Need to know about your alternative and complementary healing possibilities – and conventional medical options? What to do with the kids – or anyone - bored out of their gourds as they recuperate from medical treatment or a trauma?

Here’s soothing reading material that clues you in on: How to pack for hospital stays, How to improve your mood on some of the worst days of your life, What to do when in-laws, outlaws and medical personnel are rude or otherwise harmful to you, Where to turn when you can't afford medical care, medication or other necessities, Easy solutions for preventing appointment scheduling conflicts, and How to deal with disabilities.

Save your sanity and cut your medical costs. Read
It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge

Lower your stress. Save time and money with this book! Medical and mental health professionals endorse the book on the cover and in their offices. Readers around the world love the print and E-book editions.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

UPDATE: Medical Considerations When Making Aliya

B'SD

Whoa - I'm a bit taken aback at the number of E-mails and calls I've suddenly received, from people asking for information about how to cope with medical conditions when they visit or live in Israel.

I recently wrote a relevant article about that very topic, at the Ezrat Nashim site. See
http://ezratnashim.com/articles and scroll down to find my suggestions about Medical Considerations for Aliya.

Hmm, I wonder if there's a need to alert Prevention Magazine...

Click on
I'm Buying Yocheved's Book "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge." Today!


To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Survival in 10 Easy Steps


B'SD


8 Sivan


Whew, the early 21st Century has been through a dramatic time in history for the world at large: Economic collapse, Swine Flu/H1N1 sweeping the globe (after frightening AIDS, Bird Flu, SARS and other diseases have devastated humanity), political shocks, piracy on the high seas, nuclear missile tests, never-ending slaughters of defenseless populations, and two lingering, frightening questions:

"WHAT'S NEXT?" and "What am I supposed to DO?"


This blog usually focuses on physical and mental health issues (as in coping with medical adversity and the severe stress it can cause). But my Self-Help Coaching services expose me to more diverse issues (e.g., spiritual, social, employment, financial, self-esteem, identity crises, moral and ethical matters).


It all comes down to one core issue:
HOW can I/you/we Survive the Situations we're in???


My circle of acquaintances includes some very influential, upbeat people. One of those acquaintances, Rabbi Pinchas Winston, is a highly educated and very amiable educator/writer. He and I have explored the possibilities of how to help people facing increasingly complicated and baffling problems affecting folks around the globe.

Put all that together and you'll understand why I'm pleased to share this announcement from Rabbi Winston's Thirtysix.org organization:





Click on the link above.

To your spiritual, psychological and physical health,

Yocheved

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Miracle that's Unfolding...


B'SD

5 Sivan 5769

I didn't post anything yesterday as I was in emotional shock to some extent, then quite busy on a medically related phonecall made TO me. Here's why:

I keep thanking G'D for the wonderful news I received this week: my prescription for eyewear has been LOWERED for THE 12th TIME since August 2005 emergency surgery to remove my former Petroclival Tentorial Meningioma strangling every nerve leaving my spine and entering my head.

I went into surgery BLIND and nobody quite knew if or how well I'd ever see again. I came out of surgery with one paralyzed eyelid that couldn't open and other complications.

The eyelids are now open almost equally. Strangers long ago stopped asking me why one eye seems to be at half-mast.

My vertigo seems to be significantly less as I can now run downstairs at will, even carrying heavy objects or wearing a heavy backpack. I still walk near handrails when I'm using stairs, but I'm not holding on for dear life anymore. I glide gracefully as I did years ago.

Whodathunk????????

My medical team is in so much shock at the recovery that one of the docs is now consulting with me on how I observe my organic healing diet/lifestyle
and prayers so she can better help neurodegenerative patients at a major hospital for such problems (that's the phone call referenced above).

WAHOOO!! I can see better, I'm not at great risk for more sudden falls/broken bones and my sense of dizziness is markedly LESS! Just a drop left to tell me that the healing is almost 100%.

