Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Health Link

What French Women Know About Postpartum Care

After delivery, newborns are closely followed by a pediatrician every few weeks to make sure they are developing well and are healthy. The mother’s body’s job is largely considered completed when the maternity-ward bracelets come off. All energy and focus shifts to the infant who (surprising to no one) is far more demanding


The Skinny on Strep Throat

“Strep throat,” or Group A Beta-hemolytic Streptococcal Pharyngitis (GABHS pharyngitis) as it is known in medical jargon, is caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes, a member of the Group A family of the Streptococcus genus. Pharyngitis is most prevalent in the late fall, winter and early spring (as if you



Mazel tov to Ayelet and Leora Goldstein of Bergenfield who marked the occasion of their bat mitzvah by completing a half marathon with Team Lifeline in Miami! Kol Hakavod to them and all the participants of Team Lifeline who fundraised and crossed the finish line for Chai Lifeline and Camp Simcha/Camp Simcha


A Roadmap for Aging in Community

No question, people are living longer. The cohort of people 85 years and older is the fastest growing segment of our population. People are not only living longer, they are living healthier and more active lives. It seems each day brings news of someone celebrating a 90th, 95th or 100 plus birthday. What a blessing.


The Importance of Early Dental Exams

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics all recommend that children have their very first dental visit when their first tooth erupts and no later than 12 months of age. The AAPD recommends that children be seen by a pediatric dentist. Pediatric dentists spend an


Postpartum Depression Versus Postpartum Blues

A 38-year-old, married woman presents to her OB-GYN four weeks postpartum feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, unable to cope and feeling hopeless and guilty regarding her ability to handle her new baby.

With each birth, many varied emotions are elicited in a new mother. These emotions


Marriage: Strengthening It, One Horseman at a Time

Eons ago, when I was still an undergraduate student at UCLA, I studied and researched the role of good communication in building a healthy and lasting marriage.

At the time, relationship psychologists were talking about “active listening,” which was a relatively new concept. In the couple


Suicide: The One Word We Should Never Avoid

Local mental health professionals and volunteers talk about the need to rid the Jewish community of any stigma connected to mental health.

Suicide is not a word that comes across with ease.

Yet, as Shoval Gur-Aryeh, Ph.D, a clinical


Q&A With Dr. Jonathan Simhaee of the Center for Pain Management

Jonathan M. Simhaee, MD, is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and fellowship trained in spine and interventional pain management. He joined the Center for Pain Management in August 2014 and as the practice grows, Dr. Simhaee continues to showcase himself and the team. The following Q&A session with the doctor


Advocating for Our Children

Part II

Advocating for your family member, either within the school system or the healthcare system, is a touchy topic. This seems to be a subject that bears discussion since most of our feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Obviously we hit a nerve since many people have approached us over the past few


The Benefits of Aging in Place

Ninety percent of seniors should stay in their own homes to the extent possible. A person’s home is the place they’re most agreeable—it’s well known to them and provides solace. But in the event that he moves out to an assisted living group or nursing home, he’s faced with new beginnings once again. He may even need to share a


Savory Chicken Sausage and Sweet Tart Hash

I hear people all the time say they are going to skip breakfast, and even lunch, to “save their appetite” for a big meal or party later in the day. In my opinion, that’s a big mistake.

Restricting all day leads to binge eating all night, and no good comes from that.