Monday, June 05, 2023

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Far Out Disc/Sciatica at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders in Englewood and Queens

(Courtesy of CMD) As has been previously reported, lumbar disc herniation, or sciatica, is one of the most common spinal conditions confronting the general population. At some point in time, most people between the ages of 30 and 70 will experience a sciatica, in which the lumbar shock absorber, the disc,


Vive la Résistance!

Resistant starches and their benefits.

Most people have heard of starches because they are afraid of them. They are deemed interchangeable with carbohydrates, which have a complicated status. They are the purported boogie monsters in our closets, waiting to sneak up on you and your


EFRAT Empowers Women to Choose Life

(Courtesy of EFRAT) The word “choice” loses all meaning when one is coerced into making it.

When a woman turns to EFRAT, it’s because poverty and other circumstances have cornered her into believing that she is incapable of supporting her unborn baby. She feels trapped. EFRAT helps women


Returning to Class: How Can Classmates Respond To a Friend Following Loss or Illness?

I am a teacher in a day school and a student will be returning to class after experiencing a family tragedy. I am unsure of how to approach this situation and I would like to provide guidance for both the student and the classmates to make the reintegration process as smooth as possible. What advice can you offer in this challenging


Proton Beam Radiotherapy

An old physics joke: A proton walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender asks, “Are you sure?” The proton says, “I’m positive.”

There are many ways to kill or destroy a tumor. Our goal is to find methods which are highly effective, have minimal adverse effects, and are hopefully


Fad Diets, Weight Loss Drugs and AAP Guidelines: We Need to Wake Up

Every few years we’re met with yet another “miracle medication” that promises that goal so many strive for: weight loss. If we look back to the 1800s we can see the origins of many of these various medications and what they promised.

News articles and many in the medical field talk about the weight


YU to Open First Specialty Clinic in the US To Address Non-Verbal Learning Disorder

Clinic will provide invaluable care for patients, promote understanding of NVLD.

(Courtesy of YU) Non-Verbal Learning Disorder (NVLD) is a neurological condition that causes cognitive challenges, visual-spatial struggles, motor-skill deficits and difficulty comprehending


Marriage and Cancer

My daughter is getting married next week (Mazel tov!) so I felt this topic would be good. While some may feel it is inappropriate to combine marriage with cancer, it is what I know about. If I were Rabbi Jachter, I would write about how a Sephardic and Ashkenazic ketubah differ. If I were Mitchell First, I would write about how the words


Kosher Diet Delivery: The Perfect Solution For Healthy and Convenient Meals

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet is important for leading a healthy lifestyle, but for those following a kosher diet, finding the time and resources to plan and prepare meals can be especially challenging. Enter Kosher Diet Delivery, offering a unique solution for those in need of fresh, delicious, and healthy kosher meals delivered right


Practicing Medicine Half a World Away

Touro undergrads experience cultural differences in healthcare on eye-opening trip to Thailand.

(Courtesy of Touro University) How should pre-med students from the United States react to a hospital in Thailand that hires its all-female nursing staff based on a beauty


Stick to the Fundamentals During Infertility Treatment

Dear Dr. Maslow,

We are going through infertility treatment and I’m overwhelmed by all the “advice” I’m receiving. Eat this, don’t eat this, rest and relax, no-go exercise, take these supplements, don’t take those, etc. There are so many instructions just from my doctor’s office! All of


Dr. Yosef Golowa of 1Prostate Center Brings Relief To Men via Minimally Invasive Technique

No one wants to talk about an enlarged prostate. But we’re going to talk about it, because it can be bothersome, result in complete blockage and injury to the bladder, and even kidney damage.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, affecting

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