Oh - women in the 'hood wanna know how I keep my figure. I was puzzled at the recent questions until I realized that I've been walking long and longer hikes without quite realizing that... OMIGAWD I'm walking huge distances without assistance, fatigue or falls!!!! It must be toning my muscles. And I didn't have to join a gym!


MORE MIRACLES!!!!!!!!!

Readers, recoveries are possible. I'd been written off as "going to further deteriorate" by some medical professionals and now I'm showing a prestigious medical practitioner how to promote HEALING for her neuro patients!!!

I'm dancing my way into the Shavuot holiday that begins in a few hours. La da da, G'D is healing a shnook like me!!!!! What a favor!


I wanna Pay it Forward and coax all of you: Pray for dear life, do life-promoting things and hang on for the Physical and Spiritual Rollercoaster Ride of Your Life.

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life



Click on
I'm Buying Yocheved's Book "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To" because her medical team is beginning to agree, it IS "A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with (and Possibly Recover From) a Medical Challenge."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Brain Tumor Talk Radio?


B'SD

3 Sivan 5769

People in the media business began approaching me only recently to discuss the development of a health-related call-in radio show. Why? So listeners could ask me questions about a wide range of medical issues and how to cope with them. My book and I have many good answers!

While my resume makes media world rounds, here's a radio show "on call" for you when your doctor is not:



If you have questions and concerns about brain tumor issues (fatigue, when it'll be safe to re-start dying your hair, how does X, Y or Z treatment work, how do I tell my family/friends/co-workers about my diagnosis, will I be able to resume sports activities, etc.) be sure to check it out.

Feel free to recommend an interview with me to the hosts:^ )

Click on
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge" to Learn of Can-Do Strategies and MANY WORLDWIDE RESOURCES to Improve My Health.


To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Monday, May 25, 2009

Want to Think Like a Winner? See This Movie!

B'SD

2 Sivan 5769

Some day, and weeks, maybe months or years, you wear yourself down wondering "Why me? What am I doing wrong?" You consider yourself a failure for the medical situation you're in.

How did I recover my composure as I faced imminent death from a benign brain tumor of all things? I adjusted my attitude. "It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To" teaches you how to adjust your attitude.

Here's some emotional reinforcement from Honda, a film about the necessity for failure in order to succeed:




Getting the idea, now? Terrific!

Buy my book when you click on the words
It truly is "A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge."

To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Solutions for Ill People Who Won't or Can't Eat

B'SD

26 Iyar 5769

Let's continue the line of thought about good nutrition.

The need for nutrition is true for any seriously ill person, no matter who is facing a medical crisis or why. Look at the situation from the situation of a sick child, elderly person, or anyone who's ill and their worldview.
Do they lack teeth? Do they have mouth sores that will be further irritated by food and hot or cold temperatures? Is the person's gag reflex going to be problematic?

Are emotions part of the problem?


Scolding is NOT appropriate. Making fun of the person refusing or unable to eat is
cruel, not helpful. The same is true for guilt trips.

Cook up a meal and a plan to get the suffering person to eat it. Focus on pleasure, soothing results, and compassion.

Find solutions.



Use blenders to create smooth, easily swallowed textures (hospitals call blended food "puree"). Straws make food fun for little ones sipping blended food with soup or water added to it.




Warmish jell-o is a quick picker-upper for someone trying to build strength to swallow more nutritious fare (it also soothes sore throats).

Use towels as bibs for larger diners who spill food despite their best efforts to be neat. DO NOT COMPLAIN about the laundry this will cause.

Here's a nice dessert for everyone involved: by helping the ill person to eat better, you'll feel better for expressing a level of kindness unparalleled in the medical world.

Click on
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge" to Learn More About Promoting Health.



To your good health,

Yojeved Golani

Coping with a Medical Crisis?

Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Why Kitchens are Important for People with Cancer

B'SD

One of the worrisome - and dangerous - problems for people with cancer is loss of appetite from chemotherapy. That causes an ever-lowering calorie count. Not a good side-effect!

