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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Patients

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Last updated Jan. 22, 2021. We have begun vaccinating UC San Diego Health patients ages 65 and over. We will contact you via MyUCSDChart or telephone when we are ready to schedule your vaccination. Please see details...
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Study: Green Mediterranean diet lessens liver fat, cuts non-alcoholic liver disease by half

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A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in half, according to a long-term clinical intervention trial led by Ben-Gurion University of...
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COVID-19 impacts health, politics in U.S., Israel

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My last column, about Israel’s perils of September, brought forth several comments about similarities elsewhere. No surprise, except for a friend’s note about the correspondence between disease and populism, often distorted with wild claims as...

August 20, 1915: Paul Ehrlich, who cured syphilis and fathered the fields of chemotherapy...

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Paul Ehrlich, who cured syphilis and fathered the fields of chemotherapy and hematology, died in Germany on this date in 1915. His first major accomplishment, while recuperating from tuberculosis in Egypt, was the development...

Yorar o riyir kon esto!

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KATARAKTA EN LOS OJOS Keridos Amigos i mis Amigitas, Komo afitan las kozas ! No se si es de riiyir o de yorar kon esto ke vos vo kontar ! A mi me vino komo una...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses national preparedness regarding the coronavirus outbreak in China, and Israeli measures of limiting it if and when domestic cases are reported. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Israel’s coronavirus plan includes commandeering hospitals, closing tourist sites

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Israel’s Health Ministry is preparing for the possibility of the SARS-CoV-2 virus arriving in the country, and has drawn up a plan to treat patients and prevent the spread of the virus. While no cases...

Is Your Child too Glued to a Screen? Here’s How it Could Affect their...

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A new study shows that one in every two households in Israel has at least one child who wears glasses and that 17% of them are under the age of 6 and 70% are under the...
Medical staff seen after the arrival of a Chinese woman to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem over suspicions she may be infected with the coronavirus, Jan. 27, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Worried about coronavirus, Israel bars foreigners from high-risk countries

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Foreigners who recently traveled to countries in Asia where the coronavirus has spread will be barred from entering Israel, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Monday. Deri said that guidelines by Israel’s Ministry of Health...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses national preparedness regarding the coronavirus outbreak in China, and Israeli measures of limiting it if and when domestic cases are reported. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.

Netanyahu holds national preparedness meeting over coronavirus outbreak

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a meeting at his office in Jerusalem with ministry director generals and staff officials on Sunday morning to discuss how to deal with the recent outbreak of coronavirus...
In clinical trials, two-thirds of patients got significant pain relief with Theranica’s Neriva Migra patch. Photo: Israel21c.

Can Israeli company’s electronic patch reduce migraine pain?

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It looks like a high-tech version of the nicotine patch, but Theranica Bio-Electronics’ wearable device has a different purpose: to knock out migraines … at least temporarily. Inside Theranica’s Neriva Migra patch are tiny electrodes...