Friday, February 23, 2018

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Hearing Aids Are Making Use of Futuristic Technology

(BPT) The primary goal of hearing aids has always been to improve speech understanding. While this hasn’t changed, manufacturers are now building Bluetooth technology in to the most advanced hearing aid microchips. This lets consumers connect to virtually any wireless electronic device.

The Great Surprise

Once upon a time, kidney donation couldn’t have been further from my mind.

Today, it’s part of my reality.

As teenagers, my younger brother and I periodically perused various publications, frequently happening upon inspirational articles about kidney

Bar-Ilan University Cancer Research Project Named #1 Scientific Breakthrough of 2017

(Courtesy of Bar Ilan University) A compound that disables cancer cells, developed by a Bar-Ilan University researcher, has been named by Israel21C as the #1 scientific breakthrough of the year in Israel. Bar-Ilan Prof. Uri Nir identified an enzyme called FerT in the energy-generating mitochondria of metastatic cancer

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Host Smoking-Cessation Program

Eight-session program will be facilitated through the hospital’s Graf Center for Integrative Medicine.

The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is offering an eight-session smoking cessation program beginning Tuesday, January 9. Led by a

OHEL Offers Trauma Assistance in Wake of Brooklyn Fire

(Courtesy of OHEL) Unfortunately, a tragedy took place on the morning of December 18 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where four members of a family died in a fire and three additional survivors were left in critical condition. We are providing the information below to offer support and assistance to families and communities.

You Don’t Need a Miracle—Chanukah and Recovery

I recently returned home from a trip to Israel with my husband—a much-needed vacation and our first official trip together since we were married. We were so thrilled to visit the country we both consider our home, and to do so just in time for sufganiyot (doughnuts in honor of Chanukah) as well as to see friends and enjoy some

Shalom Task Force Featured at International Conference on Abuse

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Shalom Task Force presented at an international symposium in Israel, “Creating Safe Communities, Creating Hope,” which featured training sessions and lectures on a wide range of topics relating to domestic violence and abuse. Organized by the Tahel Crisis Center for Religious Women and

Podiatrist Dr. Daniel Popowitz Joins the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders


Dr. Daniel Popowitz, a specialist in foot and ankle orthopedics, has joined the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CMD). Dr. Jonathan Lewin, MD, spine surgeon and director of CMD, said, “The community is getting a real professional with outstanding skills and personality. Tired and hurting ankles and feet no

Twists in the Tale

I really felt like I knew Jake, even though he never spoke one word to me. He was a loving father, energetic grandfather, devoted husband of over 40 years and a brilliant trial attorney. He enjoyed traveling the world and entertaining. Jake was a hard-working, caring and giving person.

Much of

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Returns From Second Trip to Mazor Robotics

(Courtesy of CMD) It has been an exciting journey for the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders of Englewood concerning their spinal robotics platform.

As was well publicized, last year the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders made a landmark purchase of the Mazor Robotics spinal robot,

Diet and Its Connection to Eye Health

Patients often ask me if it’s really true that carrots are beneficial for eye health. It is indeed true that carrots are a good source of beta carotene, a precursor to Vitamin A, and Vitamin A deficiency is one of the leading causes of blindness in the developing world. However, carrots alone are not sufficient to

A Parent’s Guide to Supporting an Emotional Child


p style="text-align: justify;">How do I control my son’s rebellious behavior? Why is my daughter so sensitive and emotional? Why does my child lock himself in his bedroom from the moment he comes home from school? These are just a few of the questions I frequently hear from parents who are worried about their children and who aren’t sure