Health care

Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Carpool Candidate

Rabbi Jonah Pesner, the founder of the Reform movement’s congregational community organizing arm, has decided not to run for Senate in Massachusetts – and it’s tearing him up.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner

Saving Family Planning for the Next Generation

06/06/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

For persons below a certain age, the idea that "any person" could be sent to jail for using "any drug, medicinal article, or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception" must seem preposterous.

Bridge Over Troubled Land

05/31/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

Since Israel was founded, and especially during the Intifada of 2000-2004, Hadassah's Jerusalem hospitals have been known as bridges of peace, where the staff provides its medical expertise equally to people of every religion, nationality and political persuasion.

Healthcare May 2011

The skinny on eating disorders, updates on Jewish genetic diseases, the first Arab woman plastic surgeon in Israel and more.

05/17/2011
HEALTHCARE May 2011

U.S. Could Learn From Israel’s Health Care System, Study Suggests

04/08/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Intense cooperation among health care plans and physicians can improve health care, according to a new study that looks toward Israel’s health care system.

The study -- “What The United States Could Learn From Israel About Improving The Quality Of Health Care,” published Thursday by the peer-reviewed Health Affairs magazine -- suggests that increased coordination can improve monitoring standards in such areas as colon cancer screening and flu immunization.

Bad news for a recovering, refocused B'nai B'rith

You have to feel a little sorry for B'nai B'rith International. Just as the group seemed to be carving out a new place for itself in the Jewish communal world, its president, indicted on federal tax fraud charges, has resigned and a shadow has been cast over the venerable group.

Rambam Hospital Prepares For Worst, Hopes For Best

Haifa medical center building a massive subterranean emergency room in case of war, even as it promotes peace by treating Arabs from outside Israel.

Assistant Managing Editor
02/09/2011

The Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest hospital in northern Israel with 36 departments, 1,000 beds, nine institutes and six laboratories. But there’s more to the 73-year-old institution, founded by the British, than what’s on the surface.

Construction began in October on a massive underground emergency room,

Adam Dickter Interviews Michael Grimm

Congressman-elect Michael Grimm, who will soon represent New York's 13th District including all of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, discusses working with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on behalf of the city, Obamacare, tax cuts, U.S. policy in the Middle East and his opponent's controversial Jewish donor list.

Liberal Legislative Outlook Is ‘Daunting’

11/09/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

With more than 60 House seats and 650 state legislature seats changing hands and decades-long office holders of all political stripes losing their jobs, we’re still coming to grips with what happened in last week’s congressional midterm elections, let alone what it means for the future.

Healthcare Oct 2010

Stopping cancer before it starts, when breast cancer meets the Holocaust and new research from Israel.

Staff Writer
10/19/2010
Healthcare Oct 2010
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