Friday, June 23, 2017

Health Link

What Is True Vision Therapy?

One might think that Vision Therapy (VT) is a new treatment strategy. The truth is that VT actually has been available for some time. Surprisingly, it was initially an ophthalmological approach. During the early 1900s, ophthalmology withdrew from its practice of VT (called orthoptics at the time) and optometry began to utilize its

Treating ADHD in Children—Step 2: Treat the Person, Not the Diagnosis

In the article “Treating ADHD in Children—Step 1: Diagnosis” we established the difficulty and importance of getting an accurate diagnosis before beginning treatment.  This article will demonstrate the importance for the treating clinician of not being overly focused on the diagnosis that took so much energy to establish.

What Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew

As relationship counselors and coaches, we have learned an incredible amount from those we have been privileged to help. Our columns will be our attempts to share some of that in the hope you can make your relationship better.

Today, we focus on men. (Don’t worry. We will talk about women in a column

Building Beautiful Smiles, One Family at a Time

New Rochelle—Dr. Brian Kalb, DDS, can build you a Hollywood smile, and take care of your kids’ cavities as well. With a practice focused on comprehensive cosmetic and family general dentistry, Dr.Kalb also advises families on diets to achieve optimal oral health. “I truly enjoy seeing families, and they enjoy having all their

ARCC and Columbia Medical Center Hold Focus Groups on BRCA Gene Testing

Washington Heights—Should a frum woman get tested to learn if she carries the BRCA gene mutation—which could indicate that she is at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer? Many women in our community—especially those having a history of breast or ovarian cancer in their family—struggle with this question. Many others are only

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!”

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