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  • N.Y. health board proposes consent waiver on circumcision rite

    June 13, 2012 | 10:21 am

    New York City health officials have proposed requiring that Jewish parents sign a consent waiver in order to use a controversial circumcision-related rite.

    At a city Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, the department’s deputy commissioner for disease control, Dr. Jay Varma, proposed...

  • 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...

  • The painful truth about teen mouth piercing

    July 23, 2008 | 3:08 am

    A pierced tongue may be the height of cool in some teen circles, but a new study by Israeli researchers suggests that skin piercings in the mouth may lead to an increased risk of oral health problems and even tooth loss.

    The researchers from the School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv...

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