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Friday, October 19, 2018

Health Link

Lena’s Story

Lena, an 82-year-old unaffiliated Jewish woman, was surrounded by numerous people in the cardiac ICU that Thursday morning. Her room was brightly lit, had several balloons and some photographs hanging on the wall. After I introduced myself, Lena introduced me to the people in her room; most of whom were family, and some friends. I

Holy Name Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety

(Courtesy of Holy Name Medical Center) Holy Name Medical Center was again awarded an “A” from The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog) for its hospital safety score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. Holy Name was one of 750 hospitals in the U.S. to receive an “A” for patient

The Cards Are Coming! The Cards Are Coming!

On April 1, 2018, Medicare started to mail new Medicare cards to beneficiaries. The new Medicare cards will remove the Social Security number from the cards. The gender and signature line will also be removed. Medicare is doing this to protect beneficiaries from fraud. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a flyer, “10

Project S.A.R.A.H. Speaks: Why Women Stay

“Why didn’t she just leave him?”

Do we ever find ourselves asking this question after hearing about a woman in an abusive relationship? Parts of her want to stay and parts of her want to leave. Who can help her sort out this problem? Should she leave her husband or stay with him? At

Hearing Loss Can Seriously Impact Relationships

Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss—and you may be one of them, especially if you’ve noticed a negative change in your relationships.

Common signs of hearing loss include misunderstanding words, turning up the television volume and embarrassment in social situations from not

Everest Chiropractic Announces Grand Opening on April 24

Dr. Gabe Nadel, D.C., a graduate of Yeshiva University in 2005 and Logan University in 2010, is opening a second practice in Mountainside, New Jersey, after practicing in Manhattan for the past five years. As an active member of the Teaneck Jewish community and Congregation Ahavat Shalom, Dr. Nadel is excited to be able to serve

New Advancements in Technology Help Patients Avoid Heart Surgery

(Courtesy of Englewood Hospital) Several new advancements in technology used to treat heart disease can potentially help people with heart disease avoid open-heart surgery. Dr. Aron Schwarcz, an interventional cardiologist with Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, explains two of these new tools used in Englewood Hospital’s

TMJ Disorder: Physical Therapy Can Help

Do you suffer from debilitating headaches, neck or facial pain? These can be signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder. Do you experience cracking or popping in your jaw with opening or chewing? Do you find yourself clenching or even holding your breath during the day? Have you had sinus-like pain that was non

Leading Israeli Hospital Partners With Stanford for Medical-Tech Symposium

Rambam and Stanford will hold a joint symposium to explore best practices and cutting-edge developments in clinical medicine, research and medical technology.

(JNS) Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa last month partnered with Stanford University’s School of Medicine for a joint symposium to

Allergies and Dry Eyes

When (if) spring actually arrives this year, it brings with it longer days, kids playing outdoors, the baseball season, open windows and light jackets. But if you are one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, all the good feelings are for naught because you feel miserable for most of April and May.

Documentary at JCC ReelAbilities Film Festival to Shed Light on Jewish Genetic Disorder

(Courtesy of JCC MetroWest) A film about a little-known genetic disorder affecting mainly Ashkenazi Jews (those whose ancestors are from central and Eastern Europe) will be shown on April 22 during the ReelAbilities Film Festival at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, New Jersey. The disorder, known as APBD (adult

JFS MetroWest Launches Support Group for Families of Individuals With Mental Illness

JFS MetroWest is launching a support group for family members of individuals with mental illness entitled “You Are Not Alone—When Someone In Your Family Has a Mental Illness.” The group will provide an opportunity to feel supported by others in a safe and nurturing environment.

The group will be