Friday, February 03, 2023

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A Novel Approach to Headaches

Headaches can be very difficult to treat. A common approach is to use medications to relieve the symptoms. I am going to discuss some underlying contributors to headaches, which can be treated. When these contributors are addressed, the headaches often improve and if the underlying causes can be eliminated, the headaches improve on a


Overlook Maternity Center Project Granted $1M From The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey recently demonstrated its commitment to families throughout Union County and the surrounding region, granting a $1 million investment in a project to modernize and enhance Overlook Medical Center’s Frank & Mimi Walsh Maternity Center.


Predicting Prognosis

Despite all the advances in treatment of cancer, death still remains an outcome for a substantial percentage of cancer patients. Indeed, cancer has become the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., surpassing cardiovascular disease.

The large majority of deaths occur in those with advanced disease,


Project SARAH Takes a Stand: ‘The Six S’s’

What prevents people impacted by unsafe relationships from coming forward? It’s a question we hear often at Project SARAH, New Jersey’s statewide domestic and sexual abuse program for Jewish individuals and families.

The fact is, survivors face monumental barriers to finding help. It can take many a long time to identify domestic and sexual abuse for what


Inquiring About Ozempic

Dear Jenn,

I enjoy reading your column. I’m a 42-year-old married woman with three teenage children. I work part time. A medical checkup revealed that I am “significantly” overweight and prediabetic. My doctor prescribed Ozempic. He said it would help normalize my blood glucose


Bernie Fisher V: Prevention and the P-1 Study

It is well recognized that women who have breast cancer have an increased risk of developing breast cancer in the contralateral breast. Logically, whatever etiologic factors caused the initial cancer—genetic, reproductive hormonal, environmental—remain operative and continue to cause breast cancer in the remaining breast, perhaps


Reflections From a Mom in Motion: Yom HaKippurim Edition

This piece comes to you from my kitchen table on October 4, decaf coffee beside me as I prepare for the fast this evening. While Yom HaKippurim will have come and gone by the time you see this, dear reader, the message of the piece I have in mind still stands.

It is not so easy to be a Jewish mom around


Project SARAH Takes a Stand Against Childhood Trauma at Upcoming Event

(Courtesy of Project SARAH) It is widely known that the impact of trauma is extremely far reaching and may begin during adverse events from early childhood. Project SARAH, the statewide resource for those impacted by domestic and sexual abuse, offers a space for children to begin healing from traumatic events. Clinical art therapy is one of


Medicare Open Enrollment: How Will You Save Money?

Currently over 64 million Americans are Medicare beneficiaries. Many of them may be spending more money in 2023 simply because they didn’t know they should review their coverage yearly. Medicare is one of the most complicated systems to navigate, especially for seniors. Fortunately, there is a free nationwide service available to help


Are Fertility Treatments Only For People Who Don’t Have Any Children?

Dear Dr. Maslow,

B”H we have three beautiful children. Shortly, they will stand under the tallis for Kol HaNearim, and we will stand alongside many other beaming parents, except inside, we are hurting deeply. For the past three years, we have struggled to grow our family. We had no issues conceiving in


Anxiety in Children

The concerning part of stigma surrounding mental health topics is that nearly one in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020), and—even more alarmingly—one in six U.S. children suffers from mental illness.

A common and

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