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Our Blog covers recent, relevant and helpful health and healthcare news

EMA Care Blog

Our Blog covers recent, relevant and helpful health and healthcare news

Weddings and the Coronavirus

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Dr. Eliana talks about the new regulations regarding making weddings in Israel. Today weddings are allowed to be up to 50 people. wedding halls are starting to open on June 14th. There are many new regulations for example a covid-19 officer that will make sure that the regulations are being taken seriously. The current wedding situation – (Time: 0:30) Event hall regulations/COVID-19 officer - (Time: 2:30) Maximum occupancy – (Time: 3:47) Pre-registering for the wedding – (Time: 5:00) Social distancing – (Time: 6:40) Dancing – (Time: 7:43) Opening of the bar and social events around the world – (Time: 12:50) Which...
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The Flu vs. Covid-19

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Dr. Eliana talks about about the flu vs the coronavirus. Covid-19 and the flu both are respiratory disease, however Covid-19 is more contagious, and the fatality rate is much higher. The flu – (Time: 0:47) Death rates with both the flu and coronavirus – (Time: 1:20) How they spread – (Time: 2:35) Incubation period – (Time: 4:26) Symptyoms – (Time: 6:01) A study on the flu v peek and the Coronavirus peek – (TIme: 8:00) Are you a senior living in Israel? Or do you have elderly parents living in Israel? Contact EMACare to find out how WE can help YOU....
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Top 5 Areas of Healthcare to Tend to Now

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Thankfully, the coronavirus sanctions are lifting. The kupahs are getting back to normal working hours, and it is time to stop ignoring your important medical care. Top 5 Areas of Healthcare 1. Family doctor - Many of us may have seen our family doctor via telephone call or Zoom meeting, but there is nothing like an in-person consultation with your doctor. If you have not been feeling 100% (not coronavirus related) and/or you need prescriptions refilled, now is the time to go. Request referrals from your family doctor to see specialists. 2. Pharmacy – restock medication, including over the counter medication.Make sure...
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Chronic Pain in the Elderly

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Advanced age increases the risk of health complications which can lead to chronic pain. Unlike grey hairs and wrinkles, chronic pain is NOT part of the normal aging process. Chronic pain is described as pain lasting 3 months or longer. The following conditions often result in chronic pain: ArthritisNeuropathy, spontaneous or a diabetes side effectCancer, as well as its treatmentBone Fractures Chronic pain disrupts the quality of life for many elderly. The resulting distress can lead to sleep deprivation, depression, and anxiety. It's a vicious circle: without proper sleep, the body reacts with even more pain. How we can help EMA...
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Getting into the holiday spirit during the Coronavirus pandemic

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  The Coronavirus has introduced most people to a new kind of life. We can’t see family unless we follow certain conditions, we can’t socialize without wearing masks, and it is hard to get into the spirit of the upcoming holiday, Shavuot. Shavuot is a very spiritual holiday; it is when the Jews were given the Torah and became the Jewish nation. Every year, we renew our acceptance of God’s gift. It is important to focus on the atmosphere of chag, rather on events that usually take place. Usually people go to shul and sing along with the community, some people...
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The Hassle of Making Medical Appointments

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When you are unwell the last thing you want to deal with is the frustration of trying to get a timely doctor's appointment. However, whether it's an appointment with a family doctor for a sore throat or with a specialist for a chronic medical condition, you may find that the process does not run as smoothly as you would like. In Israel, appointments with kupat doctors are made via the kupah website, the kupah app or their 24-hour phone service (moked).One major advantage of using the app or the website is that you will see a listing of all doctors and available appointments in the location you choose...
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Choosing the Right Doctor

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Choosing the Right Doctor Visiting a doctor for the first time can be overwhelming. Will this doctor listen to your concerns? Will this doctor spend the appropriate time to answer your questions clearly and with patience? Will this doctor have the bedside manner that you expect? Do they have the medical experience needed to manage and treat your particular diagnosis? These are all valid concerns that go through one’s thoughts when thinking about their medical care. How do you know if you are at the right doctor for you? Before going to your first visit to a doctor it’s important to...
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Family Challenges During Coronavirus Quarantine

