Sunday, May 28, 2017

Health Link

YU’s Medical Ethics Conference Addresses Infectious Disease Impact

New York Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will partner with YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) to explore the history, challenges and impact of infectious diseases at the Tenth Annual Fuld Family Medical Ethics Society Conference. Titled “Humanity’s Oldest Rival: Infectious

St. Barnabas Medical Center Unveils New Weapon Against Prostate Cancer

CyberKnife precisely delivers higher doses of radiation to the tumor.

Every year, more than 220,000 American men learn they have prostate cancer, the second most common form of cancer behind skin cancer. Treatments, which vary depending on age, overall health and the tumor’s severity, may

Type A Personality, Type 1 Diabetes — A Student’s Perspective

Before last August, I thought my junior year would be crazy. It’s the year of APs, SATs and ACTs, college visits, sleep deprivation and most of all, the unbearable amount of stress caused by your future breathing down your neck at every moment. But what I never considered was that it would also be the year that I would be

Coughing? Bring a Healthy Dose of Sick-Etiquette to Work

When the common cold hits, sharing is not caring.

(BPT) Being considerate of others when you’re sick is one of the first steps to good sick etiquette.

For example, you may think you’re going to score points for showing up at

Feeling the Pressure to Diet

Dear Coach Gila,

Thanksgiving is behind us and we now have a few weeks before Chanukah begins, replete with the usual fried-food extravaganza: latkes and donuts. I’ve been reading many advertisements on social media claiming that NOW is the perfect time to begin a

Nutritionist Tanya Rosen Gives Stamp of Approval to Select Kosher Restaurants

Health and fitness are about to take a giant step forward for Jewish diners as a well-known Brooklyn nutritionist is teaming up with a limited group of kosher restaurants that will be featuring nutritionally approved, diet-friendly menu items.

“Our clients are always asking us where

New Jersey Fathers and Sons Group Visits United Hatzalah

Jerusalem—Rabbi Zev Reichman brought a group of fathers and sons from East Hills Synagogue in Englewood, New Jersey to visit Israel’s national volunteer emergency medical services (EMS) organization, United Hatzalah, last week.

The visit was prompted by the desire to help educate the group about the

Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

(StatePoint) The stress of travel can impact anyone, but add in the need to find wheelchair-accessible transportation, hotel rooms or restaurants, and that stress is amplified considerably.

The experts at Mobility Ventures, maker of the MV-1 -- the only mobility vehicle built with wheelchair

[email protected] Allows Seniors to Age in Place

Recently, members of the sandwich generation began becoming anxious about their aging parents. The parents insisted on living on their own and aging in their own home, and their adult children became concerned. Are their parents safe in their home? Is the home equipped for folks their age? Who is going to make those fixes

Health Made Easier: The Benefits of Gratitude

The concept of creating a special day on which to give “thanksgiving” in the United States dates to 1621 in Plymouth Rock. Most kindergarten children can explain to you in colorful detail that the Pilgrims, newly arrived in this land, gave thanks at that time for a good harvest. In 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham

What Our Kids Can Learn From the Presidential Debates

Following the recent presidential debates, many articles popped up online about parents and teachers who were struggling with whether or not to allow their children to watch the big event on television. Politics aside, parents seemed concerned about exposing their kids to the behaviors that were displayed during the debates by

Happy Holidays, Happy (Food) Choices

With the High Holidays behind us, we now look to Thanksgiving and Chanukah. They will be here sooner than you think, and one of the biggest issues our clients face is how to balance all the enjoyment the season offers with healthy food choices. Whether you’re on our weight-loss plan, or you need to stay committed to your own