Monday, October 23, 2017

Health Link

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

Health, Fitness, Exercise and Diet: A Torah Perspective

 The importance and benefits of regular exercise and a healthy diet for members of the frum community.

As a grandfather of 10,

Food Pouches: Friend or Foe?

Since having my first child nearly 10 years ago, I have seen many changes in baby equipment and trends. Yet nothing worries me more than the foil food pouches that have become ubiquitous in every diaper bag. My youngest child is 18 months old, and they’re in mine, too. I have watched my son suck down a pouch in 20 seconds flat

PUAH Holds Annual Women’s Health Conference

PUAH’s annual conference in Jerusalem, which took place Tuesday, June 6, drew close to 1,100 participants. The conference, intended as an educational event for women who work in fields related to PUAH’s scope of activities, attracted doctors, nurses, midwives, mikvah attendants, bodkot taharah and more.

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