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Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Get Ready and Be Safe for Purim

(Courtesy of HRH) As we finally begin to escape the snowstorms and cold temperatures of the deep winter, we start to turn to brighter and warmer pastures. And for the Jewish community of Northern New Jersey, Purim will soon arrive, bringing joy and festive atmosphere.

At its most basic

It’s ADHD—Now What?

Your fourth grader, Avrami, is having a tough year. He’s always been a bit energetic, but now his teacher is calling almost weekly to let you know that his “enthusiastic” and “leibedig” nature has become a bit disruptive. Avrami is a bright boy and has always done well in school, but recently his grades have been

Celebrity Chefs Participate in Ceremony at Sheba Medical Center Highlighting New Laser Facility for Pediatric Burn Victims

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Wiping tears away from her eyes after showing young burn victims how to prepare a tasty culinary dish at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, “Top Chef” TV celebrity judge Gail Simmons remarked, “As a parent you cannot help but feel for these youngsters, who have

Protect a Weak Heart With an ICD

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) Englewood Health’s David Feigenblum, MD, PhD, a cardiac electrophysiologist (specialist in abnormalities of the heart’s electrical system), diagnoses and treats a range of heart rhythm disorders. Ventricular arrhythmias, which occur in the heart’s two lower chambers, or ventricles, can put

Touro Students Learn From Top Orthodox Mental Health Experts

(Courtesy of Touro College) Touro College Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) students pursuing careers in mental health networked and learned from top Orthodox professionals in the field at the 22nd annual conference of Nefesh International held recently at the Hyatt Regency in Hauppauge, Long Island.

West Orange’s Dr. Steven Kirshblum Honored With Physician Leadership Award at BINA Dinner

(Courtesy of BINA) An overflow crowd filled the elegant El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn for the Annual Dinner of BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance. Dr. Steven Kirshblum, senior medical officer at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in New Jersey and beloved resident of West Orange, was presented with the Physician

Saint Barnabas Medical Center First to Offer Halcyon for Cancer Treatment

(Courtesy of RWJBarnabas Health) The Saint Barnabas Medical Center department of radiation oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon™ system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. This new technology can be used to treat a wide range of cancers including prostate, breast, head and

Over 1,000 Attend Grand Opening of Kāmin Health Urgent Care at OHEL Ganger Family Medical Center

Sonny and Shani Ganger and their family led a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new medical center.

(Courtesy of OHEL) With much fanfare, over 1,000 members of the community attended the grand opening day of The Kāmin Health Urgent Care at OHEL at the Ganger Medical Center,

February Is American Heart Month at Hudson Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of HRH) February is American Heart Month at Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH). Our Cardiology Department deals with all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases (cardiology). This department, like every department in our hospital, is staffed with specially trained physicians and nurses and outfitted

Cranial Therapy Centers: Reshaping Your Baby’s Future, Literally

While we all wish to “sleep like a baby” (well, maybe not like my fussy babies), this sleep has looked very different in the past two decades. The Back To Sleep campaign, aimed at successfully preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by having infants sleep on their backs, has led to new issues for parents and

Oncology Doctor Runs for Team Lifeline in Memory of Beloved Patient

(Courtesy of Chai Lifeline) Every once in a while, someone comes into your life and changes you forever. For Dr. Andrew Silverman, oncology fellow at Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian at Columbia University Medical Center, that someone was a boy named Eli.

In 2005, young

Q&A With Rabbi Ari Sytner: When a Marriage Is ‘Fine,’ Is It Really?

Rabbi Dr. Ari Sytner is giving an upcoming community lecture about marital relationships, asking, “If a marriage is ‘fine,’ is it truly?” Rabbi Sytner will offer facts and strategies about what science, data and Torah teaches about making marriages stronger. Rabbi Dr. Ari Sytner, who lives in Bergenfield with his wife,