Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Health Link

Some Thoughts About the Impact of Drug Use

Substance abuse, including alcohol, is harmful in ways that go well beyond what many comprehend. Most people think of a drug as a substance that is ingested into the body in one form or another that subsequently alters the physiology of the body. The result: a feeling of euphoria and pleasure and nothing more, right? Not

Marking National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017

Nearly eight years ago I was admitted to a treatment center for the first time. I had been battling anorexia nervosa and clinical depression, and after months of having been given these diagnoses, months of denial and pretending, I finally admitted to myself and to my parents that I had a problem and needed help.

What Is in a Name? I Cannot Remember Yours!

Imagine the following scenario: You and your spouse are invited to a large social gathering. Someone approaches you with a big smile and a warm greeting, and then asks you about your children, your job, etc. You smile and exchange pleasantries and she then tells you how great you look, and how it was just wonderful seeing you.

Keep Watching the Watchman for AFib

Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is a cardiovascular disease that causes abnormal heart rhythm. AFib is caused by a combination of factors, but principally its development is attributed to overactive electrical signals from the top chambers of the heart. These signals are disorganized, causing the atria to “fibrillate” or

Are We Far Frum Fit?

Disciplined… Dedicated… Habitual… Mindful… Human…

All words that could perfectly describe someone who is deeply devoted to their Judaism—including their practice of keeping kosher. Living an observant, or frum, lifestyle comes along with the decision to adhere to a strong set of

Holy Name Medical Center Receives Grant From Walmart Foundation

Funds will provide summer learning opportunities for high school students interested in healthcare careers.

Teaneck—Holy Name Medical Center’s Institute for Simulation Learning (ISL) was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for its Healthcare Careers Discovery Program.

You Don’t Have to Live With Back and Neck Pain Anymore

The article originally appeared in Westchester Healthcare Newspaper’s Top Doctors Issue

Back and neck pain can be debilitating, and Dr. Jonathan Donath, DC, MS, is out to change that.

An expert in a variety of non-surgical pain

How Do People Use Acupuncture in Their Daily Life?

Considering when to use acupuncture can be a difficult and confusing question. One of the questions that people struggle to answer is how do people use acupuncture in their daily lives? There are four ways that people come to use acupuncture and it is helpful for consumers to understand how this can work in their

Vomiting: Keeping Your Child Hydrated

For vomiting children, the main risk is water loss, or dehydration, especially if fever causes them to sweat more or they are also losing fluid through diarrhea. When vomiting is severe or prolonged, a child may lose sodium, potassium and chloride. These minerals have a crucial role in the transmission of nerve impulses and the contraction

Parenting Challenges: Helping My Struggling Adolescent

Adolescents, as they struggle through issues of identity and finding their unique place in the world, will often deal with difficult personal, spiritual and emotional questions that require a venue for discussion and insight. As opposed to perhaps merely hearing something for the first time, teenagers today have already been

National Gaucher Foundation Partners  With JScreen to Offer Free Genetic Testing

The National Gaucher Foundation (NGF) announced that it is partnering with JScreen to offer genetic testing at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. Because of the immense importance of genetic testing, NGF is covering the portion of screening expenses that is typically passed to JScreen participants.


Connecting With the Soul Self

When I was 16 years old I traveled to Israel with my family for the first time. I fell in love. Deeply in love. With the place, the culture, the history, the feeling I had walking through the streets of Jerusalem, climbing Masada, floating in the Dead Sea—everything. We continued to visit Israel each year during the yeshiva