Smoking cessation counseling in Orthodox Jewish populations.

  title={Smoking cessation counseling in Orthodox Jewish populations.},
  author={Jonathan Gotfried},
  volume={135 1},
Dr. Kittisupamongkol highlights medications as one of the many factors contributing to the disruption of blood glucose homeostasis in the critically ill patient. Commonly prescribed medications in the ICU likely influence glucose and insulin metabolism.1 Our survey was meant to elucidate critical care clinicians’ opinions about hyperglycemia, its frequency, and the factors they believe influence blood glucose levels.2 Our survey did not individually address each medication commonly used in the… 

Determinants of health behavior inequalities: a cross-sectional study from Israel.

Gender disparities regarding health behaviors are higher among Arabs and Ultra-Orthodox Jews, and gender significantly modifies the effect of ethnicity/religion for all the three health behaviors.

Smoking in Jewish Law Yael Farzan

Decades ago, before rabbinic authorities knew of the extreme dangers entailed in smoking, it was believed that smoking was not prohibited according to Jewish law. These early rabbinic authorities



Blood glucose control in critically ill adults and children: a survey on stated practice.

A wide variation in practice exists in blood glucose targets, hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia definitions, and decision algorithms among North American adult and pediatric ICUs.

Outpatient gatifloxacin therapy and dysglycemia in older adults.

The use of gatifloxacin among outpatients is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital treatment for both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, regardless of the presence or absence of diabetes.

Hyperglycemia in acutely ill patients.

The evidence supporting the hyperglycemic milieu as a risk factor for adverse outcomes in the acutely ill patient with and without known diabetes is discussed, and the efficacy and safety of implementing tighter glycemic control for hospitalized patients are discussed.

The Prohibition of Smoking in Halacha

The purpose in writing these words is to focus on the strength of this prohibition and to eliminate the numerous justifications offered for allowing the practice of smoking to continue in the authors' community.

Encyclopedia of Jewish medical ethics. Jerusalem, Israel

  • Feldheim Publishers,
  • 2003

Nishmat Avraham: medical Halacha for doctors, nurses, health-care personnel, and patients

  • Artscroll Mesorah,
  • 2004