Monday, September 26, 2022

Health Link

A Teaching Hospital Is Best

(Courtesy of SMGH) A prominent doctor in the Passaic-Clifton community has often stated that when considering a hospital, patients should only go to a teaching hospital. What is a teaching hospital?

A teaching hospital is a hospital that provides medical education and training to future and current


Englewood Health Recognized As a Best Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) In its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings, U.S. News & World Report named Englewood Health a Best Regional Hospital, ranking the hospital No. 6 in New Jersey and No. 24 in the New York metropolitan area.

In addition to its state and regional recognition, Englewood


Think Regeneration

This is an exciting time for treating pain and injuries. When I was a resident, the hallmarks of sports medicine were steroids and surgery. Unfortunately, that model still dominates conventional sports medicine but times they are a-changing. If you suffer from any tendinitis or other soft-tissue injury or if you are hampered by an arthritic


Israeli Lab Makes Synthetic Mouse Embryos With Beating Hearts

An Israeli lab has grown synthetic mouse embryos with brains and beating hearts—in an egg-free, sperm-free procedure that uses stem cells taken from skin.

The breakthrough, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Cell, represents the first time that an advanced embryo of any species has been


The Pleura and Mesothelioma

An interesting and clever structure in the body is the pleura. The pleura is a double-layered membrane that surrounds each lung, acting as a protective covering. The two layers form a closed structure, and these two layers of the pleura are in contact with each other and can move back and forth against each other as the lungs inflate and


Teaneck Resident Rebecca Bock Wins Touro Research Fellowship Grant to Study Potential Treatments for COPD

(Courtesy of Touro) Teaneck resident Rebecca Bock was awarded a Student Research Fellowship Grant from Touro University to study the effects of cannabinoids, or chemicals found in marijuana plants, as a potential treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

She is conducting her


The Power of Praise for the Growing Mind

I recently met with a parent and when asked how frequently they praise or compliment their child the response was, “All the time!” However, once sitting with them and observing the interaction between parent and child, there was little direct praise. At times there was “good job” or a “thank you”—however not much


Herzog Hospital Trains Mental Health Professionals in PTSD Treatment

(Courtesy of Herzog Hospital) Herzog Hospital’s Metiv-Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma has initiated and funded bringing 20 mental health professionals from the Ukraine to participate in its annual international summer course on trauma and resilience. The trauma center is internationally recognized for its


Radiology: PET Scans

In last week’s article, we discussed the role of scans in the management of cancer and focused on two types of scans—CT scans and MRI scans. This week, we will address the third major type of scan utilized in oncology—the PET scan.

On some level, it is useful to think of a PET scan (or positron


Four Hatzolah Members to Intern at St. Mary’s General Hospital

(Courtesy of SMGH) In August, four members of Hatzolah of Passaic-Clifton will begin their 200 clinical intern hours at St. Mary’s General Hospital as part of their paramedic certification education program at National Medical Education and Training Center, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health


Full Time Housewife

Dear Jenn,

I feel tired a lot and not sure why. I am married, have four children (14, 13, 10 and 7) and I’m a full time housewife. My husband is a doctor with long hours and lots of pressure from his work; therefore, I am on 24 hour family house call. I feel


Doughnuts and Grown-Ups

On Friday afternoon we typically take a trip to what my daughter calls the “doughnut store.” It’s a special tradition that was established one Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, as a means of celebrating the end of the week and the welcoming of Shabbat.

Recently, on the way home from one of our

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