Friday, May 20, 2022

Health Link

Digging Your Way Out With a Plastic Spoon

There are definitely times when we welcome change. Boredom, fatigue, discomfort and frustration may all be factors that lead to a readiness for a new stage. How many of us are ready for the pandemic to become endemic? Raise your hand if you’d like to see the weather get warmer. And yet, when we face this change, so many of us tend to shut


Heart Month Q&A With a Cardiologist

(Courtesy of SMGH) Today we have an interview 1with Dr. Stanley Szwed, chief of cardiovascular services at St. Mary’s General Hospital. The interview was in answer to the many questions from people concerned about heart disease.

How does stress impact my heart


Hatzalah of WO-Livingston: Partnering To Help the Community Save Lives

Since launching in September 2021, Hatzalah of West Orange-Livingston has cared for more than 100 families providing fast response, professional and compassionate care in their time of need. Hatzalah EMTs are trained to the highest standards and carry the latest life-saving equipment, enabling


The Mysterious Cancer Cluster

Part II

Last week we discussed the occurrence of a cluster or epidemic of eight cases of adenocarcinoma of the vagina that were diagnosed at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston between 1966 and 1969. This is an extraordinarily rare malignancy under normal circumstances and, even more so, it


We Are All Living Through Collective Trauma

We are all living through a collective trauma. There, I said it. While so many of us wish to never hear the words “COVID-19” or “coronavirus” again, it is essential that we acknowledge the reality of our world at this time: We are living through a pandemic.

I was recently thinking about what it


Treating SIBO: Could This Be the Real Cause of Your IBS?

Part I

As I was returning from an overseas flight, I was struck with a horrible case of food poisoning. To say that I couldn’t wait for that flight to be over is an understatement. I never could have expected the effects of this one bout of food poisoning would leave me with


Sharsheret Launches Global Training Institute for Jewish Leaders

Sharsheret’s customized trainings equip Jewish leaders to respond to the breast and ovarian cancer health crisis.

(Courtesy of Sharsheret) Sharsheret, the only not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of women and families of all Jewish backgrounds facing


Jewish Home Hosts Free Parkinson’s Support Group Second Thursday of Each Month

The Jewish Home Family Parkinson’s Center is proud to host a free support group and lecture series on the second Thursday of every month at 4 p.m.. Email [email protected]to register and receive information about the Parkinson’s Center’s services for those living with


ALYN Hospital Receives $2.2M Grant to Establish First Research Center in Israel for Pediatric and Adolescent Rehab

The Helmsley Charitable Trust’s contribution is a major step towards advancing pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation in the country and around the world.

(Courtesy of ALYN) ALYN Hospital, Israel’s first and only pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility, has been awarded a donation of $2.189 million


Prolotherapy Is a Great Treatment for Arthritis

Prolotherapy is the use of a solution that helps grow stronger ligaments and tendons. Arthritis is considered a joint problem but the pain from arthritis is often caused by the surrounding soft tissue, which consists of ligaments and tendons. Because of this, prolotherapy is a great treatment for a wide range of arthritic conditions. As you


Will We All Scream for Inclusion?

As a kosher foodie living in Israel, I am intimately familiar with the ever-potent power of novel and nostalgic comfort food.

Within minutes of hearing about the newest offerings at our favorite restaurants or the childhood treats that clandestinely crop up on our grocers’ shelves,


Heart Attacks Are Not Just Your Grandparents’ Disease

(Courtesy of SMGH) With COVID on everybody’s mind, it is very easy to forget that February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is still the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. (COVID is No. 3). 1According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2020, there were 696,962 deaths—one in five deaths in

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