Sunday, October 24, 2021

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A Novel Approach to Headaches

Headaches can be very difficult to treat. A common approach is to use medications to relieve the symptoms. I am going to discuss some underlying contributors to headaches that can be treated. When these contributors are addressed, the headaches often improve, and if the underlying causes can be eliminated, the headaches improve on a


When a Patient Is Hospitalized During High Holidays

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s Hospital) “My father has to go to a hospital, how do I know they will be able to respect our High Holidays,” is a question presented to George Matyjewicz, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of Our Kehila in Passaic-Clifton 1and Community Liaison with St. Mary’s General Hospital. “I get these


Toddler, Tantrums and Re-Parenting Ourselves

Parenting a toddler is, oh-boy, quite rough. I recognize that every stage of parenting has challenges and areas of growth and I know, of course, that each child is different. But as a youngest child who often babysat or worked in day camps with older kids, I don’t think I was prepared for just how confusing this stage can be. And so I


Beyond Presentation, People, Food and Fasting

That moment. The one when your phone is finally on airplane mode, you’re buckled in and the plane begins to circle the tarmac. You finally exhale, knowing that you’ve done all you can and there is a moment of surrender; you’ve packed, gone through airport security, and now you can simply sit. (Unless, of course, you’re an anxious


Dr. Alex Bailey: Helping Young Adults Navigate Life Challenges

Sending children off for their gap year is a tremendous milestone. For many students, it is an exciting opportunity that will allow them to explore new horizons, gain independence and embark on once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But for many students, the prospect of their gap year can fill them with tremendous anxiety, especially if


Preparing for Yomim Noraim at St. Mary’s General Hospital

(Courtesy of SMGH) It’s that time of the year—Elul, where we get our lives in order for the coming High Holy Days, the Yomim Noraim. The Hebrew letters that make the word “Elul,” aleph, lamed, vav and lamed, are an acronym for the phrase “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li,” which means “I am to my beloved and my beloved is to


Craniosacral Therapy Can Help Heal Body and Mind

My son was two years old and suffering from constant fluid in his ears and frequent ear

infection. After many treatments of antibiotics, he had tubes inserted. Every couple of months he required surgery again to insert new tubes. I was totally frustrated and not expecting such a protocol. Many


Rapid Test Checks Freshness and Vitamin Levels of Breast Milk

Four years ago, biotech executive Avital Beck decided it was time to found a startup. She invited former classmates from her molecular biology and genetics PhD program at the Weizmann Institute of Science for a brainstorming session. One of those friends, Hadas Shatz-Azoulay, brought her nursing baby and came up with the best idea:


Sheba Medical Center Presents Green Classroom Plan to Israeli Government Officials

Plan aims to thwart school closures and mass quarantines during the 2021-22 school year

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) With Israel’s new school year quickly approaching, Sheba Medical Center, the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East, presented their


PUAH Launches Interest-Free Loans for Fertility Treatments

(Courtesy of PUAH) PUAH Fertility is delighted to announce an exciting new PUAH service: an interest-free loan gemach to help couples pay for fertility treatment.

Through this new initiative, PUAH Fertility, the global organization that is committed to helping the greater Jewish community fulfill their


MIMEH and USC Shoah Foundation Partner On New Educational Initiative

(Courtesy of MIMEH) The Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (MIMEH) and the USC Shoah Foundation are partnering to develop new and innovative educational programing on medical ethics and the Holocaust.

The new partnership will create a clearinghouse for resources and tools for


Several Existing Drugs May Be Effective Against COVID-19

Research from the Hebrew University points to some promising channel blockers that could be studied as antiviral treatments for SARS-CoV-2.

(Israel21c) New research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem suggests that several existing drugs should be studied as

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