Sunday, September 27, 2020

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Paving the Way for Change During the Days of Redemption

When Rosh Hashanah ends, we typically begin an epic countdown of the remaining holiday season. A week until we enter Yom Kippur, then less than a week to go to get that sukkah all ready and begin the outdoor festival, as I like to call it.

And yet, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are


AA Insurance Advocacy Can Help Cover Therapy Costs

Are you currently in therapy, spending thousands of dollars a year out of pocket because insurance does not cover therapy if you go out of network? I’d love to help you save money and be able to afford to stay in therapy as long as you need.+

I am an insurance patient advocate, which means I help patients who have employer-sponsored PPO insurance negotiate


Every Day Is Patient Safety Day at St. Mary’s General Hospital

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) September 17 was World Patient Safety Day as endorsed by all 194 World Health Organization (WHO) member states at the 72nd World Health Assembly. The objectives of World Patient Safety Day are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding and spur global


JFS of MetroWest NJ Gets Creative With Teleplay

(Courtesy of JFS MetroWest) While the preferred place of work would be in its counseling offices and playrooms, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ (JFS) has become creative and resourceful while working from home.

During this COVID-19 pandemic, when in-person therapy is not possible,


Are You High on PDP?

No, PDP is not a drug; it stands for Prescription Drug Plan. PDP. For those of you in or about to be in the Medicare-eligible market, chances are extremely high that you are very possibly in or will choose to be in a PDP that is not the most cost efficient for your situation.

If you are new to Medicare,


‘Opened Two Gifts This Morning. They Were My Eyes.’

I can’t take credit for that expression of gratitude, but the sentiment comes to my mind often. As an eye doctor, and a mother, the value of sight is something I’m aware of almost daily. Many of us don’t appreciate our vision or how our eyes feel until something is wrong, but there is much to be said for having regular eye


New Year, New You

You want more energy. You desire mental clarity. You want to feel great. You want to be strong physically. You know what you want but you are not sure how to get there. You’ve tried this diet, you’ve tried that program. They didn’t work and now you feel hopeless, confused and defeated. I can relate to your feelings because


New Coach In Town: Up Close With Susan Zilberman

Can you recall when you last paid attention to what you were eating, when you truly savored the experience of food? Often, we eat on autopilot, chowing down a meal while our attention is focused on the TV or the screen of our devices or a book—failing to derive the full benefit of the dietary choices we have made.


Healthy Weight Through Thick and Thin

By Ruby Kaplan / www.rubyhealth.optavia.com  

I am proud to say that I have been navigating the career of selling real estate for many years during all kinds of markets, and yet the effects of the pandemic were truly shocking and unprecedented,


Beware the New Twindemic

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) Just when you thought the threat of COVID-19 was easing you now learn of the new “twindemic”—the dual threat of a severe flu outbreak on top of the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall and winter of 2020.

Per the CDC, getting a flu vaccine is more important than


Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Spotlight: Minimally Invasive Ankle Fracture Surgery

Needing surgery to fix a broken ankle is an experience that can create a lot of distress and uncertainty. Even when everything goes well, there are certain aspects of the recovery that can be a cause for concern. How large will the incision be and will it heal properly? Will the metal plates and screws be felt under the skin? How long until


Fighting for Life When Deaths Knocks on Your Door

Editor's note: This article, written by a young person, addresses the painful topic of suicidal thoughts.

It was a day in eighth grade, the day the devil in my head almost won.

It hurt more than I want to say. More than I want to remember.