Cancer upsets metabolism. Chemotherapy traumatizes the human body, creating the need for superb nutrition. Side-effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and physical weakness from chemotherapy make food most unappetizing. Both problems combined mean the affected peson keeps losing weight, mostly from muscle loss.

Read about a delightful solution to the problems here:


A Taste of Help to Keep Cancer Patients' Pounds Up

Now, put some thought, family and friendship energy into preparing highly nutritious and visually appealing meals for a person with cancer.
Imagine the good that can do for someone who desperately needs body-building food.


Guess which book addresses the need for nutrition no matter who is facing a medical crisis or why?


Click on
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge " for More Ideas About Hi-Impact Health Ideas.


To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Clearing Up Kombucha Confusion


B'SD

25 Iyar 57769

Once in a while some new fad runs wild and people are hurt in the process.

Kombucha Tea passion seems to have swept the "I'll heal myself" world into a bit of a tizzy. Let's take a moment to review relevant facts.

Kombucha might have potential to be a good thing, but some of the people making it are amateurs, ending up with just another sweet drink that harms them with too much sugar. That means risking new dental problems, unbalanced sugar level complications, and increased risks for hypoglycemia, diabetes candida and cancer.

Ouch.

Kombucha tea is traditionally made with white sugar and black tea (two nutritionless non-food items!). This mixture is put into a jar with a particular fungus. The fungus eats the mixture, creating an allegedly pro-biotic mixture that's fizzy (bubbly for you non-English speakers).

Some drinkers find the result "yummy." The problem is that Kombucha tea can't be made with other teas, honey or natural sugar. The white sugar and black tea combo seem necessary for this particular mixture to work. To really make it right, a "master" brewer is called for, to know just the right moment when it is really ready to stop fermenting.

By the way, the fungus "starter" is passed around from other people. You just can't know if it picked up something bad for your health due to traveling from house to house. The "unknown" factor can cause unforeseen problems.

Have you counted how many potential health complications I've referenced above? Care to wonder about what I haven't listed?

If you want an effective pro-biotic drink, ask a board-certified medical professional who practices organic dining for recommendations.

Click on
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge" to Learn More about Guarding My Health.


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Monday, May 18, 2009

Swine Flu/H1N1 Level 6?

B'SD

24 Iyar 5769

Sorry for the late-in-the-day post. My schedule suddenly filled with some quickly pending due dates in the journalism world (whew, that's GOOD news for me in the chaotic news world) and I'm working hard to satisfy my editors.

Back to this blogpost:

I've alerted you before to potential dangers of the H1N1 (Swine Flu for the scientific vocabulary challenged folks among us):
World Health Organization Statement

I even specified
my travel warning

Why bring all this up?

I'm increasingly concerned at WHO's reluctance to declare a Level 6 situation as it notes progressively far-reaching cases of infection:


Influenza A(H1N1) virus

WHO/PAHO/Harold Ruiz
Antiviral drugs arrive at Mexico City airport, Mexico.18 May 2009 --
As of 06:00 GMT, 18 May 2009,
39 countries have officially reported
8480 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.


then notes this:


Concern over flu pandemic justified.


WHAT is a concerned person to do in this confusing situation? I suggest that you read
Director-General's address to the Health Assembly

and keep checking in at http://www.who.int/en/ to stay up-to-date on things.

Don't rely on hearsay, rumors, and urban legends. Not even from friends and relatives. DO NOT respond to irresponsible E-mails promising you cures and preventatives for Swine Flu/H1N1.

Stick with verifiable facts.

Click on
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge" to Learn More about Protecting My Health and that of My Loved Ones.

Folks, I've worked in the healthcare industry and reported on it for decades.

Pay Close Attention to this URGENT UPDATE: CDC: 100,000 LIKELY INFECTED WITH NEW STRAIN IN USA

Keep washing your hands, the children's hands, doorknobs, you name it.

