Adolescents, as they struggle through issues of identity and finding their unique place in the world, will often deal with difficult personal, spiritual and emotional questions that require a venue for discussion and insight. As opposed to perhaps merely hearing something for the first time, teenagers today have already been
The National Gaucher Foundation (NGF) announced that it is partnering with JScreen to offer genetic testing at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. Because of the immense importance of genetic testing, NGF is covering the portion of screening expenses that is typically passed to JScreen participants.
When I was 16 years old I traveled to Israel with my family for the first time. I fell in love. Deeply in love. With the place, the culture, the history, the feeling I had walking through the streets of Jerusalem, climbing Masada, floating in the Dead Sea—everything. We continued to visit Israel each year during the yeshiva
We are all painfully aware of the lower back pain epidemic. To borrow a rather timely, if slightly morbid, phrase from Shemot 12:30—”Ki ein bayit asher ein sham meit”—not a single home has not experienced the dread of lower back pain. In fact, it is estimated that up to 80 percent of Americans will experience lower
Once upon a time, there was a man named Lenny. Lenny grew up in a New Jersey suburb in a Conservative Jewish home. He had caring parents, three siblings and some friends. He had a good job and lived in a wonderful apartment. Life seemed to be going quite smoothly.
Suddenly, Lenny’s life came
A friend and client of mine who is an educator recently sent me a YouTube video by the famous inspirational speaker Simon Sinek regarding engagement with so-called “millennials” in the workplace. The term millennials is used to describe people from the generation born between the early 1980s and the first several years
Bikur Cholim Bergen County (BCBC) has been servicing our community for many decades under the leadership of Chanie Shmutter and Eva Stern. Most recently, we along with our committees have put forth much effort to expand the organization to meet the many needs of our rapidly growing community. The
Most people who have spent any portion of their life in a climate with cold, long winter seasons are probably familiar with the “February Blues.” They come at that time of year when we begin to feel just so fed up with the harshness of winter, the early sunset and sludge-covered streets, and we yearn for warmer
I recently attended an interactive workshop on senior fitness to better serve this important, unique and growing population. Imagine my surprise when the instructor told us: “Leg strength is where it’s at. The rest is commentary. Google it.” I thought wow, I just learned the entire field of senior fitness—the
Time magazine this week calls stress a “modern mental bogeyman.” It is the reason half of us cannot fall asleep at night. We all have stress, and according to the article, most of us do nothing to try and fight it. That’s bad news, considering how stress is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and just a general
Ocrevis, a drug shown to help patients with a particular type of multiple sclerosis, is available through an ongoing clinical trial at Holy Name Medical Center, the only site in northern New Jersey where eligible patients can obtain it. The medicine made the news recently when it was touted as the first drug to consistently help reduce the
Teaneck—Holy Name Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Care Unit received Silver Beacon Awards for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACCN). The award recognizes achievements of critical care teams in areas including professional practice, patient outcomes and work