Marston, M.D., M.P.H., Marshall E. Bloom, M.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.  very spring, public health officials prepare for an upsurge in vectorborne diseases. As mosquito-borne illnesses have notoriously surged in the Americas, the U.S. incidence of tickborne infections has risen insidiously, triggering… Read more »


         AN  INTRODUCTION  TO  VAAD REFUAH’S  SAVE-A-LIFE  PROGAM BY TZIPORA SHUB What would you do if you were sitting in your seventh grade class and it seemed as though a classmate couldn’t breathe or had lost consciousness?  Would you rush over to help him? Would you know what to do? Would you run out of the room in… Read more »

Parenteral Opioid Shortage — Treating Pain during the Opioid-Overdose Epidemic

The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE Eduardo Bruera, M.D. The opioid-overdose epidemic now causes more than 30,000 deaths per year in the United States. In response to the increasing death toll, many measures have recently been implemented, including reclassification of hydrocodone as a Schedule II opioid and new requirements for physician review of prescription drug… Read more »

What Happens When You Quit Caffeine?

Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » By: Emily Lockhart on Wednesday, July 11 th Caffeine consumption can be pretty darn confusing. While many studies tout the benefits of drinking a cup of morning brew—for things like improved energy, alertness, and memory—as many reports suggest Americans drink far too much caffeine and need to cut down,… Read more »

5 Reasons To Enjoy More Coffee

Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » By: Emily Lockhart on Tuesday, July 5th As if the wonders of the morning ritual that is ingesting a hot cup of caffeine wasn’t enough reason for you to love coffee, turns out there is a convincing amount of evidence that regularly indulging in a cup of joe may… Read more »

The 8 Proven Health Benefits of Coffee

Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » By: Emily Lockhart on Thursday, May 8th   Coffee. Java. Cup a’ Joe. Regardless of what you call your favorite cup, it turns out that coffee is good for you…for multiple reasons—according to very convincing research studies from the world’s leading health organizations—like Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins… Read more »