Cleanliness is the best safeguard I know of so far.


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Saturday, May 16, 2009

What Do Smoking, Accidents at Home, Obesity and Mental Health Issues Have in Common?

B'SD

23 Iyar 5769



What Do Smoking,
Accidents at Home,
Obesity, and Mental Health Issues
Have in Common?


You might be surprised to learn the answer: Those four problems pose significant burdens on the health of preschool-age children. Worse, they can badly affect the health of those children life-long!

Want to prevent all that suffering? Great! Here's what to do:

Mom and Dad, stop smoking before the onset of pregnancy. Get medical help if necessary and dedicate yourselves to stopping the habit forever.

Adopt good nutrition practices. Need snacks around the house? Fill the candy dish - better yet a BIG bowl - with nuts, fruits, sliced vegetables, and other high-nutrition/low calorie foods. Fill glasses with genuine fruit juices or water, and skip sugar-filled no-nutrition sodas. Spend the money you'll save from dentist and doctor bills you won't need on something the whole family can enjoy.

Ask health professionals how to make your home as accident-proof as possible.

Study the topic of good mental health practices. Ask questions of respected mental health professionals. Make a hobby of being happy. Be well-behaved even when you feel nasty, unhappy or bored.

And be sure to read this press release from the National Institutes of Heath:
http://www.jhsph.edu/publichealthnews/press_releases/2009/guyer_early_childhood.html

(listen up, medical and mental health professionals read my blog, too ;^ )

Click on
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis and I'll Cry if I Need To" Because it Can Teach Me How to Handle All the Above.


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani










Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Friday, May 15, 2009

BIG News in the Brain Tumor Research World!

B'SD

21 Iyar 5769

If you're in the United Kingdom and you're caring for someone with a brain tumor, then you need to know about the 7-8 July 2009


As for the rest of us around the world coping with brain tumors - or recovering from their removal - click below to find out about




I know what you're thinking:
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge" to Learn More About Protecting Inner and Outer Health.


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life


Thursday, May 14, 2009

If You Work with Formaldehyde, You Need to Know This!

B'SD

20 Iyar 5769


The NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH and the National Cancer Institute (
NCI) released some important news this past Tuesday. Click on:



for the full report.

Be sure to pay attention to this paragraph:
"Formaldehyde is widely used for industrial purposes and as a preservative and disinfectant. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies this chemical as a human carcinogen, based primarily on its association with nasopharyngeal cancer. In 1995, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimated that approximately 2.1 million workers in the United States were exposed to formaldehyde."

If you've worked with or near formaldehyde, contact your doctor for regular monitoring of you health. And do make dedicated efforts to minimize the danger to your welfare.


Want to find out which organizations
can help you through a medical crisis
no matter what it is?

How to get free or low-cost
Medication,
Medical Appliances,
Transportation Assistance?
Counseling?

Around the world?


Click on
I'm Buying It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need to: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge.



To your good health,

Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Medical Care Alert: Your Social Security Funds Might Not Exist When You Need Them

B'SD

19 Iyar 5769

Losing homes, jobs, cars, marriages because of debt. The global economy is in a shambles!

I wonder how Americans tolerate the dangerous and unprecedented gambles that the current president is making with their economic system. Some analysts worry that he'll ruin the
USA's Social Security system, designed back in Civil War days to augment retirement incomes (not that either one are enough - in present economic circumstances - even when added together):




Medicare and Social Security Insurance could run out of cash faster than last predicted, government report expected to show...

Analysts Urge Caution on Health Industry Promises

Medical conditions are not usually affordable. Losing SSI could bring on disastrous results.

What's a possible solution?

Click on I'm Buying Yocheved's Book to Learn About Cost-cutting Medical Resources, Charitable Organizations and More Information that Helps People to Cope with Medical Challenges.


