Saturday, May 30, 2020

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St. Mary’s Resuming Elective Surgeries and Procedures

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital is pleased to announce that it will begin performing elective surgery and non-emergency procedures first thing in the morning on May 26, 2020. “This is welcome news to many of our patients who have been living in pain and enduring other


The Benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone

I have been meaning to write this article for some time but could not figure out how to approach a subject that passionately motivates me, and at the same time informs, but not overwhelms, readers. I have been prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for about a year and a half. It has helped me treat patients with some of the most


The Impact of Fat-Phobia

My esteemed colleague and eating disorder therapist/pioneer Alexis Conason (PsyD) recently posted a research finding on her social media. It stated that a study performed on 900 young adults by Mizzou’s Center for Body Image Research and Policy showed that “over 40% of people agreed that it would be worse to gain 25 pounds during social distancing than to become


Interview With Nate Nagleblatt, LSW

Topics related to the last month of treatment using Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Q: What are you seeing clinically with clients through the last month of Telehealth in your groups and individual sessions?

A: The pure nature of our


CMD Spotlight: Ankle Arthroscopy

Last month, I ended my week with yet another ankle surgery on a patient who sustained an “ankle sprain” three years ago. The patient was treated at an urgent care with Motrin and a brace. The patient was told the X-rays were negative for a fracture. About three weeks after the injury, the patient did some home ankle


Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Functional Food

Part 2

(Courtesy of De La Rosa Real Foods) So what are polyphenols? Polyphenols are a category of compounds naturally found in plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, tea, dark chocolate and wine. They can act as


Back to You: The Role of a Physical Therapist In Pregnancy and Post-Partum Health

We prepare for pregnancy and birth. There are birthing classes, doulas to help with creating the best birthing experience, weekly emails that flood inboxes explaining what produce the baby is resembling that day and myriads of books telling us what to expect. And there is a lot of information available for caring for that new baby—mommy


National Hospital Week: ‘Where Health Comes First’ and Miracles Sometimes Follow

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) This week, May 10-16, is National Hospital Week, and the motto of the American Hospital Association for this week is: “Where Health Comes First.” To which the staff at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic, New Jersey, add: “and miracles sometimes follow!”


A Tribute to Our Physicians

As I am certain was true for tens of millions of Americans, I was deeply pained and saddened to learn of the death by suicide of Dr. Lorna Breen, an emergency room physician who had been working tirelessly doing the grueling, heartbreaking and dangerous work of treating patients afflicted with COVID-19. It is axiomatic that Dr. Breen


Questions and Answers About COVID-19

1. Can you provide a quick update on COVID-19 cases at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and how things have been going the last week or two and where they are heading within your hospital?

At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we hit our peak around mid-April. We continue to see declines in COVID-19 admissions and our patients are going home. We had over 600


Why a Pulse Oximeter Is Now Essential

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people worldwide are adjusting to new norms. Social distancing, wearing face coverings and remote school and work are just a few. Many medical professionals, including respiratory therapists like myself, have deemed the use of a pulse oximeter essential, as they have witnessed its lifesaving


COVID-19 and Emotional Wellness

During stressful times, it is especially important to take care of your emotional well-being. At Englewood Health, we are continually evolving in how we meet the mental health needs of our community. In addition to providing outpatient mental health services and inpatient psychiatric care, our behavioral health team is