Health and Fitness

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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…

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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…

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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…