Friday, June 09, 2023

Health Link

Creating Space in the Margins

Years ago—what feels like ages ago—I remember finding an old notebook of mine from a history class I took once upon a time. In the margin of said notebook were food calculations and lists, the evidence of my personal history with an eating disorder. I found this notebook while cleaning out an old shelf and I recall now that when I found


Prime Ortho Rehab Transforms Their Passion Into Your Progress

Prime Ortho Rehab is an outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic specializing in orthopedic and neurological diagnoses from adolescence through adulthood. Patients of all ages are treated at Prime Ortho for orthopedic diagnoses including neck and back pain, spinal stenosis, disc herniation, athletic injuries, rotator cuff


Jewish Link Roundtable With The Therapy Place’s Leah Gross and Esti Schiff

Question: Is it better to have therapy completed during school, or in the sensory gyms? What would your recommendation be as a therapist?

Answer by Leah Gross:

Every situation and child is different. Each child needs different services and therefore the


Benefits of Freezing Your Eggs

Dear Dr. Maslow,

I’m 32 and single. I’ve been dating for 10 years. Most of my high school and college friends are married and on their way to starting large families. I feel like my world has moved on without me.

All I’ve wanted my whole life was to


Intravenous Nutrients Can Improve Your Health

Note: The treatments described in this article are for providing medical information but are not medical advice. While there are studies that support the treatments described, the treatments are considered experimental and not the standard of care. For medical guidance, you should contact your physician or health care professional.


Hodgkin Lymphoma Clusters in High Schools

heI am frequently asked about clusters—the occurrence of cancer cases in a given neighborhood or building or other population thought to be unusually high and perhaps due to some local etiologic factor. A recent cluster that has gained some attention has been a number of brain tumors at a high school in Colonia, New Jersey. The vast


How Alcoholism Can Negatively Impact Your Health

 (Courtesy of Recovery at Crossroads) Alcohol use can take a toll on your mental and physical health. The health effects of alcohol are wide-reaching, and some last a lifetime. Health problems can develop if you drink alcohol frequently or if you drink a lot in a single session.

Factors That Impact How Alcohol Affects Health

Every person


Healing With Realistic Expectations


Please don’t be disappointed if this essay approaches the topic of healing with a measure of skepticism. From my professional point of view, the concept of “complete emotional healing” may not exist. When discussing trauma with my masters in social work students at the Touro University Graduate School of Social Work, I


Hobbies, Downtime and My Lego-Loving Inner Child

As a preteen I was pretty obsessed with Lego. It’s the reason I got into trouble—staying up too late and ignoring my body’s pleas to just go to sleep. It’s what I spent any gift money on and what I requested whenever I was asked what I might like for a birthday or holiday. Because at the time all I wanted was to create and design


Cancer in History

“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past.”—Machiavelli

Cancer has been primarily a major disease of the latter half of the 20th century and onwards. Nonetheless, it was present and observed back to ancient times. There dates from about 1500 BCE an ancient papyrus called the Edwin Smith Papyrus. It is apparently part of a textbook on


Treatment With Immunotherapy

Bacteria and humans are very different from each other. Therefore, it is relatively simple to find metabolic differences between the two species that can be taken advantage of to develop drugs that can effectively kill one with great efficiency while leaving the other without much in the way of side effects—hence antibiotics. In contrast,


Chai Lifeline Crisis and Trauma Response Expands Its Global Network

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Addressing the growing need for mental health first responders in Jewish communities around the globe, Rabbi Dr. David Fox, director of Chai Lifeline Crisis Services, recently traveled to London to train local educators and communal leaders in trauma response. In recent years, Chai

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