Sunday, October 21, 2018

Health Link

The ABCs of Exotic Fruit

Fruits are healthy and delicious snacks that most people eat on a regular basis. When we think of fruits, we often think of apples, bananas, oranges, berries and so on. We come across these fruits almost every day, and to be honest, they can get a little boring after some time. There are only so many ways to

Discussing Medical Ethics With Englewood Health’s Jeffrey Matican, MD

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) You may not know the members of the Medical Ethics Committee at Englewood Hospital—perhaps you’ll never need to. Yet it is important to understand the significant role they play in our community, each and every day. Jeffrey Matican, MD, co-chair of the committee, sheds light on this devoted and

How Oral Health Can Affect Your Overall Healthiness

It is well documented that general well-being begins with the mouth. A healthy mouth promotes overall well-being and health. Bacteria are important components within our mouth. Most of these bacteria are harmless or even beneficial in the right amounts. Proper oral hygiene is paramount in oral health. This includes tooth brushing,

Off Schedule, Out of Control

Dear Occupational Therapist, my 5-year old with sensory processing and regulation difficulties has such a hard time during the chagim. Every activity is a battle. Getting dressed; going to shul; having meals with our extended family. What can I do to help him (and me) over yom tov?

High Holidays in a Hospital?

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) Nobody likes to be a patient in a hospital, especially not during the Yomim Noraim – the High Holidays. But what happens if you are a patient? Will you hear the shofar blowing? Will you be able to attend a beautiful service? Will the staff understand your needs and traditions? Will the rooms or

Jewish Peloton Riders Meet in New York City

Peloton recently held their first ever “Jewish Home-Rider Invasion” (HRI). Peloton is a technology company that manufactures innovative exercise equipment. In 2015 they released their indoor cycling bike, which saw sales skyrocket in 2017. Just this past June, they released a treadmill, which hopes to see the same

Yom Kippur and the Breakfast Myth

As we prepare for the most solemn day of atonement, I would like to share some ideas about fasting, eating and hunger. The prohibition against eating and drinking is the most salient aspect of Yom Kippur. Through the 25-hour fast we work toward achieving atonement. Fasting helps us achieve atonement by providing a physical manifestation of

Oh, My Gout!

Gout, once relegated as a disease to the rich and prosperous, is now a condition that has dug its painful claws into the masses, affecting more than 3 million people every year. Gout is a form of arthritis, characterized by severe pain attacks, swelling, and tenderness in the joints. It often attacks the joint by the big toe, a

The All-Too-Common Rotator Cuff Tear

When people think of what orthopedic surgeons do in their everyday practice, fixing broken bones likely comes to mind. In fact, injuries to the soft tissues that support and move us at our joints are just as commonly the reason why patients present to my office, and one of the most frequently evaluated causes of significant upper

Four Ways to Tune Up Your Nutrition and Live Healthier Longer

(BPT) Just about everyone feels like they could use a little extra pep in their day, that surge of energy to get things done and enjoy their favorite activities. This is especially true as we age.

However, very few people actually feel as if they have the energy they need. The stress of modern

Rambam Hospital Physicians Research Complications for Drowning Victims

(Courtesy of Rambam Hospital) Rambam Hospital physicians have discovered that acute kidney injury is a common complication of near drownings, due to lack of oxygen and the fight-or-flight response. Their research points to men being at highest risk for this complication.

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State and Business Leaders Join NJJBA for Legislative and Business Luncheon

(Courtesy of NJJBA) The North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA—http://www.njjba.com/), hosted its fourth-annual legislative and business luncheon at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey.

After a bustling networking session,