Healthcare February 2012

Healthcare February 2012

The healthiness of a long-distance walker, cardio benefits from eating right, battling addictions, and an interview with Hadassah Medical Organization’s new chief.

INSIDE Healthcare February 2012
Olympic race walker and Holocaust survivor Shaul Ladany strides right through life.
New Israeli-German study shows health benefits even if people regain lost weight — provided they eat right.
In new book, doctors Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband encourage building up ‘health literacy.’
The only government-approved, hospital-based anti-smoking program stresses a holistic approach to big problem in Israeli society.
An Israeli addiction specialist talks about the lure of Internet games, and more traditional substances.
Dr. Ehud Kokia on the soon-to-open new tower, the just-ended doctors’ strike and the position of physicians in Israeli society.
Camp for seriously ill children on both sides of the Jordan is symbol of pluralism in action.