Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Health Link

Helping Kids Cope: Reassurance, Talking Can Ease Fears

(Courtesy of Tenafly Pediatrics) Hardly a day passes that we don’t hear about a disaster in the news or learn of a terrorist threat. Although most adults are emotionally prepared to deal with such terrible events, most children are not. Even though they don’t usually say anything, children can be profoundly affected by news of

Why Men Should Be Taking Testosterone

I have seen so many of my patients benefit from testosterone replacement. Some of the benefits include improved energy and vitality, better athletic performance with improved workouts, better sexual performance and significant weight loss. I hope that many men can take advantage of this great opportunity to dramatically improve their health

Notes for Parents in the Wake of a Recent Tragedy

Editor’s note: OHEL, in conjunction with Rabbi Akiva Block of the Kesher Synagogue and Rabbi Chaim Hagler of Yeshivat Noam conducted a phone conference with the community in the aftermath of the recent death of a 9-year-old in Englewood. The following is a written summary of some of the key points by speaker Dr. Norman

Dor Yeshorim Does More for Klal Yisroel

Specialized family testing is only one way Dor Yeshorim preserves generations.

(Courtesy of Dor Yeshorim) You may know Dor Yeshorim as a compatibility test, ensuring that you or your children would never have to experience the pain of any genetic disease.

You may not know that hundreds of families with rare genetic

Anxiety: Contributing Factors and Possible Solutions

We live in an increasingly anxious age. There are an abundance of self-help books and articles, in both professional journals and newspapers, on the topic of anxiety and related conditions. Despite this, some would argue in response to the claim that the 21st century is seeing more anxiety than ever, that all ages have their own

PUAH Hosts Advanced Rabbinic Training Seminar On Taharat Hamishpacha and Infertility

(Courtesy of PUAH) Put 18 pulpit rabbis in one room for a week and what do you get?

While this sounds like a good opening line for a drasha, (and you’re probably already inserting your favorite rabbi joke here), the 18 rabbanim who gathered last week for PUAH’s advanced seminar on taharat


Tuesday morning.

As I quickly skimmed the lengthy Jewish census, there was one patient in particular who caught my eye:

Dan P., a 34-year-old male on the hospice floor.

I was about to leave my office to begin my patient

Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Spotlight: Recent Contribution in Literature

A case report and literature review: The American Journal of Orthopedics®

superior mesenteric artery syndrome as a complication of scoliosis surgery.

Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of

The Remedy of Faith

When my good friend Chaim was diagnosed with cancer, at age 17, his life was suddenly and drastically changed. While his high school classmates’ biggest issues were deciding on colleges and gap-year programs, Chaim’s situation made everything else seem trivial. However, he did not allow his condition to consume him. He embraced all

Got a Picky Eater? How to Know When There Is a Problem

Finding a way to get nutrition is an instinct and skill that we are born with. This is why it is so common for babies to be given to the mother for breastfeeding almost immediately after birth. For many babies and mothers this is a process that goes smoothly and easily. As baby grows, he/she is introduced to many new experiences

Ben-Gurion University Develops New Chip for Superior Forensic Blood-Residue Detection

(Courtesy of Ben Gurion University) Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a new chip device that offers superior identification of miniscule blood residues for forensic applications.

Criminologists use luminol to identify microscopic blood drops, as well as low hydrogen

COMMSAR on a Mission in the Picturesque Catskill Mountains