Friday, May 20, 2022

Health Link

Is It a Coincidence?

(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


MGM Ketamine Center: Warm, Familiar, Cutting-Edge Treatment for Psychiatric Illness

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


Miracle of the Week With Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society (RCCS)

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


Nefesh B’Nefesh MedEx Conference at Glenpointe Attracts Over 350 Medical Professionals

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,


Occupational Cancer: Chimney Sweeps

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


Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Pesach!

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


Englewood Health Takes a Novel Approach to Sanitizing Surfaces and the Air

(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


Girls Drink More Than Boys—Who Knew?!

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 Are Here Again

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


One Israeli Couple’s Goal: To Spread the Word About Aphasia

The condition, which prevents those who have it from communicating, is relatively unknown, despite being more common than Parkinson’s disease.

By Josh Hasten/JNS.org

On August 6, 2017, Efrat residents Eitan and Leora Ashman and


ALYN Hospital in Israel Hosts Women’s Hack-A-Thon to Assist Children With Disabilities

(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


Many Ways to Improve Your Health At the Regenerative Healing Center

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

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