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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Health Link

Take Your Hands Back

Have you ever wondered why your hands hurt? Why you often get numbness or tingling in your hands? Why you have trouble holding onto things or even drop things and don’t realize it? The cause may be more common than you think. Carpal tunnel syndrome is an extremely common problem that affects up to almost 6% of the adult

What’s New at Hudson Regional Hospital? Everything!

(Courtesy of HRH) If you ask a friend or neighbor who works at Hudson Regional Hospital, “What’s new?” you better have a few minutes.

That’s because the last 18 months have seen major changes at the Secaucus hospital, with many more enhancements on the way in the second half of

Treatment of Panic Disorder

A 35 year old woman is driving on the Garden State Parkway in a rush to get to an appointment when suddenly she is seized by terror, heart palpitations and shortness of breath. She pulls over to the side of the road unable to drive any further. A month later, though she has gotten up the courage to drive on local roads, she is not able to

The Multiple Uses of Low-Dose Naltrexone

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) has been used for a wide range of conditions. There have been 177 conditions for which LDN has been reported to benefit. Most of these are case reports and case series (reports of several patients), which are anecdotal, though several randomized and double blind studies have also shown positive results. Read on and

New Study: Sunscreen Absorbs Into the Bloodstream

(Courtesy of Hydrochic) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has published a new study showing that several chemicals found in sunscreen enter the bloodstream at high levels in as little as one day. What’s more, daily use of sunscreen can cause some ingredients to remain in the body even after discontinuing use. The

What the Fertility Doctor Wishes You Knew: An Interview With Ellen Goldstein, MD, FACOG

What does it take to become a fertility specialist?

The short answer? Lots of years of medical training! The longer answer is that fertility specialists are sub-specialty trained OB/GYNs, which means that I first went through four years of undergrad schooling, then four years of medical school, another

Holy Name Now One of Only 4% of US Employers to Offer Student Loan Repayment Program

Program offers eligible employees the opportunity to reduce student loan debt.

(Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center) Holy Name Medical Center today announced the launch of its student loan repayment program, becoming one of just 4% of U.S. employers to offer this type of benefit to employees. According

Pregnancy Lessons From a Recovered Therapist

Part II

In my last column, I spoke about “tiger stripes” and my experience in my pregnancy; I shared the lesson I learned about my changing body and how I didn’t need to love the changes, but I did need to remind myself of the bigger picture, be patient with myself and not “punish”

Daughters of Israel Celebrates ‘National Skilled Nursing Care Week’

Daughters of Israel brought staff throughout all disciplines, from housekeeping and dietary, to nursing and social services, to celebrate “National Skilled Nursing Care Week,” together with the Home’s nearly 300 residents. Created by the American Health Care Association, Daughters of Israel joined other skilled

Robotic Surgery Provided at Hudson Regional Hospital

What is robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, allows surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than has been possible with conventional surgical techniques. Robotic surgery is usually associated with

Hudson Regional Hospital Complements Germ-Fighting Arsenal With Surfacide System

(Courtesy of HRH) Hudson Regional Hospital has purchased Surfacide UV-C emitting tower systems that will be used to kill superbugs, or multi-drug-resistant organisms, including C. diff, MRSA, VRE, CRE and Acinetobacter in all its operating suites, labor and delivery suites and isolation rooms.

The Risks of Atherosclerosis

Recently, a woman in her late 60s came to my office with discomfort in her left thigh after walking several blocks to shul on Shabbat. Lately she had noticed that the pain had also begun to involve her left calf. The pain was worse when she walked up hills or when she pushed herself. She had sciatica in the past and was worried