Monday, June 26, 2017

Health Link

Food Pouches: Friend or Foe?

Since having my first child nearly 10 years ago, I have seen many changes in baby equipment and trends. Yet nothing worries me more than the foil food pouches that have become ubiquitous in every diaper bag. My youngest child is 18 months old, and they’re in mine, too. I have watched my son suck down a pouch in 20 seconds flat

PUAH Holds Annual Women’s Health Conference

PUAH’s annual conference in Jerusalem, which took place Tuesday, June 6, drew close to 1,100 participants. The conference, intended as an educational event for women who work in fields related to PUAH’s scope of activities, attracted doctors, nurses, midwives, mikvah attendants, bodkot taharah and more.

Why Is It So Important to Stay Hydrated?

Does the common recommendation of drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day sound familiar? Well it is, because that is what people are told, because it generally applies as a rule to most people’s needs. However, the temperature outside, exercise routines and circumstances like pregnancy affect and change the recommendation.

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Do you laugh when you hear this phrase in exercise class? Do you wonder what possible difference it could make where breath comes from? The next time you hear breathing reminders or cues in class, listen up! Those fitness professionals aren’t joking, they are doing their job! Mastering proper breathing technique takes time, practice and a

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

I am frequently told throughout the day by patients that their teeth are sensitive. Many have felt this way for years, and others have just begun to experience this phenomenon. 

“My teeth are sensitive to cold!”  

“Sometimes they hurt when I

New ‘Life-Changing’ Israeli Heart Treatment Could Benefit Millions

(JNS.org) Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Sheba Medical Center have developed a new method for treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The treatment prevents heart failure by reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system and plaque in the arteries.

The Dangers of 13 Reasons Why—and Why Education Is Paramount

Suicide prevention is a serious topic, certainly nothing to joke about or romanticize. Yet, the recent Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, portrays the disturbing life and untimely end of life of a high school student, arguably in just such a romanticized manner. In the show, the protagonist justifies her suicide by blaming others,

Why More Jewish Parents Are Banking Cord Blood

Cord-blood stem cells have the extraordinary potential to save lives and safeguard children’s health. In the past, young, Jewish, first-time parents saw the extra expense of cord blood banking, with annual fees and high set-up costs, as a downside to the investment.

Now, through Westchester-based Maze

Practicing Religion Has Health Benefits—But Not for Everyone

New York—A new study has found that partaking in religious activities can improve your mood, but it may only help you if you are sincere about your religious beliefs. The study, presented at Touro College Research Day, found that engaging in religious activities is beneficial for those who truly embrace their religious beliefs.

Israeli Start-up BiomX Aims to Eliminate Need for Antibiotics

(JNS.org) The Israeli start-up BiomX, which last week completed a $24 million round of financing, is aiming to replace the need for conventional antibiotics by developing treatments that selectively eliminate bacteria.

BiomX’s treatments are developed using phages—special viruses intended to

What’s the Deal With Fluoride?

Fluoride. What is it? What does it do? Who needs it? And where do we find it? These are all questions that come through my office daily. I recently realized that fluoride is a big mystery to many patients as well as referring health professionals. Its perception and guidelines are constantly changing (like many

Natural Ways to Support Infant Health During Pregnancy

(StatePoint) In the last 10 years, scientists have learned that having enough beneficial gut bacteria is a critical component of overall health. Now, research shows that ensuring newborns have sufficient exposure to probiotic bacteria during infancy and early childhood can give them a head start on lifelong wellness.

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