Friday, May 20, 2022

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Daughters of Miriam Sells Nursing Home To Atlas Healthcare

(Courtesy of Daughters of Miriam) After 100 years of serving the Northern New Jersey community, Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute for Subacute Care will transfer ownership of the nursing home, sub-acute and supportive services after receiving approval from the Board of Health and the New Jersey State Attorney


The Guilt-Free Mindset and the Shame This Perpetuates

How often do we overhear the words “I feel guilty?”

We hear them and feel this when we cancel plans or realize that perhaps our words accidentally caused a misunderstanding. Rarely do we feel guilt in the context in which we are meant to; instead, any negative emotion becomes translated—so


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

A couple of weeks back, we received a call from a young father of five. He was crying as he shared with us that his baby of 6 months had an unexplained swelling near his eye, and he was extremely worried about it. We told him to immediately contact his pediatrician who sent them straight to the hospital where the baby was diagnosed


Cancer in Israel: The Ringworm Affair

A topic that has led to both scientific discovery and to alleged scandal in Israel is that of pediatric scalp ringworm, not something one would imagine would be of great national interest. Tinea capitis, the scalp form of ringworm, is a not uncommon fungal infection of the scalp. It is contagious, can cause bald spots, and may occur in 3%


Pesach—Are We Still in Slavery?

(Courtesy of SMGH) “Purim is behind us for this year—the Jews were saved, Mordechai is a hero and Haman is dead,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital, in Passaic. “Or is he? Maybe Haman is back in a different form: COVID. We all want to get back to normal and carry on with our



Of all the drugs in the pharmacopoeia of medicine, I don’t think there is any that is as remarkable as aspirin, the simple cheap drug we all keep in our medicine cabinets. Its forebears, salicylates, are found in the leaves and bark of willow trees and have been utilized in that form by ancient physicians going back millennia, and


Palliative Care and the Temel Study

Palliative care is a relatively new specialty of medicine that arose out of the hospice movement of Cicely Saunders from the 1960s, and a book by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross called “On Death and Dying.” These women highlighted the importance, and the manifold ways, in which medicine had a responsibility and numerous methodologies for


Women: We Salute You!

(Courtesy of SMGH) “March is Women’s History Month in the U.S.,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital. “And this month we all need to stand and salute their extraordinary efforts the past two years especially in hospitals as we all battle COVID. Yes, men are RNs also. However,


Pictures on the Wall

January 2022: He has been lying in the ICU hospital bed for days already. Helpless. Powerless. Alone. The “No visitors policy” in the hospital, because of COVID, is terribly difficult for everyone; patients, families and staff.

His body has become so atrophied that lifting his arm a mere few inches


The Labrie Study: A Statistical Error?

Each spring, tens of thousands of oncologists from around the world descend on the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology where the latest findings are presented and discussed regarding the latest treatments and discoveries. Reporters and journalists attend in order to communicate some critical new discovery to an eager


Leneva Fat Pad Restoration Injections

One of my favorite products now FDA-approved for foot and ankle pain is Leneva.

Leneva is a one-of-its-kind allograft adipose matrix injection. Simply put, people who suffer from fat pad atrophy on the bottom of their feet, as well as painful corns and calluses, now have the option of getting


Englewood Health Urgent Care Promotes Post-COVID Healthy Living

Ever since COVID-19 began to spread in March 2020, people have spent a lot of time worrying about the disease, and with good reason: It is highly contagious, causes debilitating, sometimes long-term illness; and has claimed millions of lives around the world (more than 900,000 in the U.S. alone). For the first nine months of the pandemic, there was no

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