Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Health Link

This Stuff Really Works

I haven’t written for a while because I have been totally overwhelmed with everything going on in my life. Here’s a brief overview. My youngest daughter is getting married, and we’re working on infinite details for the wedding. I had also been booked as a speaker at a Pesach program, and I had to prepare several talks. At the

The Case for Neurogenesis and Our Diet

What exactly is neurogenesis and how does it affect people? Neurogenesis is the process by which stem cells and progenitor cells generate neurons. Our brain health depends on many factors. Firstly, addictions to heavy alcohol consumption hurts our brain as well as other drugs. In 19991, a Yale study of the brain demonstrated that adult

Coffee: The Perk-Me-Up Panacea?

When the barista hands you that cup of coffee, you’re buying more than that liquid caffeine. You’re buying into a social status, an experience and a phenomenon that has swept the cultural hemisphere for quite some time now. Java has become ubiquitous with established coffee bars and shops everywhere. One cannot walk a

The Power of the Mind-Body Connection

Do you ever feel sick to your stomach on your way to a blind date? Do your palms get sweaty whenever your boss’s name appears on the caller ID? Or have you been finding it hard to get your diabetes under control, despite lots of encouragement from your doctor? We’ve all experienced some variation of these situations at

Therapeutic, Splashing Fun

Children love to play in the water. From toddlers to teenagers, bath-time to swim-time, water activities mean splashing and fun. The Therapy Gym, a one-stop shop for pediatric PT, OT, speech, and behavioral therapy, now offers aquatic therapy all year round. So your child who loves to be in the water can now benefit from

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Do you laugh when you hear this phrase in exercise class? Do you wonder what possible difference it could make where breath comes from? The next time you hear breathing reminders or cues in class, listen up! Those fitness professionals aren’t joking, they are doing their job! Mastering proper breathing technique takes time, practice and a

Holy Name Medical Center Is Only NJ Hospital Named ‘Best Places’ to Work

Teaneck—Holy Name Medical Center is once again the only hospital in the state that is on the list of Best Places to Work, according to NJBIZ magazine. Since 2006, Holy Name has made the list every year, ranking among the top 50 large companies across the state.

“This achievement reflects the

The Importance of Maintaining Eye Health

Many athletic men, women and children are constantly looking for ways to “up their game.” Even with their very busy schedules, men and women spend countless hours practicing the sport they love before the “big game.” Children spend their after-school hours, weekends and summers participating in sports activities as well.

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Holds Fifth Annual Yoga on the Lawn

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades will host its fifth annual all-level yoga class on Sunday, June 11, 9-10:30 a.m. Held on the expansive JCC camp field, this free outdoor class will be led by an inspirational team of JCC yoga instructors, including Alison Miller, Robert Hoon, John Quirk and Jill Schwalbe, with a special introductory

New ‘Life-Changing’ Israeli Heart Treatment Could Benefit Millions

(JNS.org) Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Sheba Medical Center have developed a new method for treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The treatment prevents heart failure by reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system and plaque in the arteries.

Israeli Start-up BiomX Aims to Eliminate Need for Antibiotics

(JNS.org) The Israeli start-up BiomX, which last week completed a $24 million round of financing, is aiming to replace the need for conventional antibiotics by developing treatments that selectively eliminate bacteria.

BiomX’s treatments are developed using phages—special viruses intended to

Highland Park’s Cong. Ahavas Achim Plans Caregiver Support Group

A new four-session support and education group for members of the community caring for parents or spouses either at home or in a facility will be held on Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Ahavas Achim. The group will be facilitated by Tzippy Russ-Fishbane, LCSW from the Wilf Campus for Senior Living and will be a forum for