Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Health Link

‘Fauda’ Comes to Sheba Medical Center

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Sheba Medical Center, which was recently cited by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 10 hospitals in the world, has also played a role in one of the world’s most talked about TV series—”Fauda,” as several pivotal scenes were recently filmed for Season 3 within the hospital.

Healogics Wound Care Center Opens at Hudson Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of HRH) Healogics Wound Care Center at Hudson Regional Hospital, located at 55 Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus, opened earlier this month to offer advanced wound care for people living with chronic, non-healing wounds. Hudson Regional Hospital has partnered with Healogics, the nation’s leading provider of

Touro Releases Video to Debunk Misinformation on Measles Vaccine

(Courtesy of Touro College) Responding to the outbreak of measles in New York, Touro College and University System has released a dynamic video public service announcement presenting facts about the disease and the measles vaccination, and dispelling fictions propagated by anti-vaxxers.

Dr. Alan

Dispelling Myths About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

1. Estrogen causes cancer.

This is probably the most common myth I encounter when talking to women about hormone replacement. I could mention to someone that by taking hormones, you will lose weight, feel great with improved energy and better mood and have reduced risk of heart

Omni Gold Provides Gold-Level Service

Does the thought of selecting an insurance plan for your company cause you anxiety? Are you a solo practitioner trying to find a group insurance plan you can join? Are you getting older and don’t understand the alphabet selection of Medicare plans? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Levi Goldberg of Omni

How to Help Keep Your Kids Safe From Lyme Disease

With the coming of summer, opportunities abound for our enjoyment of the great outdoors. However, as exciting as it is to hike in the woods or have a weekend camping trip, we should be mindful of the dangers of tick-borne infections, specifically Lyme disease. Lyme disease is especially prevalent in children in our area.

Why Does Our Mental Health Matter?

Why does our mental health matter? How do we tend to experience emotions? Do we notice them, acknowledge them or shove them aside? In my experience in the mental health field, I have discussions with my patients on these questions on a daily basis. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, I will review the most common

It’s Never Too Late to Show Your Support

When someone close to you has experienced a loss, the really tough part for them begins after the initial mourning period. The wave of people through their house is gone and there aren’t as many distractions. It can be lonely and the loss of their loved one that much more apparent, which is why showing your ongoing support after

Researchers at Tel Aviv University Discover Potential New Treatment for Epilepsy

(JNS) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis may help epilepsy patients.

Published in the scientific journal Neuron, the findings of Professor Inna Slutsky of the university’s faculty of medicine and school of neuroscience center around the

Mental Illness, Stigma and the Orthodox Jewish Community: Achieving Lasting Change

Do you or someone you know suffer from mental illness? If you answered yes, you are correct. If you answered no, guess again. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from a mental disorder and, just as with cancer or diabetes, the Orthodox Jewish community carries no immunity. Studies show that the incidence of mental illness within

The Institute for Robotic Surgery at Hudson Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of HRH) Ever since being taken over by a new owner last year, the hospital in Secaucus—Hudson Regional Hospital—continues to offer new services for patients.

And the latest is robotic surgery. In response to the lack of minimally invasive surgical options in the area,

Can Pesach This Year Not Be All About the Food?

For months leading up to Pesach, I have watched countless (mostly) women begin to panic and become frazzled about the menu. I get it. We turn our kitchens upside down and want everyone to be fed and enjoy the food during the eight days when there are many restrictions on what we normally eat. We want to find delicious new recipes