Sunday, August 20, 2017

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The Importance of Proper Posture in Judaism

Every morning, I thank God for giving me the ability to stand up straight. Standing is an essential part of Jewish prayer, as is our posture. During special prayers like the Amidah, or “standing prayer,” we position ourselves as if we were standing before God, with straight backs and tucked chins. We don’t keep our hands on

Dr. Michael Werner Is Dedicated to Tikkun Olam

(Courtesy of Maze Cord Blood) Why would a prominent member of The Hebrew Institute of White Plains open a cord blood bank?

Michael Werner is not just a member of The Hebrew Institute of White Plains; he’s also a renowned urologist, philanthropist and devoted husband and father of four

What Is Family Medicine, and Why Should We Be Happy That There Is Now a Local Family Physician?

My family and I have been living in Teaneck for over 10 years, but only lately have I finally had the opportunity to practice family medicine in my community.

My path to becoming a family physician started at the Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. I was the first woman to be accepted to a

Medication-Free Depression Treatment Centers Now Open in Englewood, Paramus and Hackensack

TMS Centers of America has recently opened new treatment facilities in New Jersey located in Englewood, Paramus and Hackensack. These centers are dedicated to treating patients with major depressive disorder using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) therapy, a non-invasive procedure that uses magnetic fields

Addressing Motor Development Early in Life

As a pediatric occupational therapist for the past 20 years, I’ve been guiding parents on how to handle and play with their children. The types of children I see have had motor delays secondary to prematurity, low muscle tone (hypotonicity) increased muscle tone (hypertonicity), genetic disorders, neurological disorders and a

Purpose Beats Perks in Workplace Satisfaction

(StatePoint) New research shows that happiness abounds for those working at small businesses. Indeed, 75 percent of small-business employees are either very or extremely satisfied working for a small business, according to the study conducted by Aflac.

Perhaps surprising to some,

Rofeh Choleh Cancer Society Funds Miracles

The third annual gathering in support of the Rofeh Choleh Cancer Sociery (RCCS) was, once again, a powerful and well-attended event. The evening was emceed, as in the past, by a grateful and emotional Uri Abramov, a living testimony to the amazing work of this organization. Several years ago, Uri lay near death in a

Hormone Replacement for Women: Facts and Misconceptions

Bioidentical hormone replacement for women is underused because its positive effects are underestimated while its risks are exaggerated.

Let’s start with the benefits. The three most common causes of death and disability in women are heart disease, hip fractures and dementia.

Surprising Health Benefits of Cherries, Summer’s Superfruit

(BPT) Have you ever said no to a cherry? Probably not. This summertime treat is simply delicious. And if you’re looking for another reason to indulge, you’ll be pleased to know that cherries are surprisingly good for you. Recent research indicates that this summer’s superfruit offers a variety of health

Lead, Mercury and Other Metals That Can Affect Us and Our Children

In the past months there have been many different reports of products that affect us and our children, like fidget spinners, jelly shoes and lead paint. If a house was built before 1978, then that house most likely has lead. Although when buying or renting you will get written disclosures, this does not tell you exactly

The Annual Physical: A Lifesaver or a Pointless Waste of Time?

Annual physicals have been enshrined in American culture for over 70 years. However, a debate rages on as to whether they are really necessary or not. Famous bioethicist Ezekiel Emmanuel created a firestorm in January 2015 when he declared that annual physicals are pointless and a waste of time and money. Emmanuel’s argument is

Meet Rachel: An Orthodox Physician’s Journey to Cord Blood Banking

(Courtesy of Maze Cord Blood) As a spiritual and religious person, and as a physician, it was clear to me that even as I hope and pray that our children will never need to use them, cord blood and tissue banking provides an incredible opportunity to do as much as we can as parents to protect our children from future