Friday, March 24, 2023

Health Link

How to Beat Winter Weight Gain

When we think of snow days, we often imagine curling up with hot cocoa, marshmallows, and whipped cream, buttered popcorn and chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven all while watching a DVD in the living room. As cozy as this scene sounds, regularly consuming calorically dense foods in the winter can be a dieter’s downfall. In fact,


Beth Aaron to Host Several Kidney Transplant Events

Teaneck—Renewal, an organization dedicated to assisting people suffering from chronic kidney disease, will present several programs at Congregation Beth Aaron, 950 Queen Anne Rd., Teaneck on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7.

Rabbi Ephraim Simon, Executive Director, Friends of


Getting Sand in Our Shoes

If you’re reading this and have school-aged children, you likely just survived spending over a week with your children while they were off for yeshiva break. Several people congenially asked my wife and me if we were doing anything special during the break. Of course, it’s a very popular thing to take a vacation or go on day


Herd Immunity and Measles: Why We Should Aim for 100% Vaccination Coverage

The measles outbreak traced back to Disneyland has spread to eight states, with as many as 95 cases reported by January 28. Media outlets are highlighting the rise of anti-vaccination sentiments. Scientists are expressing their dismay at people who reject sound medical advice and put their families and


Getting Fitter Boosts Even the Survival of the Fattest

Like many high school students I completely misunderstood the philosopher Herbert Spencer’s phrase “survival of the fittest.” I interpreted it to mean that those animals of a species that were the most physically fit were most likely to survive and reproduce. What Spencer was actually proposing when he first coined the phrase


A Dream Come True: The Diet Program That Worked for Me

Over the course of thirty years, I have been trying to lose 20 pounds to no avail... although I’ve always watched my weight, steadfastly dieted for two days straight, and lost momentum on the third day. With the cycle of dieting and eating, my weight fluctuated up and down depending on the day’s food intake. But I always wanted to get


Fat and Sugar-Heavy Diets Harm Your Brain and Make You Keep On Eating

Do you eat only when you’re actually hungry? Many of us eat even when our bodies don’t need food. Just the thought of food entices us to eat. We think about food when we see other people eating, when we pass a favorite fast-food restaurant, when we see a scrumptious snack near the check-out at a convenience store. In


The Stresses and Strains of Backpacks

To worried parents, they can look like pack mules on two legs—students who carry a load on their minds and a load on their backs. A backpack loaded with books may cause strain rather than success. Many studies have shown that heavy backpacks place significant stress on children’s spines and may lead to back pain. A recent study


Pathways Provides Needed Support for our Community’s Women

Summit—Pathways is a blessing for women with cancer. As one of only a few community-based cancer support organizations, Pathways has provided support, education and wellness programs to female cancer patients and survivors free of charge for twenty years. The program offers a unique and personal approach, unlike some of the larger support


Israeli Cannabis Patch Deal Signed

israel21C—Australia-based PhytoTech Medical has signed an exclusive licensing and collaboration agreement with Yissum, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to develop, manufacture and market a novel delivery system to enhance the bioavailability of cannabidiol (CBD) and/or THC, the active ingredients in


Time for Business to Deal With Its Costly Sugar Problem

Professor of Marketing at University of Birmingham

We need to reassess where responsibility lies for obesity and who should be spending the money to tackle it. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which advises the National Health Service in England, has published new


21st Century Dentistry: Stress and Your Teeth

STRESS. We all have it, usually multiple times in a day. Stress is an unfortunate by-product of our hectic schedules and busy routines. Stress is not only harmful to our bodies and minds, but to our teeth as well. Just think about the last large traffic jam you sat in–cars not moving an inch, time clicking away…did you clench

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