Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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MS Swim-In Program Now in 42nd Year

A unique aqua therapy program was established in Bergen County in 1976 by long-time Teaneck resident Ruth Cowan. As a physical therapist, Ruth was aware that body movements that are difficult or impossible for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients could become possible in the water. With the support of the National MS Society’s New

JFSCNJ Hosts Two Free Alzheimer’s Events

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), a nonsectarian health and social service agency, will host two free programs in December for individuals who have Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers and families at the JFS Halpern Building, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

The “Memory Café”

Hudson Regional Hospital Offers Many Successful Outreach Programs

(Courtesy of HRH) As we come to the end of the calendar year, Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) started looking back at what was accomplished this year, 2018, in their mission to build a healthier community, especially with community outreach to the general public and healthcare professionals.


November Is National Diabetes Month

(Courtesy of HRH) November is National Diabetes Month, and Hudson Regional Hospital is here with some tips for preventing type 2 diabetes along with some easy ways to manage the condition if it is something that befalls you.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), diabetes is

Jewish Home Wins National Award Recognizing Parkinson’s Center

(Courtesy of The Jewish Home) The Jewish Home Family of New Jersey has won the prestigious Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the American Public Health Association for its Parkinson’s Center. The center has gained national renown in just two years since it was established to serve those living with a

Training the Next Generation of Orthodox Jewish Mental Health Professionals

The issue of mental health in the Orthodox Jewish community is fraught with emotions and complexities and often remains on the periphery. However, the reality is that mental health issues are indeed prevalent within the Orthodox community, just as they are common in other communities.

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Open Enrollment 2019: Rates Decreased Seven Percent, New Self-Employed Options

It’s that time of year again, now through December 15 is Open Enrollment, the time to enroll in health insurance plans for 2019. You have questions, we have answers. Small businesses, self employed or single member businesses, groups, families and individuals all have options. Let’s start by choosing a health plan that suits


(Courtesy of HRH) Run-Hide-Fight was the message given by Kristin Hyman, chief of EMS at Hudson Regional Hospital to members of the Passaic-Clifton kehila last Sunday. Eighty people participated in a shiur entitled, “Survival Training,” which included “Surviving an Active-Shooter Event,” “Stop the Bleed” and

Electrolysis: Not for Vanity, for Quality of Life

As an electrologist, I am greatly dismayed whenever I learn that the emotional and psychological discomfort of a woman who suffers from hirsutism (unwanted body hair) is dismissed as mere vanity. I know that my services to help women permanently remove unwanted body hair positively affect their quality of life.

The Pittsburgh Tragedy and Mandatory Education

(Courtesy of HRH) It is with a heavy heart that we write this article in light of the tragic anti-Semitic attack in Pittsburgh. We extend our condolences to the victims and their families and all of Klal Yisroel, and we stand united against this senseless, brutal attack.

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Chani Teigman Creates a ‘24 CT Fitness’ Family

“Working out is a part of who I am and a major part of my day. I want to help bring that feeling to others.”

This is the mantra of Englewood’s Chani Teigman, a fitness instructor for over 14 years. As a cycling instructor at Flywheel in Englewood and Scarsdale, and a teacher at The Gym in

Shalvah, Orthodox Jewish Drug Rehab, Comes to NJ

The disease of addiction is often misunderstood. Addicts and alcoholics are frequently viewed as people with defective characters or flawed personalities whose morality or values are skewed. It would be considered inappropriate to judge and disparage someone because he or she is afflicted with a