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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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New Drug Therapy Could Improve Brain Function and Life Expectancy in ALS Patients

BEER-SHEVA, Israel—Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers are developing a new therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores the central nervous system’s (CNS) immune defenses and increases life expectancy.

ALS, also known as

Neural Therapy: A Novel Treatment

Neural therapy is a treatment that is useful for many pain and internal conditions.

Neural therapy aims to improve health of the autonomic nervous system by balancing the input between sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. This is by use of a local anesthetic, procaine, placed in targeted structures

Ticks: Know the Facts

Spring and summer are upon us and our patients are hopefully going to be outdoors more and more.

We have begun to get many phone calls, like we do every spring, about tick bites. Tick bites generate a lot of anxiety among parents because of the fear of Lyme disease and other infections spread via

The Recovered Body

The task of truly defining and explaining recovery from an eating disorder is one that I do not take lightly. When I stand in a room full of students or adults and describe my journey with an eating disorder, one of the first occurrences to take place is the sweep of the eyes over my body, as if my history with an eating disorder

The Dangers of 13 Reasons Why—and Why Education Is Paramount

Suicide prevention is a serious topic, certainly nothing to joke about or romanticize. Yet, the recent Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, portrays the disturbing life and untimely end of life of a high school student, arguably in just such a romanticized manner. In the show, the protagonist justifies her suicide by blaming others,

Practicing Religion Has Health Benefits—But Not for Everyone

New York—A new study has found that partaking in religious activities can improve your mood, but it may only help you if you are sincere about your religious beliefs. The study, presented at Touro College Research Day, found that engaging in religious activities is beneficial for those who truly embrace their religious beliefs.

Why More Jewish Parents Are Banking Cord Blood

Cord-blood stem cells have the extraordinary potential to save lives and safeguard children’s health. In the past, young, Jewish, first-time parents saw the extra expense of cord blood banking, with annual fees and high set-up costs, as a downside to the investment.

Now, through Westchester-based Maze

Your Pain Solution: How Prolotherapy Works

In my last article I gave an overview of prolotherapy. We reviewed what is involved with the prolotherapy treatment and when prolotherapy is used. I have included the information on my website www.regenerativehealingcenter.com. Today I am going to give you more details about how

Women’s Eye Health

In honor of Mother’s Day, I will discuss women and eye health. There are many diseases that cause vision loss. The most common diseases are: age-related macular-degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. According to Prevent Blindness America, which is a volunteer organization that fights blindness and

Your Pain Solution: How Prolotherapy Works

In my last article I gave an overview of prolotherapy. We reviewed what is involved with the prolotherapy treatment and when prolotherapy is used. I have included the information on my website www.regenerativehealingcenter.com. Today I am going to give you more details about how

How Can We Help Our Traumatized Children?

Developmental trauma is a serious condition that hinders children in our society without our knowledge it is even happening. Take for example the case of a bright young 8 year old who was attending a yeshiva in Passaic County six years ago. At that age his IQ was determined to be 175. This young boy was overzealous in learning

Experience With the Office-Based Kyphoplasty Technique

Here at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, we recently compiled data after a one-year experience with over a dozen procedures of office-based cement augmentation of spinal fractures, in the setting of osteoporosis. Compression fracture of the spine is a painful and debilitating condition that affects tens of thousands of patients