Sunday, June 04, 2023

Health Link

The Benefits of SDF in the Treatment of Cavities

Have you ever heard the saying that little kids only have little problems? While their teeth may be small, when it comes to the health of children’s teeth and gums, the complexities and issues may be big. However, a trained specialist may have multiple techniques at their disposal to make treating these issues easier for the


Impinged or Not Impinged? That Is the Question: Shoulder Impingement Deconstructed

“Empowering function through education” series.

“I have pain in my shoulder. Is it my rotator cuff? Where is my cuff? Someone told me I have bursitis. Do I have bursitis? What’s a bursa?”

Shoulder impingement is one of the


Foot Pain? Dr. Alex Tievsky Brings Relief

Who these days does not complain of some issues with their feet? Parents are worried that their children are toeing in, or they have flat feet. Joggers are concerned about their hamstrings or shin pain and whether there is any gear they could wear on their feet that would soften the blow of the pressure they feel. Has anyone ever


Are Antidiabetic Injectables the Key to Weight Loss?

Ozempic, Mounjaro, Trulicity and Victoza are just several of the popular injectable medications known for producing weight-loss benefits unparalleled in other medications. Studies have demonstrated that patients’ weight loss varied between 10 and 30 pounds, depending on the specific medication. However, these medications, which


JFSCNJ Receives $20,000 Grant From Sephardic Foundation on Aging

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) The Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey’s Project CEASSE (Combatting Elder Abuse through Supportive Services and Education), entering its fifth year of service to the Union County Community, was recently awarded $20,000 from The Sephardic Foundation on Aging. Since the program’s inception, under the


The No Surprises Act: What Physicians Need to Know

The No Surprises Act (NSA) took effect on Jan. 1, 2022. The NSA specifically relates to Out of Network Providers (OON). Doctors, hospitals, radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists or air ambulances are all commonly OON providers. The bill takes the patient by“surprise” because the patient didn’t choose which provider they were


JFSCNJ/Alzheimer’s NJ Offers Free Monthly Caregiver Support Group

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) joins Alzheimer’s New Jersey to offer a free monthly virtual Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group that will now take place on Wednesdays from 1-2:15 p.m. The new dates for the groups are: March 8, April 19, May 10 and June 14.


Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy. The very name likely conjures up grim images of patients twisting and writhing in pain while being held down and electrocuted by stone-faced nurses and doctors. While this sort of misconception has permeated popular culture thanks to TV and movies,


Q&A With Esti Schiff of The Therapy Place

Esti Schiff, MS, CCC-SLP has been working with children for over 17 years. Esti recently joined the team at The Therapy Place as director of the speech and language department. Esti’s vast and varied experience in the field of speech and language pathology allows her to provide our clients with the best in-class speech therapy


Growing Up Is Rough, Appreciation Can Help

I’ve come to terms with the reality that I am someone who craves recognition for completing the tasks that I am expected to complete. There is somewhat of a division of responsibility in my home between my husband and me, and I tend to feel good about the way we each contribute to running our household. And yet, the part of me that has


Frisch Students Visit Bergenfield Surgery Center

(Courtesy of CMD) This past Monday, two students from Yeshivat Frish spent time at Bergenfield Surgery Center, as part of their medical elective. Arranged by Dr. Joey Shatzkes, 10th graders Hannah Vogel and Ayelet Freedman arrived at Bergenfield Surgery Center excited and eager to learn. They were first given a tour of the


Prolotherapy Is a Great Treatment for Arthritis

Prolotherapy is the use of a solution that helps grow stronger ligaments and tendons. Arthritis is considered a joint problem, but the pain from arthritis is often caused by the surrounding soft tissue, which consists of ligaments and tendons. Because of this, prolotherapy is a great treatment for a wide range of arthritic conditions. As

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