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What French Women Know About Postpartum Care

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After delivery, newborns are closely followed by a pediatrician every few weeks to make sure they are developing well and are healthy. The mother’s body’s job is largely considered completed when the maternity-ward bracelets come off. All energy and focus shifts to the infant who (surprising to no one) is far more...

White Plains Resident Dr. Meira Orentlicher Receives American Occupational Therapy Association Accolade

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White Plains resident Meira L. Orentlicher, Associate Prof. and Coordinator of Research and Development for the Occupational Therapy Dept. at Touro College School of Health Sciences, is the recipient of the Roster of Fellows Award given by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The Award recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the continuing education and professional development of OT practitioners.

Prof. Orentlicher has been lauded for her leadership in both research and clinical practice of OT, with an emphasis on life-skills training for the developmentally disabled and their families. Throughout her career, she has been a staunch advocate for...

All About Sensitive Teeth

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Since this is the time when many of my patients take vacation, a few interesting questions have been brought to my attention in the past few weeks. These questions are associated with travel and climate change. Yes, these environmental changes can affect our mouths and especially our teeth.

Why do my teeth hurt every time I fly on an airplane?

We find that airplane travel can affects many parts of our body from our circulatory and respiratory systems, as well as our oral cavity. One of the most common causes of these issues is PRESSURE. The altitude at which the airplane is flying causes cabin pressure. This pressure can cause anything from mild sensitivity in our teeth to severe...

Suicide: The One Word We Should Never Avoid

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Local suicide and mental health professionals and volunteers talk about the need to rid the Jewish community of any stigma connected to mental health.

Suicide is not a word that comes across with ease.

Yet, as Shoval Gur-Aryeh, PhD, a clinical psychologist and Jewish Link columnist, explained, there are roughly one million suicide attempts a year in the United States, with one suicide happening every 12.3 minutes.

Often at funerals of shiva houses of suicide victims, we as a Jewish community mostly try to stay in a state of vagueness. We perhaps don’t make eye contact with grieving family members. We might whisper to one another, “So young,” or shake our heads and ask...

Depression and Suicide Prevention Resources

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If you, a friend or family member experiences thoughts about doing self-harm, call 911 immediately, and/or use the following resources:



Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI): NAMI.org or 1-800-950-NAMI

Nefesh International–The International Association of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals: nefesh.org or 201-384-0084

1-800-LIFENET, a free, confidential helpline for New York residents

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