Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Health Link

Management of Common Running Injuries

We know we are supposed to exercise to maintain good health, and many of us try hard to do so. More than 40 million Americans run regularly, perhaps because it is such an easy sport to take up. Running not only results in good health but, unfortunately, often results in injuries. The vast majority of injuries are as a result of

Help a Loved One Who Is Struggling With Addiction

Rina was desperate to help her son David. Always anxious and withdrawn, David got into drugs during his sophomore year in college. Things went down hill and David dropped out of college and returned home to live with his parents. Life became one long saga of anger, yelling, frustration and worry for Rina as she tried again and

Immunotherapy Initiative Launched in Israel to Combat Cancer

(JNS.org) The Cancer Research Institute, the world’s largest nonprofits dedicated to cancer research, is partnering with the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), the largest charitable organization dedicated to cancer research in the Jewish state, to launch a new initiative to fund and promote research in immunotherapy

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Implants World’s Smallest Wireless Pacemaker

Miniaturized heart device provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology available.

The Heart & Vascular Institute at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is now offering a wireless pacemaker for patients with bradycardia, or slow or irregular heart rhythm. The

The Many Sides of the Body Positive Movement

We’ve all heard about the Body Positive Movement that has recently swept the internet and social media. Celebrities, bloggers and Instagram stars are all influencing the movement by promoting self-love and the importance of feeling confident in one’s own body. This topic comes up all the time in my practice with clients of all ages,

Resolving Conflict to Maintain a Balance

Conflict resolution has been a buzzword for many years, but what exactly is conflict resolution? According to Webster’s, it is “a way for two or more parties to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement among them. The disagreement may be personal, financial, political or emotional.” How simple is it for people to find a

Prolotherapy for Back Pain

In prior issues, I have discussed prolotherapy and how it helps with musculoskeletal pain. Today, I will briefly summarize how prolotherapy works and then focus on how prolo helps back pain. Prolotherapy is a natural treatment that strengthens ligaments, tendons and cartilage. This is achieved by a solution that stimulates a reaction in the

Gottheimer, Menendez, Booker and Pascrell Announce $363,583 Grant for Hackensack UMC

Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker and Congressmen Bill Pascrell (NJ-8) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that Hackensack University Medical Center in collaboration with The Stevens Institute of Technology will be receiving $363,583 in federal funds for cancer treatment research from the U.S. Department of Health and Human

Manage Your September Blues

There is an old Yiddish proverb, “A mentsch tracht und Gott lacht.” Roughly, this translates as “Men plan and God laughs.” Many of you, men and women alike, may feel that this phrase might have been written especially for you. This is especially true when the calendar page turns to perhaps the most dreaded month of all,

The Not-So-Orthodox Embrace of the New Age Movement

Reviewing: “Alternative Medicine in Halachah,” by Rabbi Rephoel Szmerla, The Israel Book Shop Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-1600913693, 2017

In a new book, “Alternative Medicine in Halachah,” Rabbi Rephoel Szmerla attempts to make the halachic case for alternative medical

Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health Makes a Difference in Today’s World

Under the best of circumstances, attending medical school is a daunting undertaking. Add to the equation studying in a country thousands of miles from home with different customs and language. To some, such a situation would be out of the question. However, to those who are up to challenge, the rewards will far

Drink Your Heart Out? The Potential Cardiovascular Benefits of Alcohol

Most people either know someone or is that someone who has said one night, “I’ll just get one drink…” and the rest was history, vaguely recalling the empty bottles, shot glasses and the memories that ensued. Drinking is a complex activity. Most consumers know the potential effects drinking has on the mind and body,