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Battling Bacteria: Back to Square 1?

CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden grimly predicted: “The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients. We may have come to the end of the road for antibiotics.” Urgent headlines across…

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Iranian Rebellion on The Back Burner

  by A. Pe’er, Hamodia’s military correspondent Crowds of protesters went wild in Iran in recent weeks, leading many to believe that a change in government was near. But, as of now,…

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The Trap That Is the Gaza Strip

By A. Pe’er, Hamodia Military Correspondent Not one serious political or military party in the Gaza Strip is interested in war between Hamas and Israel at present. Who, then, is…

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Teva: The Wrong Prescription

By Dror Halavy In many ways, Teva was the biggest and best thing ever to happen to Israeli business — the country’s first multibillion-dollar company, the biggest made-in-Israel company to…

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To Grow an Olive Branch

By RHONA LEWIS We have been growing olive trees for hundreds of years. And we’re still doing it. The Al Badawi tree in the village of Al Walaja, Beit Lechem,…

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Sweet Magic of ‘Sour’ Foods

By VARDA BRANFMAN Fermentation is a mode of food preparation that will have instant appeal for people who are looking to benefit their health through diet and are adventurous enough…

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Taking Patients for a Ride, $915 Per Mile

By MELISSA BAILEY and HEIDI de MARCO (Kaiser Health News /TNS) – Ambulance trips can leave you with surprising — and very expensive — bills. One patient got a $3,606…

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Still Marching to the Old Tunes of Anti-Semitism

  A Polish journalist interviews several experts and locals for Hamodia, in the aftermath of the horrifying Independence Day March.   BY NISSAN ZUR The scene on Shabbos afternoon, November…

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Hospitals Are Feeling the Pain of Doctor Burnout

Dr. Brian Halloran, a vascular surgeon at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, starts planning his garden long before spring arrives in southeast Michigan. His tiny plot, located in the shadow…

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