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Friday, December 14, 2018

Health Link

Improve Your Health by Making Small Changes

Do your kids ever complain to you about having a headache or a backache? Does it seem you are always taking them to the doctor for all sorts of health issues?

Do you ever notice after sitting for a while your neck gets tight, and your shoulders start creeping up towards your ears? Does

Hudson Regional Hospital Is Ready for Emergencies

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) Let’s hope you never have an emergency requiring you to be taken to a hospital, but if you do, consider the services offered by Hudson Regional Hospital.

Hudson Regional Hospital Emergency Department is a full-service Emergency Department with the ability

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.

Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot

Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to Englewood foot and ankle surgeon Daniel Popowitz, DPM, FACFAS.

The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase in repetitive stress

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