Monday, September 25, 2017

Health Link

Surviving and Thriving Over the Jewish Holidays

As summer turns to fall and a chill creeps into the warm air, it’s a sign that the Jewish holiday season is upon us. In addition to the spiritual preparation this time of year entails, many of us are thinking about more pragmatic matters – where we will be spending the holidays, what food to

How to Manage Common Running Injuries

We know that we are supposed to exercise to maintain good health and many of us try hard to do so. More than 40 million Americans run regularly, perhaps because it is such an easy sport to take up. Running not only results in good health but, unfortunately, often results in

Cut Out Some Carbs; Lighten Up Your Holiday Meals

Now that school has started and it is only one week until Rosh Hashanah, the holiday season is upon us. What does that mean besides going to synagogue, listening to the shofar, engaging in a time of introspection and evaluation and looking forward to good things for the year to come?

One Smile at a Time: Rambam Surgeons Join International Team in Africa to Correct Facial Deformities

(Courtesy of Rambam Medical Center) When Dr. Omri Emodi of Rambam Medical Center thinks about his summer, a smile

The Not-So-Orthodox Embrace of the New Age Movement

Reviewing: “Alternative Medicine in Halachah,” by Rabbi Rephoel Szmerla, The Israel Book Shop Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-1600913693, 2017

The Role of Muscles in Pain

Muscles seem like they shouldn’t be too hard to understand. Many are superficial and within the reach of the examiner’s or our own hands. We have used terms like strains, cramps and spasm for ages. Trainers, massage therapists and muscle relaxants have existed for years. Yet confusion

Start Off the School Year Healthfully and Nutritiously

School is starting soon! How about jumpstarting the school year with some ideas to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes that can improve your well-being? Two very important areas to focus on are breakfast and snacking.

Surprising Health Benefits of Cherries

(BPT) Have you ever said no to a cherry? Probably not. This juicy treat is simply delicious. And if you’re looking for another reason to indulge, you’ll be

Back to School... ‘Snack Supply List!’

As we all slowly say goodbye to summer, and gear up for back to school for some, and work for others, it’s a good time to discuss the snacks that we choose to take with us every day. As many of you know, aside from being a full time dentist, I also serve as tennis director at Camp Mesorah. Not

Dr. Howard Liss Opens Riverdale Practice

Dr. Howard Liss, a well-known local physiatrist and co-founder of The PM&R (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) Center, and an attending physician at both Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Englewood Hospital, is opening a new office in Riverdale, where he grew up.

Are You Meeting the Recommended Daily Requirements for Fiber?

Fiber is a nutrient present in all plant foods: fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains.  It is the indigestible portion of carbohydrates. Although we cannot digest fiber, it provides many health benefits. Fiber lowers cholesterol, decreases spikes in blood

White Tea May Kill Stubborn Infections

New Orleans—A new study found that white tea could kill certain bacteria that is typically difficult to treat with antibiotics. The study, conducted by Milton Schiffenbauer, Ph.D., chairman of the Biology Department at Touro College, was presented this week at the American Society of

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