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,
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
(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
(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
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
(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.
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
There are basic characteristics that effective therapists have in common. It is worthwhile to look for these traits when seeking out a therapist.
• They are up to date on the latest research and know what methods are effective.
• They know how to
(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) A standing room-only crowd of over 350 women participated in
this year’s United Task Force’s Annual Catskills Nine Days Conference, which took place at the Fallsview Estate Shul. The United Task Force in collaboration with Hatzalah, MASK,
Researchers discover that fat cells play key role in deadly skin cancer transformation and have come up with a way to block process.
Melanoma is the stuff of cancer nightmares. While treatable when locked in the skin’s outer layer, once it penetrates deeper and metastasizes in vital
Recently, at a Shalom Task Force educational workshop that I gave at a college, a student asked: “How does someone know how to have a healthy relationship?”
This seemingly simple question caused me to take a step back. Do we assume that students will automatically know