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Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine


Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine takes you behind the headlines with Hadassah Medical Organization doctors and specialists, patients and nurses. Listen and be amazed.

Brought to you by Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America.

 

Benyamin CohenBenyamin Cohen is the host of the "Hadassah on Call: New Frontiers in Medicine" podcast. He is also the Editorial Director of From the Grapevine and host of the podcast "Our Friend from Israel." He has written for the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, the Huffington Post, Yahoo News and Slate. Cohen is also the author of "My Jesus Year: A Rabbi's Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith" (HarperCollins), named one of the best books of the year by Publishers Weekly and for which he received the Georgia Author of the Year award. Cohen previously served as the Content Director for the Mother Nature Network, and was the founding editor of both Jewsweek and American Jewish Life magazine.

Jun 3, 2019

The World Health Organization reported a 300% increase in measles cases globally in the first quarter of 2019, compared with the same time last year. Dr. Allon E. Moses, provides the most important information to protect yourself and your family from this preventable disease. Dr. Moses is the head of Hadassah Medical Organization's Center for Infectious Diseases, in Jerusalem.
 
According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), in the decade before 1963, the year the measles vaccine became available, most American children contracted measles before they turned 15. As a result, health professionals studying this infectious disease, have not seen a significant record of measles in quite some time, until now. In 2019, health officials are battling the worst year for the disease in 25 years. Reports show unvaccinated Americans have brought the disease back from abroad