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You Don’t Have to Live With Back and Neck Pain Anymore

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Sponsored content from Joint Effort Chiropractic & Westchester Spinal Decompression Center

The article originally appeared in Westchester Healthcare Newspaper’s Top Doctor’s Issue

Back and neck pain can be debilitating, and Dr. Jonathan Donath DC, MS is out to change that.

An expert in a variety of non-surgical pain...

Do We REALLY Need to Floss?

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Welcome back to school and the fall grind at work. Summer was warm, but felt too short, as always. There was one hot topic this summer that was discussed almost every hour in my office by every patient who came in. It wasn’t the Trump-Clinton race. It wasn’t the Rio Olympics. And even though I love tennis, it wasn’t Wimbledon, the U.S. Open or the defeat of the top seeds in the tennis world. The hot topic was (drum roll...) flossing!!

For those of you following current events, newspaper headlines and the 11 o’clock news, you understand. For all others who may have been vacationing and not keeping up, it all happened on August 2. Breaking news. New York Times article “Feeling...

Connecticut Undergrad Mentored by Israel’s Top Scientists at Bar Ilan University

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Jerusalem—Twenty three select undergraduate science majors from Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women—including one from New Haven, CT—spent the summer in Israel participating in the sixth annual “Summer Science Research Internship” program, a joint initiative with Bar-Ilan University (BIU) that allows the students to gain hands-on experience in emerging scientific fields while being mentored by Israel’s top scientists.

The program ran from June 22 to August 9, and allowed students to conduct intensive research in Bar-Ilan’s state-of-the-art research laboratories under the guidance of top BIU faculty members, including those from the Institute for Nanotechnology...

The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know This Summer

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Over this past year, stories about the Zika virus have been dominating headlines across the world. The media explosion began after the first case was recorded in Brazil in February. Previously unheard of in these areas, Zika cases started to pop up all over Central and South America. Since then, the media has been abuzz with pictures of the devastating birth defects caused by the virus, and news about the 2016 Summer Olympics being hosted in Rio, the country with the highest number of confirmed Zika cases. America’s attention has been grabbed.

What do we do with this information? What does it mean for us here, this summer, in northern New Jersey? Should the risk of Zika in...

Calvary Hosts Event on Halachic End-of-Life Care

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Bronx—Calvary Hospital—in collaboration with the National Association of Chevra Kadisha (NASCK)—hosted its second event for rabbis on “Halachic End-of-Life Care: Practical Information Every Community Rabbi Should Know.” The objective was to educate people on the complex issues surrounding end-of-life (EOL) care under Jewish law, so that people can make the right decisions for their families.

The program featured presentations by Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, founder of NASCK; Rabbi Mordechai Willig, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva University and three physicians from Calvary—Michael J. Brescia, Christopher C. Comfort and Alma Carrington. The event attracted rabbis, lay people and students...

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