Sunday, October 21, 2018

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The Next Steps Toward Recovery

Substance-use disorders are prevalent and rising in the United States. According to the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, nearly 21.5 million people across the United States suffer from abuse or dependence to substances such as alcohol, drugs and prescription opioids. Indeed, we continuously hear substance-abuse

Tips From an Emergency Room Doctor

Barbara Schreibman, MD, FACEP, associate chief of emergency medicine and medical director of EMS, has been an ER doctor at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for over 25 years. Here she offers tips and insights into emergency medicine.

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“Thank you for coming. You are the first person to sit and speak with me all day,” he said.

Abe, an unaffiliated Jewish 68-year-old man, was admitted to the hospital for severe abdominal pain whose source was still undetermined (though it seemed very probable that it was cancer), in addition

Think Well, Eat Well, Move Well

Diets work. I love them all. Any time you are in a calorie deficit you will lose weight. Unfortunately, the actual definition of diet is “a temporary food plan.” If you are a person of great willpower, you might be able to follow the often extreme restrictions. You might even enjoy the high you get during the losing phase of

Touro College of Dental Medicine Celebrates First White Coat Ceremony

(Courtesy of Touro College) Today, 105 students of the inaugural class of Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) at New York Medical College received their white coats and pledged to focus on service to the community in keeping with the mission of the school. This summer, these students will begin caring for patients at

Project SEARCH Connects Students With Disabilities to Job Opportunities

High school students with disabilities share insights on benefits of job skills training program.

(Courtesy of PROJECT SEARCH) High school seniors who participated in a Bergen County job skills training program called Project SEARCH held a joint press conference with Holy Name Medical Center

BRCA Founder Outreach Study Pioneers Model to Increase Access to BRCA Genetic Testing

(Courtesy of BFOR) A team of leading experts in the fields of cancer research and genetics will soon launch the pilot phase of a new, independent research initiative in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Boston: the BRCA Founder Outreach Study (BFOR), which is designed to increase access to one of the most common tests for hereditary

Overweight? Testosterone May Save Your Life

Note: If you are an overweight man, I am talking to you, so I am writing this article for you in the second person.

Obesity is an epidemic. Among adult men, 70 percent are overweight. When you are overweight you are likely to have increased visceral fat. This is fat around the organs such as the liver,

‘Life for Lyme’ Provides Invaluable Guidance on Elusive Yet Debilitating Disease

Leah, an 8-year-old girl, was complaining of headaches, backaches, dizziness and nausea. After months of specialist visits, hospital stays and batteries of tests, there was no diagnosis in sight.

Chaim, a perfect student, suddenly lost interest in yeshiva, had insomnia and couldn’t get up in

Summertime Safety

As the summer all too slowly nears, it’s important to review some outdoor safety basics. Number one is sun safety. Playing outside and swimming are always enjoyable experiences for children, but sunburns are not. The sun is strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. so minimizing sun exposure during these times will help

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Receives 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center) Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has received the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals that have prevented the occurrence of serious, potentially avoidable complications for patients during

How to Prevent and Treat Poison Ivy

If you like hiking or gardening, here are some tips to help you enjoy your time outdoors without bringing home a poison ivy rash.

Prevention Tips

  1. 1. Before you go outside, look up photos of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac online so you can