Friday, December 09, 2022

Health Link

Researchers: Fertility Treatments Do Not Increase Cardiovascular Deaths in Women

Beer Sheva—Women undergoing fertility treatment are not at greater risk for future cardiovascular complications or death, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center.

The study was recently presented at the 36 thSociety for


THE GYM Fundraiser Helps Disabled Veterans

THE GYM recently hosted a successful fundraising drive to help raise money for disabled veterans through Homes For Veterans, a local charity based in Harrington Park, NJ.

The fundraising events included a push-up contest, with trainers and members participating in a friendly competition where


How Do I Choose a Doctor for My Baby?

Question: I will be giving birth in two months and a friend suggested that I check out some local pediatric offices so that I can make an informed decision about who to choose for my baby. What are some questions that I should be asking at that visit and what should I be looking for?


The Strength of the Jewish Backbone

“…and solid, and right and present and straight, and loyal, and beloved, and appreciated, and desired, and pleasant, and awesome, and amazing, and reconciled, and accepted, and good, and beautiful is this [truth] for us, forever.” – The siddur, after the Sh’ma.

The collective backbone


Chores, Every Child’s Six-Letter Dirty Word

If you’re like a lot of parents, you tend to brace yourself when telling your children to clean up or to do chores. You know you’re being reasonable and fair. You know all children need to learn responsibility and good habits. So, it isn’t that you question yourself. It’s just that, perhaps, you expect a lot of push-back


Matzah, the Bread of Affliction…For Your Teeth

Without fail, the one holiday we get the most emergency calls from is Pesach. Crunching on hard matzah for a week can test even the hardiest of mouths. Combine that with the sticky candy that seems to be ubiquitous this time of year and overall nonstop holiday eating, and it is a recipe for disaster. Even in the best of


Human Stem Cell Breakthrough Transforms Genetic Disease Research

(CUMC/New York Stem Cell Foundation)A team of scientists from Hebrew University, Columbia University Medical Center and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute (NYSCF) have found a way to create human stem cells with only 23 chromosomes, rather than the usual 46. This greatly enhances the ability to study genetic


How to Stop Insects From ‘Bugging’ Us

It’s that time of year when we are continually reminded that we are just bystanders on this insect earth. And, knowing it may be insulting to the insect world and those who admire it, for the remainder of this article I will refer to insects as bugs because they surely bug all of us… a lot!Bugs are everywhere—you


Puah Discusses the First Uterine Transplant Performed in the U.S.

Modern medicine and science continue to amaze by making the impossible possible. One of the latest of these advances is the possibility of transplanting a uterus. Puah has been busy educating the community on the halachic components of uterine transplant. In February, Rabbi Gideon Weitzman, Puah director, was a guest scholar-in-residence at


Opthalmologist Dr. Michael Farbowitz Opens Clifton Office

Clifton—Whether people are blessed with good vision, or they wear glasses and/or contact lenses, the ability to see clearly—even with the help of lenses, is something that is often taken for granted. Dr. Michael Farbowitz gets to see on a constant basis how life changing good vision is for his patients. As an


This Won’t Hurt a Bit and Other Pediatric Myths Debunked

Q: Sadly, my maternity leave will be coming to an end and I plan to pump and store my breastmilk. How long can I store my breastmilk in the refrigerator and freezer? How long can formula be used once the bottle has been opened?

A: Before we discuss timing, I just want to say a few brief words


Healthcare Reform Matters in Your Life—So Your Vote Does Too

This is likely the first time you remember your vote actually mattering in a presidential race!

New Jersey’s June 7 presidential primary is way back on the primary calendar. However, with surprisingly down-to-the-wire races on both the Democratic and Republican sides, Garden State voters can have a

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