Friday, November 22, 2019

Health Link

Can a Dentist Cure Headaches?

We all know that if you have tooth pain, you should see a dentist. What you may not have known is that a dentist can help with your migraines as well. Migraine headaches are different from an everyday tension headache, as anyone who has ever experienced a migraine can tell you. A migraine can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation

Eating the Colors of the Rainbow

You may have heard the catchphrase “eating the rainbow,” but without the reference to a breakfast cereal. Nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, or other health and wellness advisors use the phrase to get people—especially children—to incorporate more fruits and veggies in their diets. The truth is it really is more than a

ARCC and Columbia Medical Center Hold Focus Groups on BRCA Gene Testing

Washington Heights—Should a frum woman get tested to learn if she carries the BRCA gene mutation—which could indicate that she is at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer? Many women in our community—especially those having a history of breast or ovarian cancer in their family—struggle with this question. Many others

Keeping Summer Safe for Kids: Bumped Heads and Other Falls

Winter is finally over, and everyone is excited to be spending more time outside. With the change in seasons, we should remind ourselves about some of the different hazards that await us and our families as we become more active. One of the most common sources of injury, and one of the biggest causes of spring and summer parental panic, is

Gum Disease and the Whole Body Connection

Periodontal disease is a common condition that affects the supporting bone and gum structure around the teeth. Also known as gum disease, half of all American aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly

Star Pediatric Home Care: Helping Children Shine, One at a Time

Star Pediatric Home Care Agency was founded by pediatric nurses with many years of managerial experience in the home care setting. The Director of Nursing and owner of Star Pediatrics, Marina Stengart, has over 30 years of experience working in this field with 13 years experience as a nurse in both the PICU and NICU of a highly prestigious

To Juice or Not to Juice: That Is the Question!

Despite overwhelming reports of America’s obesity problem and the subsequent governmental push to lose weight, being healthy is actually on the rise. Grocery stores like Whole Foods are “cool” places to shop in, toting the eco-friendly and recently fashionable paper bag. With kale and goji berries becoming nutritional celebrities,

Resolving Visual Dysfunction in Childhood: An Interview with Dr. Joel Warshowsky

Riverdale—It became clear that optometry was Dr. Joel Warshowsky’s calling when Professor Nathan Flax, Chief of Optometry at the SUNY College of Optometry, taught him that instead of refashioning contact lenses, he could actually reshape a person’s way of seeing by utilizing vision therapy and related therapeutic practices.

How to Get Picky Eaters to Pick Wisely

Dear Coach Gila,

Question: I follow you on Facebook and while I am extremely impressed with all the healthy meals you prepare for your family, my kids are really picky and would never eat any of your healthy snacks or meals. I know that the pizza, pasta, chicken nuggets and fish stick

The Story of Roy

A series of events brought me to train as a chaplain in a local hospital. One does not need to be a Rabbi or a Priest (contrary to what many believe), but one does need to want to help people on an emotional/spiritual level as they struggle with various challenges. I visit people of all faith denominations and very often get to know

Weight Gain and The Latest Sweetener

The FDA has approved yet another artificial sweetener to place in our sodas, sweets, ices, baked goods, and even our milk.

Aspartame was 200 times sweeter than sugar, and the new product—Advantame—is 20,000 times sweeter! So the intense sweetness of this new product is either a tribute to how sickly

For the Parents of Young Adults With a Substance Abuse Disorder

According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (the most recent survey available to us) and the latest findings by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), these are the percentages of young adults, aged 18 – 25, that do the following:

39% of full-time college students report engaging

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