Friday, July 28, 2017

Health Link

To Juice or Not to Juice- That Is the Question!

By Melissa Papir, RDN

Despite overwhelming reports of America’s obesity problem and the subsequent governmental push to lose weight, being healthy is actually on the rise. Grocery stores like Whole Foods are “cool” places to shop in, toting the eco-friendly and recently fashionable paper

Treating ADHD in Children: Step 1—Diagnosis

When parents suspect their child may have ADHD and bring that child into my office, there are two questions they want answered quickly: (1)What is wrong? and (2) What can be done about it? The first step in the treatment of any medical or psychological disorder is to get an accurate diagnosis. The diagnosis of Attention Deficit

Resolving Visual Dysfunction in Childhood: An Interview With Dr. Joel Warshowsky

Riverdale—It became clear that optometry was Dr. Joel Warshowsky’s calling when Professor Nathan Flax, Chief of Optometry at the SUNY College of Optometry, taught him that instead of refashioning contact lenses, he could actually reshape a person’s way of seeing by utilizing vision therapy and related therapeutic practices.

Health Benefits of Chocolate?

Now supermarkets boast aisles filled with every type of kosher for Pesach snack, but the snacks I brought along on my family’s Chol Hamoed outings when I was young were basically limited to chocolate bars. Although chocolate was not a regular item in our year-round pantries, on Pesach our cabinets were loaded with chocolate bars, just in

Mental Health and Recovery in the College Years

I ran the Recovery House at Rutgers for five years and also worked in the counseling centers in two locations. The center in Newark served a campus with 13,000 students and had four full-time clinicians and another six part-time ones. The New Brunswick center served a campus of 55,000 and had about 40 clinicians, most of whom were full

Stem-Cell Therapy for ALS, Diabetes

A new stem-cell technology with the potential to treat neurodegenerative diseases including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is now in development by the Israel Prize laureate responsible for the blockbuster multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Rebif.

Prof. Michel Revel’s company,

What We Can Learn from “Bob the Builder”

Bob the Builder is a well-known, stop-motion CBBC/PBS television show about Bob and his trusted friends who work on construction sites, making repairs, and doing renovations. Bob and his friends often encounter issues and his catch-phrase is “Can we fix it?” to which his characters respond, “Yes we can!”

Green Tea and Beyond

Vanilla chai tea can be a great calorie-free alternative to hot cocoa or apple cider. Here are some other things to keep in mind when relaxing with a steaming cup of tea: Most health benefits attributed to tea are found when consuming green, white, or black tea. These teas come from the plant Camellia Sinensis, and the positive

Jewish Welfare Board Has Mitzvah Project to Honor US Jewish Troops

Did you know that there are more than 10,000 Jewish men and women serving in the US Armed Forces aboard ships and stationed on bases around the world in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Korea, Japan, Guam, Germany, England, and Italy?

For nearly 100 years, in times of peace and in times of war, JWB

Herd Immunity and Measles: Why We Should Aim For 100% Vaccination Coverage

Assistant Professor of Biology and Adjunct Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University

The measles outbreak traced back to Disneyland has spread to eight states, with as many as 

How to Beat Winter Weight Gain

When we think of snow days, we often imagine curling up with hot cocoa, marshmallows, and whipped cream, buttered popcorn and chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven all while watching a DVD in the living room. As cozy as this scene sounds, regularly consuming calorically dense foods in the winter can be a dieter’s downfall. In fact,

The Stresses and Strains of Backpacks

To worried parents, they can look like pack mules on two legs—students who carry a load on their minds and a load on their backs. A backpack loaded with books may cause strain rather than success. Many studies have shown that heavy backpacks place significant stress on children’s spines and may lead to back pain. A recent study

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