Friday, June 23, 2017

Health Link

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

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

The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know This Summer

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

Calvary Hosts Event on Halachic End-of-Life Care

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

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Changes Lives

Several months ago, I met an adorable baby named Adam*. Adam is the first baby I have met who was born in part due to my services as a pelvic floor physical therapist. When I first met Adam’s parents, Sarah and Jonathan, they had been married for approximately one year without ever having consummated their marriage. Despite multiple

Women May Benefit From Fall-Risk Screening

New York—Physical therapists should consider screening women for fall risks, according to a study that was presented at the Touro College Research Day show.

Organized by the Touro Research Collaborative, Touro College Research Day was held May 3, at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the

When the Disorder Walks Into the Room Before I Do

“What exactly do you do?”

- I’m an eating disorder therapist.

“Oh, wow. What made you choose that field?”

-Well I’ve wanted to go into counseling since I was young, but it was actually my own struggle

Is Your Mouth ‘Stressed Out’?

Over the past two decades, I have tracked a pattern throughout my patient population that I feel has directly impacted their oral health. This has been noted by comprehensive examination of patients of all ages, from toddlers to the elderly. It is nature for some, and nurture for others. It can be harnessed and controlled by few,

High-Intensity Statins Are No More Effective Than Regular Statin Therapy

New York—Patients who were on lower-dose statins did just as well at lowering their cholesterol as those who were on moderate- to high-intensity statin medications, according to a new study presented here at Touro College Research Day. The results call into question newer recommendations that advocated for more aggressive treatment of

Toothbrushes: How Do I Choose?

From the time we’re young, we’re taught that using a toothbrush regularly is one of the best ways to keep our teeth and gums healthy. We hear that echoing of our parents, and now many of us as parents to our children, “Don’t forget to brush your teeth.” Seems simple enough. But have you gone to the toothbrush aisle

Do I Really Need to Floss?

Since we are now in the season of spring cleaning, “turning over” and scrubbing our tiles with old toothbrushes, I figured it’s time to take another look at how we clean our mouths. Brush, floss, rinse...you’ve heard it many times leaving the dental office, but the question is: what do you do with that priceless advice?

Researchers: Fertility Treatments Do Not Increase Cardiovascular Deaths in Women

Beer Sheva—Women undergoing fertility treatment are not at greater risk for future cardiovascular complications or death, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center.

The study was recently presented at the 36th Society for Maternal-Fetal

Chores, Every Child’s Six-Letter Dirty Word

If you’re like a lot of parents, you tend to brace yourself when telling your children to clean up or to do chores. You know you’re being reasonable and fair. You know all children need to learn responsibility and good habits. So, it isn’t that you question yourself. It’s just that, perhaps, you expect a lot of push-back

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