To your good health,


Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Travel Warning: H1N1 Spreading "Too Fast"


B'SD

18 Iyar 5769

Back on May 4 I warned you about H1N1's spread and contradictory advice appearing in mainstream media. I also gave you a map for watching H1N1's globetrotting spread.

On May 8 I sent this E-mail to some acquaintances. I've held back from sharing it with you, but now I sense a need to go public with the frightening message:


----- Original Message -----
From:
From: Yocheved Golani
To:
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2009 12:21 AM
Subject: [WHAT is] jamming brain cells?

B'SD

... cancelling critical thinking skills?
http://www.who.int/en/
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 186 May 2009 --

As of 16:00 GMT, 6 May 2009,
23 countries have officially
reported 1893 cases of
influenza A (H1N1) infection.

No rationale for travel restrictions
1 May 2009 --
WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak
of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus.

Now, if an innocent child knew that a
specific illness is spreading throughout
the world because travelers from
Ground Zero (Mexico, in this case) carry and spread it wherever they go,
then that child would decide (rationalize) to stop leaving home.

But WHO, the international health organization, can't put those 2 dots together.

OY.

Yocheved


Readers, I beg you: reconsider your travel plans if you're making any. Why? Because of this disturbing headline:

Swine Flu Spreading too Fast to Count, CDC Says...
If long-respected medical institutions don't issue effective - or worse, issue inconsistent - safety precautions, YOU and your loved ones could become unwitting victims of bad advice.

THAT could be a deadly mistake.

Be conservative. Stay home. Travel AFTER the contagion problem is over.

Proof that long-distance travel is endangering human health is in alarmingly evident supply. But sensible and mutual conclusions by venerated medical institutions are not.

Click on
I'm Buying Yocheved's Book, Filled with Reliable, Health-promoting Resources I Can Count On!


To your good health,






Yocheved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dedicated and Random Acts of Kindness CAN... Save Lives!

B'SD

16 Iyar 5769



teaches you how to cope with medical challenges. Among the lessons in it is this: the need to advocate for the person receiving medical treatment.

The Resources section of "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To" includes a recommended reading list among other helpful things. One suggestion is the free Zine (E-mail messages sent on regular basis) called "A Daily Dose of Kindness."

One of the "Kindness" readers recently made some marvelous comments, echoing the advocacy lesson I teach in "It's MY Crisis!" I have permission to repost those comments here (highlights mine):

" My mother was in and out of the hospital
more in than out) over an 8 month period.
She’s very ill. When she was in the hospital, we dealt with all types of
nurses, patient care technician’s, etc.
Some were extremely kind and went
out their way to help. Others were so nasty
they made my mother cry.

She’s totally paralyzed except for [her] head, on a respirator and is totally
aware and awake. My sister and I are her only advocates. We are her 'voice.'

We’d like to let all those who are going
through a similar situation know that
giving up is not an option.

No matter how long it takes,
fight for the patients rights.

We started by addressing the nurses directly. When this didn’t work,
we went to the nurse manager,
then to the patient representatives,
then up to the vice president
of patient relations, then to the
vice president of the entire hospital.

It was a lot of work – hours and hours
of it, but in the end, we got our mother
the help she so desperately needs.

Every case is different.

Keep in mind, most hospitals
are in financial crisis.
Insurance companies pay very little for claims. Still, your patient should
NEVER be subjected to mistreatment.

One example (a very common problem):
[is] if the patient isn’t turned often enough.
Find out the protocol. It’s usually 2 hours.
If it’s approaching the 2 hour mark,
gently remind a nurse.
If anything is 15 minutes or more
behind schedule, you have the right
to complain and try to move things along.

We have a 10 minute rule –
we remind the staff every 10 minutes
until it gets done.

No matter how nasty they get, stay calm.
You need their help, especially for
the times the patient will be left alone.
If it goes on too long (1/2 hour or longer),
we go to a higher person in charge.
The staff is overwhelmed at times,
but they are there for a reason.

Offer your assistance if they’ll allow it.

