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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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White Tea May Kill Stubborn Infections

New Orleans—A new study found that white tea could kill certain bacteria that is typically difficult to treat with antibiotics. The study, conducted by Milton Schiffenbauer, Ph.D., chairman of the Biology Department at Touro College, was presented this week at the American Society of Microbiology meeting held here.

Andropause: Male ‘Menopause’

“One should strengthen himself like a lion to get up in the morning to serve his Creator.”

What is andropause?

Andropause, also known as male androgen deficiency syndrome, is the male equivalent of female menopause. It results from diminished

MPS Supplements Is Changing the Fitness Landscape

Many people make time each day to exercise. Some do it in the comfort of their home and others schedule time to go to the gym and work out. Regardless of the venue, many who work out regularly like to take a pre-workout supplement to help them keep their energy up. There are several such products on the market but when

North Jersey Surgical Is Now a Member of Holy Name Medical Partners

Hackensack practice is now accepting most major insurance plans.

North Jersey Surgical, located in Hackensack, New Jersey, is now a member of Holy Name Medical Partners, the medical center’s physician network comprising more than 100 multi-specialty providers with convenient

New UNESCO Bioethics and the Holocaust Dept. Will Be Chaired by MIMEH Co-Directors

On June 1, Professor Amnon Carmi, head of the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics (Haifa) announced the formation of the Department of Bioethics and the Holocaust of the UNESCO Chair of Bioethics. Co-chaired by Dr. Stacy Gallin (USA) and Dr. Tessa Chelouche (Israel), the mission of this department is to form an international group

Benefits of an AMRAP Workout

In this week’s fitness article, we discuss the AMRAP-style workout. I first discovered the AMRAP from Crossfit, where I have been a member for three years now. As a personal trainer, I have enjoyed bringing this fitness formula into the homes and gyms of my private clients and found it to be very efficient, motivating, and

Adult ADHD: How to Know If You Have It and What to Do About It

Have you ever experienced persistent symptoms of inattention or impulsivity that interfere with your daily functioning? Have you on various occasions tried to start projects at home or at work and not been able to complete them? Does your mind flit from one topic to the next and you have a hard time completing your thoughts? Do you

Vaccines Are Beautiful … But Can They Knock Out Prostate Cancer?

“The Holy One, Blessed be He, gives the refuah (remedy) before the makka (disease),” our Jewish sages wrote.

In 1796, Edward Jenner scratched a boy’s skin and exposed him to cowpox. The boy developed a mild fever and a blister popped up. Six weeks later, Jenner injected the boy with fluid from a smallpox sore. Eureka! No signs

Avita Integrative Care: On the Forefront of Comprehensive Mental Health Practice

Avita Integrative Care (“On the forefront of comprehensive mental health practice”) recently announced the opening of its second office, conveniently located in Fort Lee. A quietly warm and comforting environment welcomes you, and Avita offers a great deal more than your typical psychology practice. If you are looking for a wider range

Chaotic Messaging: When Eating Disorders Enter the Media

I remember the first time I saw an eating disorder portrayed on television. I was 12 years old watching a re-run of “7th Heaven” and one of Lucy’s friends excused herself to use the bathroom after meals. The plot of the show included the discovery that in reality this friend was only changing her retainer, but we should be

Pioneering Physiatrist: Dr. Howard Liss Opens New Private Practice

Dr. Howard Liss, a well-known Englewood physiatrist and co-founder of The PM&R (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) Center, and an attending physician at both Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Englewood Hospital, is opening his own private practice in Englewood and Fort Lee.

Dr.

Celebrating Hand Therapy Week

Happy Hand Therapy Week! For those of you scratching your heads because you have never heard of hand therapy, I will enlighten you. The first week of June is National Hand Therapy Week. During this week, many hand therapists celebrate their profession by spreading awareness and educating the public on the