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Due to government regulations, schools, work, and stores have all been shut down. During our time at home, it is easy to get frustrated by family member and get into fights. Here are a few EMA Care tips for having your own space while also spending quality time with one another. Parents who are working from home should have their own areas of the house where they work. Children who are in school should also study in their own rooms or in their own spaces around the house.There should be times of the day that the family spends quality time together....
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New Regulations and Food Shopping

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Parenting your parent during the Covid-19 outbreak

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Parenting a Parent During Covid19 Pandemic Everyone agrees the elderly and the older adult populations rate highest for serious complications from the Covid19 (corona) virus creating challenging for parenting a parent during this pandemic. Many adult children understand this and are trying to protect their parents from the illness. Many adult children are also facing parents who are not cooperating in following proper safety rules and regulations. How to parent a parent? Do not assume the parent completely understands the situation. Explain clearly how contagious Covid19 is and explain the risk to their age group. This is the time to empathize...
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Tips for Mental Health during the Coronavirus outbreak

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The COVID-19 outbreak is a stressful time for people. Under current regulations individuals are not allowed to leave their homes unless essentially necessary. Fear and anxiety about the disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Those who are more vulnerable are: Older people and people with chronic diseasesChildren and teensWorkers helping with the response to COVID-19, like healthcare workers, or first respondersPeople who currently have an underlying mental health condition Common signs of stress during a disease outbreak include: Fear and worry about your health and the health of your...
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Tips on Avoiding the Coronavirus

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With the spread of COVID-19 throughout the globe, people are looking for the best ways to protect themselves and their families. Between masks and avoiding air travel, there are any number of tips floating around the internet that may not actually be as useful as they seem. So, what are the best ways to keep your family healthy? And which online tips have merit, and which do not? Wash Your Hands This one sounds obvious, but when breaking it down it actually becomes a little more complicated than it seems. It turns out that most people do not adhere to standard...
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The Coronavirus and the Jewish Community

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Throughout history, Jews have always lived in close communities. It has long been a defining characteristic of Judaism. The synagogue is the center of the Jewish community, people gather together to pray, as well as for communal gatherings. Since the recent Covid-19 outbreak, people have been advised to not be in gatherings of more than 100 people. In Israel, this has been lowered to 10 people! This includes Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, funerals, weddings, and even prayer. For many this is devastating.   Rabbinical councils are urging members of Jewish communities to protect themselves. They are limiting access to prayers in synagogues to 20...
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Masks and Social Distancing - Covid-19

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Do the N-95 masks help?   Do masks work? This is a question that many people have asked us in the past few weeks. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) was discovered in China in December of 2019. It is very common in Asia, especially in China and Japan, to see people walking around with wearing surgical masks in order to prevent the inhalation of pathogens and pollution. Surgical masks aren’t effective against COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The N-95 mask has been recommended for medical professionals providing direct care because they are thicker than a surgical mask, but neither Schaffner nor the CDC (Centres for Disease...
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Coronavirus vs. the Flu

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How does Covid-19 compare to the Flu Over the past few weeks, the media has been exploding with news on the Covid-19/ Novel Coronavirus. There have been many reports of outbreaks in 73 countries throughout the world (as of February 29, 2020). Many more people have been panicking about the possibility of getting infected. This outbreak has occurred during the peak of seasonal flu season in the Northern hemisphere, making identifying Covid-19 vs flu very challenging as they share the same symptoms. So far, the new coronavirus (Covid-19), has led to more than 79,000 cases and 2800 deaths in China, as...
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Purim Safety

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We would all like to hope that our children are going to behave responsibly throughout their year in Israel. However, it is important to educate your children on alcohol consumption, especially with Purim coming soon. The day after Purim, people who overindulge in drinking will feel the effects. Hangovers are awful.  What happens when a person knows he/she will be drinking? Are there ways to prevent a hangover? What are hangover remedies? A hangover is defined as disagreeable physical effects following a disproportionate amount of drinking. Symptoms may include headache, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty concentrating. It can take 8-24 hours for...
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Is wearing face masks effective against coronavirus?

