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Virtual reality/treadmill may prevent falls

A combination of virtual reality and treadmill training may prove effective in preventing dangerous falls associated with aging, Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment or dementia, according to a new Tel Aviv University–Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center study published in The Lancet. According to the study’s lead authors, Prof. Jeff Hausdorff and Dr. Anat Mirelman, both…

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KNOWING BRCA STATUS CAN BE LIFE-SAVING

JERUSALEM – Leading international breast cancer researchers attending a Soroka Medical Center and Israel Healthcare Foundation symposium addressing the question: “Should Ashkenazi Jews or even the general population be tested routinely for inherited predisposition to breast cancer?” concluded that the current testing model focusing on family history isn’t working and that data shows that half…

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