Monday, September 26, 2022

Health Link

Estrogen Does Not Cause Breast Cancer

Women who take bioidentical hormone replacement feel more energy and vitality while losing weight. Bioidentical hormones are the same ones that your body produces, including estrogen and progesterone. With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), women have improved mood and sleep better. Sexual health is also revitalized with


Getting Back on the Path to Better Communication

Since we began providing speech and language services 22 years ago, we have treated over 2,500 clients of all ages, weathering challenges and learning along the way. Most of our staff members have been with us for almost 20 years and we are all continually brainstorming, and growing as professionals. Even during COVID-19, our staff met via


‘What Is All That Noise Out There?’

(Courtesy of SMGH) Imagine how you would have felt that day. “Huh? Who is that and what is with all this yelling?” I asked after being awakened from a nice peaceful sleep. Then comes the thunder and lightning and a deep, powerful shofar horn blast. 1

“Oy, I overslept!” I say as


Pass the Gas!

The 411 of fermented foods and probiotics.

As you push your shopping cart down the refrigerated aisle (the one where I’m always wishing I had my sweatshirt), you can see that the aisle is expanding with products touting their probiotic content. “Probiotics” has


Hudson Regional Hospital and Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders of Englewood Score Big Win

(Courtesy of Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders) Last month, Hudson Regional Hospital and its Institute for Robotic Surgery received five new Center of Excellence designations from the Surgical Review Corporation. One of these is distinction in Robotic Spine Surgery, which Hudson Regional Hospital is the first


Miracles and the Afterlife

Three old fellows are talking about what they want the rabbi to say at their funerals.

Sam says, “I want the rabbi to talk about how much charity I gave.” Chaim says, “I want the rabbi to talk about what a devoted husband and father I was.” But Avi says, “All I want is for the rabbi to say,


‘Mental Health’ Has Lost Its Meaning

May is “Mental Health Awareness Month.” The expression “mental health” has become to so many what a former colleague of mine would call “dead words”—they have lost meaning and instead are regularly thrown around. When students hear about mental health programming, their eyes often gloss over as people talk constantly about the


Fear and Acceptance

My mother had a brief illness and died when I was 8 years old. Several months later, I had the same illness along with complications. I don’t know how close I came to death, but I remember my poor father not looking too good. I mention this personal story because for months afterwards I had nightmares about dying. And I suppose that fear


Englewood Health Named One of the Best Hospitals in the US for Maternity Care

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) Englewood Health has been named one of the best hospitals in the U.S. for maternity care by Newsweek’s 2022 Best Maternity Hospitals list.

“We are honored to be named one of the best hospitals for maternity care in the U.S.,” said Valerie M. French, MBA, BSN,


Lessons in Motherhood: Take Two

I have always had a soft spot for the story of Peter Pan. As a child, I loved the movies and as I got older I found appreciation for the metaphors and themes of the book and a curiosity for the man behind the story, J.M. Barrie. I have always been infatuated with the idea of not growing up, of retaining my inner child. It has taken me years


Introducing Health & Heels Magazine

An exclusive interview with The Jewish Link and Tanya Rosen, editor-in-chief of the brand new women’s magazine, Health & Heels.

Congratulations on your new women’s magazine! What an exciting new venture this must be for you!



Time to Get in Shape!

(Courtesy of SMGH) “May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, Community Liaison at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic. What better time to get in shape for the coming summer and get out of the doldrums of another locked-in winter! Since we have all had a relatively inactive winter,

Sign up now!