Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Why ‘Getting Better’ Can Be Scarier Than Suffering

I recently started a training to learn how to perform EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy which was first developed in 1989 to support those impacted by trauma. I learned about this training from my dear friend and colleague Shayna Lebovic (LMSW) who also practices in New York and New Jersey and specializes in


Has the Miracle Arrived?

(Courtesy of SMGH) On Tuesday, December 15, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was dispensed in New Jersey at University Hospital in Newark, with Gov. Phil Murphy and DOH Commissioner Judith M. Persichilli in attendance. Gov. Murphy said the majority of the state’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines “will be administered to


Pain, Inflammation and Injury: How PEMF Helps

Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been used to treat almost every conceivable human illness or malady, including many inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or psoriasis. PEMF therapy has been associated with pain reduction and accelerated healing. PEMFs exert these effects by regulating processes involving inflammation and


St. Mary’s General Hospital Holds Annual Public Meeting

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) On December 2, Edward J. Condit, RRT, MBA, president and CEO of St. Mary’s General Hospital, conducted the annual public meeting—virtual this year due to COVID-19. It was a tough year for all hospitals in the country, with COVID-19 coming on early in the year and having the


CPI Highlights New Outpatient COVID-19 Antibody Treatment

(Courtesy of CPI) Covid Plasma Initiative’s lifesaving efforts have expanded to include the facilitation of a newly available, potentially lifesaving antibody treatment referred to as monoclonal antibodies.

CPI’s plasma collection drives have made headlines nationwide and have helped


Prostate Health Questions? You’re in Luck.

Ask the Doctor With Dr. Maz Ganat

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) If you ask most men in their 50s and 60s what medical screening they’re overdue for, chances are they’ll tell you it’s their prostate screening. Urologic care, which includes treating conditions of the


Itamar Medical’s Sleep Apnea Device Wins US National Sleep Foundation Award

Device developed by the Caesarea-based firm measures the flow of blood in the arteries and sets off an alarm when the heart is working too hard.

By Shoshanna Solomon/Times of Israel

The U.S.’s National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has chosen Israel’s Itamar


Israeli Researcher Participates in Groundbreaking Brain Imaging Research at Cornell

(Courtesy of JCT) Israeli researcher and Jerusalem College of Technology professor Dr. David Sinefeld and a group of interdisciplinary scientists at Cornell University have made a new breakthrough in brain imaging thanks to their mapping of a zebrafish’s brain.

The team, working in the


Developing Healthy Self-Esteem With Your Tzelem Elokim

As a result of the pandemic, many people have begun to reassess the value they place on various life experiences. This may include family time, vacation, attire choice, employment arrangement or religious and social rituals. While not often done intentionally, this reevaluation is usually achieved through the use of a non-distinct rubric


Healthy Conflict: Oxymoron or Opportunity to Connect?

In recent months, we have certainly noticed large amounts of family conflict that has been increasing with the ongoing COVID fatigue. COVID has taken a toll on many of us in different ways. We have turned inward to spend more time with our family, and while this has provided us with many opportunities for connection and closeness, we may


Israeli Hospital Launches Drone Delivery Of Medicine, Blood Tests

Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat is the first Israeli hospital to begin transporting medical tests, medicines, blood and equipment by drone, the hospital said recently in a statement.

Initially, delivery destinations will be in the 3-mile to 6-mile range, which includes the center’s satellite


1918: ‘We Ditched the Mask and Celebrated’

(Courtesy of SMGH) ‘More than 200,000 dead since March. Cities in lockdown. Vaccine trials underway.’

‘See that Thanksgiving celebrations are restricted as much as possible so as to prevent another flare-up.’

We were all tired of seeing those messages