Monday, January 21, 2019

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Sheba Med. Center International Summit Attracts Top American Hospital and Healthcare Execs

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Bringing together leading healthcare executives from the USA, Canada, UK, EU and Israel, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, hosted an international summit last week to discuss the future challenges facing hospitals.

The Sheba Summit 2018 focused on

Letting Ourselves Go

There’s an expression I heard again recently that shook me up just a little inside. I’ve heard it countless times in my life—in snippets of conversation, on television shows or in books, in whispers between two individuals.

“She’s really let herself go.”

Cannabis and New Developments in Pain Management Are Examined in Light of the Opioid Crisis

Jerome Adams, the current surgeon general, recently declared the opioid crisis as a public health emergency. In 2017, the NIH (National Institutes of Health) reported that opioids were responsible for 49,068 deaths—an alarming statistic.

In a search of alternative medications to treat pain,

Concierge Service Available in Hudson Regional Hospital Emergency Room

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) “George, this is Dan G. (name changed), and I’m coming to your ER with a man with a very serious head wound—blood is pouring out down his face. He got hurt visiting one of our construction sites. Please alert them that we are coming.” This is the mobile phone call that George

It’s That Time of Year: Medicare Open Enrollment

Every year between October 15 and December 7, a period known as “Open Enrollment,” Medicare beneficiaries can make changes in their Medicare coverage. The Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey (SMP), a Federally funded program of the U.S. Administration for Community Living, believes that if you know your options you can avoid being

ABC Nutrition Figures Out Fermented Foods

Fermented foods have long been prized for their numerous health benefits for centuries. What does fermented mean? These are foods that have been through a special processing in which natural, healthy bacteria feed on the sugars and carbs that are present in the food. Economically, fermented foods are relatively inexpensive and stay

Chai for Lyme Promotes Lyme Disease Awareness

Life for Lyme (Chai for Lyme) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote Lyme disease awareness and support. Founded by Esther Honig and other individuals who have been affected by this disease, the organization offers a variety of services to those dealing with late-stage and chronic Lyme. Using support groups, a

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar Planned at Hudson Regional Hospital

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) For many people, weight loss (or bariatric surgery) has typically been viewed as something of a last resort. Meaning after trying all those diet fads, juice cleanses and insane workout routines, they will find a bariatric surgeon. However, new trends have emerged that indicate

Don’t ‘Overlook’ Addiction

Asher Goldstein, MD, and his exemplary staff at Overlook PAIN + Recovery are helping patients suffering from chronic and acute pain conditions with non-opioid treatment options including interventional pain procedures and physical therapy. Overlook PAIN + Recovery also offers a unique program that helps people with opioid

Let’s Talk About Anxiety

Anxiety in teens and children is increasingly common, and it’s the most prevalent mental health diagnosis among adolescents in the U.S. In spite of that, it’s rarely discussed openly in our community, which largely continues to stigmatize mental health issues. An upcoming screening of a powerful documentary intends to jumpstart

Former NYPD Officer Finally Finds Pain Relief at HRH

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) As a police officer for the New York Police Department for 20 years, Gary Parlefsky has seen it all and has felt it all. A high-impact job of keeping New York City’s streets clean and safe contributed to a back injury and significant chronic pain, causing discomfort all the way from

Englewood Hospital’s Dr. Mindy Goldfischer Discusses Breast Health

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) Growing up in a home surrounded by impressionist paintings, Mindy Goldfischer, MD, was taught by her parents to appreciate art. When looking at radiological studies in medical school, she found image interpretation similar to art interpretation, and she gravitated to the field of radiology.