Monday, September 26, 2022

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PTSD Prevention Studies at TAU

Israeli researchers used genetic and psychological testing to identify factors that reduce the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The groundbreaking Tel Aviv University study focused on infantry soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces. (Other populations suffering from PTSD include veterans of war from other countries, Holocaust survivors and other


What Parents Need to Know About Concussions

(BPT) - Parents of young athletes know that along with the many benefits of participating in sports, there comes a certain amount of injury risk. And while most would agree that the benefits of being active and involved in athletics outweigh those risks, it’s important to make sure your child gets proper treatment if an injury occurs. As more evidence surfaces about


Bike Gezunteheit, But Not Without A Helmet

Use Your Head, Be Safe

Teaneck—With spring finally here, people are pulling their bicycles out of their garages, and children are riding up and down the sidewalks on bikes and trikes, enjoying the sun and exercise. Familes are going on biking trips, the roller skates and in-line skates are being oiled and prepped for a season of fun. But


Biking Laws in New Jersey

In New Jersey, anyone under 17 years of age that rides a bicycle or is a passenger on a bicycle, or is towed as a passenger by a bicycle must wear a safety helmet. This includes roller and inline skates and skateboards. Roller skates means a pair of devices worn on the feet with a set of wheels attached, regardless of the number or placement of those wheels and used to


How To Recognize Eating Disorders

This article is the first in a series on eating disorders; how to recognize them in friends and family members and how to reach out to those suffering from the disease. Visit her website http://tvcsupport.org/ for more information.

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Diet with Mediterranean Flair

There are so many diets around—Zone, South Beach, Atkins, Paleo, Sugar Busters, WeightWatchers—that it is hard to keep track of them all. One diet, however, was recently at the center of a groundbreaking study and was heavily covered by the popular media. This is a diet that you want to know more about. The study, published in the New England Journal of


Helpful Hints

If Your Child Loses
A Tooth in An Accident

Stay Calm. Sudden loss of a tooth can be traumatic for both you and your child. Try to stay calm and soothe your child.

Keep It Clean. Injuries to the mouth often cause a lot of bleeding. This can make the injury look worse than it really is. Once your child is calm,




Parkinson’s disease does not only affect the elderly. It is an illness that often afflicts people in the prime of their lives, thereby robbing the world of their talents. In the case of my husband, Dr. Lou Flancbaum, his Parkinson’s diagnosis summarily ended


Who is a Caregiver? We All Are

Today much is being written about the greying of America. The fastest growing segment of our population is over 85, with more Americans turning 85 every day than are born. This phenomenon of an aging tidal wave also affects the Jewish people. The UJA- Federation population study reports that in 2002, 288,000 Jews were 65 and older. The forecast for the range of


The Three Pillars of Eating Disorder Prevention

By the time most people learn the truth about eating disorders, it is oftentimes too late. Those who seek out knowledge on eating disorders tend to be parents or loved ones who have a sinking suspicion that someone in their lives may be suffering from such a disorder and want to learn more. There is a serious lack of understanding on the subject of prevention. How does

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