Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Health Link

Long-Lasting Relief of Shoulder Pain With Prolotherapy

In prior issues I have discussed prolotherapy and how it helps with musculoskeletal pain. Today I will briefly summarize how prolotherapy works and then focus on how prolo helps shoulder pain. Prolotherapy is a natural treatment that strengthens ligaments, tendons and cartilage. This is achieved by a solution that stimulates a reaction in

Mazyar Ghanaat, MD, Joins Englewood Hospital

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) Mazyar Ghanaat, MD, recently joined the cancer team at Englewood Health. As the director of urologic oncology at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, he intends to bring fresh eyes to a field that is in the midst of dramatic scientific and technological progress. Prior to coming

Understanding Diabetes

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and find yourself wondering what the diagnosis means to you, you are far from alone. Over 30 million Americans carry a diagnosis of diabetes, with nearly 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year. Diabetes can be frightening, as it can be associated with many other conditions such as heart

The Hubbub Behind Honey

Inside that innocuous yet ubiquitous bear bottle sits that golden nectar, aka honey, a product that holds real estate in most people’s and bees’ homes alike. It’s basically a pantry staple, utilized in baked goods, dressings and sauces, or marinades for your meats. Honey has been the “bees’ knees,” gaining popularity

Smaller Plates Don’t Help You Eat Less

(Courtesy of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Tricking the brain into eating less by serving food on a smaller plate doesn’t necessarily work, according a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, who found that when people are food-deprived, they’re more likely to identify a portion size accurately, no

The Hunger Games

When it comes to health and fitness we know that eating right and exercising more are essential components. But we humans are emotional creatures; knowing the benefit of food and exercise is not enough to spur us into action. Your actions are affected by the thoughts you have, and the things you tell yourself. So, if you want to transform

You Can Begin a Workout at Any Age or Skill Level

(BPT) Our bodies crave exercise at all ages, whether that means daily walks, fitness classes or a night of dancing. Although physical fitness may look different at age 65 than it did at 20, being active on a regular basis is still important to maintaining health and well-being.


Preventive Health Focus: Radiology

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) While radiology has typically been a field of medicine utilized as something after a patient incurs an injury or issue, radiology is heralded in the hospital world as one of the best options for preventive health. From a mammogram to screenings for colorectal cancer to interventional

Is Caregiving in Your Financial Future?

If you’re a Gen-X or Millennial household, there’s a looming monthly expense you may not have included in your budget: the cost of caring for aging parents or extended family.

A March 2018 study from a major U.S. life insurer, titled “Financial and Lifestyle Costs of Caregiving” found

Get Stroke Smart: You Could Save a Life, and It May Be Your Own

(BPT) Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has some type of stroke. Even though stroke is a leading cause of disability in America, it is largely preventable and treatable. As May is American Stroke Month, it’s the perfect time to brush up on the facts to stay as healthy as possible.


Spotlight on Dr. Daniel Popowitz

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) As Hudson Regional Hospital develops new relationships with physicians in our community who utilize the cutting-edge technology we have brought to our facility, we’d like to bring their medical perspectives into focus in our new ongoing series “Physician Focus.”

Establishing Rules and Boundaries Around Technology: Is There Really a Problem?

In our previous article we discussed how the summer experience can provide youth with a break from technological devices. Having our kids away without their devices provides parents with an invaluable opportunity to rethink and reset some of the household rules related to the use of technological devices in the home.