Saturday, June 06, 2020

Health Link

Sleep Train Your Baby With Laila Tov

First-time mother Natali heard about sleep training for babies, but was hoping her baby would learn to “sleep without breastfeeding” on his own. After 10 months, she knew it was not worth the wait. So, she signed up for sleep training her baby and discovered that her child could sleep 11 to 12 hours independently after just


Wellness Is Important at Recovery at the Crossroads

(Courtesy of Recovery at the Crossroads) The team at Recovery at the Crossroads (RAC) introduced a wellness aspect into its client treatment plans in order to expand each individual’s recovery process. At RAC, they know if you want to do well in all areas of your life, you must make your health a priority. When coupled with a


What NJ FMLA Means to You

Governor Phil Murphy has signed several new laws that started going into effect in 2020, and these laws can have an impact on business owners, both small and large; expecting mothers; parents; caregivers; and employees in a variety of ways.

Governor Murphy signed into law an expansion to the state’s


Will Dialysis Become a Thing of the Past?

A groundbreaking study has shown that it is possible to rejuvenate damaged kidneys and improve their function, a procedure that could reverse chronic kidney disease, offsetting the need for dialysis. This is the first breakthrough in decades to combat this disease, often precipitated by hypertension and diabetes, and which


Watch Out for These Scams Affecting Medicare Beneficiaries in 2020

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (32 Ford Avenue, Milltown, NJ 08850, 732-777-1940) is a holder of a grant from the Administration for Community Living for the Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey (SMPNJ) program. The mission of the SMP program is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to


Dieting but Gaining

Dear Basya,

I am so proud of myself that I didn’t “cheat” this week because I had a crazy week full of simchas. I mean I may have taken more food but it was all things that are “on the plan.” I was so disappointed when I got on the scale and saw that I hadn’t lost any weight and even


Surgery Without the Plate? It’s an ELEVATION!

The condition known as a cervical disc herniation with radiculopathy is one of the most common neck and arm complaints. The disc herniation, in a symptomatic patient, presses onto a spinal nerve, leading to pain in the neck as well as numbness and/or weakness into the hand or fingers. The level of the herniation


There Is Help for Substance Abuse and Addiction In Our Community

(Courtesy of Saint Mary’s General Hospital) “Our community, like most frum communities, has been in denial about substance abuse and addiction, or if we do find one of our family members is having issues we go for treatment far away from home,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, consultant at St. Mary’s General Hospital. “If it’s our


What Can an Occupational Therapist Do for My Child?

Unlike other more widely known therapies, occupational therapy (OT) can often be a bit of an unknown, or even misunderstood. For many parents, the first time they hear about OT could be when their child’s teacher raises concerns that their child is falling behind the class. Or maybe they’ve come across it online after researching ways


The Healing and Soul-Soothing Power of Music

When I was 14 I experienced my first stop-me-in-my-tracks reaction to music. I had just been getting into Elton John—I was a tad late to the game—and heard “Your Song” for what I know was not the first time, but felt like the first time. I began to cry, connecting with the melody and lyrics, a rush of endorphins being released. This


Coronavirus: What We Know, What We Don’t Know and What You Need to Know

(Courtesy of Touro College) The Center for Disaster Medicine at New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System, hosted an up-to-the-minute briefing about coronavirus on Friday, January 31. The rapidly spreading coronavirus is still a limited risk in the United States, but the situation could change quickly.


Can Type 2 Diabetes Be Cured?

Type 2 diabetes is thought of as a disease that is marked by elevated blood sugar that leads to many complications that are disabling and/or life-threatening. While this is true, it is important to understand that elevated blood sugar is a symptom and not the cause of the disease. Many describe Type 2 diabetes as a progressive disease,