Monday, January 27, 2020

Health Link

Meet the Staff of Recovery at the Crossroads

Recovery at the Crossroads is an addiction center in Washington Township, offering specialized programs to help overcome drug addiction. See below for information on their exceptional staff:

Ann Marie

Addiction Challenges a Parent’s Love

In my present life, I welcome the opportunity to write on the topic of addiction. But, this was not always the case. Life experiences, knowledge, and the healing of time has brought a clarity of thought and feelings to be shared. For some, this article may include  new information and insight on the effect of addiction on

Go Ahead - Take a Nap!

(SPM Wire) Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived, which can have unpleasant and even dangerous effects. And while a nap can alleviate fatigue, increase alertness and improve mood, for years napping was considered to be a pastime more appropriate for little children and the sick than healthy adults.

Addiction Challenges a Parent’s Love

In my present life, I welcome the opportunity to write on the topic of addiction. But, this was not always the case. Life experiences, knowledge, and the healing of time has brought a clarity of thought and feelings to be shared. For some, this article may include  new information and insight on the effect of addiction on

JOWMA Empowers Orthodox Female Medical Professionals

A self-defined frum Jewish woman, Eliana Fine wakes up at 3:45 a.m. and travels an hour to the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She studies until 8:45, after which she attends six hours of classes. She then returns home to her husband and 2-year-old son. In her “spare” time she is the founder and CEO of JOWMA

Please Help Save Benny and Josh

In December of 2017, The Jewish Link reported on the Landsman family, specifically two of the sons, Benny and Josh, who had been diagnosed with an ultra-rare inherited genetic brain condition, Canavan disease. Canavan is an autosomal recessive degenerative disorder that causes progressive damage to nerve cells in the brain,

A Daughter’s Campaign to Help Save Her Father’s Life

At 78 years old, Army Vet and Merrick Long Island native Dr. Allan Krieger was always in perfect health, until nine months ago when he was diagnosed with stage five renal failure. Dr. Krieger, a retired dentist who dedicated much of his life to the Jewish community, serving as an active volunteer in his temple and helping

LiveOnNY Launches Major Initiative to Advance Organ Donation in NY Jewish Community

(Courtesy of LiveOnNY) LiveOnNY announced it has hired Rabbi Ari Perl as Vice President for Jewish Community Engagement & Multicultural Education.

LiveOnNY is the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) which coordinates all organ donation and transplantation in

Cooking Oils: What to Know and How to Choose

(Courtesy of De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards) Have you ever made a quick trip to your local grocer in need of cooking oil only to find yourself completely intimidated by all the varieties on store shelves? When it comes to choosing the right culinary oil, it might be hard to decide where to start. The

Medicare Myth #5 Comes Alive: The F/A’s Mother’s Friend Said What?

In the Fall of 2018 I wrote articles called Medicare Myths, one of which was subtitled “Who Not to Ask for Medicare Advice.” I suggest you google Medicare Myths by Robert Remin for reference. Last month I had the perfect storm scenario confirming what I wrote that I want to share with you so you know “Who Ya Gonna Call” for unbiased

Dor Yeshorim Does More for Your Family

(Courtesy of Dor Yeshorim) Dor Yeshorim is a brand name. Its services have benefited hundreds of thousands of individuals across the globe. Its groundbreaking screening has pioneered, preserved and protected tens of thousands of healthy families, resulting in priceless joy and boundless Yiddishe nachas.

Notes for Parents in the Wake of a Recent Tragedy 

Editor’s note: OHEL, in conjunction with Rabbi Akiva Block of  Tenafly’s Kesher Synagogue and Rabbi Chaim Hagler of Yeshivat Noam conducted a phone conference with the community in the aftermath of the recent death of a 9-year old in Englewood. The following is a written summary of some of the key points by speaker Dr. Norman

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