Thursday, November 21, 2019

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The Latest Prostate Cancer News

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and there is good news to share about the latest in the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Screening

The American Urological Association recommends screening for men between the ages of

Israeli App Becomes World’s Largest Cancer Social Network

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming: Suddenly you’re faced with a mountain of options to consider about tests and drugs and side effects that might not show themselves for months.

“You might think you understood what your physician said, but most of your questions come to mind

Enveloped in Kindness

The ICU.

A place of pain, fear, suffering, uncertainty and confusion. A place of frustration, distress and feelings of helplessness. But also a place of many different kinds of miracles.

I met Karen in Room 3 of the ICU as she stood next to her husband. Steve, a man of 70 years old, was

‘Coordinated Care of MetroWest NJ’ Plans Speaker Panel

Coordinated Care of MetroWest assists families, individuals and caregivers who are overseeing the lifetime care of individuals with developmental or acquired disabilities in planning for the future.

“What makes this program unique is that this looks different per person, family or individual.

Dr. Jonathan Lewin Is New Chief of Spinal Robotic Surgery at Hudson Regional Hospital

Jonathan Lewin, MD, a spine surgeon and the new chief of robotic spine surgery at Secaucus, New Jersey-based Hudson Regional Hospital and former director of spine surgery at North Shore University Hospital in Forest Hills, New York, discusses how the spine field is changing and where the best opportunities are for advancement next

What Is Life? A Discussion of Physician-Assisted Suicide

Life. What is it? This is perhaps the central question around the debate over physician-assisted suicide. For if one doesn’t first define life, how can one discuss the topic of physician-assisted suicide, now legal in the State of New Jersey in addition to eight other U.S. states. Proponents of ending one’s life for the

Accepting Help Is As Important As Giving It

If you find yourself saying “I don’t need any help” more often than saying yes when someone offers help, then you may be the type of person who finds it easy to support others but difficult when others want to reciprocate. It is easy to mistake accepting help with weakness. In fact, accepting help helps us remember that we

Suicide: Why Are Young Children Taking Their Own Lives?

Editors note: The week of September 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week. For information on how you can help someone who is struggling, or if you need to speak to a professional, text 741741 or call 1.800.273.8255 to reach the 24-hour crisis/suicide prevention hotline.

In response to the

Helping Kids Cope: Reassurance, Talking Can Ease Fears

(Courtesy of Tenafly Pediatrics) Hardly a day passes that we don’t hear about a disaster in the news or learn of a terrorist threat. Although most adults are emotionally prepared to deal with such terrible events, most children are not. Even though they don’t usually say anything, children can be profoundly affected by news of

Why Men Should Be Taking Testosterone

I have seen so many of my patients benefit from testosterone replacement. Some of the benefits include improved energy and vitality, better athletic performance with improved workouts, better sexual performance and significant weight loss. I hope that many men can take advantage of this great opportunity to dramatically improve their health

Notes for Parents in the Wake of a Recent Tragedy

Editor’s note: OHEL, in conjunction with Rabbi Akiva Block of the Kesher Synagogue and Rabbi Chaim Hagler of Yeshivat Noam conducted a phone conference with the community in the aftermath of the recent death of a 9-year-old in Englewood. The following is a written summary of some of the key points by speaker Dr. Norman

Dor Yeshorim Does More for Klal Yisroel

Specialized family testing is only one way Dor Yeshorim preserves generations.

(Courtesy of Dor Yeshorim) You may know Dor Yeshorim as a compatibility test, ensuring that you or your children would never have to experience the pain of any genetic disease.

You may not know that hundreds of families with rare genetic