Saturday, June 06, 2020

Health Link

Remarks by Gomlei Chesed Honoree Adrienne Irani At Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley Annual Event

(Editor’s Note: Below is the speech delivered by Mrs. Adrienne Irani, who along with her husband, Dr. Aviv Irani, were the Gomlei Chesed Honorees at this past Sunday’s Bikur Cholim of Raritan Valley Annual Event. The event was attended by JLNJ Co-Publisher Moshe Kinderlehrer who was quite taken with this speech, the event and the unity


Bikur Cholim of Bergen County Gets Visit From Ma’ayanot

(Courtesy of Bikur Cholim of Bergen County) The Ma’ayanot girls packed shalach manos for Bikur Cholim Bergen County to be given out at local hospitals and to be left for families staying in the Bikur Cholim apartments. The girls also took a trip to see the two Bikur Cholim apartments located near Hackensack


Welcome Home to CareOne at Teaneck

(Courtesy of CareOne at Teaneck) Elegant. Lovely. Exquisite. These are among the adjectives Administrator Jean Monnecka hears guests use over and over again when they walk through the doors of CareOne at Teaneck to visit their loved ones.

“There’s a reason our residents feel at home here,” she says


All About Nosebleeds

Nose bleeding freaks people out, but the good news is it is very common and will happen to everyone at some point, especially as a child. This article will shed light on why nose bleeding is so common, what steps to take when it happens and when, rarely, a nosebleed may represent a larger concern.


What Is a Bunion?

I have noticed over the years that many people are familiar with the term bunion, but do not fully understand what it is, and what treatment options exist for this problem.

A bunion is an abnormal bump or bony growth on the inside of the foot at the location of the big toe


March: An Ideal Month to Improve Your Health

March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, they invite everyone to focus on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Easier said than done in


The Root Source of Stress

Stress! People say that stress is the number one thing that they want to eliminate from their lives. We stress about everything: money, relationships, kids, work, bosses, weight, traffic, school…. And what kinds of advice do we hear about how to lessen stress? Make lists, leave more time, don’t talk to your mother-in-law, stay on a


Increasing Your Joy Can Be a Challenge

According to the Sages, “Mishenichnas Adar marbim b’simcha, When Adar arrives, we increase our joy” (Ta’anit 29a). Though this sounds simple, in practice this goal may be difficult for many to achieve. Health issues, interpersonal struggles, hunger and lack of familial support are among the problems that can make it hard to increase


JScreen Partners With Rutgers University To Offer Free Genetic Screenings

(Courtesy of JScreen) JScreen, a national non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases, partnered with Rutgers University last week to offer free genetic screenings. JScreen representatives and Rutgers student Dena Winchester, who has lipodystrophy, spoke and answered


Creating Lasting Change

Do you constantly find yourself making the decision to get healthy, start exercising and lose weight, only to end up right where you started? No one wants to feel lethargic, stiff and unwell, yet so many of us make choices that cause our bodies to malfunction and prevent us from living life to the fullest. Making any sort of lasting change


Misinformation That May Be Costing Women Their Lives

Menopause is not a disease. It is a normal phase of life that marks the end of the menstrual cycle. However, during early adulthood, women are protected by several hormones including estrogen and progesterone. These hormones help women maintain good heart health and help women maintain their bones. They also help women think clearly. When


Daughters of Miriam Recognized Through Quality Initiative Recognition Program

(Courtesy of Daughters of Miriam) Daughters of Miriam Center/The Gallen Institute (DMC) was recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for its achievements through the Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member facilities for their individual work in