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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Health Link

Changing Genes

Genetics is a popular topic and one that always raises great interest. What genetic testing can be done and what is not halachically permitted? What are the ramifications of genetic testing and what can we do with the information? And what is medically available?

One question often posed is

Post-Yom Tov Detox

What do most people do on January 1? They make resolutions! They write lists of ways to make themselves feel better, including exercising as well as sleeping more, eating better and spending more quality time with friends and family. What do Modern Orthodox Jews do after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur? Different kinds of resolutions

What to Do If You’re Having a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

A favorite bedtime story in my family is called “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst. The book is about a little boy named Alexander who has one of those tough days when everything seems to go wrong. “I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got

What Are the Dangers of Sugar? Do We Eat Too Much of It?

There are always different theories about what foods are healthy and which foods cause diseases. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation is to consume less than 10 percent of total calories per day from sugar. Most of us consume much more than that from eating large amounts of refined foods. This does not only prevent

Say Less and Learn More

“I love what you’ve done with your hair, the change is beautiful!”

“It looks like you’ve lost weight; what’s your secret?”

“You look like you’ve gained weight recently; have you stopped working out?”

Father Knows Best

Esther was an 82-year-old woman with a pale face and graying hair, staring at the bare white wall opposite her. I entered her dimly lit room in the cardiac unit of the hospital. After my brief introduction, Esther informed me that although she might be listed as “Jewish” on my census, she is not a believer in God and has not

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Causes Breast Cancer Is Fake News!

In a recent article, I explained the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement (BHRT) for women. I will briefly summarize those benefits here and you can get more detail from my website, njhormones.com

Women who take bioidentical

Give Us Life

The Annual Meeting of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Geneva showcased a number of interesting presentations. One study from a Scottish group explored the impact of cancer treatment on fertility.

Who were the subjects of the

New Small Business Health Insurance Options in NJ

Do you fit into the category of small business enrolled in the group health insurance market, and you’re tired of yearly increases in premiums with few options??

Read on. This article is for you!

No need to wait until open enrollment or renewal when you are a

Busting Myths and Misconceptions About Osteoporosis

(BPT) One in two women over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis in her remaining lifetime. Despite its prevalence, there are many myths and misconceptions about this “silent” disease. These myths may be a reason why osteoporosis is underdiagnosed and undertreated.

A Personal Tribute to Dr. John Sarno

Recently, a 93-year-old man who had a profound impact on my life passed away. He was not a family member or a rabbi. In fact, he wasn’t Jewish, and I actually only spoke to him two or three times in my life. But in the past 23 years, there was rarely a week that went by where I didn’t mention his name to someone and speak about his

Learning From Tragedy: Rising Above It All

Imagine having all you need, your dream house, your dream job, your dream car and then imagine losing it all. The emptiness, the hurt, the desperation, the crisis, the anxiety and the fear all come rushing into our heads and the emotions of hopelessness commence to pour into our consciousness.