Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Health Link

Vomiting: Keeping Your Child Hydrated

For vomiting children, the main risk is water loss, or dehydration, especially if fever causes them to sweat more or they are also losing fluid through diarrhea. When vomiting is severe or prolonged, a child may lose sodium, potassium and chloride. These minerals have a crucial role in the transmission of nerve impulses and the contraction

Parenting Challenges: Helping My Struggling Adolescent

Adolescents, as they struggle through issues of identity and finding their unique place in the world, will often deal with difficult personal, spiritual and emotional questions that require a venue for discussion and insight. As opposed to perhaps merely hearing something for the first time, teenagers today have already been

National Gaucher Foundation Partners  With JScreen to Offer Free Genetic Testing

The National Gaucher Foundation (NGF) announced that it is partnering with JScreen to offer genetic testing at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. Because of the immense importance of genetic testing, NGF is covering the portion of screening expenses that is typically passed to JScreen participants.


Connecting With the Soul Self

When I was 16 years old I traveled to Israel with my family for the first time. I fell in love. Deeply in love. With the place, the culture, the history, the feeling I had walking through the streets of Jerusalem, climbing Masada, floating in the Dead Sea—everything. We continued to visit Israel each year during the yeshiva

Causes and Treatment for Lower Back Pain in Adolescents

We are all painfully aware of the lower back pain epidemic. To borrow a rather timely, if slightly morbid, phrase from Shemot 12:30—”Ki ein bayit asher ein sham meit”—not a single home has not experienced the dread of lower back pain. In fact, it is estimated that up to 80 percent of Americans will experience lower

Happily Ever After?

Once upon a time, there was a man named Lenny. Lenny grew up in a New Jersey suburb in a Conservative Jewish home. He had caring parents, three siblings and some friends. He had a good job and lived in a wonderful apartment. Life seemed to be going quite smoothly.

Suddenly, Lenny’s life came

So Many Friends and No One to Talk To

A friend and client of mine who is an educator recently sent me a YouTube video by the famous inspirational speaker Simon Sinek regarding engagement with so-called “millennials” in the workplace. The term millennials is used to describe people from the generation born between the early 1980s and the first several years

Bikur Cholim Bergen County Opens Respite Apartments Near Hackensack University Medical Center

Bikur Cholim Bergen County (BCBC) has been servicing our community for many decades under the leadership of Chanie Shmutter and Eva Stern. Most recently, we along with our committees have put forth much effort to expand the organization to meet the many needs of our rapidly growing community. The

How to Manage Those February Blues

Most people who have spent any portion of their life in a climate with cold, long winter seasons are probably familiar with the “February Blues.” They come at that time of year when we begin to feel just so fed up with the harshness of winter, the early sunset and sludge-covered streets, and we yearn for warmer

On One Foot

I recently attended an interactive workshop on senior fitness to better serve this important, unique and growing population. Imagine my surprise when the instructor told us: “Leg strength is where it’s at. The rest is commentary. Google it.” I thought wow, I just learned the entire field of senior fitness—the

The Daily Grind

Time magazine this week calls stress a “modern mental bogeyman.” It is the reason half of us cannot fall asleep at night. We all have stress, and according to the article, most of us do nothing to try and fight it. That’s bad news, considering how stress is linked to a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes and just a general

MS Drug Available in Clinical Trials at Holy Name

Ocrevis, a drug shown to help patients with a particular type of multiple sclerosis, is available through an ongoing clinical trial at Holy Name Medical Center, the only site in northern New Jersey where eligible patients can obtain it. The medicine made the news recently when it was touted as the first drug to consistently help reduce the