Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Health Link

Oh, My Gout!

Gout, once relegated as a disease to the rich and prosperous, is now a condition that has dug its painful claws into the masses, affecting more than 3 million people every year. Gout is a form of arthritis, characterized by severe pain attacks, swelling, and tenderness in the joints. It often attacks the joint by the big toe, a

The All-Too-Common Rotator Cuff Tear

When people think of what orthopedic surgeons do in their everyday practice, fixing broken bones likely comes to mind. In fact, injuries to the soft tissues that support and move us at our joints are just as commonly the reason why patients present to my office, and one of the most frequently evaluated causes of significant upper

Four Ways to Tune Up Your Nutrition and Live Healthier Longer

(BPT) Just about everyone feels like they could use a little extra pep in their day, that surge of energy to get things done and enjoy their favorite activities. This is especially true as we age.

However, very few people actually feel as if they have the energy they need. The stress of modern

Rambam Hospital Physicians Research Complications for Drowning Victims

(Courtesy of Rambam Hospital) Rambam Hospital physicians have discovered that acute kidney injury is a common complication of near drownings, due to lack of oxygen and the fight-or-flight response. Their research points to men being at highest risk for this complication.

According to the World

State and Business Leaders Join NJJBA for Legislative and Business Luncheon

(Courtesy of NJJBA) The North Jersey Jewish Business Alliance (NJJBA—http://www.njjba.com/), hosted its fourth-annual legislative and business luncheon at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey.

After a bustling networking session,

Physician Focus: Yitzhack Asulin

(Courtesy of HRH) As we continue to bring more and more physicians on board to be a part of the Hudson Regional Hospital team, we continue to bring their perspective and medical philosophy to the public at large.

Today, we speak to Dr. Yitzhack Asulin, director of female pelvic reconstructive

Valley Receives $35 Million in Gifts for New Hospital in Paramus

(Courtesy of Valley Hospital) Valley’s plans to build a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Paramus received a significant boost, with two gifts totaling $35 million to The Valley Hospital Foundation. The gifts include $20 million from a long-time Valley supporter who wishes to remain anonymous, and $15 million from The Bolger

Are You Ready for School?

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) Both the New York Giants and New York Jets returned to the field this past week, and soon kids around Northern New Jersey will end their summer fun and return to the schoolyard. And while the eventual start to school is usually full of parent signatures, classroom contracts and sports

Specialty Spotlight: Women’s Health

(Courtesy of Hudson Regional Hospital) When it comes to women’s health, Hudson Regional Hospital knows that trust and confidence can be the most significant factors that come into play when selecting a healthcare facility. It’s essential that the patient can feel secure in their course of care, in addition to feeling that their

New Wheelchairs Facilitate Accessibility for BergenPAC Patrons

(Courtesy of Englewood Health) Englewood Health recently donated four wheelchairs to the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), in Englewood to help ticket holders with physical limitations navigate the facility and provide them with necessary accommodations before, during and after show times.

ABC of Collagen for Joints, Wrinkles and Bones

Collagen makes up nearly 30 percent of the protein in the human body. It is found in all of our connective tissue: bones, joints and skin. Some describe collagen as the “glue” that holds our bodies together. It makes sense when you consider all of the spectacular things collagen does for us. As we get older, our collagen gets

In the Blink of an Eye

She was in Room 5 of the ICU.

Her pastor and two church friends were leaving the room just as I was about to enter. Introductions were made. With teary eyes, they thanked me for my presence, and I thanked them. There is a bond we immediately feel with each other, even though we literally just