Health and Fitness


Pregnancy and exercise DO mix

Photo: Dr. Blair Green (right) and Dr. Kate Mihevc-Edwards. Roughly four million women give birth every year, according to the CDC, yet there is still a significant gap in information and resources for women whose bodies are undergoing massive changes. It’s time to empower women and make “uncomfortable” topics about pregnancy mainstream. “As physical therapists…


See how well you’re aging with immune-age monitoring

PHOTO: From left, Technion researchers Yishai Pickman, Ayelet Alpert and Prof. Shai Shen-Orr. Photo courtesy of Technion Spokesperson’s Office Israeli-American research team has developed an immune-age clock for assessing older people’s health status. When a carnival huckster tries to guess a person’s age, he looks at outward signs such as firmness of skin and color…


Israel’s National Hospital Provides Hope for Palestinian Toddler Burn Victim

 Summary: Following a horrific house fire, medical experts at Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer in Israel saved the life of an 18-month-old Palestinian toddler. The hospital’s highly skilled surgeons used a treatment that had never before been performed in Israel, utilizing an innovative skin bank to stabilize the child’s condition and help her begin the long…