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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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The Dangers of 13 Reasons Why—and Why Education Is Paramount

Suicide prevention is a serious topic, certainly nothing to joke about or romanticize. Yet, the recent Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, portrays the disturbing life and untimely end of life of a high school student, arguably in just such a romanticized manner. In the show, the protagonist justifies her suicide by blaming others,

Practicing Religion Has Health Benefits—But Not for Everyone

New York—A new study has found that partaking in religious activities can improve your mood, but it may only help you if you are sincere about your religious beliefs. The study, presented at Touro College Research Day, found that engaging in religious activities is beneficial for those who truly embrace their religious beliefs.

Why More Jewish Parents Are Banking Cord Blood

Cord-blood stem cells have the extraordinary potential to save lives and safeguard children’s health. In the past, young, Jewish, first-time parents saw the extra expense of cord blood banking, with annual fees and high set-up costs, as a downside to the investment.

Now, through Westchester-based Maze

Your Pain Solution: How Prolotherapy Works

In my last article I gave an overview of prolotherapy. We reviewed what is involved with the prolotherapy treatment and when prolotherapy is used. I have included the information on my website www.regenerativehealingcenter.com. Today I am going to give you more details about how

Women’s Eye Health

In honor of Mother’s Day, I will discuss women and eye health. There are many diseases that cause vision loss. The most common diseases are: age-related macular-degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. According to Prevent Blindness America, which is a volunteer organization that fights blindness and

Your Pain Solution: How Prolotherapy Works

In my last article I gave an overview of prolotherapy. We reviewed what is involved with the prolotherapy treatment and when prolotherapy is used. I have included the information on my website www.regenerativehealingcenter.com. Today I am going to give you more details about how

How Can We Help Our Traumatized Children?

Developmental trauma is a serious condition that hinders children in our society without our knowledge it is even happening. Take for example the case of a bright young 8 year old who was attending a yeshiva in Passaic County six years ago. At that age his IQ was determined to be 175. This young boy was overzealous in learning

Experience With the Office-Based Kyphoplasty Technique

Here at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, we recently compiled data after a one-year experience with over a dozen procedures of office-based cement augmentation of spinal fractures, in the setting of osteoporosis. Compression fracture of the spine is a painful and debilitating condition that affects tens of thousands of patients

FountainView and BeThere24 Showcase Caring for the Elderly With Dignity

As our parents and loved ones age, we are often torn between keeping them safe and healthy, while affording them their independence, privacy and dignity. We live busy lives, raising families, carrying on professions and participating in our communities socially. Add to this the care and attention often needed by our aging loved ones. How

Reflections on a Monday Morning

As I drove to the hospital, I knew I would need to use my 45-minute commute as time to decompress from my personal morning stresses. My day is always unpredictable, but this time I knew that a Jewish family was waiting for me; specifically, they had requested prayers to be said for their dying loved one. Abe’s life was being

Five Great Ways to Reduce Stress

(StatePoint) The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse, according to the Mayo Clinic.

The State of Israel and Fertility Treatment

In honor of the period between Yom Ha’atzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim I would like to discuss the state of fertility in the State of Israel. This is a source of pride for many of us who live and work here in this field. When we travel to other countries, they are often jealous of the population growth in our young and vibrant