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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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ABC Nutrition on Pass the Probiotic, Please

Everyone from an infant to a grown man can benefit from probiotics. It seems, however, women may get the most benefit from them. Have you heard the words “flora” or “microbiota?” These describe the bacteria living in your intestinal tract. These are healthy bacteria which prevent women from getting sick, help break down

Technological Advances Spur Better Treatments for Cancer Patients

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) Englewood Hospital’s David Dubin, MD, explains high-tech innovations that are advancing radiation therapy for treating cancer today.

“Our treatment of patients has really advanced just in the last five years with newer, more accurate technology,” shares Dr.

Similac® Introduces First and Only Badatz-Certified Infant Formula in US

(Courtesy of Abbot Foods) Similac infant formula, an Abbott brand and leader in infant and toddler nutrition, is launching Similac Advance Lamehadrin, the first and only badatz-certified (Cholov Yisroel) infant formula registered in the US, considered the most universally accepted certifying agency for those seeking the highest

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Achieves Straight ‘A’s Since 2012

(Courtesy of RWJ Barnabas Health) Saint Barnabas Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is New Jersey’s only hospital to receive a 13th consecutive ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit Hospital Watchdog organization. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is one of only 49 hospitals in the United States to

OHEL Launches ‘Sign of Strength’ to  Confront Increase in Anxiety in Community

(Courtesy of OHEL) Anxiety amongst children and adults has reached epidemic proportions, with statistics bearing out this stark reality. As David Mandel, OHEL CEO says, “Of the thousands of individuals OHEL serves every day, over 650 are challenged by some form of anxiety.”

For many

How to Finish the School Year Strong

As the weather starts to warm up and the school year nears its end, our kids are squirming in their seats and are starting to lose their focus. Can we really blame them? For most of the year, we expect them to sit still in their seats, follow instructions and complete their homework on time. When they don’t succeed, kids may feel

Neural Prolotherapy: An Amazing Treatment for Nerve and Muscle Pain

I have written several articles on prolotherapy and how it can help for a wide range of conditions. These include tendonitis such as tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendonitis, ligament injuries such as ankle and wrist sprains and plantar fasciitis, and joint arthritis affecting almost any joint including knees, shoulders and hips among

The Proverbial Shabbat Meal

I imagine that many of you are reading this article on Shabbat—perhaps Friday evening before or after dinner, or on Shabbat itself as you sip coffee or enjoy the restfulness of these long Shabbatot. Shabbat is a time to reflect and recharge, and yet for so many the message and intention of the day is lost.

Hebrew U Study: Extended Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Increases Risk of ASD/ADHD

New evidence gathered from 132,738 mother-child pairs over the course of three to 11 years by Hebrew University scientists concluded that prolonged exposure can increase the risk as much as 30 percent.

For the first time, prolonged use of medication containing paracetamol or

Lena’s Story

Lena, an 82-year-old unaffiliated Jewish woman, was surrounded by numerous people in the cardiac ICU that Thursday morning. Her room was brightly lit, had several balloons and some photographs hanging on the wall. After I introduced myself, Lena introduced me to the people in her room; most of whom were family, and some friends. I

Holy Name Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

(Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center) Holy Name Medical Center was again awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) for its hospital safety score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. Holy Name was one of 750 hospitals in the U.S. to receive an “A” for patient

The Cards Are Coming! The Cards Are Coming!

On April 1, 2018, Medicare started to mail new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. The new Medicare cards will remove the Social Security number from the cards. The gender and signature line will also be removed. Medicare is doing this to protect beneficiaries from fraud. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a flyer, “10