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
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
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
One year ago, I decided to go on a diet. Never in a million years did I anticipate what would happen next!
I was heavier than ever, cringing every time I looked in the mirror. My energy was non-existent, my mood cranky and my health deteriorating. You can imagine how that impacted my role as a wife,
Completing three months in his new practice, Dr. Josh Smilow, DMD, is proud of all that Smilow Family Dentistry has to offer. Knowing that many people don’t enjoy going to the dentist, he makes a special effort to meet the needs of his patients. “My office is newly renovated and is equipped with the latest technology to
A new stem-cell technology with the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is now in development by the Israel Prize laureate responsible for the blockbuster multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Rebif.
Prof. Michel Revel’s company,
A thousand years ago, human life expectancy was not even close to what it is in 2015. There have been so many advances in medicine, that a baby born today can be expected to live well into their eighties or even nineties. With that in mind, we need to talk about teeth. Adult teeth start to come in around age 6, and by age 13 most of us have
What is slavery? Slavery refers to a condition in which an individual is owned by someone else and is therefore entirely under the control of another person. A slave cannot eat, sleep, rest, create, or make any kind of personal choices without the approval of his or her master. During the Pesach holiday, we retell the story of our
“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never harm me.” No one believes that. Hurt that comes from being taunted, and jokes and miscommunications at any age, are compounded when left unresolved.
Feelings are designed to be felt and then let go. Stored life events lead to a kind of
Bob the Builder is a well-known, stop-motion CBBC/PBS television show about Bob and his trusted friends who work on construction sites, making repairs, and doing renovations. Bob and his friends often encounter issues and his catch-phrase is “Can we fix it?” to which his characters respond, “Yes we can!”
It’s never an easy decision with which to come to terms. We would all like to honor our parents and elderly loved ones by keeping them at home with their families and providing them with the love and care they need. But oftentimes things get to a point where we simply can’t do for our loved ones all that they need. If that time should