If you can’t be there as often as you’d like,
call an organization like Bikur Cholim
[YG: a charitable organization for ill people] and see if they can send
volunteers to sit with your patient.
They’re available day and night.

Try to get friends, neighbors, relatives, etc. to sit in the hospital just to
keep any eye out. NEVER
be ashamed to ask for help –

your asking could save the person’s life
."


For information about the Daily Dose of Kindness Zine, contact Shmuel Greenbaum .


Like that story? You just might love my book, which advocates the lesson in it, and other lessons to help the ill person you care for.

Click on
I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To" so I can Improve Someone's Health with a Book that "Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge".


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life



Friday, May 8, 2009

Cope with Mother's Day Even if You Forgot to Get Mom's Present!



B'SD


Mother's Day is Sunday May 10, 2009

You still have time to order a copy of



in time to impress Mom!

Just
CLICK HERE to order a copy directly from my publisher.

It'll be sent out right away!



Hug Mom and Let Her Know YOU CARE About Her Health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life


Become the Mayor of YOUR Medical Crisis: Learn from Hurricane Hazel!

B'SD

14 Iyar 5769

Listeners of the show I was on yesterday know that the hosts ran out of time for most of my remarks. They plan to have me back on the air in the foreseeable future. I'll update you about that as appropriate.

In the meantime I offer you this marvelously motivational video about a woman in her eighties who is mayor of a Canadian town (a 31-year career). It is the ONLY debt-free Canadian city, thanks to her management! No, she was never seriously ill, but her attitude can be copied when you have to cope with a medical challenge:



I wonder if she wears that snowflake necklace as a Canadian symbol. Hmmm, maybe YOU can wear a necklace symbolizing your resolve to cope. Ya never know, a tangible sign of your goals can keep you going until you reach them.

Replay the presentation, and ponder how YOU can become the mayor of your health situation. Take charge, make intelligent decisions, and...

Click on
I'm Buying Yocheved's Book and to Learn How to Become Mayor of MY Medical Crisis!


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hear Me Discuss Health Issues on the Aliya Revolution Show TODAY!


B'SD

13 Iyar 5769

Tune in to
Arutz Sheva's Aliyah Revolution Show with Goel Jasper and David Gantshar at 6:30 PM/18:35, TODAY May 7 2009/13 Iyar 5769

(get used to using Hebrew-English
dates and times for when you make aliya ;- )

They'll be interviewing me about my Nifty Ivrit Cheat Sheet and other ways to adjust to Israeli life with a healthy sense of humor.

Ever heard of Israel's
health care system,
called Kupat Cholim
(health fund)?

It's about as much fun as any HMO can be.

In Hebrew. OYVAVOY.


Parents and people with
medical conditions
should tune in to
hear me talk about
how to get medications
and medical treatments
not included within
Israel's basket of
health benefits.

AND how to discuss all that in Ivrit.


Trust me, this show could be titled "What Your Shaliach (aliya counselor) Never Taught You about Kupat Cholim!"

And yes, you betcha I do
Self-Help Coaching
for olim (sick and healthy)
wondering
how to finesse
some situation or other!

Click on

I'm Buying Yocheved's Book
to Find Out More about Coping
with the Kupat Cholim System.



To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes
You Need in Your Life

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Michael Jordan: Failure is the Key to Success

B'SD

Here's a tip for male readers of "It's My Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To: A Life Book that Helps You to Dry Your Tears and to Cope with a Medical Challenge." Michael Jordan explains that struggling to succeed can turn a man (or anybody) into a champion.




Click on
I'm Buying Yocheved's Book. It's MY Crisis! Teaches You to Make Your Best Shot (Again) at Coping with Medical Problems.


To your growing sense of healthy determination,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life


Monday, May 4, 2009

World Health Organization Statement about H1N1 Flu


B'SD


10 Iyar 5769

Whew, I'm glad to note that mainstream media did not turn present headlines into an allegedly "Level 6" problem (though I've heard broadcasts - later retracted - claiming this fiction to be true).

