Monday, November 28, 2022

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Breaking the Bank for Life Insurance: Is It Worth It?

You’re smart, and don’t like to pay for something you don’t benefit from. So why purchase a life insurance policy that will cost you more than the cheap term policies you see advertised all over?

In most cases, there is very good reason to do so. With many of the higher-cost policies, you can enjoy


Englewood Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. Andrew Hall

Englewood Orthopedic Associates proudly welcomes Dr. Andrew Hall as our specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in pain management. Dr. Hall has been in practice in Colorado for two years and is joining Englewood Orthopedics on March 14.

Dr. Hall believes that wellness comes from


Touro Professor Invents New Medical Device to Help Millions

College of Pharmacy’s Zvi Loewy creates “all in one” system for diabetics

Professor Zvi Loewy, who heads the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at Touro College of Pharmacy and has served as VP of Research at two major pharmaceutical companies,


Health Insurance Benefits in Employee Terminations

If you have had trouble sleeping, worrying about health insurance retroactive terminations, you are probably a provider and not a patient. But the cost of such terminations can fall heavily on the shoulders of patients as well.

When a health insurance plan terminates, it usually does so at the


Summertime Is AGE Time

Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a seasonal disease with peaks in the summer, when it is caused by a family of viruses known as the enteroviruses, and the winter, when it is caused by either rotavirus or Norwalk-like viruses. The hallmarks of gastroenteritis are, you probably guessed it already, vomiting and diarrhea. The vomiting and


That ‘Seal-Like’ Cough That Signals Croup

Croup is an inflammation of the upper airways caused by a viral infection. These viruses are all spread via respiratory droplets(think about what happens when you cough or sneeze and you get the picture).

Croup generally begins with several days of cold-like symptoms such as sneezing and a


A Letter Without a Stamp

It has been been almost a year since a special patient of mine, Harry, passed away. I think of him often. My relationship with Harry took place over several months. Though Harry was my patient he was actually my teacher in many ways.

Harry was an 88-year-old, Protestant gentleman, a former engineer and


Free Genetic Screenings Organized by Yeshiva University Students

A groundbreaking 1,162 participants were able to receive free and comprehensive genetic testing during three sessions organized by Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES), in partnership with JScreen, a university-based nonprofit program specializing in carrier screening for genetic diseases common in


Can Canceling My Gym Membership Help Me Exercise More?

Dear Coach Gila,

What are your thoughts on exercise? I enjoy cooking, preparing healthy food for myself and my family, and trying out new recipes. I don’t really enjoy exercising. I find the machines boring, I have two left feet and I’m embarrassed to


The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know This Summer

Over this past year, stories about the Zika virus have been dominating headlines across the world. The media explosion began after the first case was recorded in Brazil in February. Previously unheard of in these areas, Zika cases started to pop up all over Central and South America. Since then, the media has been


Be Informed About The Health Care Reform 2016

We are well into the tax season, and by now you should have already received your 1095 form from your insurance carrier. Be sure to provide this form to your accountant, as the information therein will provide proof of health care coverage in 2015 to avoid the health care penalty.

The penalty for tax


Silence as Medicine

“I have grown up amongst the sages and have found nothing better for the body than silence.” Pirkei Avos

One can easily observe a palpable, painful sorrow in the hospital around those patients who lack proper speech, often more so than around those struck by a pneumonia, heart attack or

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