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Thursday, January 24, 2019

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First in NJ: Englewood Health Will Use New Tech to Treat Lung Cancer

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at Englewood Health is the first center in New Jersey, and one of the first in the entire nation, to offer lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with Varian Calypso® Anchored Beacon® transponders for lung. The team at Englewood

ABC Nutrition Discusses High Heat Oils

Cooking with high heat for a long period of time can actually burn your oil. Not only does this produce an unpleasant and smoky odor, it can lead to health problems. This is referred to as cooking past an oil’s smoke point. Once an oil reaches its smoke point, it gives off toxic fumes and free radicals that are extremely harmful

Workplace Ergonomics

As we all jump back into our regular work lives and our back-to-work back-to-school routine, many of us are headed back to jobs that will keep us at a desk for most of the day. Long hours hunched over a computer can bring back familiar aches and pains, especially in the hands, wrists and shoulders. As a certified hand therapist, it

Hudson Regional Hospital Holds Annual Law Enforcement Meeting Before High Holidays

(Courtesy of HRH) On September 5, Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) hosted the “Annual Law Enforcement Meeting in Preparation for the High Holidays” organized by the NJ Jewish Business Alliance and NJ Chaplain’s Association. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the upcoming Yomim Noraim, continue to strengthen

Asher Goldstein, MD Opens Hackensack Practice

Teaneck resident and pain management physician Asher Goldstein, MD, has recently moved into a newly renovated office on Overlook Avenue in Hackensack. At the new location, the practice has been rebranded as PAIN + Recovery. Dr. Goldstein will continue to treat patients requiring pain management, and has

The ABCs of Exotic Fruit

Fruits are healthy and delicious snacks that most people eat on a regular basis. When we think of fruits, we often think of apples, bananas, oranges, berries and so on. We come across these fruits almost every day, and to be honest, they can get a little boring after some time. There are only so many ways to

Discussing Medical Ethics With Englewood Health’s Jeffrey Matican, MD

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) You may not know the members of the Medical Ethics Committee at Englewood Hospital—perhaps you’ll never need to. Yet it is important to understand the significant role they play in our community, each and every day. Jeffrey Matican, MD, co-chair of the committee, sheds light on this devoted and

How Oral Health Can Affect Your Overall Healthiness

It is well documented that general well-being begins with the mouth. A healthy mouth promotes overall well-being and health. Bacteria are important components within our mouth. Most of these bacteria are harmless or even beneficial in the right amounts. Proper oral hygiene is paramount in oral health. This includes tooth brushing,

Off Schedule, Out of Control

Dear Occupational Therapist, my 5-year old with sensory processing and regulation difficulties has such a hard time during the chagim. Every activity is a battle. Getting dressed; going to shul; having meals with our extended family. What can I do to help him (and me) over yom tov?

High Holidays in a Hospital?

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) Nobody likes to be a patient in a hospital, especially not during the Yomim Noraim – the High Holidays. But what happens if you are a patient? Will you hear the shofar blowing? Will you be able to attend a beautiful service? Will the staff understand your needs and traditions? Will the rooms or

Jewish Peloton Riders Meet in New York City

Peloton recently held their first ever “Jewish Home-Rider Invasion” (HRI). Peloton is a technology company that manufactures innovative exercise equipment. In 2015 they released their indoor cycling bike, which saw sales skyrocket in 2017. Just this past June, they released a treadmill, which hopes to see the same

Yom Kippur and the Breakfast Myth

As we prepare for the most solemn day of atonement, I would like to share some ideas about fasting, eating and hunger. The prohibition against eating and drinking is the most salient aspect of Yom Kippur. Through the 25-hour fast we work toward achieving atonement. Fasting helps us achieve atonement by providing a physical manifestation of