Sunday, October 24, 2021

Health Link

Dr. Alan Winder, Clinical Psychologist, Now Accepts Aetna and Optum Insurance

When people have severe mental health issues, two things that can help are therapy and insurance to defray the cost. Psychologist Dr. Alan Winder is now accepting Aetna and Optum insurance to encourage people who are in distress to come for treatment and get the care they need. Winder is licensed to treat patients in New York and


It’s Elul! Are You Feeling Stuck?

When our old ways of thinking and behaving are dragging us down, it’s time to build a new routine.

This month is a propitious time to move on and set ourselves free from what has been bogging us down over the year. This time of Elul lends us the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with Hashem


New Parents Are Susceptible to Hand Problems

Becoming a new parent is often a weird and wonderful experience. In addition to bonding with a tiny human, a new parent learns new things about human development, about sleeping patterns, and about their own tolerance for being grossed out.

There are also some surprises. Many new parents suffer from


Introducing Your New Essential Health Care Worker

You feel like you’ve tried everything to improve your digestive health, increase your energy and lift that brain fog. Instead of feeling better after trying keto (or was it paleo?), low-FODMAP (or was it whole 30?), you just feel overwhelmed. You try to get motivated to exercise, but struggle with consistency. You hate to admit it, but


Therapists at Sheba’s Brain Injury Rehab Unit Are Tuned In to Patients’ Needs

Critically wounded IDF soldier Netanel Felber makes slow but steady progress.

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) For Judi Felber, each bit of progress that her 24-year-old son Netanel makes at Sheba Medical Center’s Brain Injury Rehabilitation


Get Real-World Rewards for Walking With Fitness App Rumble

Some 61% of Americans report that they gained weight during the COVID-19 lockdowns, said Alon Silberberg, CEO of UVTAL Health, an Israeli startup whose first product, Rumble, aims to address the excess poundage through software and incentives.

The Rumble app tracks how many steps you take and


The Woburn Leukemia Cluster

Woburn is a blue-collar town of about 35,000 people, located approximately 10 miles north of Boston. It has always been and still is inhabited by young families with children and, interestingly, dates back to the 1600s. The Aberjona River flows through the town and there have been, since the Industrial Revolution, multiple chemical and


New Drug Candidate Could Boost Potential of Immunotherapy

One of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer treatment today is immunotherapy. Rather than flooding the body with toxic chemicals and radiation, this method recruits the patient’s own system to fight the cancer.

While the immune system’s job is to detect and destroy intruders, cancer cells have various


Putting a ‘Cork’ in Corona

“Put a cork in it” is generally a rude way to tell someone to stop talking. But when it comes to COVID-19, it may be just the ticket to ending the pandemic.

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot are working on a novel approach to the novel coronavirus: a chemical


Dr. Roselyn Stanger Joins Dermatology Practice

(Courtesy of Margaret Ravits and Assoc Dermatology Group) The Margaret Ravits, M.D. and Associates Dermatology Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Roselyn Stanger will be joining the practice. Stanger will be seeing patients of all ages in our River Edge office. She treats many skin conditions such as acne, rashes, psoriasis,


Ask Jenn: The Holiday Weight Gain Blues

Dear Jenn,

I have a concern about the upcoming holidays and weight control issues. I have been trying to watch my diet, weight and health. I make progress with healthy adjustments in times like the summer when things are quiet and routine. When the Yom Tovim hit, my diet, weight and life seem to


Soroka Medical Center Shines as A Beacon of Hope, Healing and Innovation

(Courtesy of Soroka Medical Center) Since the days of Israel’s forefathers, Beer Sheva has been an important site of progress and coexistence. Today, Soroka Medical Center is Israel’s leading healthcare institution and the sole major medical center for the region, caring for 1.2 million people

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