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As seen in many photos from China and Asia, many ordinary people have been wearing masks when outdoors to prevent catching the coronavirus. In the case of the photo – some people are getting creative due to mask shortages in specific Asian countries. Is wearing face masks effective against coronavirus?  Most people do not know when masks are effective, when they are a waste, and how to manage if you need a mask to prevent illness. Basic rules of mask-wearing for Novel Coronavirus from the World Health Organization: People with suspected Novel Coronavirus should wear a medical-grade mask if possible and...
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How the Novel Coronavirus Can Affect Me?

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  With all of the news surrounding the Novel Coronavirus the past few weeks, many people are scared to travel and possibly expose themselves to the new, dangerous virus. Israel has gone to many lengths to prevent the disease from spreading in Israel.  These actions aim to prevent the virus from spreading and allow people to feel safe in Israel. The Novel Coronavirus is a new kind of virus that started spreading in China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Coronavirus is a type of...
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Don't let Crohn's disease stop you from traveling to Israel

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Crohn’s Disease in Israel Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, affect as many as 1.4 million Americans, most of who are diagnosed before age 30. Crohn’s disease causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue in the gastrointestinal track, causing inflammation. It is a life-long condition which can be treated, but not cured.  Therefore, Crohn’s Disease can significantly affect patients’ quality of life and may have a high financial burden.   Ashkenazi Jews are at significantly higher risk for the disorder and research is being conducted to understand what causes the illness and how it is connected...
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Traveling to Israel with an allergy?

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Allergy-free baked goods Every Jew dreams of vacationing in Israel with their family and friends. When you go on vacation, you want to have a stress- free vacation, and not have to worry about having any medical problems or allergic reactions. Sadly, Israel is very bad with labeling products for allergens, especially since all of the spices are processed in the same machine as nuts and sesame. Until now, allergy-free baked goods were simply a dream in Israel. Unless you take precautions, Israel may not be a great place to visit if you have food allergies.  Depending on what you are...
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Our Latest Blogs

21 February 2021
We would all like to hope that our children are going to behave responsibly throughout their year in Israel. However, it is important to educate your children on alcohol consumption, especially with Purim around the corner. The day after Purim, peopl...
14 February 2021
 Managing an elderly parents’ healthcare from afar is a challenging situation. That’s where Emacare comes in. We step in to help navigate, co-ordinate and ensure that all elements of your parent’s medical and health care management are organised...
07 February 2021
Appendicitis is the Appendix's inflammation, which is located on the lower right side of your abdomen. Appendicitis causes extreme pain in your lower abdomen; however, the pain radiates all over the stomach. Although everyone can develop Appendicitis...

EMA Care in the News

18 June 2020
The following article was published in the English addition of Hamodia. Written by Joel Rebibo...
14 June 2020
What will be the 'new normal' for Israel's gap year programs? According to EMA Care, an estimated 80% of programs will close down permanently if they are not able to reopen in the fall. By TZVI JOFFRE    JUNE 4, 2020 11:58  &...
07 April 2020
Dr. Eliana Aaron spoke on World Mizrachi on the recent Coronavirus outbreak.   Response from World Mizrachi: Just reaching out to thank you for the talk you gave today. The feedback has been tremendous! May you continue to have the strength to i...

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I just wanted to say I think Dr. Eliana is one of the most rationale people providing the public with current information. I have no idea how I came across your Facebook page but I love what you say, just heard the one about reopening shuls, and the way you present it. clear, concise and factual. I work in Toronto on COVID 19 and just wanted to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job. I think here there are community doctors putting out information and I have told them they are too

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