Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Health Link

Which Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?


March is National Nutrition Month and the theme for 2018 is “Go Further with Food,” focusing attention on making informed food choices. This could mean starting your day off with a healthy breakfast, incorporating more healthy foods into your daily routine,

Why Does the Baby Wear a Football Helmet?

By Nancy Neiditz

Why is that infant or toddler wearing a football helmet? How many times have you seen a baby stroll by with a pink or light blue helmet on her or his head? No, they’re not

Strengthening Our Emotional Immune Systems

Flu season is upon us and more than ever we are reminded to Purel, wash our hands, drink plenty of fluids and get much-needed rest. There is a conscious effort by our pharmacies to remind us to get the flu vaccine and to ward away any nasty germs that may come our way.

How to Get It All Done as a Working Parent

As a full-time working mom with many therapy clients in the same boat, I’ve heard about and experienced first-hand some of the common challenges faced by busy, hard-working parents. Finding the time to do it all can at times feel very overwhelming. When you add social pressures

Planning in Advance for Shabbat Makes Everything Easier

It’s Wednesday. Do you think wow, it’s Shabbat in a few days? Are your first thoughts what will I make? I am sure that what comes to mind is preparing what is quick, easiest and familiar. But are those foods healthy? Embarking on a journey to change eating habits as a step

Chai4ever Helps a Mother With a Life-Threatening Illness

I lay in the intensive care unit (ICU) pondering the latest devastating news and yet another autoimmune diagnosis. I have been mostly homebound now for 14 years. My son’s innocence was lost early on as he watched me struggling to breathe or to take a step over the years. There is

Two Months to Live

Stan, our conversation really made me think...

In the Parsha of “Vayeira” where the promise of a son is revealed to Sara it is stated (18:11) “Now Abraham and Sarah were old, well on in

The Cold and What We Can Learn About It to Keep Us Healthier

(With thanks to “Emergency Care in the Streets - 5th ed.” Nancy Caroline, MD (dec.), one of the original paramedic trainers in the US and later first director of Magen David Adom in Israel.)

A Thought for the New Year

A common New Year’s resolution usually has something to do with embarking on a weight-loss program or planning to make dietary changes to eat healthier. This is not so surprising after several months of holiday parties, enjoying high-calorie foods and possibly many

OHEL Offers Trauma Assistance in Wake of Brooklyn Fire

(Courtesy of OHEL) Unfortunately, a tragedy took place on the morning of December 18 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where four members of a family died in a fire and three

How to Survive the Holidays

Be prepared; don’t be anxious about celebrating and overeating at the same time. Keep your perspective if you overeat. Life happens and it is most important to bounce back the next day. Typical holiday survival tips are as follows:

•Plan in

Children’s Health Insurance Plan: Alternative Coverage for Low-Income Families

The health of kids matters more than anything else to the parents, and this is why most children’s health insurance plans mostly focus on the speedy access to the eligible treatment and diagnosis at affordable rates. The health insurance policies for kids are meant for kids who are aged

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