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Does Circumcision Cause Autism?

By Dr. Afshine Emrani

January 11, 2015 | 11:33 am

Circumcision is a predominantly religious issue.

Circumcision in boys leads to higher chance of developing attention spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism by age 10, according to a new controversial study in  Journal of the Royal Society... read on

  • je suis

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 9, 2015 | 8:04 am

    je suis

    these were the first words i uttered as a child

    in a french school, in a muslim country, in iran

    je suis afshine

    i left that land of kings, of poets, of miniature art, of silk

    je suis malade

    i forgot the language, escaped the country, because

    je suis kosher

    ... read on
  • A New Year’s Resolution: Gratitude!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 30, 2014 | 7:05 pm

    “You are as close to 76 as you are to 16!” 

    Bill loves to sting me with his wit, as if looking at my children, walking past a mirror, and the occasional lapse of memory were not enough.  Honestly, 46 is not as terrible as I thought it would be.  I used to laugh at the... read on

  • Merry Christmas!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 24, 2014 | 7:45 am

    Not “happy holidays.”  It’s Christmas!  I don't like tofu wishes; I wish for flavor and truth.

    This is the holiest day of the Christian calendar.  I would not want someone wishing me “happy holidays” for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

    As a child in Iran, I attended the French... read on

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  • In Sick Heart Patients, Less is More!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 23, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    In the year 2000, Israeli physicians had a major labor strike during which thousands of elective visits and surgeries were canceled, but paradoxically mortality rates fell dramatically during the same year.

    This week in JAMA, Harvard Medical School researchers published a study... read on

  • Lights, Medicine and Miracles: Not a SAD Chanukah.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 15, 2014 | 6:58 pm

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is known as "winter blues" depression that can leave the victim in a dark cave until spring’s return.  Energy is drained.  Apathy takes over.  The main treatment for SAD is light therapy.

    Light does more than just enable us to see.  Light induces... read on

  • Things Dads Want to Tell Their Daughters (Before It’s Too Late)

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 9, 2014 | 7:37 am

    Recently, several fathers passed suddenly in my circle.  I thought about lessons they might have wanted to share with their daughters but lacked  the courage.  Here’s a list I made before it’s too late.

    1-  Love yourself, always. Even if you love yourself half as much as I love... read on

  • In Search of a Better Life.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 8, 2014 | 9:52 am

    He was only twelve years old.  All he had was a bike and a kiss from his parents.  He left his village in Iran to travel to the capital in search of a better life.  He died surrounded by his children and a loving community at 86.

    If you showed up late to his memorial and missed... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Afshine Asher Emrani is a Persian Jew who loves God passionately, and as a result loves the path of healing, loves life, loves love and loves to share what he loves!  He is a...

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