Monday, September 26, 2022

Health Link

Dr. Elizabeth Mitrani: A Dental Experience You’re Sure to Love

When Dr. Elizabeth Mitrani decided to open up her own practice, Englewood Cliffs Dentistry, one of her main objectives was to make sure her patients enjoy a pleasant dental experience by creating an environment where they feel completely comfortable and relaxed from the moment they enter the waiting room until the


Defining Occupational Therapy: Q&A With Leah Gross

Please explain what occupational therapy is and why it’s necessary.

Occupational therapy is a pediatric therapy that lays the foundation for children struggling to reach their developmental milestones. Whether it be in areas of fine motor, gross motor, self-care, social-emotional issues or sensory


Artificial Sweeteners Can Harm Sugar Levels, Shouldn’t Be Assumed Safe: Israeli Lab

In peer-reviewed study, scientists from Weizmann Institute find four common sugar substitutes alter gut bacteria, and say two of them may actually harm ability to process glucose.

An Israeli scientist says that artificial sweeteners should no longer be assumed


Interview With Elie Y. Katz, Chopstix

Takeout the healthy way.

Nutrition Transformations interviews Elie Y. Katz owner of the renowned Chopstix in Teaneck.

Jenn: Tell us about yourself. Who is Elie Y. Katz?

Elie: I grew up in Teaneck New


Estrogen and Your Bones

Many medical conditions are called by their Latin or Greek names, which describe the condition while giving it a medical-sounding name. Osteoporosis is a good example, derived from Greek, meaning condition (osis) of porous (poros) bone (osteo). Osteoporosis is thinning of bones that leads to fractures, sometimes occurring with minimal


The Validate Button

Years ago when my now-husband and I were dating, he came up with a metaphoric “validate” button. I was in graduate school at the time, processing my own experiences as I entered the world of psychotherapy. Through this journey I had learned to communicate that what I truly needed—above all else—was validation. Whether I was


What If You Are Hospitalized During High Holidays?

(Courtesy of SMGH) “With the Yamim Noraim coming soon, it’s time to examine what to do if, chas v’shalom you get sick and need to be hospitalized,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, founder and executive director of Our Kehila in Passaic-Clifton 1and community liaison with St. Mary’s General Hospital. “Obviously,


Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumors

This week we focus on an unusual class of tumors which, in truth, are not well understood even by most oncologists (and I might include myself in that category). But it is likely that a reader or family member may be diagnosed with one of these tumors, so it is worth addressing the topic.



The Not So Lowly Apple

As the summer is slowly (or maybe quickly) dwindling away, we begrudgingly embrace the fall and all that it has to offer. Early fall is a beautiful time of year, as the weather is still pleasant and we can still be in denial that winter is in the far distance. As time moves forward, the weather changes, veering from warm and sunny


Vegan Weight Gainer

Dear Jenn,

A friend of mine has been on a strict vegan diet for many years. She swears veganism is the way to go for weight control and good health. She exercises regularly. Honestly, she looks great, seems energetic, and glows. With her


Chemoprevention for Cancer

I am often asked what one should do to prevent or reduce the risk of cancer. Since there are many types of cancer, with a correspondingly large number of causes, this is not easy to answer. Some solutions are simple—tobacco cessation, vaccinations for virus-associated malignancies (hepatitis B, human papillomavirus), genetic screening


JEC, Bruriah Team Up With JFed Metrowest On Mental Health

With mental health concerns rising throughout the country and disproportionately impacting school-aged children, the Jewish Educational Center and its Bruriah High School joined with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
to provide preventative mental health programming to students of all ages. Made possible by generous grants

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