Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals to Host Lecture on Breastfeeding in Halacha

(Courtesy of The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals) On Sunday, June 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org) will be sponsoring a lecture to address the topic of breastfeeding in halacha. Keynote speaker Dr. Deena Zimmerman will give a shiur, “Halacha and Sensitivity in


Avoiding COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

The Senior Medicare Patrol is a federally funded program of the Administration for Community Living, a part of the U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services Administration. Senior Medicare Patrols in each state empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to prevent, detect and report health care


The Therapy Gym’s Tips For Tots

A visual schedule is an excellent tool that can be used with children of all ages. Before a child can even read, a visual schedule can be utilized using pictures instead of words.

Visual schedules can be helpful across various settings including schools, home, therapy clinics and many


A Revolutionary Blood Clot That Can Heal Chronic Wounds

The body’s mechanism for healing wounds is quite miraculous. The wound bleeds. The blood coagulates and forms a clot. The clot sends a biologic signal triggering a cascade of actions that protect against infection and bring blood cells bearing materials to build new tissue in place of the damaged tissue.


Veterans Who Came Home

(Courtesy of SMGH) Memorial Day honors our brave military personnel who died in the performance of their duties. But we are missing a major problem with those who come home. As one veteran, a member of Heroes to Heroes said: “We train very hard on how to go to war, but we never train on how to come home!”


Super Mom: Mother of 10 Graduates From Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine at Top of Her Class

(Courtesy of Touro College) Graduating from medical school is no small feat, and neither is being a mother. Alexandra Friedman, who excelled at both, just graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM). Her husband, Yosef, and her 10 young children celebrated her accomplishments by her side.


Sheba Medical Center Links Ashkenazi Ethnicity to Increased Genetic Disease

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest medical center rated by Newsweek as one of the top 10 hospitals in the world for the third year running, recently published a study undertaken over three years by its department of obstetrics and gynecology in conjunction with the Sheba Genetic Institute


Healing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Without Surgery

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common pinched-nerve condition. You are about to learn the most common cause of carpal tunnel syndrome and how to successfully treat it without surgery.

The median nerve supplies all the small muscles on the thumb side of the hand. Also, the median nerve provides


We Shouldn’t Joke About It

I recently delivered a presentation as part of a local high school’s mental health programming. I explored with the students information surrounding awareness, symptoms, prevention and what to do if you or someone else is struggling. At one point I asked the students what we can intentionally not say in order to promote better mental


Jewish Home Family Is First NJ Nursing Home to Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory for Staff

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family has made the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all of its staff—a measure taken to ensure the safety of elders and staff alike.

“Today the Jewish Home Family took another significant step towards ensuring the health of our


SwiftTest: Concierge COVID Testing With Fast Results

We’re all thankful for effective vaccines and a slow but steady march back to a normal life. But of necessity, some things will remain with us for the foreseeable future, like reliable and accessible COVID testing. That’s where SwiftTest comes in.

SwiftTest is a concierge testing service


Introduction to Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

When a new person comes to Wellsprings Wellness Center, the first question they ask is, “Can you explain to me what PEMF is and how it is going to help me?” I explain the cells of the body and their amazing function in storing water, nutrients, oxygen…and how vital it is to our health to have strong cells. When our cells become weak

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