Friday, March 31, 2023

Health Link

Healthy Eating on Passover

March is National Nutrition Month, a time allotted to focusing on healthy cooking and eating. Now that we are nearing the end of this month, most of us are probably starting to think about the upcoming holiday of Passover that is soon upon us. To some, it is the dread of cleaning the house, turning over the kitchen and getting the


The Freedom of Mobility, Even on Shabbat

(Courtesy of Shabbatto) Shabbat is a day of rest, when we go to shul to partake in the services, connect with members of our congregation, and spend quality time with friends and family. But for some people, Shabbat is just another day stuck at home due to mobility issues caused by illness, disability or old age. Yet


Vaccine Trials and Halacha: Should We Participate?

A conversation with Dr. Zvi Loewy.

(Courtesy of Touro College of Pharmacy)
Rabbi Dr. Zvi Loewy, of Fair Lawn, is associate dean of research and professor of pharmaceutical and biomedical science at Touro College of Pharmacy. He recently authored an article on clinical


Racial Disparities

Nowadays one hears the term “disparities” described and lamented upon frequently in the comparison of outcomes between racial or ethnic groups for various diseases, including, as we are concerned, for various cancers. The reality is that there are indeed disparities in mortality between those of African descent and whites for virtually


Touro’s New York Medical College Celebrates Match Day 2023 With 99% Match Rate

Students to train in 103 different hospitals, some with shomer Shabbos residencies.

(Courtesy of Touro University) Last week, the Class of 2023 at Touro University’s New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine gathered on campus with family and friends for the


Looking Forward to the Future

In a previous article I discussed the benefits of equine therapy for mental illness, and how it has helped me personally. I wanted to share a powerful lesson that the horses (along with the therapist) helped me learn.

Ever since I have found equine therapy and some new medication adjustments, my


Zaltrap and the High Cost of Chemotherapy Drugs

I don’t think I have to explain in these pages how difficult it is to find a drug that can be effective as a chemotherapeutic agent. For any given cancer site, the list of effective drugs, despite the widespread and aggressive testing and efforts to screen and test hundreds of agents, is disappointingly small.


Central Jersey Counseling Practice Adds Staff With Specialized Skills

Talia Becker, who lives and practices in Highland Park brings significant experience to her psychotherapy practice, where she treats eating disorders, depression and anxiety. She worked in the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Eating Disorders Unit for more than five years and has worked in private practice for


Integrating Intuitive Eating: Considering Privilege

Healing the relationship between one’s mind and body requires a fair amount of devotion; it is not easy to unlearn all that has been taught to us about the way we understand and judge our bodies. Typically, when I am working with a client or speaking at a school, people ask about how to achieve a tolerant, accepting or loving relationship


Kosher ADHD Comes to the U.S.

(Courtesy of Kosher ADHD) Do you feel that your child is simply “out of control” and that you are a lousy parent? Are you feeling guilty or concerned that your child seems disconnected from Yiddishkeit?

Kosher ADHD is a novel and dynamic approach towards navigating the problems of ADHD within the


CMS Takes Action to Lower Drug Costs

(Courtesy of CMS) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken an important step towards improving the healthcare system for all Americans by implementing a new system with the goal of reducing drug costs. CMS is collecting the RxDC report on behalf of the Departments of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor,


Hearing Loss: Life Lessons and Observations Of a Hearing Instrument Specialist

A few years ago, I had a bit of an epiphany. After spending the bulk of my career (and youth) selling advertising for trade magazines in the music industry, I had to face some hard truths. Print magazine budgets were slowly becoming obsolete in favor of much less expensive digital offerings. My industry as a whole had consolidated and

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