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  • Get Your Flu Shot

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    August 24, 2012 | 5:43 pm

    Temperatures are dropping. Children are returning to school. (Parents are elated.) Families are planning a last summer outing on Labor Day. It must be time for flu shots.

    This season’s influenza vaccine has shipped from manufacturers. Our office just received them. So it’s a...

  • A Teenager Drives, A Teenager Dies & a Mother Cries

    By Ilana Angel

    August 25, 2011 | 10:06 pm

    I spent Thursday afternoon with my son at the DMV.  It was exciting and scary, and yes, since you asked, I cried.  When he passed the test he went through the entire room and high fived everyone.  It was really fantastic and I was so proud of him.  Watching this child grow up is my...

  • Flu cases down at Hess Kramer

    By Laura Stampler

    September 2, 2009 | 9:02 pm

    Camp Hess Kramer, like other sleep-away camps this summer, sent home children with influenza-like symptoms during its first session. But no children were sent home from the camp after July 15, the start of its second session.

    The reason could lie in a new product Hess Kramer began...

  • Local Jewish Camps Face Down Swine Flu

    June 30, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    More than 40 campers and counselors from Jewish summer camps in Southern California have been sent home with flu-like symptoms. As of June 29, there have been several cases of Influenza A, which are currently being tested by the California Health Department to determine if they are...

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  • Making swine flu kosher:A sympton of the disease of Israeli politics

    April 30, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    :On what must have been a slow day at the Knesset, the de facto head of the Health Ministry, MK Yakov Litzman, stated Monday that swine flu would be from here on in referred to as “Mexico Flu,” as pork is non-kosher and considered unclean under Jewish law.

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  • Swine Flu in Israel

    April 28, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    “Israel confirmed its first case of swine flu on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported, as the Health Ministry raised its level of alert to 4 out of 6.

    A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Mexico was diagnosed with the virus, after two days of quarantine at the Laniado Hospital in Netanya while he waited for the results of his tests.”  Read the full story at Haaretz.com.

  • The best nurse ever

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    April 10, 2008 | 4:35 pm

    There is a great truth about yours truly: I don’t get sick often, but when I do—watch out! My husband and I have been together for two and a half year and he had yet to see me ever become really ill. He got his chance last Sunday.

    I woke up at 2 a.m. with an awful stomach ache,...

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