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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Introduction to Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

When a new person comes to Wellsprings Wellness Center, the first question they ask is, “Can you explain to me what PEMF is and how it is going to help me?” I explain the cells of the body and their amazing function in storing water, nutrients, oxygen…and how vital it is to our health to have strong cells. When our cells become weak

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SMGH Psychiatry Residency Program: What’s in It for Me?

(Courtesy of SMGH) “When we wrote the article about the Psychiatry GME program at the Prime Health Care Consortium of St. Mary’s General Hospital & Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital, we received comments and questions from readers basically asking the same question,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison. “Sounds like a

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Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation

When one hears the term “bone marrow transplantation” (known as BMT), one immediately conjures up the vision of the necessity to find appropriate genetic matches, either from the patient’s family or from the public with large drives directed to the public for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) testing. This type of BMT, allogeneic BMT,

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Advancing the Art of Living

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home Family) Summertime is a great time for a well-deserved getaway. Who among us wouldn’t benefit from a little break, especially after the year we’ve all had?

Just saying the words “rest and relaxation” helps us to breathe a little easier. Everyone

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Adler Aphasia Center Opens New Location in West Orange

Providing speech services and support for those recovering from stroke and brain injury.

(Courtesy of Adler Aphasia) Adler Aphasia Center, New Jersey’s premier provider of support services for those diagnosed with aphasia and their families, is opening a new location

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Hot Tea and Cancer

A few weeks ago, my wife Elie and I enjoyed our first post-COVID vaccine Shabbat lunch with friends—a true pleasure. Dessert was served with hot tea—very hot tea—and as I sat waiting for it to cool, I pondered the following:

Jutting out into the Caspian Sea at the northeast end of Iran is Golestan,

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SMGH: Anonymous Webinar for Coping After Covid

(Courtesy of SMGH) “This past Shabbat, the conversation at kiddush in shul was our usual topic—our mental health issues,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, community liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital. “Moshe told how he broke up the kitchen in his house when his wife snapped at him; Gershon said he copes with all this stress very

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Tobacco and Cancer: Behavioral Economics

Behavioral economics has acquired a certain degree of mystical respect in our intellectual lives with the writings of Gladwell and others—two recent Nobel Prizes in Economics were awarded for this subject. It advises us on how to place objects in grocery stores (candy near the cash register) and similar behavioral recommendations, among

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What Is Bariatric Surgery?

(Courtesy of SMGH) Bariatric surgery is surgery to modify your stomach and/or intestines to induce weight loss and change your body’s metabolism. Bariatric surgery has been around since the 1950s and is the most effective method for long-term weight loss.

Medical problems and quality of life

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Reacting to Trauma

People react differently to traumatic events.

This is true in the realm of emotions, cognition and behaviors. Emotionally, some may experience sadness while others feel anger or anxiety. Cognitively, there may be those who wonder how or why the incident occurred, others that attribute blame (to themselves or others), while yet others derive a deep meaning from

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Acceptance Doesn’t Mean That It Will Be Easy

In anticipation of Shavuot, and as we continue to grieve together over the recent tragedy in Meron, I have been thinking about the themes of acceptance and dialectics. These are words I use often—my clients can attest to my inclusion and explanation of “dialectics” early on in our work. In this context, a dialectic refers to

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Acceptance Doesn’t Mean That It Will Be Easy

In anticipation of Shavuot, and as we continue to grieve together over the recent tragedy in Meron, I have been thinking about the themes of acceptance and dialectics. These are words I use often—my clients can attest to my inclusion and explanation of “dialectics” early on in our work. In this context, a dialectic refers to

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