Friday, August 14, 2020

Health Link

A Healthy Dose of Motivation

Dear Coach Gila,

I enjoy reading your articles and have even been successful in implementing some of your suggestions with my young children, especially with my picky eater. Thank you for the ideas. In terms of my own personal challenges with my weight, I’m a bit of a mess. I don’t have


Exercise During Pregnancy

One of the most frequent discussions I have with pregnant patients revolves around their level of physical activity during pregnancy. Usually the woman is used to an active lifestyle involving regular exercise and she is inquiring whether she can continue exercising during pregnancy. Frequently, however, most of the conversation is spent


Eight Strategies for Coping With Chronic Illness

It was a regular winter’s day—much like today—when I first met Robert at the dialysis unit. He was a pleasant, quiet man in his 50s, but the fact that this was the last place he wanted to be was written all over his face. When we began talking he told me that he was “fine,” that being on dialysis was “fine” and that, in


The End of Self-Help Books…From a Former Self-Help Junkie

As someone who has been an enlightenment junkie since the age of 16 (I’m 63 now, so that’s a lot of years), I feel I can speak with some authority on what psychological or spiritual techniques have a great deal of value. On what really helps. When you look through the abundance of therapy, self-help and coaching books out


Managing Out-Of-Pocket Medical Costs

One of the more frustrating aspects of being a consumer under the American system of third party medical insurance is not knowing in advance what your financial obligation will be for a given healthcare service.

And regardless of how many people you speak to at the doctor’s office, hospital or


Premier Doulas Support Mothers With Childbirth Assistance and Beyond

Premier Doulas is a full-service prenatal and postpartum doula agency based in Bergen County and supporting families within a 50-mile radius of their Maywood, NJ, location. We take pride in having a variety of doulas with diverse skills and experience in comprehensive services. We make sure we are always updated on all that


When the Disorder Walks Into the Room Before I Do

“What exactly do you do?”

- I’m an eating disorder therapist.

“Oh, wow. What made you choose that field?”

-Well I’ve wanted to go into counseling since I was young, but it was actually my own struggle


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