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Monday, September 23, 2019

Health Link

How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe From Lyme Disease

With the coming of summer, opportunities abound for our enjoyment of the great outdoors. However, as exciting as it is to hike in the woods or have a weekend camping trip, we should be mindful of the dangers of tick-borne infections, specifically Lyme disease. Lyme disease is especially prevalent in children in our area.

Why Does Our Mental Health Matter?

Why does our mental health matter? How do we tend to experience emotions? Do we notice them, acknowledge them or shove them aside? In my experience in the mental health field, I have discussions with my patients on these questions on a daily basis. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I will review the most common

It’s Never Too Late to Show Your Support

When someone close to you has experienced a loss, the really tough part for them begins after the initial mourning period. The wave of people through their house is gone and there aren’t as many distractions. It can be lonely and the loss of their loved one that much more apparent, which is why showing your ongoing support after

Researchers at Tel Aviv University Discover Potential New Treatment for Epilepsy

(JNS) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis may help epilepsy patients.

Published in the scientific journal Neuron, the findings of Professor Inna Slutsky of the university’s faculty of medicine and school of neuroscience center around the

Mental Illness, Stigma and the Orthodox Jewish Community: Achieving Lasting Change

Do you or someone you know suffer from mental illness? If you answered yes, you are correct. If you answered no, guess again. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from a mental disorder and, just as with cancer or diabetes, the Orthodox Jewish community carries no immunity. Studies show that the incidence of mental illness within

The Institute for Robotic Surgery at Hudson Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of HRH) Ever since being taken over by a new owner last year, the hospital in Secaucus—Hudson Regional Hospital—continues to offer new services for patients.

And the latest is robotic surgery. In response to the lack of minimally invasive surgical options in the area,

Can Pesach This Year Not Be All About the Food?

For months leading up to Pesach, I have watched countless (mostly) women begin to panic and become frazzled about the menu. I get it. We turn our kitchens upside down and want everyone to be fed and enjoy the food during the eight days when there are many restrictions on what we normally eat. We want to find delicious new recipes

United Refuah’s Solution for Employers

(Courtesy of United Refuah) United Refuah HealthShare has revolutionized the healthcare of the Jewish community, founding the first-ever Jewish health-sharing program. United Refuah has proudly established a thriving community of like-minded people who support one another, all based on Torah-true principles and values.

ElderSAFE: The Next Level in Elderly Home Services, Promoting Independent Living

(Courtesy of ElderSAFE) After a close family member suffered a fall at home, becoming temporarily incapacitated and unable to call for help, Ari Knopfler wasn’t expecting the incident to prompt not only an expansion of his own business activities, but one which would create a boon for the larger community.

Spotlight: Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Ambulatory Surgery Centers, also known as outpatient, or same-day surgery centers are facilities providing surgical care to patients not in need of an overnight stay. Typically, these surgeries are less complicated as well as performed on patients that are overall healthier. The choice of whether or not a surgery should be

First Ketamine Infusion Center Opens in Teaneck

Ketamine Health and Wellness announces the grand opening of its first New Jersey location in Teaneck.

Ketamine Health and Wellness is a medical center that provides ketamine infusion treatment therapies for a number of mental health conditions ranging from depression and anxiety to chronic pain and

Nutrition Hacks to Improve Your Health

I recently gave a health talk for the Emunah Annual Cookbook luncheon on simple hacks to change certain habits in order to obtain more energy, lose weight and feel better overall. It all sounds easy when we hear health advice, but the part about execution is what trips people up. I would advise choosing one area that