(Courtesy of CPI) Covid Plasma Initiative’s lifesaving efforts have expanded to include the facilitation of a newly available, potentially life-saving antibody treatment referred to as monoclonal antibodies. Now in its sixth week of availability, CPI has facilitated the treatment for hundreds of people across New York,
A lot has been written recently about pandemic fatigue. The notion that, after many months of being extra careful and compliant with COVID-19 related precautions, people are emotionally tired and becoming less vigilant in efforts to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Less is written about those individuals who are decreasing their vigilance not due to
The idea of this being the start of a “New Year” is not one that really speaks to me. I, like most of our Jewish community, think of the new year as being around September, when the first of Tishrei rolls around. I also cannot help but think of the start of the year as relating to school—though I am no longer a student—the time in
Difficulty feeding a new baby can cause frustration and tears in both new and experienced parents. One possible cause for these problems is a tongue tie. When a baby’s tongue tie causes pain and difficulty with breastfeeding or bottle feeding, the right help cannot come soon enough. However, knowing how best to help a baby with a tongue
For individuals with autism, some skills, such as everyday communication or safely crossing the street, do not come as naturally as they may for others. At “Every Piece Counts,” (EPC) an Applied Behavior Analysis agency based in Livingston, clinicians provide both clinic- and home-based services for families in order to help bring
“My New Year’s resolution is to lose weight,” said Yael. “My New Year’s resolution is to save more money,” said Rachel. “My New Year’s resolution is to stop cutting my toenails so short,” said Tamar. “Tamar, that’s an unusual resolution. Why did you pick that one?” “ I get so many ingrown toenails because
(Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center) Holy Name Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey offering enrollment in a new clinical study focused on women with advanced, recurrent ovarian cancer. The SORAYA study assesses a promising agent developed by ImmunoGen called mirvetuximab soravtansine, which is an antibody linked to a
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, a bundle of nerve fibers behind your eye that carries visual information between the eye and the brain. In glaucoma, optic nerve fibers gradually die, and blind spots in the vision develop. If not detected and treated, those blind spots silently grow and
The main role of an occupational therapist is to facilitate the maximum amount of independence for the clients function in daily activity skills. Unlike a physical therapist, who looks at range of motion and strength, an OT will also look at factors that challenge the client’s independence, such as emotional well-being.
(Courtesy of Englewood Health) Englewood Health has been awarded the Leapfrog Pandemic Hero of the Year Award by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers focused on healthcare safety and quality. This prestigious national honor recognizes Englewood Health’s extraordinary
(Courtesy of SMGH) It is a well-known fact that Ashkenazi Jews carry at least one of 38 genetic diseases, some of which include the BRCA 1 and 2 genes (cancer), Gaucher, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), among others. Today we would like to focus on these issues and how we treat them at St. Mary’s General
She was a referral from the nurse just as I was ready to leave my office for the day. The nurse said she was difficult, angry and very uncooperative—and, no, the visit could not wait until the next day.
She was lying in a very dimly lit room devoid of any pictures, balloons or flowers. The NG tube, IV