Monday, September 26, 2022

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Golda Och Academy Receives Healthcare Foundation Of NJ Grant to Expand Mental Health Services

(Courtesy of GOA) Golda Och Academy has received a $187,000 grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey for an important new initiative called Refuat HaNefesh: Post-Pandemic Expansion of Youth Mental Health Services. The one-year award dovetails with the school’s strategic plan to increase its social and emotional support


Atlas Healthcare to Revitalize Struggling Clifton Nursing Home

Atlas Healthcare acquires Daughters of Miriam with plans to revive after COVID challenges.

Atlas Healthcare, New Jersey’s leading healthcare consulting and management firm, is pleased to announce their recent acquisition of Daughters of Miriam (DOM), a 100-year-old


Asbestos Exposure and Irving Selikoff

A well-known 1981 analysis of the causes of cancer estimated that occupational exposures were responsible for 2-3% of cancer. Subsequent analyses have not much altered that estimate. In this category, most experts concur that the most widespread culprit is asbestos. The person given the most credit for bringing this issue to light was


Immunotherapy and Rectal Cancer

The immune system has myriad effects on the etiology and treatment of cancer. I have intended to write about some of them, but the recent attention garnered by a study from Memorial Sloan-Kettering published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the use of immunotherapy for rectal cancer provides a stimulus to address at least one


A Memorial to Dr. Elliott Samet, zt”l

(Courtesy of SMGH) On Tuesday, June 21, family, friends and colleagues joined in a tribute to Dr. Elliott Samet, zt”l, in a memorial service at St. Mary’s General Hospital, where he was a board-certified primary neonatologist, charged with caring for the tiniest infants. Dr. Daniel Conroy, the hospital’s VP of Medical


Rare Cancers: Retinoblastoma

Mazel tov! You have just given birth to your first child. You take the baby home, have a celebration, welcome the grandparents and settle down to life and the responsibility of caring for the child. Chief among these responsibilities is the need to select a pediatrician, which you do by chatting with your friends, reviewing websites and


Rafi Meles Gets to Be a Kid Again!

It was over a year ago when Dovi and Dina Meles received the devastating news that their son, Rafi, suffered from a life-threatening illness, XLP, and that his best chances for survival were through a bone-marrow transplant. X-linked lymphoproliferative syndrome (XLP), or Duncan’s


Nutrition Transformations Presents an Interview With Daniel Kohn, DDS

Daniel L. Kohn, D.D.S., P.C., has a prominent dental practice in family and cosmetic dentistry. The practice is located in New Milford.

Dr. Kohn graduated from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. He completed a post-medical residency in a hospital and furthered his education at New


Scientists Warn Delta Variant Could Return This Summer

Evidence from sewage reveals resilience of last year’s coronavirus strain, indicating a possible outbreak of delta or another variant this summer.

Just when we thought we were out of the COVID woods, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are sounding the


Should One Always Tell?

A discussion of communication of the diagnosis of cancer and the end of life to patients is not an easy one. Maybe 40 years ago it was common to withhold such information from patients, when doctors (and families) were more paternalistic, but those days have mostly disappeared. I can assure you that every patient, whether he or she wants to


Touro Offers a Pathway to Pharmacy

Touro schools offer a direct pathway to pharmacy careers with pre-pharmacy tracks for undergraduates, saving time and money.

(Courtesy of Touro University) A direct pathway for undergraduates to pharmacy school has been created by Touro University with the signing of two new


Your Body Is Not the Solution

“Your body is not the problem.”

I feel like I utter this statement at least once a day in sessions and in my personal life. People describe their bodies with judgment and disgust. It is based on the heartbreaking influences of our culture and society, which state that some people have “good”

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