Sunday, July 23, 2017

Health Link

A Tooth for a Tooth: Dental Implants

With the approach of our new year, this is the time that we introspect and think of new beginnings. Rebirth, change and rebuilding. So it had me thinking. It would be appropriate to write about a hot topic in dentistry. What was once a luxury and now has become a standard of care. A treatment consideration that I think is one of the most revolutionary in our

Heidi Fuchs Joins Touro College of Pharmacy

Heidi Fuchs has been appointed director of admissions, recruitment and external relations of the Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP) in Harlem, the school announced. “We are delighted with this new appointment as we position ourselves for the future,” said Interim Dean Zvi Loewy, PhD. “As TCOP experiences accelerated growth,

Beyond ADHD: Part 3—Impulse Control Disorders

It is important when observing and diagnosing behavior in children to differentiate between aggression and hyperactivity. Hyperactivity is not synonymous with being oppositional or aggressive. Hyperactivity is a defining feature of ADHD, but aggression is not. Similarly, in Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), children are oppositional with

Connecticut Native Wins Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship

New York—David Goldgrab, a fourth-year medical student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Harlem (TouroCOM) has been awarded the 2015 Wellsford and Mildred Clark Memorial Scholarship.

The annual scholarship recognizes outstanding students entering their fourth year of medical school

Resolving Spine and Back Pain: Insights and Solutions

Around the world, back pain is so common that it provides occupation and income to all members of the medical and healthcare professions. Often, patients undergo a wide variety of treatments but still suffer from pain. Why do we have back pain, and what can we do to prevent it?

Some biologists argue that

Ask the Dentist: Healthy Snacks for Your Smile?

As we all slowly say goodbye to summer, and some gear up for back to school and work, it’s a good time to discuss the snacks that we choose to take with us everyday. Most of my patients expect me to tell them that they can only have carrots and celery sticks. True these are healthy, but not what we crave. In previous issues, we have

Ask the Dentist: Why Still So Many Cavities?

Not a day goes by in my office where a patient in my chair doesn’t say, “Why am I still getting cavities? I brush my teeth, and I don’t each a lot of candy!” Agreed, proper tooth brushing (flossing too) and cutting back on sweets will help prevent tooth decay and prolong the health of your teeth. There are many others

What Is True Vision Therapy?

One might think that Vision Therapy (VT) is a new treatment strategy. The truth is that VT actually has been available for some time. Surprisingly, it was initially an ophthalmological approach. During the early 1900s, ophthalmology withdrew from its practice of VT (called orthoptics at the time) and optometry began to utilize its

Treating ADHD in Children—Step 2: Treat the Person, Not the Diagnosis

In the article “Treating ADHD in Children—Step 1: Diagnosis” we established the difficulty and importance of getting an accurate diagnosis before beginning treatment.  This article will demonstrate the importance for the treating clinician of not being overly focused on the diagnosis that took so much energy to establish.

What Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew

As relationship counselors and coaches, we have learned an incredible amount from those we have been privileged to help. Our columns will be our attempts to share some of that in the hope you can make your relationship better.

Today, we focus on men. (Don’t worry. We will talk about women in a column

Building Beautiful Smiles, One Family at a Time

New Rochelle—Dr. Brian Kalb, DDS, can build you a Hollywood smile, and take care of your kids’ cavities as well. With a practice focused on comprehensive cosmetic and family general dentistry, Dr.Kalb also advises families on diets to achieve optimal oral health. “I truly enjoy seeing families, and they enjoy having all their

ARCC and Columbia Medical Center Hold Focus Groups on BRCA Gene Testing

Washington Heights—Should a frum woman get tested to learn if she carries the BRCA gene mutation—which could indicate that she is at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer? Many women in our community—especially those having a history of breast or ovarian cancer in their family—struggle with this question. Many others are only

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