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Sunday, December 08, 2019

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Your Special Needs Child and the Dentist

A visit to the dentist can potentially be a difficult experience for any child. For a child with special needs, however, a dental visit can present unique challenges. Children with special needs often present to the dentist a background of multiple previous hospital or doctor visits and are therefore especially apprehensive. Extra time and

Winter Clothing Horrors!

My daughter is five years old and seems to hate her clothes. Most of the time we muddle through but when the weather turns cold we have a battle every morning. She does not want to wear sleeves, or a jacket, or tights or leggings. Some days it’s a struggle to get closed shoes on her! I feel like I’ve tried everything and nothing seems

Beat Higher 2016 Healthcare Costs with Improved Selection and Regulation

If you took a look at your calendar lately, you’d notice that 2016 is plainly in sight, and the “Open Enrollment” period for 2016 insurance coverage has already begun. If you are enrolled in an individual health insurance policy, stay tuned.

Under new ACA-inspired regulations, individual health

Yeshiva University Student Medical Ethics Society Conference Spotlights Medical and Jewish Perspectives on Pediatric Health Care

On October 25, more than 200 people gathered at Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus for the Ninth Annual Fuld Family Medical Ethics Society (MES) Conference, presented by the Yeshiva University Student Medical Ethics Society and the YU Center for the Jewish Future. Focusing on medical and Jewish perspectives on pediatric mental and physical

Does Eating Healthy Fats Make You Fat?

Dear Coach Gila,

I look forward to reading your column and I’m impressed by the different topics that you cover within health and wellness. I understand that your mission statement is not only about losing weight, but rather about the health of the entire person, and additionally the

Praising Our Children: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much?

A friend in our community approached me recently to suggest a topic for this column. He reflected on the common practice of giving children medals, awards and trophies regardless of how much effort they put forth or whether or not they perform well. A great example of this is in youth sports in which it’s common practice to award

To Diet or Not to Diet

Dear Coach Gila,

I am reaching out to you with a confused state of mind. I have been carrying around an extra 25 pounds for the past few years. Since August, I gained almost 10 more pounds. First the kids were home, I wasn’t able to get to the gym and I really wasn’t making the best eating choices. Then came the

Pediatric OT Webinar Series Offered for Parents and Teachers

Events feature Dr. Chaye Lamm Warburg, Dr. Rona Novick and Dr. David Pelcovitz

Dr. Chaye Lamm Warburg, director of Teaneck’s Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services, will be one of this year’s presenters as part of the Hidden Sparks Without Walls webinar series for parents and

What My Engagement Ring Taught Me

Many of you know that almost two months ago my now fiancée, then boyfriend, Shachar, popped the question. I’ve run into many avid readers who have all asked, “When are you going to write about him; are we going to get any details?” I plan to keep the full bio and love story to myself for now, but there is one aspect of this

Help! My Baby’s Not Rolling

Dear Therapist,

“Our 10-month-old baby is still not rolling over. She is a happy and content baby and whenever we sit her down on the floor, she can stay in that position for long periods of time, playing and cooing. If she wants something, she starts crying and we usually give her whatever she wants.

Nursing Homes Cost a Fortune; Planning Ahead Does Not

Okay, let’s make a quick assessment: Can you afford an extra $117,000 a year? How about $69,000 a year? Or even $48,000 a year?

Chances are that you cannot, certainly not for several consecutive years. If you’re among the lucky ones who could swing it, it would pain you to deplete so much of your

Maintaining the High After the Holidays

The chagim have just ended and, if you’re like me, you’re still bathing in the spiritual afterglow. With one holiday after another, it’s a religious, spiritual and cultural whirlwind experience. Now that Simchat Torah has come and gone, we find ourselves, once more, knee-deep in the mundane world. Whether it’s driving a car