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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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What Is Cerumen, Anyway?

As a pediatrician I get asked many questions from concerned parents. One of the most common questions at a checkup is, “Doctor, what do I do about this orange discharge my child gets in his ears all the time?” Excessive earwax production is common and completely benign. Most often a “less is more” approach is best when

Make Fireplace Safety a Priority in Your Household

(StatePoint) Getting cozy this winter? You’ll definitely want to make use of your fireplace. But remember, you’ll need to take extra precautions to keep everybody and everything safe.

The use of a safety screen is a must -- in fact, they’re required on all fireplaces manufactured after

The New Medicare Cards

The Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey is a federal grant held by the Jewish Family Service of Middlesex County. Each state has a Senior Medicare Patrol program that empowers seniors to prevent healthcare fraud and to be better healthcare consumers.

Starting next year a major change will be occurring

Higher Intelligence

“Have you ever seen the king?” asked the sophisticate.

“No,” answered the simpleton.

—Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, from “The Sophisticate & the Simpleton”

Science and natural studies seem

Molding Young Minds

I recently took to social media to ask friends/readers what they’d like to know more about in the realm of eating disorders and mental health. A friend responded, requesting more information related to working with adolescent males and females in a school setting.

Oftentimes parents, families,

The Art of Listening

During our second therapy session, a 78-year-old patient recently expressed some doubt about whether or not therapy would really help her. She had been feeling increasingly depressed over the last several years as she faced the challenges of aging, and she wasn’t sure that our meetings would improve her mood. I answered

How to Know When to Use Chinese Herbs in the Treatment of Infertility

Chinese herbs are an integral part of Chinese medicine and have been used throughout the centuries to help in the treatment of infertility. So the question is when does someone use Chinese herbs in the fertility process?

Below are five scenarios where herbs could be a potential benefit for your

Aging Q&A: Food as a Pleasure or Keep to the Diet?

Question:

My mom is 90 years old and has been living with type II diabetes since she was in her 50s. She has always managed her blood sugars via medication, adhering to a strict diet and routine visits to her endocrinologist. Mom’s doctor diagnosed her with dementia just a couple

Holy Name Remains Highest Rated Regional Hospital for Overall Quality

Teaneck NJ—For the third consecutive scoring period, Holy Name Medical Center has been recognized as the only top–performing hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union Counties, according to the recently released “Star Ratings” issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Quality. The rating

Q&A With Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet, Founder of The Eden Center

The Eden Center was founded with the goal of enhancing the mikveh experience and connecting it to women’s health and intimacy education. A Jerusalem-based initiative, Eden is working to infuse mikveh with relevance to the lives and challenges of couples today, and to connect women to resources for health and support within the

Sadkhin Program Teaches Weight Loss for Life

Englewood, NJ—After battling obesity throughout his life, Steven Y. Szklarz finally put his foot down and was determined to make a huge change. Being over 285 pounds was just not an option anymore.

“I used to live to eat, now I eat to live,” is just one of Steve’s mantras that

Five Resolutions to Keep Your Eyes Healthy in 2017

(StatePoint) The new year is the perfect opportunity for reflection, renewal and the chance to start fresh. Consider making lifestyle changes that can improve your vision and health throughout the year.

Here are five ways that you can help keep your