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Sunday, November 17, 2019

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21st Century Dentistry: Why We Love Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Fluorides primary benefit is that it helps to prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It is especially important for children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years to be exposed to fluoride,

ATTENTION: October is ADHD Awareness Month

Inattentive, impulsive, fidgety, and restless are just a few adjectives used by some parents to describe their child’s behavior. When these behaviors are present, parents may question: Does my child have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? How do I know? What can I do to help?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, 2013),

The Storm Before the Calm: Reflection and Renewal

It’s finally that moment. The minute when the fast day is finally over.

The day has felt like it’s gone on forever and while you’ve worked hard to connect to the services, the hunger has been on your mind.

You settle back at home to finally break your fast, at long last.

And just like that, it’s almost as if the past 25 hours went by in

Energy Talk for Dummies

Seventy shared years of experience in the mind-body therapies and energy medicine has provided us with a toolbox filled with modalities that help explore and expand the possibilities of energy healing for our clients and ourselves. These tools help identify and balance the energies of our Biofield.

The Biofield, as determined by the National Institute of Health

The Flu and You

Recently, while I was attending to a patient at the Paramus office of Tenafly Pediatrics, the mother–let’s call her Mrs. Schwartz-asked me, “Doctor Stiefel, what are your thoughts on the flu?”

Conjuring up my most serious face, I responded, “Mrs. Schwartz, I’m against it.”

Of course, Mrs. Schwartz was probably asking me my opinion about

Israeli Scientists Say Artificial Sweeteners Increase Risk of Diabetes and Obesity

(JNS.org) Contrary to popular belief, artificial sweeteners may actually increase the risk of diabetes and obesity, a team of Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute recently announced.

“Our research findings attest that consuming artificial sweeteners causes the development of the very health problems they’re supposed to prevent,” Dr. Eran

21st Century Dentistry: How to Whiten Teeth

Dark and discolored teeth are caused by a variety of things. They include aging, superficial stains from drinking coffee, cola and wine, smoking, or from taking medications such as tetracycline, diseases and even genetics. In these times, where we are bombarded on a daily basis with pictures of celebrities and their almost unreal white smiles, a question

Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer Proves the Health Benefits of Tea

New York–Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer, a microbiologist and deputy chair of the biology department at the New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), a division of Touro College in New York City, and his students, presented their abstract, The Antiviral Effects of Natural Botanic Extracts at the American Society for Microbiology during a

Reflections, Black and White Thinking, and Rosh Hashana

You’re on a diet. You end up at work/school and midday notice big cookies in honor of someone’s birthday. You figure, why not have one and enjoy yourself? Immediately after you finish eating feelings of guilt set in. “I shouldn’t have done that, what was I thinking?”

Soon your mind wanders. “Well, since I had one cookie and ruined my entire diet, I

Turkey is Largest Source for Islamic State

JNS.org–Turkey is believed to be the largest source of foreign fighters for ISIS. The New York Times reports more than 1,000 Turks are suspected to be fighting for the terror group, many of them disaffected youths attracted to the jihadist group by its ideology and the money it pays its fighters–up to $150 a day. A recent CIA estimate said that Islamic State has

21st Century Dentistry: Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure used to fill cavities or restore chipped and broken down teeth. The process is simple. After the tooth has been shaped, a very mild conditioning solution is placed on it to create microscopic crevices. A bonding agent (liquid resin coupled with a putty-like compound) is then painted on the tooth. The resin, coupled with the crevices,

ALS Treatment

Israel 21C–As the Ice Bucket Challenge raises millions for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an Israeli treatment to ease symptoms and slow the progression of ALS and other incurable neuromuscular diseases is going into Phase 2 clinical trials in three major US medical centers.

Petah Tikva-based BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics’ NurOwn