Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Health Link

Preparing Children for the Holiday Hustle and Bustle

The holidays are a time for wonderful food and memorable occasions with family and friends. Sometimes, however, the holidays can also bring stressful events for adults. We tend to forget that these times can also be stressful for children. Here are some helpful strategies to approach this joyous, yet stressful, time of the year

Explainer: What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

It’s that time of year again–the end of daylight savings and the beginning of the dark season. While many of us look forward to seasonal festivities, millions can also expect feelings of depression, fatigue, irritability, and poor sleep. This form of mental illness, commonly known as the “winter blues,” is Seasonal Affective

Cure for Type 1 Diabetes?

The ßAir bio-artificial pancreas, developed by Israel’s Beta-O2, was recently implanted in the first of eight diabetes patients in Sweden as part of a $1 million pilot human study on this groundbreaking treatment and potential cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Chairman of the Board Dan Gelvan tells ISRAEL21c that the advanced

How Cannabis Shrank an Aggressive Brain Cancer

Senior Research Fellow at St George’s, University of London

Widely proscribed around the world for its recreational uses, cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions. Products using cannabinoids, the active components of the cannabis

21st Century Dentistry: Dental Care for Children

Dental care for children should start even before the teeth come in. Simply wipe your babies’ gums with a piece of gauze or a wet washcloth. We usually recommend this be done during bath time. This will remove bacteria, and will also prepare your child to eventually have a toothbrush in her or his mouth. Once the teeth start to erupt,

Energy Dialogues for Dummies–GPS for Self-Healing

We invite you to turn on your Energy GPS to identify, explore and balance the stuck energy channels in your body. Our body is designed to offer information about imbalances and things that need to be corrected. These messages may be of the intuitive sort, sensing when we belong or don’t belong somewhere. Those feelings of being

A Healthier Jewish Community One Kiddush at a Time

The primary reason for attending shul on Shabbos morning is to pray to God in a communal setting. Quite often, however, a Kiddush, sometimes rather elaborate and lavish, is held following services, which enhances the shul experience for many. The Kiddush can serve as a great venue to enable the communal participants to socialize with each other, build community spirit,

Paging Dr. Google

How quickly things can change. New advancements in the fields of science and technology seem to occur on a daily basis. These small miracles can easily be taken for granted.

Enterovirus D68 causing trouble? We’ll get the CDC to track it as it moves across the country and start working on better ways to

Wurzweiler Hosts Palliative-Care Conference

Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work will host the Joanna Mellor Annual Gerontology Conference on November 14. This is the fourth palliative-care conference that Wurzweiler has organized in recent years and the first one that will address issues relating to elder care and palliative care concurrently.

Gift of Life Raises Money and Awareness for Bone Marrow Testing

Paramus/Fair Lawn–Imagine finding out that a close friend has been diagnosed with a potentially fatal illness. Then the doctors say there is a treatment available, but unfortunately the treatment cannot be performed due to lack of resources. This was the case for Robin and Evan Fineman of Fair Lawn. When their

Fitness at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

Keep Fit at the J! When you join the JCC, you are joining a Family Wellness Center. The JCC offers a large variety of membership options, for you and your entire family, and are proud to be an inclusive environment with Shomer Shabbat facilities, a delicious dairy caf? under RCBC supervision, and are equipped with private

The Giver

A series of events brought me to train as a chaplain in a local hospital. One does not need to be a rabbi or priest to be a chaplain (contrary to what many believe), but needs to have a desire to help people on an emotional and/or spiritual level as they struggle with various challenges.

Very often in the hospital, I respond to many emergency cases in addition