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Monday, February 17, 2020

Health Link

Be Heart Smart: Tips From a Cardiologist

The heart is one of the hardest working organs in the human body. It beats 80 times per minute and pumps upwards of 1,500 gallons of blood per day. It’s no wonder that when we treat our bodies poorly—when we smoke, eat junk food, and shun exercise—our workaholic hearts bear the brunt of that neglect.

Winter Break in Israel: YU Students Explore High-Tech Innovations and Advances in Health Care

(Courtesy of YU) Deepening the ties between Yeshiva University and Israel, a select group of 30 YU undergraduates (including Rensop Fellows 2020) participated in a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity to explore Israel’s dynamic startup culture at its source: game-changing organizations and institutions founded by entrepreneurs,

The Story Beneath the Surface

It often becomes difficult for medical professionals in a hospital to remember that each person lying in the bed is a person and not only a disease. And every single one of those people has their own, unique story.

As I walked into the bright, sun-lit room and after brief introductions, I sat down next to Jake, a 62-year old nice-looking man, admitted for

How to Help Your Child With Autism Make Friends

Of the many concerns parents of children with autism express to me, the greatest challenge is their child’s difficulties in using appropriate social skills to establish and maintain friendships and relationships. This is understandable, as friendships and social connections are a vital foundation of a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

Sleep Train Your Baby With Laila Tov

First-time mother Natali heard about sleep training for babies, but was hoping her baby would learn to “sleep without breastfeeding” on his own. After 10 months, she knew it was not worth the wait. So, she signed up for sleep training her baby and discovered that her child could sleep 11 to 12 hours independently after just

Wellness Is Important at Recovery at the Crossroads

(Courtesy of Recovery at the Crossroads) The team at Recovery at the Crossroads (RAC) introduced a wellness aspect into its client treatment plans in order to expand each individual’s recovery process. At RAC, they know if you want to do well in all areas of your life, you must make your health a priority. When coupled with a

What NJ FMLA Means to You

Governor Phil Murphy has signed several new laws that started going into effect in 2020, and these laws can have an impact on business owners, both small and large; expecting mothers; parents; caregivers; and employees in a variety of ways.

Governor Murphy signed into law an expansion to the state’s

Will Dialysis Become a Thing of the Past?

A groundbreaking study has shown that it is possible to rejuvenate damaged kidneys and improve their function, a procedure that could reverse chronic kidney disease, offsetting the need for dialysis. This is the first breakthrough in decades to combat this disease, often precipitated by hypertension and diabetes, and which

Watch Out for These Scams Affecting Medicare Beneficiaries in 2020

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (32 Ford Avenue, Milltown, NJ 08850, 732-777-1940) is a holder of a grant from the Administration for Community Living for the Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey (SMPNJ) program. The mission of the SMP program is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers to

Dieting but Gaining

Dear Basya,

I am so proud of myself that I didn’t “cheat” this week because I had a crazy week full of simchas. I mean I may have taken more food but it was all things that are “on the plan.” I was so disappointed when I got on the scale and saw that I hadn’t lost any weight and even

Surgery Without the Plate? It’s an ELEVATION!

The condition known as a cervical disc herniation with radiculopathy is one of the most common neck and arm complaints. The disc herniation, in a symptomatic patient, presses onto a spinal nerve, leading to pain in the neck as well as numbness and/or weakness into the hand or fingers. The level of the herniation

There Is Help for Substance Abuse and Addiction In Our Community

(Courtesy of Saint Mary’s General Hospital) “Our community, like most frum communities, has been in denial about substance abuse and addiction, or if we do find one of our family members is having issues we go for treatment far away from home,” said George Matyjewicz, PhD, consultant at St. Mary’s General Hospital. “If it’s our