Monday, May 21, 2018

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Project S.A.R.A.H.: Why Victims Hesitate to Come Forward

Sexual abuse and assault have become a prime focus in the media lately, with allegations exploding everywhere from Hollywood to the USA gymnastics team. The #metoo movement encourages people to come forward publicly to share their experiences of abuse. These events have raised some questions:

Cancer Treatment Designed With the Individual in Mind

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas) Medicine is always advancing, but these days the treatment of cancer is making unusually dramatic strides. Because of evolving research in how the disease develops and how to stop it, physicians and scientists around the world can now offer patients promising, highly precise therapies that were not

A Vaccine to Prevent Alzheimer’s Might Be Closer Than You Think

Bar-Ilan University’s Dr. Eitan Okun is progressing to protect us from the devastating disease.

(Courtesy of AFBIU) According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in nine Americans over 65 has Alzheimer’s. For those 85 or older, that number is one in three. Over five million Americans

OHEL’s Trauma Team Provides Family and Community-Wide Support in Face of Florida Tragedy

(Courtesy of OHEL) Two weeks ago in North Miami Beach, a 10-year old boy died tragically.

OHEL was asked to help respond to the family, and local schools, who did not have the expertise and resources on hand.

In coordination with Mark Rosenberg, head

The Truth About Alzheimer’s and How to Prevent It

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) 

“Despite the occasional headlines that a pill or a cure for Alzheimer’s is right around the corner, the truth of the matter is that scientists and researchers are still far away from finding a miracle pill or cure. Why? Because the brain is by far the

Do You Have Sciatica?

Sciatica is a term that is used frequently, but often it is misunderstood by the general public. Anyone who has experienced it knows well how excruciating the pain can be. Read below for answers to common questions about sciatica.

Q: What is sciatica?


Understanding Minimally Invasive Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center) When Anna Serur, MD, was a little girl in her home country of Russia, she dreamed of becoming a doctor. “My mother says that from the time I was three, I always said I wanted to be a doctor…a surgeon. There was never anything else; not a ballerina, not an actress, always a surgeon,” she

Why Does the Baby Wear a Football Helmet?

Why is that infant or toddler wearing a football helmet? How many times have you seen a baby stroll by with a pink or light blue helmet on her or his head? No, they’re not practicing to become a linebacker for the Giants! They probably have plagiocephaly, a fancy name for flatness on one side of the head. It generally occurs as a

Dispelling Common Laser Vision-Correction Myths

When I sat down to write this column, I realized it’s been 20 years since I took my first laser vision course in 1998. Back then, the field was in its infancy. We have gone from surface laser treatments to creating a LASIK flap with a (precision) metal blade to all-laser LASIK. Now, looking back with almost 20 years of experience

Touro to Host Program on Confronting Addiction

(Courtesy of Touro College) Nearly half of American adults have a close friend or family member who’s been addicted to drugs, and the skyrocketing opioid epidemic is driving this statistic even higher. On Tuesday, March 13, Touro College and University System will host a lecture on the causes of addiction and ways

Muslim Woman Is ‘Powerhouse of Lifesaving’ as Israeli EMT

Sanaa Mahameed, the first female Muslim volunteer in United Hatzalah, 

is now being joined by 13 Bedouin Muslim women fresh out of training.

On a recent morning, volunteer emergency medical technician Sanaa Mahameed was the first responder on the scene

Strengthening Our Emotional Immune Systems

Flu season is upon us and more than ever we are reminded to Purel, wash our hands, drink plenty of fluids and get much-needed rest. There is a conscious effort by our pharmacies to remind us to get the flu vaccine and to ward away any nasty germs that may come our way.

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