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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Health Link

Tips to Prevent the Spread of Back-to-School Germs

Back-to-school is an exciting time of year for families, but it also means new exposures to germs.

From school desks found to have 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet, to personal items like

A Device that Pulses Away Motion Sickness Offers Hope to Patients

MotionCure halts symptoms such as nausea and dizziness. It could be helpful for chemotherapy patients as well.

For people who suffer from motion sickness, the revolting feeling of nausea, dizziness and unevenness

The Challenges of the Influenza Virus

There are many common viruses that we get exposed to on a regular basis, but the one virus that causes the most trouble year after year is the influenza virus. It is so common and damaging that we give it the respect of naming a season after it. Every pediatrician every winter experiences what we simply call “The Flu

You Don’t Get to Define Your Disability

 In 2011, the US Census Bureau reported that about 12 percent of the total population was classified as disabled. More than 50 percent of those disabled Americans were in their working years, ages 18–64. And the Social Security Administration’s February 2013 Fact Sheet projects that about 1 in 4 of today’s

Mindfulness: How to Activate Your Free Will

Are you the master of your mind or its slave? What do you choose to think about and how does that affect your actions? Are you even choosing your thoughts or do you let them choose you?

In the weeks that followed the tragic attacks on the World

Englewood Shuls Participate in Survey to Assess City Support for Aging in Place

Maybe that walk to shul in Englewood is getting a little tougher on the knees. The garbage you drag to the end of the driveway is getting heavier. Perhaps you’re wondering if you should downsize when you start living on a fixed income. If you’re an Englewood resident over 60 years old, The Age-Friendly Englewood Coalition, sponsored by the Southeast Senior Center

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Provides Faster Pain Relief

Suffering from back or neck pain? The Center for Spinal Disorders, the place you go for back and neck pain relief, has a brand-new expanded office and a brand-new name: The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Located at 177 N. Dean St. in Englewood, The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders is a formalized joint practice including The Center for Spinal

ARCC and Columbia Medical Center Launch Testing for the Breast Cancer Gene

To test for the BRCA (breast cancer) susceptibility gene or not? That vexing question is one faced by many women, including Orthodox Jewish ones. But women—even those who have been advised by their doctors to go for the testing—too often feel ill-equipped to make an informed decision about whether testing is right for

Sometimes Actions Become Our Words

Why is communicating so hard? Language. We learn to communicate at a young age. One can argue that our very first means of communication, as human beings, is crying. Parents often say that they can distinguish between different types of cries or wails; one means “I’m hungry,” another, “I need to be changed” etc. As we develop we

Small Changes in Our Thinking Lead to Big Successes

It happens so often, it’s almost second nature. In fact, you probably aren’t even aware you do it most of the time. When was the last time you said something like, “I have to,” “I should,” or “I can’t?” I bet you can’t exactly recall, but dollars-to-doughnuts you said it at several times today.

Consistent Action Leads to Healthy Habits

Dear Coach Gila,

I recently lost a significant amount of weight very quickly. I love the new me. I feel fantastic in my new body. I am able to shop for clothing I always admired and love the way I look in current styles. I light up from the inside when I walk into a

Making Problem Behaviors Inefficient, Ineffective and Irrelevant

Before implementing any intervention to change behavior, we need to understand what function the behavior serves. Once we discover (through a process of functional assessment and functional analysis) which situations or what events trigger the behavior, and what consequences maintain the behavior, we will be able to develop a hypothesis