Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Health Link

Therapeutic, Splashing Fun

Children love to play in the water. From toddlers to teenagers, bath-time to swim-time, water activities mean splashing and fun. The Therapy Gym, a one-stop shop for pediatric PT, OT, speech, and behavioral therapy, now offers aquatic therapy all year round. So your child who loves to be in the water can now benefit from

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Do you laugh when you hear this phrase in exercise class? Do you wonder what possible difference it could make where breath comes from? The next time you hear breathing reminders or cues in class, listen up! Those fitness professionals aren’t joking, they are doing their job! Mastering proper breathing technique takes time, practice and a

Holy Name Medical Center Is Only NJ Hospital Named ‘Best Places’ to Work

Teaneck—Holy Name Medical Center is once again the only hospital in the state that is on the list of Best Places to Work, according to NJBIZ magazine. Since 2006, Holy Name has made the list every year, ranking among the top 50 large companies across the state.

“This achievement reflects the

The Importance of Maintaining Eye Health

Many athletic men, women and children are constantly looking for ways to “up their game.” Even with their very busy schedules, men and women spend countless hours practicing the sport they love before the “big game.” Children spend their after-school hours, weekends and summers participating in sports activities as well.

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds Fifth Annual Yoga on the Lawn

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will host its fifth annual all-level yoga class on Sunday, June 11, 9-10:30 a.m. Held on the expansive JCC camp field, this free outdoor class will be led by an inspirational team of JCC yoga instructors, including Alison Miller, Robert Hoon, John Quirk and Jill Schwalbe, with a special introductory

New ‘Life-Changing’ Israeli Heart Treatment Could Benefit Millions

(JNS.org) Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Sheba Medical Center have developed a new method for treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The treatment prevents heart failure by reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system and plaque in the arteries.

Israeli Start-up BiomX Aims to Eliminate Need for Antibiotics

(JNS.org) The Israeli start-up BiomX, which last week completed a $24 million round of financing, is aiming to replace the need for conventional antibiotics by developing treatments that selectively eliminate bacteria.

BiomX’s treatments are developed using phages—special viruses intended to

Highland Park’s Cong. Ahavas Achim Plans Caregiver Support Group

A new four-session support and education group for members of the community caring for parents or spouses either at home or in a facility will be held on Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Ahavas Achim. The group will be facilitated by Tzippy Russ-Fishbane, LCSW from the Wilf Campus for Senior Living and will be a forum for

New Drug Therapy Could Improve Brain Function and Life Expectancy in ALS Patients

BEER-SHEVA, Israel—Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers are developing a new therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores the central nervous system’s (CNS) immune defenses and increases life expectancy.

ALS, also known as

Neural Therapy: A Novel Treatment

Neural therapy is a treatment that is useful for many pain and internal conditions.

Neural therapy aims to improve health of the autonomic nervous system by balancing the input between sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. This is by use of a local anesthetic, procaine, placed in targeted structures

Ticks: Know the Facts

Spring and summer are upon us and our patients are hopefully going to be outdoors more and more.

We have begun to get many phone calls, like we do every spring, about tick bites. Tick bites generate a lot of anxiety among parents because of the fear of Lyme disease and other infections spread via

The Recovered Body

The task of truly defining and explaining recovery from an eating disorder is one that I do not take lightly. When I stand in a room full of students or adults and describe my journey with an eating disorder, one of the first occurrences to take place is the sweep of the eyes over my body, as if my history with an eating disorder