Some experts have accused the government of not taking the threat seriously enough, especially as loose tobacco is taxed far less than pre-rolled cigarettes.
Changing any portion of the Medicaid funding to a per capita cap proposal would have a significant negative impact on seniors, and put the health care and financial security of millions of older adults at risk.
While hardly on par with the New York, Boston and London marathons that draw world-class runners, the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv races are huge for Israel, attracting growing numbers of competitors and providing welcome jolts to the economy.
A 60-year-old woman gave birth to her first child at a central Israel hospital.
Britain's Ambassador to Israel visited headquarters of Israeli volunteer emergency medical service organization United Hatzalah in Jerusalem Tuesday.
The Hospital Liaison Program involves volunteer EMTs and paramedics from United Hatzalah volunteering for a minimum of two shifts per month.
As part of the initiative, volunteer medics pay weekly house calls to elderly people, many of whom are Holocaust survivors who live on their own.
A major goal of cancer immunotherapy is to generate, induce or augment an anti-tumor immune response.
Dr. Henry Heimlich has used his own lifesaving technique for the first time at the age of 96.
We recently sat with Captain Bar, the Etzion Regional Brigade Medical Commander, who reflected on her eight years as a medic in the IDF.