Thursday, November 21, 2019

Health Link

What You Need to Know About Vaccinations

(StatePoint) As misinformation continues to spread about vaccines, medical experts are reminding parents and the general public that vaccinations save lives.

“Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that vaccines are among the most effective, safest interventions to prevent illness and protect

Choosing the Right Doctor For Your Medical Care

(StatePoint) Choosing the right doctor is one of the most important decisions people can make for their health. If you are unsure who to turn to for your general care, experts point out that internal medicine specialists, or internists, specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of illnesses that affect adults

Highland Park’s Ahavas Achim to Host Discussion on Postpartum Depression

Community members are invited to a special program about postpartum depression on Sunday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim in Highland Park.

The guest speaker, Marilyn Laves, LCSW-R, a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, will address the

Sibling Conflict: When Is It Bullying?

Siblings have been fighting with each other during their childhood from time immemorial. Much ink has been spilled in the child development literature concerning the proper way for parents to deal with sibling conflict. One aspect that is sometimes overlooked is that occasionally sibling conflict can be a form of bullying. The

Project S.A.R.A.H. Trains Women in Critical Role of Gatekeepers

Over 35 mikvah attendants and kallah teachers attended Project S.A.R.A.H.’s Kallah Teacher and Mikvah Attendant event last week. The program included presentations by Project S.A.R.A.H. staff and two breakout sessions, “How to Prepare a Kallah for Shana Rishona” by Debbie Selengut and “Trauma

Why ‘Alternative’ Medicine Is a Great Choice

Modern medicine has achieved so many advances in treating diseases. Antibiotics have saved millions from disease. Advanced diagnostic techniques enable detection of many diseases in their early stages when they are much easier to treat. Surgical techniques such as tumor resection, transplants and cardiac surgery have saved many lives. While

Back to School Tips Every Parent of Kids With Allergies Should Know

(BPT) For kids who live with allergies and asthma, back-to-school can spell trouble with symptoms.

Late summer/early fall is the height of ragweed season. When you add in exposure to environmental factors found in school classrooms, playing fields and eating areas, you have the perfect recipe to

A Deeper Connection

We recently observed the fast of Shiva Asar B’Tammuz, which was the start of the three-week period of mourning that leads into the Nine Days and culminates with the fast of Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash. Of late, and in the last few weeks, there have been too many tragic events in the Jewish

Hatzalah Statewide Provides Emergency Medical Help to Travelers Away From Home

Summer is heating up and so is vacation season. Time to pack the car and head to the beach or the mountains. Most likely you’ll have a pleasant journey, perhaps marred by a few pockets of slow traffic or rain. But if you’re traveling in New Jersey, and have a medical emergency, Hatzalah Statewide (

The Workshop People Remember When It Matters Most

Recently, at a Shalom Task Force educational workshop that I gave at a college, a student asked: “How does someone know how to have a healthy relationship?”

This seemingly simple question caused me to take a step back. Do we assume that students will automatically

Englewood Health Discusses a New Breast Cancer Study

Breast Surgeon Faith Goldman, MD, from Englewood Health shares information about a new breast cancer study on ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), which is evaluating less aggressive treatments, with the goal of expanding available treatment options.

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)

Doctors, Can We Do Better?

It’s been a little while since I’ve had a checkup. While I have a wonderful doctor (see below), I am somewhat averse to having checkups; I received a lot of judgment and poor information from previous doctors when I had my eating disorder, and now as a clinician I know the way in which information provided can be short-sighted.