Friday, February 03, 2023

Health Link

Overcoming the Fear of Rehab for Addiction

Fear is the first hurdle to overcoming addiction. It’s a powerful emotion that can stop you from even contemplating recovery. Common fears in recovery reflect those we all know fear of change, abandonment, sickness or pain and loss of identity or purpose. Facing these fears while removing a substance you’ve come to


The Park Med Spa: The Ultimate Skincare Destination

It has been just three years since aesthetician Marina Shepelevsky and her husband, Dr. Arthur Miller, opened up The Park Med Spa in Highland Park, but it has already taken the community by storm. Clients are flocking to the establishment, with its state-of-the-art equipment and the latest treatments, to


NechamaComfort Adds Hotline, Website and Training

The ever-burgeoning Teaneck and surrounding Orthodox communities are not only growing in numbers. Among their residents are individuals who have personally created a whole host of chesed organizations that care for the physical as well as mental and social well-being of the community. These organizations, from clothing


How Not Fasting on Yom Kippur Saved My Life

The dietician and my Orthodox rabbi insisted I eat, but I knew I could not—it was the holiest fast of the year! Until I realized my error.

After waiting for two months, I was accepted into a treatment facility for eating disorders and trauma. My husband and I decided I could not turn


Bernie Fisher IV: Adjuvant Therapy

Until now, we have focused on the contributions made by Bernie Fisher and his colleagues to the surgical management of breast cancer. But there was another dimension to how breast cancer was to be treated as well. It was recognized that even with surgery, recurrence was common. This occurred because dissemination of disease may have already


Assessing Your Health and Quality of Life

Health and wellness coaches play a pivotal role in guiding individuals to make sustainable and long-term changes to their health and quality of life. In order to make these changes, clients go through a process of self-discovery by assessing their health and wellness holistically. Not only do they reflect on their eating and exercise


Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Spotlight: Update on Spine Technology

Spinal surgery has made significant advances in the field of navigation and robotics over the last decade, as we’ve reported in previous Jewish Link articles. In conjunction with sound anatomical knowledge and principles, robotic surgery has been successfully applied to spinal surgery, offering patients


The Future of Israel Is Born at Soroka

On October 25, American Friends of Soroka Medical Center (AFS) will host a Decade of Friendship Celebration, its 10th annual gala event, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Decade of Friendship Gala is dedicated to the babies of the Negev, and supports Soroka’s flagship project to build a new Neonatal Care


Bernie Fisher III: Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy

By the late 1970s, based on the studies of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project (NSABP), the modified radical mastectomy had become the standard of care for localized breast cancer. In and of itself, this was a significant triumph for Bernie Fisher and his colleagues. However, as we discussed in last week’s article, there was


Refa’enu Provides Education, Peer and Family Support for Mood Disorders; Expands to Israel

Refa’enu was created to provide two essential resources to the Jewish community: education about and support for those affected by depression and bipolar disorder as well as other behavioral health issues. Refa’enu’s mission is realized through educational outreach and ongoing peer-led support groups, now expanded to include


Bernie Fisher II: The Modified Radical Mastectomy

Last week, we discussed the origins of the Halsted radical mastectomy and its prominence and success in the treatment of localized breast cancer. Let us now return to Bernie Fisher. After finishing training as a surgeon and joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, he started his career as a liver researcher. In 1957, he was


Project Extreme Opens ‘Allan’s House’ in Teaneck

In a few weeks, Project Extreme will officially launch Allan’s House in Teaneck, a transitional group home for boys ages 18-25. Established by David Katz, in memory of his friend, Allan Henning, who passed away just weeks shy of his 46th birthday, Allan’s House will provide living accommodations for 5-10

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