Thursday, August 22, 2019

Health Link

The Risks of Atherosclerosis

Recently, a woman in her late 60s came to my office with discomfort in her left thigh after walking several blocks to shul on Shabbat. Lately she had noticed that the pain had also begun to involve her left calf. The pain was worse when she walked up hills or when she pushed herself. She had sciatica in the past and was worried

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Receives Consecutive A’s in Patient Safety

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas) For the 15th consecutive time, Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston was awarded an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Saint Barnabas is the only hospital in a seven-state area, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Spotlight: Bergenfield Ambulatory Surgical Center

(Courtesy of CMD Staff) In the latest development for the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CMD) of Englewood, the group has taken significant ownership in Bergenfield Surgical Center.

Bergenfield Surgical Center was built several years ago with the help of MSA Surgical

Hudson Regional Hospital Is Ready for Emergencies

(Courtesy of HRH) Let’s hope you never have an emergency requiring you to be taken to a hospital, but if you do, consider the services offered by Hudson Regional Hospital.

Hudson Regional Hospital Emergency Department is a full-service emergency department with the ability to care for

Hudson Regional Hospital Hosting Summer Community Activities

(Courtesy of HRH) Hudson Regional Hospital is proud to announce a variety of summer community activities this season, including an EMS-specific educational series this summer to complement our free health screening events, the Inaugural Hudson Regional Hospital Foundation Golf Outing & Summer Mixer and the return of the Summer

Destigmatizing Mental Illness

On May 5, mental health experts, rabbis, educators, law enforcement representatives and community members gathered at Yeshivat He’Atid to discuss the scope of stigmatizing mental illness and the impact it has on sufferers and their loved ones. Mental health disorders and addiction are difficult to handle and feeling stigmatized

In Lieu of Bat Mitzvah Gifts, Ayelet Poupko Gives Back

Englewood resident Ayelet Poupko has seen her share of tragedy. Her younger sister Chana passed away at the age of 2 ½, following 18 months of cancer treatment at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center. In the years since, the Poupko family has

Dr. Philip Green of Columbia Cardiology Opens Bergen Practice

Dr. Philip Green, an interventional cardiologist with a specialty in vascular disease, is pleased to announce the opening of his new location in Elmwood Park. This new location will provide all current and prospective patients the added convenience of seeing the doctor at a state-of-the art office space with a local

Q&A on Hip Arthroscopy With The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders

What is hip arthroscopy?

Like arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee, hip arthroscopy is where we use small instrumentation through tiny incisions around the hip joint to treat certain problems and sources of pain that previously required open surgery. Minimally invasive surgical approaches have

Let’s Talk About Heart Disease Prevention

Start when you are young... continue when you are older.

How can we prevent heart disease?

When it comes to preventing heart disease, the ideal is to establish good heart health habits when you are young. This is because the body becomes

Bergenfield Appears on List of Eight NJ ‘Healthy Towns’

(Courtesy of Quality Institute) The New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute has issued its annual New Jersey “Healthy Town” designation to eight communities participating in the Mayors Wellness Campaign (MWC), a program of the Quality Institute, in partnership with the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

The Ultimate Family Meal

We have just completed the holiday of Pesach, the highlight of which is the Seder. A 2016 USA Today article reported that up to 70 percent of all American Jews take part in a Seder. What makes the Seder so special? While the evening’s unique foods and songs hint at the answers, there is a more fundamental reason that we look