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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Health Link

Understanding the Childhood Obesity Crisis

Here’s a trivia question for you: What percentage of children today ages two through 19 are overweight or obese?

  1. five percent
  2. 10 percent
  3. More than 30 percent

If you guessed c, you are right on target. The actual number

Confronting Ageism

Among the many blessings I count is having my mother-in-law in my life. She’s just turned 94 years young and she inspires me every day. Claire is the mother of five sons, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother (she prefers GG) to six more. Her family is close to her and to each other and there is no question of the love and

Israeli Pain Treatments Can Help in the US

Israel has spent years perfecting pain treatment. During the Six Day War in 1967, the demand for pain treatment increased as soldiers sought relief for traumatic wounds. The first Pain Clinic in Israel opened that year in Ichilov, with the first patient record dating January 23rd, 1967. Shortly after, Pain Clinics were

Pesach as a Hospital Patient

Three years ago, on April 6, 2014, I learned first-hand of the depth and sincerity of our community’s dedication to the principles of bikur holim (aiding the sick) and helping others. It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday at the start of spring, my daughter was visiting us for the weekend

Bergen County Care Fair Helps Residents Navigate the System

The first-ever event will be held Sunday, April 23, at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton Hotel.

Hackensack—A 40-member steering committee of Bergen County community leaders from the public and private sectors officially announced the launch of the First Annual Bergen County Care Fair to take place

How to Find Spring Eye-Allergy Relief

Spring is finally here! Who doesn’t love spring? The temperatures are generally perfect—not too hot and not too cold. You hear the birds chirp and flowers bloom, and it is a very pleasant feeling to be able to go outside after being cooped up in our homes during the winter.

While many people

BeThere24 Is a Care and Alert Systems Company

As our parents and loved ones age, we are often torn between keeping them safe and healthy on the one hand, while affording them their independence, privacy and dignity on the other. We live busy lives, raising families, carrying on professions, and participating in our communities socially. Add to this the care and attention often needed

Reflecting on My Liberation

My husband and I try to take the subway together at least a few mornings each week. While doing so, we have been learning Hilchot Kriat Shema according to the Rambam. I was reminded this week of the importance of Shema as it reminds us, multiple times a day, of the Exodus from Egypt. In fact, as a teenager I used a highlighter to mark one of the

SensoryWellness Offers New Treatment Options for Teens and Adults

It has been said that there’s nothing new under the sun—but since December, SensoryWellness in Rochelle Park has been providing occupational therapy services that are nearly impossible to find anywhere in the country. SensoryWellness specializes in treating adults and teenagers with sensory processing dysfunction.

Holy Name Offers Bereavement Support Groups

Teaneck—Holy Name Medical Center Hospice and Palliative Services are offering several programs to provide compassionate support and education to those who are bereaved. Many individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one find comfort in sharing feelings with others. “Sharing the Journey” bereavement groups were developed as

A Glimpse at the Life of a Puah Mashgicha

They’re Puah’s unsung heroes, found at the very heart of our organization’s vast operations. Our more than 100 mashgichot, or halachic supervisors, make themselves available at any time, at any place, day in, day out, in order to be present at every single procedure requiring supervision that a couple undergoes.

The Importance of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

The doctor-patient relationship is an ever-changing thing. Gone are the paternalistic days of medicine. Facebook mom groups and other social media provide easily accessible resources and opinions. Medicine has become a more customer-oriented experience. Urgent-care centers continue to pop up on our street corners. Convenience and