Monday, September 23, 2019

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Spotlight: The Cardiology Department at Hudson Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of HRH) At Hudson Regional Hospital, our cardiology department deals with all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases. This department, like every department in our hospital, is staffed with specially trained physicians and nurses and outfitted with the latest technology and equipment to provide you with

A Special Kind of Care

I recently attended a three-day conference in Florida for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. It was attended by well over 3000 people, mainly palliative physicians, nurses, social workers, medical directors (or hospice physicians) and a few chaplains. This was my fourth year participating in this conference,

Infectious Disease and Its Role in Medicine

This article discusses infectious diseases, shedding light in particular on antibiotics, vaccinations and the role of the infectious disease physician in safeguarding the health of the individual patient, as well as the community at large.

What is the infectious disease specialty and

Orthodox Medical Students Aspire to Touro’s Shomer Shabbat Residency Programs

(Courtesy of Touro College) Match Day is one of the most anticipated moments in a medical student’s life, and thousands across the country eagerly await the envelopes that notify them of their residency assignments. Daniel Kadosh, M.D., of Passaic, a 2016 graduate of Touro’s New York Medical College, will always

Optimizing Your Thyroid to Optimize Your Health

The thyroid is the key driver of our metabolism. Some of the functions of the thyroid hormone include temperature regulation, metabolism, cerebral function, and maintaining and producing energy. In other words, thyroid determines how we produce energy, how we think, and how we process food and the calories that we eat. Pretty good for a

World’s Top Cardiologists Confer at Sheba Medical Center in Israel

Timing is everything! So when a group of the world’s top cardiologists from Sheba Medical Center in Israel and the Mayo Clinic from Rochester, Minnesota, gathered in Ramat Gan last week for the fifth Mayo-Sheba Cardiovascular & Cardio-Renal Symposium, the global buzz

Jewish Home Celebrates Purim

Families Managing Mental Illness Need More Support

This is an article that I have been thinking about writing for some time now. I am sure that I am not the first to touch on this subject and I hope that I am not the last.

When a family faces a child with a serious medical diagnosis, life turns upside down. Besides the physical challenges,

Tiger Stripes: Lessons From a Recovered Therapist

Part I

I was first introduced to the expression “Tiger Stripes” while scrolling through Instagram. An individual whom I follow who preaches body positivity was discussing “rocking her tiger stripes” as a milestone and marker of motherhood. Tiger Stripes, as I soon

WALANT…Say What?!

Surgery has seen a dramatic technological advancement over the last decade. In some fields of medicine this happens slowly and in others the pace is breakneck. In hand surgery the old dogma of not using lidocaine with epinephrine in the hands for fear of ischemia has gone by the wayside, opening up a whole new frontier of treatment options.

The HRH Orthopedics Dept. Is World Class

(Courtesy of HRH) At Hudson Regional Hospital, we are proud to have a world class orthopedic surgery department. Our surgeons in this department are skilled and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal disorders. Patients complaining of issues with their hands, feet, shoulders, ankles or spine work

Matzah, Marror and Mindfulness

Flour. Water. Eighteen minutes. There are six foods on display on our Seder table and each food has a symbolic meaning. We are instructed to think about the bitterness of the marror. Not once, but twice. On Pesach, we are forced into mindful eating practices, and this opportunity, built into the Haggadah, is the secret to avoiding