Thursday, April 15, 2021

Health Link

COVID or a Heart Attack?

(Courtesy of SMGH) “I’m having chest pains and difficulty breathing. And I’m light-headed and feeling a bit nauseous. Looks like I’m coming down with COVID-19.”

Or are you? It is important to understand that some lung symptoms are also similar to those of heart problems—such


Even Rats Understand the Harm in Stigmatizing Substance Abuse

What can rats tell us about the dangers of stigma? It turns out, a lot. We recently came across a fascinating study conducted by Dr. Marco Venniro in 2018. In this study, Dr. Venniro set out to observe the behaviors of rats around socialization and substance use, specifically methamphetamine. The researchers gave rats the option between


Help Is Here: Are You in Need?

I’m a big believer in therapy. Heck, I became a therapist because of how much I believe, know, and have learned how therapy can help. Not just for those who have an official diagnosis, but also for those who could benefit from having a space just their own where they can be seen, accepted and not pushed with advice or opinions.


Scams to Watch Out for During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Whenever there is a crisis, Medicare fraudsters come out of the woodwork to seek new ways to steal your personal information and to make money. The current health crisis is no exception. Many of the federal agencies, from the Federal Trade Commission to the Department of Justice, have issued alerts and warnings for Medicare beneficiaries,


Webinar: Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Outreach and Introduction to Physicians

(Courtesy of SMGH) St. Mary’s General Hospital will conduct a webinar on gastrointestinal (GI) oncology outreach and an introduction of St. Mary’s general oncologists (cancer specialists) and gastroenterologists (doctors who specialize in digestive disorders) to the community.

The GI oncology


I Was Supposed to Get My Vaccine; Instead I Got COVID

As a frontline healthcare worker and clinician, I was slated to get my vaccine now, but life threw a curveball at me and I contracted COVID-19 instead. It has been nine months of going to work, sending my kids to school, forgoing family gatherings, weighing all the risks associated with doing anything or going anywhere we wanted to go.


Facing Your Issues

I’m a marriage and family therapist based in Philadelphia. Over the past six years, I’ve worked with an array of individuals spanning from adolescent through teen, all the way past age 80. My parents have had a huge impact in the way I’ve come to administer care. Their careers as pharmacists have taught me much of what I know about


We Bring the Doctors to You!

(Courtesy of SMGH) “I was diagnosed with a serious medical issue, so where should I go for treatment—Minnesota… California… Maryland… Ohio?” Sadly, that’s what happens too often with people, rather than investigate what is closer to home—like St. Mary’s General Hospital, the successor hospital to


Pain, Inflammation and Injury: How PEMF Helps

Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) have been used to treat almost every conceivable human illness or malady, including many inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or psoriasis. PEMF therapy has been associated with pain reduction and accelerated healing. PEMFs exert these effects by regulating processes involving inflammation and


Innovative Treatment ‘Reprograms The Immune System’ to Battle Cancer

A groundbreaking study led by Senior GI Oncologist Dr. Ben Boursi with senior oncologist Professor Gal Markel and MD PhD student Erez Baruch of the Sheba Medical Center in Israel proved that it is possible to reprogram a recalcitrant immune system, compelling it to fight cancer by changing the patient’s gut microbiome.


Urban Aeronautics Announces First Four Pre-Orders Of Its EMS Cityhawk Aircraft From Hatzolah Air

Lightweight VTOL air ambulances to be optimized for emergency response.

(Courtesyof Hatzolah Air) Urban Aeronautics Ltd., a leading Israeli aerospace company, today announced it has reached an agreement to provide four CityHawk VTOL aircraft to Hatzolah Air for emergency medical service (EMS)


Daughters of Miriam Sees Some Relief

(Courtesy of Daughters of Miriam) Long-term care facilities and seniors have been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic but now, relief has finally arrived as these populations are the first in New Jersey to receive the FDA-approved vaccines against the virus. On January 5, nursing home residents, subacute patients,