Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Health Link

BeThere24 Is a Care and Alert Systems Company

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

Reflecting on My Liberation

My husband and I try to take the subway together at least a few mornings each week. While doing so, we have been learning Hilchot Kriat Shema according to the Rambam. I was reminded this week of the importance of Shema as it reminds us, multiple times a day, of the Exodus from Egypt. In fact, as a teenager I used a highlighter to mark one of the

SensoryWellness Offers New Treatment Options for Teens and Adults

It has been said that there’s nothing new under the sun—but since December, SensoryWellness in Rochelle Park has been providing occupational therapy services that are nearly impossible to find anywhere in the country. SensoryWellness specializes in treating adults and teenagers with sensory processing dysfunction.

Holy Name Offers Bereavement Support Groups

Teaneck—Holy Name Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Services are offering several programs to provide compassionate support and education to those who are bereaved. Many individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one find comfort in sharing feelings with others. “Sharing the Journey” bereavement groups were developed as

A Glimpse at the Life of a Puah Mashgicha

They’re Puah’s unsung heroes, found at the very heart of our organization’s vast operations. Our more than 100 mashgichot, or halachic supervisors, make themselves available at any time, at any place, day in, day out, in order to be present at every single procedure requiring supervision that a couple undergoes.

The Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

The doctor-patient relationship is an ever-changing thing. Gone are the paternalistic days of medicine. Facebook mom groups and other social media provide easily accessible resources and opinions. Medicine has become a more customer-oriented experience. Urgent-care centers continue to pop up on our street corners. Convenience and

DOI’s Dr. Joshua Schor Is Named 2017 National Medical Director of the Year

West Orange—Joshua Schor, MD, CMD, medical director at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, was named the 2017 Medical Director of the Year by AMDA (The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine). He was presented with the award during the Society’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on March 17.

Prolotherapy: A Healing Solution

Q: What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a treatment that builds and heals tissues including tendon, ligaments and joints. The word prolo is a shortened version of proliferative. By placing a solution into the injured area, the area responds by growing stronger tissue. When the tendon or ligament is stronger, the pain will decrease and frequently disappear.

The Magic of Disney

I recently had the privilege of taking the trip of a lifetime with one of my best friends, Shira, who has been my best friend since I was 13 years old. I have a handful of friends with whom I can share anything, truly be myself and receive not only love and support but also challenges that have immensely fostered my growth. Among

The Layers Project, Created by Shira Sheps

On Sunday, February 26, my husband and I grabbed our winter coats and two dogs and walked a small trek between our apartment and Fort Tryon Park, in Washington Heights. There, we were met with sunshine and various joggers as we awaited an experience that I will never forget.

I met Shira


God, it seems like a while since we have spoken. It is I, Sara, your 98-year-old friend. I was never one to pray from a formal prayer book, so I speak to you now again from my heart. You obviously know that things have not been easy for me lately. I am back here once again in the hospital. Apparently, this time I fell in my

The Shabbat Angels in the Hospital Room

It has been a long and arduous wait for my husband to finally have his hip-replacement surgery that was keeping him from normal mobility for months. Pain is one of those things that is all-encompassing, mood-affecting and easily seen on one’s face when the severity level increases. So it has been, until the day of surgery finally