Saturday, October 31, 2020

Health Link

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Spotlight: Update on Spine Technology—Robotics, Navigation, Virtual Augmented Surgery

Spinal surgery has made significant advances in the field of navigation and robotics over the last decade, as we’ve reported in previous Jewish Link articles. In conjunction with sound anatomical knowledge and principles, robotic surgery has been successfully applied to spinal surgery, offering patients


Making a Smooth Transition To Assisted Living

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home Family) One of the benefits of choosing to live in assisted living, or other congregate settings, has been the social aspect of being part of a community. COVID-19 has had a major impact on that, as it has on so many things. With elders confined to their apartments to help keep them safe, isolation has


When to Start Speech Therapy for Your Child

I have seen the amazing results that speech therapy delivers for children. I see children gaining confidence in their reading ability as their reading levels climb and they begin to enjoy reading. I see children gaining confidence to speak up in class as they become more intelligible when producing their sounds. I see adolescents


Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) November is American Diabetes Month, a time to understand that living with type 2 diabetes puts you at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. In fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) reports that every 80 seconds, an adult with diabetes in the U.S. is hospitalized for heart


Dr. Alan Winder Offers Therapy Services for Individuals and Couples

There’s always an endgame to psychotherapy in Dr. Alan Winder’s view. Too often, therapy can be open-ended. You feel some relief when someone listens to your issues. But that’s a little like taking Tylenol for an undiagnosed illness: You feel a little better but you haven’t solved your problem. You don’t know what


Growing Into Our Futures

“I’ll start when things go back to normal.”

“Now isn’t the right time—when things go back to normal, then I’ll try.”

Oh boy. This expression—“back to normal” has been occupying my brain for the last week. So many aspects of our lives have been


St. Mary’s General Hospital Maternity Ward Offers Support for Frum Women

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) “It’s not uncommon for a woman in labor to have a prayer book and be saying prayers as she experiences contractions,” explained George Matyjewicz, Ph.D., community liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital as he finished another training session, this time for the Maternity/Labor &


Now What?

On March 13, 2020, just a couple of days after Purim, the rabbis of the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County informed the members of our local community that all the shuls would be closed that coming Shabbat and beyond due to the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, which was causing area hospitals to be overwhelmed with


Finding a Blessing in a Positive Diagnosis

As Orthodox Jews, we are often filled with visions for hope and progress. The founders of COVID Plasma Initiative (CPI) and its team of partners work tirelessly to save lives worldwide. Over the past seven months, these cohorts have built a solid foundation throughout a vast network within the medical arena. This


Breast Cancer Awareness Month—Coincidence?

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) “As we finish our Yomin Noraim for 5781, we should now focus on our health,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital. “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is also a good time to get your flu shot and shingles vaccine. Let’s look at breast


‘Call Eric’ for Assisted Living Support

The decision to relocate a loved one to an assisted living community can be daunting and stressful. Assisted Living Advisers simplifies the process. It’s a free, personalized service offering expert guidance in determining the ideal community for your loved ones based on physical needs, location preferences and finances. The service is


Breast Care: What to Know

Ask the Doctor with Dr. Mindy Goldfischer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—a great time for women of all ages to learn more about breast health and double their efforts in surveilling for irregularities in their breast tissue.