Thursday, March 23, 2023

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Project SARAH Takes a Stand: ‘The Six S’s’

What prevents people impacted by unsafe relationships from coming forward? It’s a question we hear often at Project SARAH, New Jersey’s statewide domestic and sexual abuse program for Jewish individuals and families.

The fact is, survivors face monumental barriers to finding help. It can take many a long time to identify domestic and sexual abuse for what


Inquiring About Ozempic

Dear Jenn,

I enjoy reading your column. I’m a 42-year-old married woman with three teenage children. I work part time. A medical checkup revealed that I am “significantly” overweight and prediabetic. My doctor prescribed Ozempic. He said it would help normalize my blood glucose


Bernie Fisher V: Prevention and the P-1 Study

It is well recognized that women who have breast cancer have an increased risk of developing breast cancer in the contralateral breast. Logically, whatever etiologic factors caused the initial cancer—genetic, reproductive hormonal, environmental—remain operative and continue to cause breast cancer in the remaining breast, perhaps


Reflections From a Mom in Motion: Yom HaKippurim Edition

This piece comes to you from my kitchen table on October 4, decaf coffee beside me as I prepare for the fast this evening. While Yom HaKippurim will have come and gone by the time you see this, dear reader, the message of the piece I have in mind still stands.

It is not so easy to be a Jewish mom around


Project SARAH Takes a Stand Against Childhood Trauma at Upcoming Event

(Courtesy of Project SARAH) It is widely known that the impact of trauma is extremely far reaching and may begin during adverse events from early childhood. Project SARAH, the statewide resource for those impacted by domestic and sexual abuse, offers a space for children to begin healing from traumatic events. Clinical art therapy is one of


Medicare Open Enrollment: How Will You Save Money?

Currently over 64 million Americans are Medicare beneficiaries. Many of them may be spending more money in 2023 simply because they didn’t know they should review their coverage yearly. Medicare is one of the most complicated systems to navigate, especially for seniors. Fortunately, there is a free nationwide service available to help


Are Fertility Treatments Only For People Who Don’t Have Any Children?

Dear Dr. Maslow,

B”H we have three beautiful children. Shortly, they will stand under the tallis for Kol HaNearim, and we will stand alongside many other beaming parents, except inside, we are hurting deeply. For the past three years, we have struggled to grow our family. We had no issues conceiving in


Anxiety in Children

The concerning part of stigma surrounding mental health topics is that nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020), and—even more alarmingly—one in six U.S. children suffers from mental illness.

A common and


Overcoming the Fear of Rehab for Addiction

Fear is the first hurdle to overcoming addiction. It’s a powerful emotion that can stop you from even contemplating recovery. Common fears in recovery reflect those we all know fear of change, abandonment, sickness or pain and loss of identity or purpose. Facing these fears while removing a substance you’ve come to


The Park Med Spa: The Ultimate Skincare Destination

It has been just three years since aesthetician Marina Shepelevsky and her husband, Dr. Arthur Miller, opened up The Park Med Spa in Highland Park, but it has already taken the community by storm. Clients are flocking to the establishment, with its state-of-the-art equipment and the latest treatments, to


NechamaComfort Adds Hotline, Website and Training

The ever-burgeoning Teaneck and surrounding Orthodox communities are not only growing in numbers. Among their residents are individuals who have personally created a whole host of chesed organizations that care for the physical as well as mental and social well-being of the community. These organizations, from clothing


How Not Fasting on Yom Kippur Saved My Life

The dietician and my Orthodox rabbi insisted I eat, but I knew I could not—it was the holiest fast of the year! Until I realized my error.

After waiting for two months, I was accepted into a treatment facility for eating disorders and trauma. My husband and I decided I could not turn

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