Ketamine, a drug introduced in the 1960s as an anesthetic, has garnered marked interest over the past two decades as an effective treatment for depression, especially in cases resistant to standard medical treatment. According to the National Institute of Health, up to one third of those suffering from depression do not respond to
A few years ago we started a tradition in my family—every New Year’s Eve we write letters to ourselves with goals we want to achieve in the coming year. We tuck those letters away in our cookie jar, opening them next New Year’s Eve, reading them and seeing how far we have come. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, sometimes we share,
(Courtesy of Recovery at Crossroads) The Jewish community has been affected by the opioid epidemic just like any other U.S. community. Synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, are the most common drugs involved in drug overdose deaths. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), overdose deaths rose 30
I have just finished reading George Eliot’s wonderful novel “Middlemarch.” Whenever I read a book or see a movie from the Victorian era, I am reminded about the great emphasis that existed on social class in the U.K. I think of “Peaky Blinders,” “The English Game,” the Dickens novels or other novels by Eliot. And while the
(Courtesy of RMA) Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) New Jersey today announced the opening of its newest fertility center in Jersey City, New Jersey. The new center marks RMA’s 11th center
Inflammation is one of the functions that we require on a daily basis. In other words, we need inflammation to survive. This is good inflammation. On the other hand, when there is increased inflammation throughout the body, an environment for disease is created. This is bad inflammation.
In prior articles we have discussed the role of oncogenes (cancer-causing genes) in carcinogenesis as well as the role of tumor suppressor genes. The former promote the expression of the cancer phenotype (makeup), while the latter suppress it. The changes in these two types of genes, which are normally balanced in normal cells, are
Countless benefits come from exercising: You’ll lose weight, reduce stress and strengthen your bones and muscles. Even just 30 minutes of physical movement on a consistent basis has been shown to have a dramatic positive impact on a person’s life. But it can be hard to get into exercising, especially on a consistent basis, and
(Courtesy of Park Med Spa) The new year is the time to uncover hidden gems that may be right in your backyard. When it’s time to refresh and renew your skin, look no further than (www.theparkmedspa.com,
No one wants to talk about an enlarged prostate. But we’re going to talk about it, because it can be bothersome, result in complete blockage and injury to the bladder, and even kidney damage.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland,
2022 was a breakthrough year in skin care, and one specific procedure is taking the United States by storm. It’s a patented procedure called SmoothGlo and it’s one of the most talked-about skin care treatments on social media. There is no wonder celebrities in Hollywood are lining up to try this
It was finals week in college, and I was in between apartments, crashing on my friend’s couch. Functioning on a few hours of sleep, cold pizza and adrenaline, it is no wonder that after finals were over and I moved into my new apartment, I ended up with an unrelenting cold. My immune system was run down, a scenario that is all