Monday, September 26, 2022

Health Link

Holy Name Medical Center First in the Northeast to Offer Magellan™ Robotic System

Teaneck, NJ—Physicians at Holy Name Medical Center are the first in the Northeast to use the Magellan™ Robotic System, which enables them to perform complex, yet minimally invasive, vascular procedures with extraordinary precision and speed. Holy Name is one of only eight hospitals nationwide using Magellan, proven to provide safe


Changing Shabbos Meal Expectations

Dear Coach Gila,

My husband and kids always want Shabbos guests, and while I do want to entertain I really don’t feel comfortable serving unhealthy foods week after week. I work hard preparing nutritious food for my family Sunday through Friday, and then on Shabbos it’s all about tons of


A New Kosher Toothpaste Bursting With Benefits

Have you ever tried chewing your toothpaste? If so, you’ve probably noticed that it has a sand-like feel.

We usually don’t think twice about the type of toothpaste we purchase. Most toothpastes offer the same benefits, right? Not always.

Enter SprinJene. Leveraging the benefits of zinc and cold-pressed black seed oil imported from Israel, SprinJene


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.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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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