Friday, April 03, 2020

Health Link

The Giver

A series of events brought me to train as a chaplain in a local hospital. One does not need to be a rabbi or priest to be a chaplain (contrary to what many believe), but needs to have a desire to help people on an emotional and/or spiritual level as they struggle with various challenges.

Very often in the hospital, I respond to many emergency cases in addition

Healthy Eating to Survive the Holidays

Tenafly–Join us for our latest Women’s Enrichment for Longevity and Life Symposium (WELL) to learn some helpful tools on how to overcome temptations to overeat and overindulge during the holidays, stock a healthy pantry, and prepare fabulous holiday menus that will be delicious, nutritious, and worthy of new

Designer Viruses Could be the New Antibiotics

Postdoctoral Fellow at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Bacterial infections remain a major threat to human and animal health. Worse still, the catalogue of useful antibiotics is shrinking as pathogens build up resistance to these drugs. There are few promising new drugs in the pipeline,

The Sweet Sounds of Music Therapy

If you walk into MALO Health and Wellness Clinic in Rutherford, NJ, you may hear the sweet sound of music playing. But, it isn’t just any sweet music. It’s the sweet sound of music therapy, treating children (and adults) who struggle with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, learning difficulties,

21st Century Dentistry: Why Children Love Lasers

Do kids really love going to the dentist? Most children tolerate having their bi-annual checkups and cleanings fairly well. But then the dentist says a few words that parents of anxious children fear: “Your child has a cavity.” Now is your child going to love the dentist? If your dentist uses a laser to treat the cavity- the answer is

Kaplen JCC Free Alzheimer’s Caring Workshop

In Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association in Recognition of National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

On Tuesday, November 18, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, the JCC will host a special presentation Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors, to help people in the

Join Chesed 24/7 For a Latte and an Entertaining Evening

The Teaneck community invites you to a Night Out for Chesed 24/7, Saturday Night November 15 at 7:30 at Congregation Keter Torah, 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, NJ. Calvary Hospital has generously sponsored the evening so every dollar raised will go directly to help patients and families. The event is ln Chaim Gavriel ben Aron Chanina Hakohen

Livingston Friendship Walk in Life Town Attracted 2500

“Do Amazing Things” was imprinted on the t-shirts–and that’s just what 2,500 people did Sunday, October 26, as they walked, Tweeted, Facebooked and Instagrammed their way through this year’s Livingston area Friendship Circle Walk.

From newborns in strollers to kids on their father’s

How to Provide Support: Siblings, Friends, Partners

The day I was diagnosed with Anorexia both my parents were with me at the doctor’s office, sitting across from me. My parents were the ones involved in my treatment, the people who made sure I was eating each day when I was unable to do so on my own, my supporters and cheerleaders all along my journey. But they were not the only

Yavneh Academy to Hold 10th Annual Road Race

The 10th Annual Yavneh Academy Benjamin Schwartz Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Garden State Plaza. The event, named for the brother of Yavneh parent Mendy Schwartz, provides a wonderful opportunity for the greater community to join the Yavneh Academy family in support of

Are You a Fussy Eater?

Funny how food preferences (or aversions) seem to just be there. There are people who can eat pretty much anything (though there are probably some things they don’t eat). And there are people who eat only a very few things, and it’s probably been that way their whole life. Taste (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, etc.) preferences

The Rabbit Who Wasn’t Late

In May I returned home from my Pesach in Florida to find a white rabbit on my lawn. There are multiple wild rabbits that populate my front and back lawn during the warmer months of the year, but I had never seen a pure white rabbit.

I panicked. I have a love for animals that grew after we first