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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Facing the Swamp of Recovery

I have written before about my extensive use of metaphors in my working with clients and when I act as an advocate in regard to eating disorders, body image and mental health. I do this so frequently, that many times clients enter sessions with a metaphor of their own and use it as a means of connecting. Metaphors allow for a

The New Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

The Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey (SMP) is a federally funded program of the Administration for Community Living. The grant for this program has been awarded to the Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, 32 Ford Avenue, Milltown, NJ 08850, telephone number 732-777-1940. Its mission is to assist Medicare beneficiaries in

Making a Case for Medication

Picture the following scenarios:

Eleven-year-old Daniel has been suffering from impulsivity, inability to focus and other behavioral and mental health symptoms for years. He has few friends, tense relationships with his siblings and performs poorly in school, despite being very bright.

Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health Earns National Breast Center Certification

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) The Leslie Simon Breast Care and Cytodiagnosis Center at Englewood Health has been recognized as a certified quality breast center by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) as part of their National Quality Measures for Breast CentersTM program (NQMBC); it is the only breast center in

Israeli First Responder Faces Emergency at Newark Airport

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Regional Coordinator Gavy Friedson was traveling through Newark Airport on his way back from a speaking engagement in Vancouver, Canada. Friedson had been talking about how the organization saves lives by having volunteers spread across the country. These volunteer

Israeli First Responder Faces Emergency at Newark Airport

(Courtesy of United Hatzalah) United Hatzalah volunteer EMT and Regional Coordinator Gavy Friedson was traveling through Newark Airport on his way back from a speaking engagement in Vancouver, Canada. Friedson had been talking about how the organization saves lives by having volunteers spread across the country. These volunteer

Selective Mutism: Silence Isn’t Golden

Shira is a 5-year-old petite and pretty redhead. She looks fragile and exudes vulnerability standing stationary and silent amid a swirl of activity and noise in her bustling, effervescent preschool class. Every child (and there are many) seems to be talking or laughing or shouting or complaining, and most are in motion.

Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for Employees: Are You a Business Owner in New Jersey?

Now that the busy and stressful holiday season is over, I’m sure everyone is trying to get back in the swing of things and back to their norm, and some may be focusing on their New Year’s resolution goals.

Back in the day, insurance brokers would walk into a business annually just to discuss

Holy Name Medical Center Selected to Tackle Health Equity Gaps Among Different Patient Populations

Newly formed hospital-community partnerships participate in pilot program offered 
by the American Hospital Association and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity.

(Courtesy of Holy Name Hospital) Studies reveal that ZIP code—even more than genetic code—is a strong

Dr. Steven Kirshblum of West Orange to Receive Physician Leadership Award at BINA Dinner

(Courtesy of BINA) Steven Kirshblum, MD, senior medical officer at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, will be presented with the Physician Leadership Award at the Annual Dinner of BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance on Sunday, January 13, at the El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn.

Good Inflammation, Bad Inflammation

Inflammation is one of the functions that we require on a daily basis. In other words, we need inflammation to survive. This is good inflammation. On the other hand, when there is increased inflammation throughout the body, an environment for disease is created. This is bad inflammation.

When you get a

Cardiac Arrest Dos and Don’ts

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) In the United States every year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital. CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. Unfortunately, according to the American Heart Association, only