Saturday, May 26, 2018

Health Link

It’s Time for Rejection of Diet Culture

At the start of the secular new year we often hear the buzzword “resolution.” Individuals post collages of memorable photographs from the past year, a caption highlighting the highs and lows and then an intention set for the upcoming calendar year. These resolutions may include a way of tending to and fostering the progress and

Holy Name Medical Center Named Among Only Five Hospitals in NJ and NY to Achieve Five-Star Quality Rating

Medical center was recognized again as the highest rated hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union counties.

Holy Name Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in New Jersey and New York and the only hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union counties to achieve a five-star

Brain Researchers Gain Greater Understanding of How We Generate Internal Experiences

Ramat Gan, Israel—Our mental life is rich with an enormous number of internal experiences. The diversity of these experiences is astonishing. We can vividly recall an episode from childhood as well as what we did just five minutes ago. We can imagine and plan in detail our next

Stay Safe on the Mountain This Winter

(BPT) You can feel it in the air: The ski and snowboard season has arrived, and some areas in the U.S. are already open for business. As snow sports continue to gain popularity, millions of people will be hitting the slopes this winter. During the 2016-17 ski season, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) reported that

Hearing Aids Are Making Use of Futuristic Technology

(BPT) The primary goal of hearing aids has always been to improve speech understanding. While this hasn’t changed, manufacturers are now building Bluetooth technology in to the most advanced hearing aid microchips. This lets consumers connect to virtually any wireless electronic device.

The Great Surprise

Once upon a time, kidney donation couldn’t have been further from my mind.

Today, it’s part of my reality.

As teenagers, my younger brother and I periodically perused various publications, frequently happening upon inspirational articles about kidney

Bar-Ilan University Cancer Research Project Named #1 Scientific Breakthrough of 2017

(Courtesy of Bar Ilan University) A compound that disables cancer cells, developed by a Bar-Ilan University researcher, has been named by Israel21C as the #1 scientific breakthrough of the year in Israel. Bar-Ilan Prof. Uri Nir identified an enzyme called FerT in the energy-generating mitochondria of metastatic cancer

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to Host Smoking-Cessation Program

Eight-session program will be facilitated through the hospital’s Graf Center for Integrative Medicine.

The Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is offering an eight-session smoking cessation program beginning Tuesday, January 9. Led by a

OHEL Offers Trauma Assistance in Wake of Brooklyn Fire

(Courtesy of OHEL) Unfortunately, a tragedy took place on the morning of December 18 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where four members of a family died in a fire and three additional survivors were left in critical condition. We are providing the information below to offer support and assistance to families and communities.

You Don’t Need a Miracle—Chanukah and Recovery

I recently returned home from a trip to Israel with my husband—a much-needed vacation and our first official trip together since we were married. We were so thrilled to visit the country we both consider our home, and to do so just in time for sufganiyot (doughnuts in honor of Chanukah) as well as to see friends and enjoy some

Shalom Task Force Featured at International Conference on Abuse

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) Shalom Task Force presented at an international symposium in Israel, “Creating Safe Communities, Creating Hope,” which featured training sessions and lectures on a wide range of topics relating to domestic violence and abuse. Organized by the Tahel Crisis Center for Religious Women and

Podiatrist Dr. Daniel Popowitz Joins the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders


Dr. Daniel Popowitz, a specialist in foot and ankle orthopedics, has joined the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CMD). Dr. Jonathan Lewin, MD, spine surgeon and director of CMD, said, “The community is getting a real professional with outstanding skills and personality. Tired and hurting ankles and feet no