Month: December 2016

Read this if you, or someone you love, will give birth in Israel

In the past few weeks, I’ve had the honor to be present at three completely different births: the unplanned home birth, a “second first birth” and a planned home birth that ended up in the hospital. These experiences reminded me of the importance of several issues, both large and small, that can greatly affect a …

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The Real Reason the Doctor Gives You the Flu Shot

As a public health professional, I understand the importance of vaccines.  After all, group vaccinations are a public health, not medical, decision.  There were initiated at the turn of the 20th century to reduce and eradicate viruses that had the potential to harm or kill infants and toddlers; this means that, although your personal immune …

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