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Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Optimizing Your Thyroid to Optimize Your Health

The thyroid is the key driver of our metabolism. Some of the functions of the thyroid hormone include temperature regulation, metabolism, cerebral function, and maintaining and producing energy. In other words, thyroid determines how we produce energy, how we think, and how we process food and the calories that we eat. Pretty good for a

World’s Top Cardiologists Confer at Sheba Medical Center in Israel

Timing is everything! So when a group of the world’s top cardiologists from Sheba Medical Center in Israel and the Mayo Clinic from Rochester, Minnesota, gathered in Ramat Gan last week for the fifth Mayo-Sheba Cardiovascular & Cardio-Renal Symposium, the global buzz

Jewish Home Celebrates Purim

Families Managing Mental Illness Need More Support

This is an article that I have been thinking about writing for some time now. I am sure that I am not the first to touch on this subject and I hope that I am not the last.

When a family faces a child with a serious medical diagnosis, life turns upside down. Besides the physical challenges,

Tiger Stripes: Lessons From a Recovered Therapist

Part I

I was first introduced to the expression “Tiger Stripes” while scrolling through Instagram. An individual whom I follow who preaches body positivity was discussing “rocking her tiger stripes” as a milestone and marker of motherhood. Tiger Stripes, as I soon

WALANT…Say What?!

Surgery has seen a dramatic technological advancement over the last decade. In some fields of medicine this happens slowly and in others the pace is breakneck. In hand surgery the old dogma of not using lidocaine with epinephrine in the hands for fear of ischemia has gone by the wayside, opening up a whole new frontier of treatment options.

The HRH Orthopedics Dept. Is World Class

(Courtesy of HRH) At Hudson Regional Hospital, we are proud to have a world class orthopedic surgery department. Our surgeons in this department are skilled and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal disorders. Patients complaining of issues with their hands, feet, shoulders, ankles or spine work

Matzah, Marror and Mindfulness

Flour. Water. Eighteen minutes. There are six foods on display on our Seder table and each food has a symbolic meaning. We are instructed to think about the bitterness of the marror. Not once, but twice. On Pesach, we are forced into mindful eating practices, and this opportunity, built into the Haggadah, is the secret to avoiding

Join Project S.A.R.A.H. at 13th Annual Breakfast This Sunday

(Courtesy of Project S.A.R.A.H.) Do you feel lonely, isolated, trapped, like you are “walking on eggshells” around your spouse/partner? Are you losing your self-esteem? These are the questions facing the women in the Project S.A.R.A.H. women’s group.

This group is for women in

Why Do We Hesitate to Reach Out When Someone Dies?

Caring Organizer is a new, free, easy to use, online resource tool for organizing meals and providing support when someone is sick or has lost a loved one. Elisa Udaskin, CEO and Founder, shares her tips on why we hesitate to reach out when someone dies and what we can do to overcome it.

Hundreds of Anglo Israelis Attend Parenting Workshops

(Courtesy of Project YES) Hundreds of parents attended a series of parenting workshops with Rabbi Yakov Horowitz last week in Israel, in the Anglo communities of Modiin, Ramat Beit Shemesh and Efrat.

The events, which included a crowd of 300 people in Ramat Beit Shemesh,

JACS Gears Up for 75th Retreat

In 1979, a small group of Jews, honest about the concerns they faced with addiction, founded and fostered the growth of a self-help organization. They wanted to create a safe space where they could feel whole in recovery. These addicts and alcoholics in recovery had been attending meetings of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA