Friday, March 24, 2023

Health Link

Bernie Fisher I: The Halsted Radical Mastectomy

This week we begin a five-part series on Bernard (Bernie) Fisher, a clinician-scientist who has contributed more than anyone else to the way we clinically manage breast cancer until today. And since much of how we manage other solid tumors derives from the principles of how we manage breast cancer, it would be reasonable to say that Fisher


Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Like most people, I have a memory of my mother putting baby powder on me as a child after a bath—a warm, comforting nostalgic memory. Baby powder is also widely used by adults, especially women, as a drying agent over many parts of the body, but especially the genital area.

This powder consists


Up Against the World

Recovery from an eating disorder can be summarized as follows: unlearning what has become a coping mechanism, to work toward what feels impossible. It’s that “simple.” During my own struggle I remember hoping that the friends I met in treatment would recover, believing in their strength and futures but doubting my own ability. We call


Staying in a Routine When It Seems Impossible

It’s that time of year when the kids go back to school yet the chagim are upon us. I know that, at least for me, when I am not in a routine I feel very uneasy and out of control. This leads to increased anxiety and depression. Therefore, I came up with a list of ways to keep a little bit of my own routine even when everything


A Happy and Healthy New Year

In September, honor the Jewish New Year and Tay-Sachs Awareness Month: Prioritize your health with JScreen.

(Courtesy of JScreen) Shari Ungerleider and Myra Sack have one thing in common: They both lost a child to Tay-Sachs disease. For Shari, 24 years have passed since she lost her


Routines That Promote Sobriety

After drug or substance abuse treatment, the early recovery phase is an exciting and challenging time. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of changing most of your old habits. However, when you go home after addiction treatment, it’s important to establish new habits and routines to


‘Maybe This Is Just God’s Way of Telling Us We’re Not Ready to Have a Child?’

Dear Dr. Maslow,

My wife and I have been trying to conceive for the past few years. We were one of the first of our friends to get married, and now we are the only ones without children. We are healthy and in our early 20s. It’s so painful to hear people tell us “just relax” or wrongly


St. Mary’s Hospital Offers Multiple Behavioral Health Services:

Outpatient Clinic. St. Mary’s accepts most private and public insurance. Staff includes a psychiatrist, APN, social workers, and more. (973) 470-3514

Day hospital programs for ages 11+. Day hospital programs occur Monday–Friday for weeks to months, can provide transportation, run


Depression in Children and Adults

When I was a girl, I had a younger cousin who was diagnosed with migraine headaches. My grandmother did not buy this. She did not believe that children could suffer with such issues as she perceived something like migraines to be an adult ailment. However, medical conditions like migraine headaches affect people of all ages. This


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

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