Monday, September 23, 2019

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Reminder From Room 306

I didn’t think he would remember me, but he embraced my presence. I didn’t think he would cry to me, but he sobbed. I didn’t think the prognosis would be as grim, but it was. I didn’t expect to hear what he said, but I did. I didn’t think it would impact me so greatly, but I reflected on the encounter for many days

How to Provide Support From Afar

Today’s world is spread out, as it is far more common that we will live in a separate city from our children, family and friends. Phone calls, occasional visits and social media make it easier for us to stay connected to our community of people, but what happens when there is a death or illness that requires a more meaningful

Maimonides Hosts HASC Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Last Wednesday, I attended a reception at Maimonides Medical Center. Though hardly newsworthy on the surface, this was no ordinary reception. This reception was a special volunteer appreciation luncheon for the proud members of HASC Center’s dayhab programs.

The men and women of HASC

Israeli Discovery Could Delay Parkinson’s Progression

(JNS) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a new way to detect a protein associated with Parkinson’s disease which could “significantly delay” the progression of the disease, for which there is currently no cure.

According to the researchers, they have developed a new method for

Kids Going to Summer Camp? How to Prepare Them for the Experience

For many children, fond memories of summer involve going to camp. In fact, approximately 11 million children attend day or resident camp during summer. For most parents, spring is the time to prepare for camp, from deciding which camp to send them to, to preparing their child for being away from home for the first time.

Take Your Hands Back

Have you ever wondered why your hands hurt? Why you often get numbness or tingling in your hands? Why you have trouble holding onto things or even drop things and don’t realize it? The cause may be more common than you think. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an extremely common problem that affects up to almost 6% of the adult

What’s New at Hudson Regional Hospital? Everything!

(Courtesy of HRH) If you ask a friend or neighbor who works at Hudson Regional Hospital, “What’s new?” you better have a few minutes.

That’s because the last 18 months have seen major changes at the Secaucus hospital, with many more enhancements on the way in the second half of

Treatment of Panic Disorder

A 35 year old woman is driving on the Garden State Parkway in a rush to get to an appointment when suddenly she is seized by terror, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. She pulls over to the side of the road unable to drive any further. A month later, though she has gotten up the courage to drive on local roads, she is not able to

The Multiple Uses of Low-Dose Naltrexone

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) has been used for a wide range of conditions. There have been 177 conditions for which LDN has been reported to benefit. Most of these are case reports and case series (reports of several patients), which are anecdotal, though several randomized and double blind studies have also shown positive results. Read on and

New Study: Sunscreen Absorbs Into the Bloodstream

(Courtesy of Hydrochic) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a new study showing that several chemicals found in sunscreen enter the bloodstream at high levels in as little as one day. What’s more, daily use of sunscreen can cause some ingredients to remain in the body even after discontinuing use. The

What the Fertility Doctor Wishes You Knew: An Interview With Ellen Goldstein, MD, FACOG

What does it take to become a fertility specialist?

The short answer? Lots of years of medical training! The longer answer is that fertility specialists are sub-specialty trained OB/GYNs, which means that I first went through four years of undergrad schooling, then four years of medical school, another

Holy Name Now One of Only 4% of US Employers to Offer Student Loan Repayment Program

Program offers eligible employees the opportunity to reduce student loan debt.

(Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center) Holy Name Medical Center today announced the launch of its student loan repayment program, becoming one of just 4% of U.S. employers to offer this type of benefit to employees. According