Friday, March 31, 2023

Health Link

Breastfeeding Challenges and Solutions

The birth of a child is always a great event and life-changing for most. Most often new parents are unprepared to face the challenges of parenthood. New mothers are often fatigued and have anxiety about doing things “right.” One of the first tasks as a new mother is to feed the child. Pediatricians are all in agreement that breast milk is best for the child and


Rashes/Poison Ivy

One of the most fre­quent complaints of chil­dren brought to an emer­gency room or urgent care facility is rashes. While most rashes are benign and need mini­mal intervention there are some that are very dangerous and need immediate medical care.

The first rule of thumb that I use when a parent calls to say that a child has a rash is that rashes


Behind the Scenes of an Exercise DVD—Part I

It was September last year when, out of the blue, I was called by a Brook­lyn-based DVD production company and asked to de­sign and present an exercise DVD made ex­clusively for frum Jewish men. How could I say no? After all, how many times in one’s life does one get invited to make an exer­cise DVD?

I was tasked to prepare two of four DVD


Avoid Fad Diets: Healthy Weight Loss Tips that Work

(StatePoint) Losing weight to look good may be a great motivator. An even better motivator is to get healthier, as excess fat tissue breeds inflammation, which can contribute to many debili­tating and deadly diseases. And accord­ing to many doctors, even just a modest amount of extra weight can be damag­ing to your health.

When it comes to diets, if


Tips to Get Fit this Summer

(StatePoint) Everybody wants to be in shape for bathing suit season, but all those fun seasonal activities—from barbecues to va­cations to baseball games—can derail a diet.

Here are some tips to help you get fit, so you can look and feel your best all summer:


It’s tempting to leave healthy habits be­hind when heading out of


No Body Talk: Innovative or Harmful?

As we warmly em­brace summer vaca­tion and the first hints of those smoldering July days, many of our family members and friends are settling in at camp. While many of us are famil­iar with the local and even some of the out-of-town camp programs for children and teens, one camp made the headlines more than oth­ers over the past few weeks. Eden Village in Putnam


Lines and Wrinkles

Have you ever looked at the mirror and wanted to pull a little on your face in order to smooth some lines which start to appear? Some women claim they do not mind the lines which start to appear on their face. I do not agree. Modern day life, the fast pace, the stress, the sun all combine to add years to our faces.

While I am not one to deny the


Know Thyself, Including Thy Body Type: Working With What You Have

Have you ever wondered why there are some people (and I’m sure you know one or two) who seem to be able to eat whatever they want and not gain any weight? Conversely, perhaps you know others who only have to look at a piece of cake and seem to put on five pounds? Is it just your imagination?

Actually, it isn’t. Contrary to our Declaration


A Teaneck Family Hears the Call

When Teaneck resident and licensed acu­puncturist Elie Goldschmidt started experienc­ing back pain, he knew that acupuncture could help him. Unable to needle himself, he turned to ‘ear seeds’ to help solve his back pain issues.

Although ear seeds, used in auriculother­apy, weren’t a major part of his acupuncture practice, he’d always been


Do Men Have A Higher Threshold For Pain, Or Are They Just A Bit Emotionally Repressed?

It’s a commonly held belief that women are better able to tolerate pain than men. The reasoning behind this is often that women are built to withstand pain because of how fre­quently they experience pain in their lives from events such as periods and childbirth. On the other hand, when a typical man gets a cold he’s often laughed at for suffering a bout of


Exercise For Pregnancy: Could I? Should I?

While it’s true that, as a man, I’ll never experience the intense discomfort and pain of the miracle that is preg­nancy, my wife did not for one minute shirk from sharing hers with me during all three pregnancies of our children. I therefore have some inkling as to how the prospect of exercise can feel to a woman who is ″with child″; not good, to say the


Openly Embracing the Next Chapter: Graduation and Transitions

The school year is over and for many it is not only the end of an­other academic year, but the end of their time at a particular school. Before I continue, congrats to all the grads out there and to their families and friends! You have completed another milestone in your journey and you should feel proud!

Earlier this month I gave a talk to high school seniors

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