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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Health Link

Health Education: It Takes a Village

About a year ago, I stopped at a Teaneck eatery to pick up some food and I noticed that a small group of girls was sharing a vape while sitting at an outdoor table. As a parent of three teens, a few thoughts crossed my mind: They look too young to purchase pods; I wonder where they got them. Do their parents know that they are

Open Enrollment 2020: Your Options Have Changed—Shop for the Best One

The hot buzz these days is “Medicare for All.” Medicare for all has split the country in two, one side saying how it’s too big of a price tag and the other side supporting it. Many from the millennial generation completely support the idea of Medicare for all. Millennials graduate from college, and before they start

David Amster Brings Nutrition to SensoryWellness

SensoryWellness, an occupational therapy and reflex integration practice, has recently added integrative nutrition to its menu of services. Co-founded three years ago by Danielle and David Amster, SensoryWellness believes in treating the whole person, enabling clients to live their best life. Danielle has been practicing OT for

Bergenfield’s Dr. Scott Chudnoff Pioneers Non-Invasive Fibroid Treatment

New treatment for a medical condition is the result of research, trial and error, without knowing at the outset if all that work will deliver the hoped-for cure. Dr. Scott Chudnoff, a resident of Bergenfield and chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, has just tasted the sweetness of success. After

Touro Pharmacy and Lander Flatbush Form Pharm Fast Track

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) in Harlem and Touro’s Lander College of Arts & Sciences – Flatbush have created a new pre-pharmacy fast track for Touro Flatbush students that will allow qualified students to earn both bachelor’s and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees in seven years or fewer,

Sheba Medical Center Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Innovation Hub

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer recently launched a first-of-its-kind innovative technological hub.

The ARC Innovation Center, whose letters stand for “Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate,” is designed to allow medical start-ups and mega international companies to work

Jewish Home Family President Carol Silver Elliott Takes Helm at LeadingAge

(Courtesy of Jewish Home Family) Jewish Home Family President and CEO Carol Silver Elliott was installed as chair of the board of LeadingAge, a national organization that brings together more than 6,000 nonprofit elder care member organizations and partners representing the entire field of aging services.

Try Physical Therapy for Your Pelvic Floor

Physical therapy for your pelvic floor—you heard right. What’s that, you ask? Your pelvic floor is not actually a floor, but is shaped more like a bowl. If you look at a skeleton, there is a skull on top, connected to a long spine, ribcage and that heart-shaped bone at your hips is known as the pelvis. From a socket on each

Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Strep Throat

“Strep throat,” or Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis (GABHS pharyngitis) as it is known in medical jargon, is caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus pyogenes, a member of the Group A family of the Streptococcus genus. Pharyngitis is most prevalent in the late fall, winter and early spring (as if you

Main Ingredient to Provide Kosher Food for St. Mary’s General Hospital

(Courtesy of SMGH) In a meeting at St. Mary’s General Hospital it was decided that Main Ingredient will provide kosher food for patients, visitors and staff at the hospital. Main Ingredient has provided a menu for use at St. Mary’s that will be used to order food for next-day delivery. The dietary staff will make the menu available to

New Invention Will Make Hospital Bedding Germ-Resistant

Sonovia’s technique, developed at Bar-Ilan University, could also make fabrics fire resistant, water repellant and even body odor-proof.

Hospital bedsheets and patient gowns are a major conduit for transferring dangerous bacteria estimated to infect 1.7 million hospitalized Americans and 3.5

Relationships: The Ties That Bind

Relationships are vital to human existence. Eliot Aronson, the prominent psychologist, as well as many other noted scholars in the field believe we are primarily “social animals” and this is rooted in our DNA. Books in the academic world and especially in the genre of self-help are in abundance on relationship advice, and