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Preparation Helps Decrease PTSD in Troops

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From birth to adulthood, being surrounded by sirens, conflict, death, and war is traumatic for any and all growing up in Israel. This kind of trauma rests in the DNA of the people and is exhibited largely in a kind of countrywide post-traumatic stress disorder, whether realized or not. Today, a team of about 100…

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Israel Appoints Ultra-Orthodox Female Judge

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Havi Toker just made history as the first official Ultra-Orthodox judge appointed to Jerusalem’s Magistrate Court in Israel. Toker, 41, studied law at Hebrew University and spent the past two decades working in the legal district in Jerusalem. Her appointment to the Supreme Court is a large leap forward for women. Toker was born in…

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Heart disease rates on the decline

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Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in Israel and after years of dedication, studies show that heart disease rates are on the decline. While heart disease numbers are high, Israel is one of the only countries in the world on the verge of drastically reducing death from heart disease. According to a 2017…

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Premature Babies Get Supreme Medical Treatment

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In their fresh and most fragile first moments of life, preemie babies are the most difficult to care for. About 15 million babies are born prematurely per year, and about 1 million die due to medical complications. Some studies believe that 75% of preemie babies, those born before 37 weeks, can be saved with proper…

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Pineapple treatment solution for burn victims

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Imagine if, instead of requiring surgery after a burn trauma, all you needed was a pineapple. After decades of dedicated research, a new noninvasive approach is using pineapple enzymes to treat severe burns. The idea was inspired by Dr. Jerry Klein, a doctor who after World War 2, saw the need to treat a large…

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