Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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How Will Your Children ‘Parent’ You?

In working on the internal medicine ward at a local hospital, I realize how important strong relationships are between parents and children, especially at an older age.

My father always said that my mother kept my grandfather alive for many years. He passed away this year at age 94; and if not

Breaking Holiday Habits

Dear Coach Gila,

Ok, so I gained four pounds between Rosh Hashanah and the first days of Sukkot. It is now Chol Hamoed and I refuse to get back on the scale. It was a combination of the challah and honey, late-night meals, a “taste” of dessert at every meal and just wanting to

Getting Back on Track

We just finished three sets of holiday marathons. To someone like me, the first thing that comes to mind is: Too much eating!

As always, I gave out guidelines to my clients outlining what to do at every yom tov meal, as well as what to stay away from. Most of this information was

New Ingredients for a New You

As the Jewish New Year proclaims itself in all its glory, resolutions for change usually come to mind. The new year can imply different kinds of changes, be they spiritual or emotional. I, personally, am veering towards a change that is nutritional. The culinary landscape is vast, yet we tend to stay in our

Advice on Managing Parkinson’s Disease

My 83-year-old father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease several years ago. Now he is occasionally incontinent, with forgetfulness and episodes of confusion. He walks with difficulty with a rolling walker and recently fell and was hospitalized. The doctor is encouraging my mother to get a home health aide. My

Tishrei: The Month of Prayer, Joy, Fasting and 25 Festive Meals

The emotional anticipation of the chagim begins sometime near the end of August. We anticipate the days until Rosh Hashanah and then more literally count the 10 days of repentance from Rosh Hashanah until Yom Kippur. Many of my clients discussed with me their concerns about Yom Kippur, both from a spiritual perspective and a

An Interview with Proud Moments’ Clinical Director Devorah Weiss

Yael’s Story: The first indication that something was wrong came when Yael’s kindergarten teacher complained that Yael didn’t participate in group activities, didn’t follow directions given to the class and required a separate invitation to line up for lunch, bathroom or dismissal. She also complained that during free play Yael didn’t interact with her

The Stinging Cost of the EpiPen

For many parents, an Epicene Auto Injector is something they hopefully will carry around in their purses, backpacks or pockets and never ever have to use on their children.

And, year after year, they hope to reach the prescription’s expire date without incident and go ahead and refill the life-saving medication.

Aliza Goldgewert of

LEGO® Blocks Build Comfort for Pediatric Patients

Teaneck/Bronx—Every parent knows that seemingly minor medical procedures can produce major anxiety for children. In a foreign environment, with strange noises and devices, even easygoing children are uncomfortable. Everyone looks to make the process as smooth as possible for the patient.

Teaneck’s Dr. Benjamin Taragin is familiar with the

An Inspiring Simple Act of Kindness

Last week, a picture of famed Florida State University football player Travis Rudolph went viral on social media. It showed him joining a young boy with autism who was sitting alone in the lunchroom at school. The 11-year-old boy’s name is Bo Paske, and this experience changed his life. His mother

Immortality: It’s Not So Far-Fetched

“I believe with perfect faith that there will be a revival of the dead…” – Principles of Faith, Rambam

Irrational. Unreal. A stretch. Let’s face it. Revival of the dead and subsequent immortality is likely one of the most difficult principles to fully embrace in the Jewish faith—since it proposes a physical reality that is

Vagmin Vora, MD, Is First in Brooklyn to Perform SI Joint Surgical Procedure

Brooklyn—Dr. Vagmin Vora of The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders in New York and New Jersey became the first surgeon to perform the iFuse Implant System® (“iFuse”), a minimally invasive sacroiliac joint surgery, in Brooklyn. The groundbreaking procedure took place at Mount Sinai Brooklyn on August 3.

Following a motor vehicle