Monday, September 26, 2022

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World ORT Puts Mental Health at the Forefront of Post-COVID Education

(Courtesy of World ORT) It comes as no surprise that student welfare is at the top of World ORT’s priority list. As a global network that spans dozens of schools and colleges on almost every continent, the organization’s education professionals employ a sophisticated array of tools to enable its institutions to constantly


Englewood Health Appoints Peter Shin, MD Chief of Medicine

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) Englewood Health has appointed Peter Shin, MD as chief of medicine. Dr. Shin has served as section chief of hospital medicine since 2015.

Dr. Shin is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. At Englewood Health, he


Genes and Confidentiality

Imagine the following scenario: A healthy 35-year-old Ashkenazi woman is advised by her primary care physician during her annual wellness exam to undergo screening for a harmful BRCA mutation, something which is present in about one in 40 Ashkenazi women. Clearly, knowledge of the presence of the mutation would have serious implications for


Behavioral Troubles or Sensory Issues: How to Tell the Difference

(Courtesy of The Therapy Place)

Question: How do I know if my child is having behavioral difficulties, or if there are real sensory issues going on?

Answer: (provided by Leah Gross, OTR/L Founder and Director of Occupational Therapy at The


Do You Have a Leaky Gut?

Imagine you are sitting on a screened-in porch on a beautiful day. You can feel the refreshing breeze and sunlight hit your face. Children are running around having a water gun fight and “oops,” some water squirts through the screen and hits you. It’s OK, it’s only water! As long as the mosquitos, black flies and stinging insects


Listen Carefully: Communicating With Your Doctor

The impetus for writing this article was a series of conversations I had recently with clients, patients and friends concerning their feeling of disempowerment regarding their own healthcare.

The relationship between patient and physician usually begins at the moment of birth. The first person most of us


Maybe This Time

The power of hope: A PUAH story.

“Is this Mrs. Mandel? I’m calling from the clinic. Unfortunately, I don’t have good news…”

How many times can you experience failure before you give up? How many times can you allow your hopes to be raised


Why Are Men So Resistant to Talk Therapy?

Traditional couple’s therapy is biased towards women, as they tend to be the caretakers of relationships. Conversation, thoughts, feelings, and emotions are the stuff that women are made of, more so than men. Exploring emotions and feelings in a clinical setting might feel as familiar to a man as a walk on the surface of the


Finding Purpose at End-of-Life

Over the past few months I have spent countless sessions with a patient discussing how he wants to live out the remainder of his life. He is an 85-year-old man with chronic illness, chronic pain, on life-sustaining treatment for the past six years, and a failing heart. A man who has lived his life with such dignity wanted to die


Chai Lifeline and CHOP Host ‘An Insider’s Look’ Into Pediatric Medicine

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Physicians, medical referral professionals, askanim, rabbanim, and leaders of nonprofit organizations serving communities in the tristate area and beyond gathered at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on Tuesday evening, May 24, for “An Insiders’ Look at CHOP,” a special


Teaneck-Based Dentist Volunteers With Ukrainian Refugees in Jerusalem

(Courtesy of DVI) Dr. Robbie Grunstein flew to Israel in May to see his family, and, per usual, volunteer at the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic through a special program called Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI). DVI provides free dental care and oral health education to thousands of needy children in


How to Cope With Alcohol Withdrawal

You’re here because you want to know how to cope with alcohol withdrawal. Deciding to stop drinking is a great decision, but quitting cold turkey isn’t always the best choice. During alcohol detox, you may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms ranging from mildly uncomfortable to

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