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The Jewish Patch Adams: Medical Clowns’ Work Steeped in Smiles, Research

“You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you’ll win, no matter what the outcome,” said the late actor Robin Williams in the 1998 film “Patch Adams,” which shed light on the life of influential physician, social activist, comedian and clown Hunter Doherty Adams.

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No X-Rays, Please

X-rays are something that have a bad reputation in dentistry. Many times, people will come in for their checkups and allow us to visually inspect their teeth, but not allow x-rays. Their reasons: a fear of radiation and the thought that x-rays are not really necessary.

X-rays are a type of radiation

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Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Launches Wellness and Health Initiative

On a recent Tuesday, the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work Dean Steven Huberman told everyone to go take a hike—literally, that is. As part of a new, school-wide wellness initiative, the school’s faculty, staff and students are being granted opportunities to practice self-care and mindfulness.

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Your Clean ‘Bill’ of Health

Computers can help us sort through loads of data with the mere push of a button. The wonders of technology are truly a modern blessing. But one single misplaced digit can wreak havoc, and prove very difficult to correct.

Just this past week I found myself helping a man who—not for the first time—got

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When Children Tell Their Parents What to Do

Some of my biggest fans live right at home. I’m blessed to have a loving wife who encourages my writing and two adorable children who excitedly ask about the topic of my next article every other week when I appear in the Jewish Link.

Tonight, my 7-year-old daughter asked for the title of my

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The Center for Spinal Disorders: Dr. Seth A. Grossman Q&A

Spine surgeon Seth A. Grossman, MD, has joined The Center for Spinal Disorders. In order to introduce Dr. Grossman to new patients, the following Q&A session with the doctor seeks to answer a variety of questions. Those with additional questions are invited to contact the office using the numbers at the end of the page.

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My Gums Only Bleed a Little

When we visit elementary schools to discuss dental health, we ask children whether even a little candy is good or bad for their teeth. They always know the correct answer is bad. So let us ask you: If your gums bleed a little when you brush…is that good or bad? Just like the candy, even a little bleeding is bad.

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The First Rule of Pediatrics: Do No Harm

Fall is upon us. The High Holidays are over and the kids are all back in school. Huddling together in crowded lunch rooms and working together in their classrooms for hours on end makes spreading colds and illness easier. That’s right, we’re getting ready for the cold and flu season. It’s not that illness stops in the summer. We see

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Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust Launches Website

The Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (MIMEH), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving the memory of those whose lives were irrevocably changed during the Holocaust, has officially launched a website dedicated to that purpose. Its goal is to explore the ethical implications of the medical

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Your Special Needs Child and the Dentist

A visit to the dentist can potentially be a difficult experience for any child. For a child with special needs, however, a dental visit can present unique challenges. Children with special needs often present to the dentist a background of multiple previous hospital or doctor visits and are therefore especially apprehensive. Extra time and

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Winter Clothing Horrors!

My daughter is five years old and seems to hate her clothes. Most of the time we muddle through but when the weather turns cold we have a battle every morning. She does not want to wear sleeves, or a jacket, or tights or leggings. Some days it’s a struggle to get closed shoes on her! I feel like I’ve tried everything and nothing seems

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Beat Higher 2016 Healthcare Costs with Improved Selection and Regulation

If you took a look at your calendar lately, you’d notice that 2016 is plainly in sight, and the “Open Enrollment” period for 2016 insurance coverage has already begun. If you are enrolled in an individual health insurance policy, stay tuned.

Under new ACA-inspired regulations, individual health

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