Monday, December 10, 2018

Health Link

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: What is the Question?

The first written record of the measles was presented by a Persian doctor who described the disease in the 9th century. Jump ahead over a thousand years to the beginning of the 20th century, when, in 1912, the United States required health care providers and labs to report all diagnosed cases of the measles.

Englewood Health’s Harvey Gross, MD, Discusses Geriatric Medical Care

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) Dr. Gross is board certified in family medicine and in geriatric medicine and has been a practicing physician for more than 25 years.

Who are today’s typical geriatric patients?

The specialty of geriatric medicine

A Weighty Issue Revisited

A 1999 survey conducted by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that 58 percent of the orthopedists who responded reported seeing young patients complaining of back and shoulder pain caused by heavy backpacks. The doctors surveyed indicated that heavy backpacks can lead to medical problems in school-age children if

Chanukah and Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month

(Courtesy of HRH) As we enter the Chanukah holiday, we celebrate the Maccabees’ victory over the Syrian-Greeks and the miracle of one vial of oil lasting eight days, which we remember by lighting the menorah. To many of us, especially the little ones in our life, it’s a time for presents—toys, games, gelt! Is it a

What’s Eating You?

The single best way to improve your health is to improve your mindset. Change your mind, and everything changes. The way we think determines what we do, the excuses we tell ourselves, the choices we make, the discipline we show and the effort we give. Forget the diet and exercise strategies you think you need to start with, and get

PEO: Can This Be the Solution for Our Health Insurance Crisis?

PEO is an acronym for a Professional Employer Organization. As trusted business partners for small- and medium-size businesses, PEOs deliver cost-effective, outsourced services for health benefit administration. PEO providers know you need Fortune 500-level benefits to win top talent in a competitive marketplace. And, you

How a Study for Women May Have Caused Them Harm

In the 1990s there was a growing consensus for studies that focus attention on women’s health. This led to the development of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), the largest study ever performed to assess the risks and benefits of hormone replacement. The study was very ambitious, also looking at the effects of vitamin D and

It’s Not About the Foot

Picture yourself walking into a room, about to meet a friend. It’s someone around your age with whom you socially interact—this isn’t for business or for school, just someone that you’re meeting up with.

You sit down together and start the conversation—it feels natural and

[Sea]weed ’em and Reap

Today’s nutritional celebrities, glowing in fame and acclaim, have been budding from humble roots—literally. Health superstars, like kale, quinoa and romanesco (just to name a few), look to the soil as their foundation for growth and support. However, there are other “superfoods” that flourish in oceans as far as the eye

MS Swim-In Program Now in 42nd Year

A unique aqua therapy program was established in Bergen County in 1976 by long-time Teaneck resident Ruth Cowan. As a physical therapist, Ruth was aware that body movements that are difficult or impossible for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients could become possible in the water. With the support of the National MS Society’s New

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Events

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in December for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

The “Memory Café”

Hudson Regional Hospital Offers Many Successful Outreach Programs

(Courtesy of HRH) As we come to the end of the calendar year, Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) started looking back at what was accomplished this year, 2018, in their mission to build a healthier community, especially with community outreach to the general public and healthcare professionals.