I've been monitoring conflicting news reports about the name and danger of the "Swine Flu" sweeping the world. If you call it H1N1 or anything else, the name-change will not affect its harmful power.

Here is a rather definitive statement about "Swine Flu-H1N1" from the most impeccable news source I know of - the World Health Organization:


Please use good sense. And please follow my suggestion to ignore assurances that it is "safe" to eat foods made of pigs. I suspect that this will soon prove to be false. And dangerous.

URGENT UPDATES:
Top Flu Expert Warns of Swine Flu-Bird Flu Mix
Swine Flu Spreading Too Fast to Count, CDC says...

If you want to monitor infected parts of the globe, click on Swine Flu/H1N1 Records Map.



Click on I'm Buying "It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if Need To" So I Can Learn More about Coping with Medical Problems.


To your good health,

Yojeved Golani
Coping with a Medical Crisis?
Make the Changes You Need in Your Life

Friday, May 1, 2009

BIG News from the Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research

Al Musella of The Musella Foundation recommends
"It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry if I Need To."

I'm proud to share the news of:

Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information

Spring 2009 Update

1. I would like to share with you some exciting news. I will be receiving the Voices Award from Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC). The Voices Award is given for dedication and charitable giving to brain cancer research and support. This award will be presented at VABCs fourth annual fundraising event, Sounding Off For A Cure, to be held on Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. For details on attending and for information about VABC, visit them online at http://www.voicesagainstbraincancer.org/

The Musella Foundation has been working together with VABC to raise brain tumor awareness and to raise money for brain tumor research. We will be working together in October for the first ever Brain Tumor Awareness Day at the Nassau Coliseum for the home opener of the New York Islanders. (Save the date!). We recently awarded our first joint grant, for an exciting research project on a new, safer and more effective type of radiation for brain tumors, here on Long Island at Brookhaven National Lab. We hope to fund more research projects together in the future.

2. The Musella Foundation, along with the Brad Kaminsky Foundation and Unlocking Brain Tumors, has formed a new organization – the Grey Ribbon Crusade - to get brain tumor organizations and individuals to work together to speed up the search for the cure by quickly funding important research projects together. We now have 44 non-profit organizations (including VABC) and hundreds of individuals from all 50 states working together. Visit
greyribboncrusade.org for details. We already funded 7 important research projects and are picking up steam!

3. We are working with the members of the Grey Ribbon Crusade to launch the Brain Tumor Text Challenge, in time for Brain Tumor Awareness Month (May). We ask YOU to make a $5 donation by texting BRAIN to 40579. The $5 donation will be charged to your cell phone bill. Then ask 5 of your friends to do the same. A one-time charge of $5.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill. In addition to your $5.00 donation, standard text messaging rates may apply. Most cell carriers are participating, but if your does not, or if you prefer to donate by credit card, you can make the $5 donation online at
http://greyribboncrusade.org/donate

Please help us spread word of this fundraiser. Go to http://greyribboncrusade.org/text.cfm for details and sample flyers that you can send out!

4. The Musella Foundation testifies at ODAC hearing for Avastin for Brain Tumors! I addressed the Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee on 3/31/2009 as one of the patient advocates. I presented data from our ongoing Brain Tumor Virtual Trial, along with 1,300 letters of support from our members, which helped sway the committee to vote unanimously for approval! The FDA will consider the ODAC vote and make a final decision by May 5th. You can see my testimony at
http://virtualtrials.com/fda2009.cfm

5. We are planning 2 conferences for patients, families, friends and health care providers. A basic introductory conference in NJ on May 9th and an advanced conference in Oregon Sept 18th and 19th. See http://www.virtualtrials.com/news.cfm for details!


Sincerely,


Al Musella, DPM
President
Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc
1100 Peninsula Blvd
Hewlett, NY 11557
888-295-4740
virtualtrials.com
al.musella@virtualtrials.com