(Courtesy of SMGH) “Is it a coincidence that Stress Awareness Month is the same month as we get ready for Pesach?” asked George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic. “Thirty days between Purim and Pesach where we go through major changes as we make our homes chametz-free—get out the
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
The Lifesaving Transfer
Just several weeks ago, Moshe (not his real name), a young father, was admitted to a small New York hospital with an injury. After all the scans were done, the doctors were stunned to discover that he was suffering from an advanced cancer. The disease was so
A two-day “MedEx” event was held March 27-28 at the Marriott Glenpointe Hotel in Teaneck. The event is a project of Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN), co-founded in 2002 by Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart with the mission of facilitating the process of aliyah from North America by minimizing financial,
One of my favorite movies as a child was “Mary Poppins.” Aside from the wonderful music and various characters, I really enjoyed the chimney sweep, Bert, as played by Dick Van Dyke, the great comedian. This reflected the state of how homes were heated during the 18th and 19th centuries and as late as Edwardian times in England, with
I was 12 years old, and I just finished devouring my aunt’s famous roasted potatoes served every year at the Pesach Seder. I guzzled my last drops of Dr. Brown’s cherry soda and awaited our family’s traditional desserts like the jellies, chocolate covered marshmallows and rainbow cake. Food is family and tradition. Although I
(Courtesy of Englewood Health) Englewood Health’s urgent care centers, physician offices and hospital lounge areas have been equipped with a powerful new sanitation tool. The Mist Shield is a device that mounts to any wall and emits a wide mist into rooms, killing 99% of airborne bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that
Until somewhat recently, data indicated that males were more likely to drink alcohol than females. However, the trend has shifted, and data now shows that women (and girls) ages 12-20 are drinking more alcohol than men (and boys).
In 2020, more females reported past-month alcohol use than boys
Seasonal allergies or “hay fever” happen during certain times of the year, usually when trees, grasses and weeds release tiny pollen particles into the air. Hay fever comes by its name from hay-cutting season. Historically, this activity occurred in the summer months, around the same time many people experienced
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On August 6, 2017, Efrat residents Eitan and Leora Ashman and
(Courtesy of ALYN) In honor of Women’s History Month, ALYN Hospital, Israel’s only pediatric rehabilitation center, hosted a Women’s Hack-A-Thon on March 29 to create personalized solutions for teenage girls with disabilities.
Five creative teams were presented with a challenge
At the Regenerative Healing Center, we offer a wide range of natural treatments that have one thing in common. They all improve the quality of life with an emphasis on natural treatments. By stimulating the body’s own healing, the pain treatments have long-lasting effects. Many of the treatments are aimed at improving the body’s