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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Tishrei: The Month of Prayer, Joy, Fasting and 25 Festive Meals

The emotional anticipation of the chagim begins sometime near the end of August. We anticipate the days until Rosh Hashanah and then more literally count the 10 days of repentance from Rosh Hashanah until Yom Kippur. Many of my clients discussed with me their concerns about Yom Kippur, both from a spiritual perspective and a

An Interview with Proud Moments’ Clinical Director Devorah Weiss

Yael’s Story: The first indication that something was wrong came when Yael’s kindergarten teacher complained that Yael didn’t participate in group activities, didn’t follow directions given to the class and required a separate invitation to line up for lunch, bathroom or dismissal. She also complained that during free play Yael didn’t interact with her

The Stinging Cost of the EpiPen

For many parents, an Epicene Auto Injector is something they hopefully will carry around in their purses, backpacks or pockets and never ever have to use on their children.

And, year after year, they hope to reach the prescription’s expire date without incident and go ahead and refill the life-saving medication.

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LEGO® Blocks Build Comfort for Pediatric Patients

Teaneck/Bronx—Every parent knows that seemingly minor medical procedures can produce major anxiety for children. In a foreign environment, with strange noises and devices, even easygoing children are uncomfortable. Everyone looks to make the process as smooth as possible for the patient.

Teaneck’s Dr. Benjamin Taragin is familiar with the

An Inspiring Simple Act of Kindness

Last week, a picture of famed Florida State University football player Travis Rudolph went viral on social media. It showed him joining a young boy with autism who was sitting alone in the lunchroom at school. The 11-year-old boy’s name is Bo Paske, and this experience changed his life. His mother

Immortality: It’s Not So Far-Fetched

“I believe with perfect faith that there will be a revival of the dead…” – Principles of Faith, Rambam

Irrational. Unreal. A stretch. Let’s face it. Revival of the dead and subsequent immortality is likely one of the most difficult principles to fully embrace in the Jewish faith—since it proposes a physical reality that is

Vagmin Vora, MD, Is First in Brooklyn to Perform SI Joint Surgical Procedure

Brooklyn—Dr. Vagmin Vora of The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders in New York and New Jersey became the first surgeon to perform the iFuse Implant System® (“iFuse”), a minimally invasive sacroiliac joint surgery, in Brooklyn. The groundbreaking procedure took place at Mount Sinai Brooklyn on August 3.

Following a motor vehicle

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders and Mazor Robotics Install Spinal Surgery Robot

Mazor Robotics Inc., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, and The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CMD) announced the first installation of the Renaissance system in an ambulatory outpatient setting in the Northeast.

CMD, located in Englewood, NJ, is a joint private practice including The Center for Spinal

Throw Out Your Excuses to Reach Your Goals

Dear Tanya,

I can imagine that you really hear it all... How do you know the difference between a valid reason or simply an excuse? I’m asking because I find myself rationalizing my overeating and my lack of exercise. I tell myself that I’m entitled to be stressed or that I’m just too busy to cook healthy for myself or to exercise.

Touro College Unveils NYS’s Newest Dental School

Touro College, together with local and regional elected officials and dental industry leaders, unveiled its new college of dental medicine—New York State’s first new dental school in nearly half a century.

New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, New York State Assemblyman Thomas J. Abinanti, and

Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

Recently, David Matthau from 101.5 FM radio commented that he was stunned to see so many drivers using cellphones to text and make phone calls, despite the illegality of such actions and the knowledge that distracted driving, and texting in particular, leads to many accidents, some of which

Dispelling Pediatric Myths

There are many questions that we answer at our practice which are meant to dispelling widely held beliefs. We thought we would take the opportunity to broadly share some of these myths and tell you the truths.

Myth: High fever will cause brain damage

Truth: Fever is not dangerous to our body

In fact, it serves a healthy purpose,