In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Ask the Harvard Experts: How to handle a tick bite

By Robert Shmerling, M.D.

Going hiking or camping? Take a moment to read --- and then print out. You'll be grateful that you did | Q: What should you do if you were bitten by a tick?

A: Tick bites are usually harmless. They may cause a raised, reddened area or a minor allergic reaction at the site of the bite. However, if the tick is infected with bacteria, viruses or protozoa, these infections can be transmitted. And they can be serious. Examples include: Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Human monocytic ehrlichiosis, Tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Colorado tick fever.

My recommendations about how to handle a tick bite depend on a number of factors, including:

1. Where you live

2. The appearance of the tick and whether it was attached or filled with blood when you found it

3. How recently the bite occurred

4. The presence of symptoms or signs that could be related to a tick-related disease (see below)


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If the tick is still attached when you discover it, remove it right away. Apply tweezers close to the skin, and gently pull the head straight out of the skin without twisting. Try not to squeeze the body. Wash the bite with soap and water. Save the tick in a sealed container or plastic bag in case your doctor wants to see it or send it for analysis.

If you've been bitten by a tick, call your doctor for evaluation and possible treatment if you:

1. Cannot remove the tick that is burrowed deep in the skin

2. Have fever, headache, joint or muscle pain, muscle weakness, rash, or other unexplained symptoms

3. Live in an area where Lyme disease is common, especially if the tick was filled with blood, attached for more than 24 hours, and the bite occurred within the last three days. Taking an antibiotic after a high-risk tick bite can prevent Lyme disease from developing.

(Robert H. Shmerling, M.D., is a practicing physician in rheumatology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass., and an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.)

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