We have just completed the holiday of Pesach, the highlight of which is the Seder. A 2016 USA Today article reported that up to 70 percent of all American Jews take part in a Seder. What makes the Seder so special? While the evening’s unique foods and songs hint at the answers, there is a more fundamental reason that we look
A cataract is a clouding (loss of clarity) of the natural crystalline lens of your eye, which is found behind the iris and the pupil. The cataract will cause blurry, dim, foggy and sometimes double vision and can occur in either eye or both. Cataracts cause more vision problems worldwide than any other eye condition. Symptoms of
There is only one way to treat a cataract. The clouded lens needs to be removed and replaced with a synthetic lens implant. A new pair of glasses in the face of a clouded natural lens will not bring relief of visual symptoms. It’s similar to looking through a foggy, dirty window and expecting a new pair of glasses to remedy the problem.
Did you know that next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, and that it can be found in some 80 percent of all households in the United States? It is the only drink commonly served hot or cold, anytime, anywhere and for any occasion. If you are a tea drinker, you know that the steep timing for tea can
(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Sheba Medical Center, which was recently cited by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 10 hospitals in the world, has also played a role in one of the world’s most talked about TV series—”Fauda,” as several pivotal scenes were recently filmed for Season 3 within the hospital.
(Courtesy of HRH) Healogics Wound Care Center at Hudson Regional Hospital, located at 55 Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus, opened earlier this month to offer advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. Hudson Regional Hospital has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of
(Courtesy of Touro College) Responding to the outbreak of measles in New York, Touro College and University System has released a dynamic video public service announcement presenting facts about the disease and the measles vaccination, and dispelling fictions propagated by anti-vaxxers.
This is probably the most common myth I encounter when talking to women about hormone replacement. I could mention to someone that by taking hormones, you will lose weight, feel great with improved energy and better mood and have reduced risk of heart
Does the thought of selecting an insurance plan for your company cause you anxiety? Are you a solo practitioner trying to find a group insurance plan you can join? Are you getting older and don’t understand the alphabet selection of Medicare plans? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Levi Goldberg of Omni
With the coming of summer, opportunities abound for our enjoyment of the great outdoors. However, as exciting as it is to hike in the woods or have a weekend camping trip, we should be mindful of the dangers of tick-borne infections, specifically Lyme disease. Lyme disease is especially prevalent in children in our area.
Why does our mental health matter? How do we tend to experience emotions? Do we notice them, acknowledge them or shove them aside? In my experience in the mental health field, I have discussions with my patients on these questions on a daily basis. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I will review the most common
When someone close to you has experienced a loss, the really tough part for them begins after the initial mourning period. The wave of people through their house is gone and there aren’t as many distractions. It can be lonely and the loss of their loved one that much more apparent, which is why showing your ongoing support after