Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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Faces of ICSN: Tali Ayal

At the age of 62, Tali Ayal, a retired educator, active volunteer and grandmother, was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. Now, eight years after treatment, she shares how blessed she feels to be on the other side of the helping hand that got her through the hardest four years of her life.

Even in Hopelessness, You Are Not Alone

There is a low place where people feel as if a fog has overtaken them, when the simplest efforts feel like “too much” and when the future seems distant and vast, holding little comfort.

This place of hopelessness, whether for your own struggle or situation or for a loved one’s, can feel

Treatment of Lumbar Disc Disease: Myths and Facts

“Eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives” is the introductory line of so many articles about back pain. From my experience, that number is low! A very large percent of individuals with low back pain have a problem with their lumbar discs (the shock-absorbing jelly doughnuts)

Changing Genes

Genetics is a popular topic and one that always raises great interest. What genetic testing can be done and what is not halachically permitted? What are the ramifications of genetic testing and what can we do with the information? And what is medically available?

One question often posed is

Post-Yom Tov Detox

What do most people do on January 1? They make resolutions! They write lists of ways to make themselves feel better, including exercising as well as sleeping more, eating better and spending more quality time with friends and family. What do Modern Orthodox Jews do after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? Different kinds of resolutions

What to Do If You’re Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

A favorite bedtime story in my family is called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. The book is about a little boy named Alexander who has one of those tough days when everything seems to go wrong. “I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got

What Are the Dangers of Sugar? Do We Eat Too Much of It?

There are always different theories about what foods are healthy and which foods cause diseases. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation is to consume less than 10 percent of total calories per day from sugar. Most of us consume much more than that from eating large amounts of refined foods. This does not only prevent

Say Less and Learn More

“I love what you’ve done with your hair, the change is beautiful!”

“It looks like you’ve lost weight; what’s your secret?”

“You look like you’ve gained weight recently; have you stopped working out?”

Father Knows Best

Esther was an 82-year-old woman with a pale face and graying hair, staring at the bare white wall opposite her. I entered her dimly lit room in the cardiac unit of the hospital. After my brief introduction, Esther informed me that although she might be listed as “Jewish” on my census, she is not a believer in God and has not

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Causes Breast Cancer Is Fake News!

In a recent article, I explained the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT) for women. I will briefly summarize those benefits here and you can get more detail from my website, njhormones.com

Women who take bioidentical

Give Us Life

The Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Geneva showcased a number of interesting presentations. One study from a Scottish group explored the impact of cancer treatment on fertility.

Who were the subjects of the

New Small Business Health Insurance Options in NJ

Do you fit into the category of small business enrolled in the group health insurance market, and you’re tired of yearly increases in premiums with few options??

Read on. This article is for you!

No need to wait until open enrollment or renewal when you are a