Friday, June 09, 2023

Health Link

The Problem With Perfect Posture and the Power of Good Posture

Oftentimes we hear in the office, “I try to have perfect posture but it’s so hard to hold and I just give up.” Perfect is often unattainable as we, as human beings, are constantly in motion, and often focused on other things. Additionally, what most of us perceive as “perfect” is in actuality too rigid. We are dynamic


Communicating With a Child Who Has ADHD

(Courtesy of The Therapy Place) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6 million children aged 3-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the 2016-2019 data. For people who have ADHD, the part of the brain that is responsible for executive functions works differently. Children (and adults) with ADHD have a harder


The Power of Words

In Room 4 of the cardiac ICU, a palpable feeling of sadness filled the air. Tubes were emanating from much of Doug’s 64-year-old body. His wife sat by his bedside. Doug invited me to sit down, we exchanged brief introductions, and he and his wife began to share their story. Although many patients share their gratitude and stories of


Marc Berkson, DC Brings It Home

Chiropractor provides healing, relief in your home or office.

 Marc Berkson, DC (doctor of chiropractic) has completed 19 marathons (two in Boston), and finished 68th in the 1988 New York City marathon. Berkson says, “My personal athletic achievements have given me


Family of Caring Expands in Bergen County

(Courtesy of Family of Caring) Family of Caring is proud of its growth in the Bergen County area. They have recently completed major construction projects at their Teaneck and Tenafly locations, and are excited to welcome the community to see them!

Building on strong roots in healthcare


Gene-Environment Interactions and Gastric Cancer

A few weeks ago, I was drinking my coffee one morning while scrolling through my emails. They included my weekly table of contents from the New England Journal of Medicine which I was a bit annoyed at as they had once again rejected one of my papers that week. To be honest, I am getting a little tired of their repeated rejections and


Can Diabetes Be Reversed?

Type 2 diabetes is thought of as a disease that is marked by elevated blood sugar that leads to many complications that are disabling and/or life-threatening. While this is true, it is important to understand that the elevated blood sugar is a symptom and not the cause of the disease. Many describe Type 2 diabetes as a progressive disease,


RMA Celebrates Grand Opening in Jersey City

(Courtesy of RMA) Last week, Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) celebrated the official grand opening of its newest fertility center in Jersey City. This center, located at 100 Town Square Place, Suite 610, marks RMA’s 11 thcenter in New Jersey and brings a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to


Linden Hatzolah Receives Third Ambulance

(Yeshiva World News) As the Jewish community of Linden grows by leaps and bounds, Hatzolah has acquired its third ambulance to service the needs of the community.

The ambulance was donated by the Ausch family and went into service just after Pesach. Hatzolah of Linden has approximately


Second Opinions

Two friends recently contacted me regarding second opinions for close relatives with advanced cancer. Of course, I frequently see patients for second opinions, and my patients frequently go elsewhere to obtain second opinions—this is a common part of cancer medicine. But my experiences with these two cases made me realize that it was


Bonei Olam, Partners in the Miracle of Life

(Courtesy of Bonei Olam) Infertility, the diagnosis on its own, is hard enough to handle. It’s difficult, it’s challenging, but there is hope. Recent decades have seen a virtual explosion in the field of fertility treatments. Thanks to the miraculous breakthroughs of modern science and medicine, those who wouldn’t have stood a chance


Maintaining Body Positivity While Taking Medication

Believe it or not, I have three separate wardrobes: one for when I’m underweight because I’m not eating sufficiently due to my depression, one for when I’m maintaining a healthy weight for myself, and one for when I’m overweight due to weight gained from antidepressant medications. I’ve grown used to it, but it still doesn’t

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