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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Health Link

ABC Nutrition Figures Out Fermented Foods

Fermented foods have long been prized for their numerous health benefits for centuries. What does fermented mean? These are foods that have been through a special processing in which natural, healthy bacteria feed on the sugars and carbs that are present in the food. Economically, fermented foods are relatively inexpensive and stay

Chai for Lyme Promotes Lyme Disease Awareness

Life for Lyme (Chai for Lyme) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote Lyme disease awareness and support. Founded by Esther Honig and other individuals who have been affected by this disease, the organization offers a variety of services to those dealing with late-stage and chronic Lyme. Using support groups, a

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar Planned at Hudson Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) For many people, weight loss (or bariatric surgery) has typically been viewed as something of a last resort. Meaning after trying all those diet fads, juice cleanses and insane workout routines, they will find a bariatric surgeon. However, new trends have emerged that indicate

Don’t ‘Overlook’ Addiction

Asher Goldstein, MD, and his exemplary staff at Overlook PAIN + Recovery are helping patients suffering from chronic and acute pain conditions with non-opioid treatment options including interventional pain procedures and physical therapy. Overlook PAIN + Recovery also offers a unique program that helps people with opioid

Let’s Talk About Anxiety

Anxiety in teens and children is increasingly common, and it’s the most prevalent mental health diagnosis among adolescents in the U.S. In spite of that, it’s rarely discussed openly in our community, which largely continues to stigmatize mental health issues. An upcoming screening of a powerful documentary intends to jumpstart

Former NYPD Officer Finally Finds Pain Relief at HRH

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) As a police officer for the New York Police Department for 20 years, Gary Parlefsky has seen it all and has felt it all. A high-impact job of keeping New York City’s streets clean and safe contributed to a back injury and significant chronic pain, causing discomfort all the way from

Englewood Hospital’s Dr. Mindy Goldfischer Discusses Breast Health

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) Growing up in a home surrounded by impressionist paintings, Mindy Goldfischer, MD, was taught by her parents to appreciate art. When looking at radiological studies in medical school, she found image interpretation similar to art interpretation, and she gravitated to the field of radiology.

Holy Name Medical Center Marks Sukkot

(Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center) Holy Name Medical Center constructed a sukkah and gathered with staff, physicians, community leaders and visitors in observance of Sukkot.

“At Holy Name, we pride ourselves in honoring the cultural and spiritual needs of every patient and visitor we

What to Know When Selecting a Medicare Plan

(StatePoint) For the millions of Americans aged 65 and older, Medicare is a critical source of health care. And during the Medicare Annual Election Period between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, those eligible can select or make changes to their plans for 2019. Experts say that this selection is vitally important and should be done

Is Anxiety Damaging Your Teeth?

If you suffer from anxiety, you’ll know the many ways it can affect your life, from interfering with social occasions to disturbing your sleep. But anxiety could be taking away your smile in more ways than one. Teeth grinding is a common stress symptom that can cause permanent damage.

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Tenafly Pediatrics Affiliates with Metropolitan Pediatric Group

The physicians at Tenafly Pediatrics welcome the addition of Drs. Alan Kanter, Gail Schewitz, Emmanuel Martakis, Lucia Caruana and Michael Novogroder to their practice, as it merges with Metropolitan Pediatric Group. Effective January 1, 2019, Tenafly Pediatrics patients will be able to be seen at Metropolitan’s Teaneck and

Take the TV Out of Your Kid’s Bedroom

We all live in a world where media sources continue to evolve and bombard our children. It is estimated that a typical middle/upper class household has two televisions, two computers, one  video game system, and an additional two wireless devices (ie. tablets, smart phones, handheld game systems like Nintendo DS). The