Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Daughters of Miriam Residents Celebrate Purim

(Courtesy of Daughters of Miriam) Lucky seniors at Daughters of Miriam Center were gifted cheery Balloon Buddies on February 10 as part of the “Smiles for Seniors” campaign by Inflated Creations of Passaic. Since social distancing and restricted visitation are still in effect at the Center due to the COVID-19 pandemic,


Testosterone: Benefits and Misconceptions

Note: The treatments described in this article are for providing medical information but this is not medical advice. While there are studies that support the treatments described, the treatments are considered experimental and not the standard of care. For medical guidance you should contact your physician or health care


Getting Back to Life at the FountainView

(Courtesy of the FountainView) The big news at FountainView is that all residents have received their second COVID-19 vaccines. FountainView will be celebrating the milestone with a grand reopening celebration of the main dining room on March 3, following all CDC guidelines.

Life at FountainView, one of


Substance Use in Yeshiva High Schools: A Look at the Data

School administrators often muse that the lack of data regarding our students and parent body creates a gap in our understanding. It’s not that we don’t know our students; we work hard to know them well. Still, we often guess their overall direction—in terms of their religious observance, mental health and personal values. To fill the


Oh No! I Slipped And Broke My Ankle!

Over the last few weeks, the weather here in the tristate area has brought upon us what we tend to call “ankle fracture season.” This is very self explanatory: Those slippery sidewalks and streets tend to cause many of us to slip and fall. Thus, broken bones around the ankle are a common sequela of this type of


Having Your Baby—Mazel Tov!

(Courtesy of SMGH) Coming soon, the festival of lots—Purim, the day when Haman tried to destroy all the Jews. Adar a perfect month, thought Haman: Every other month on the Jewish calendar had some auspicious date to aid the Jewish people, but in Adar he saw that that Moshe Rabbeinu passed away on the 7th. Haman was so sure that this date


Back to Basics: Because It Is Needed (Still)

It seems that I need to return to a subject that will likely be familiar to those of you who have been following my column (thank you readers!) This review is due to the fact that we have so much work to do.

I know with both my emotional self and my logical self that I cannot expect change quickly; just


Jerusalem College of Technology Partners With McLean Hospital to Reduce Stigma Around Mental Illness

JCT faculty, staff and students to participate in Israeli iteration of U.S.-based ‘Deconstructing Stigma’ campaign, which showcases complexity of living with mental illness.

(Courtesy of JCT) The Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) recently announced a new partnership with McLean Hospital, the


Touro College of Dental Medicine Opens State-of-the-Art Konikoff Digital Dental Studio

$1 million grant from the Konikoff family funds development of innovative spaces for advanced digital learning.

(Courtesy of Touro College) Thanks to a million-dollar gift from philanthropist and dentist Dr. David Konikoff and his family, the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) has


‘They Tried to Kill Us; We Won; Let’s Eat!’

(Courtesy of SMGH) Ask any American Jew to summarize every Jewish holiday and the answer will be: “They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!” And the upcoming Purim (Hebrew for “lots”) holiday is the epitome of that statement, summarized as follows: Mordechai wouldn’t bow down to Haman the evil prime minister;


Q&A With Dr. Yehuda Isseroff of Bergen Endodontic Care

Q: Can you please define endodontics? We think we know what a root canal is, but some might have misconceptions.

A: I define endodontics as the dental specialty concentrating on saving your comfortable, aesthetic, and natural teeth, through root canal


YOU are the FIRST First Responder!

(Courtesy of SMGH) Picture this: You are walking up the steps of your shul, when a friend collapses, holding his chest. You rush to him, and he is out. You yell to somebody to call 911 and you sit holding your friend waiting for the ambulance. Sadly, your friend dies before the ambulance arrives.