Monday, October 23, 2017

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New ‘Life-Changing’ Israeli Heart Treatment Could Benefit Millions

(JNS.org) Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Sheba Medical Center have developed a new method for treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The treatment prevents heart failure by reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system and plaque in the arteries.

The Dangers of 13 Reasons Why—and Why Education Is Paramount

Suicide prevention is a serious topic, certainly nothing to joke about or romanticize. Yet, the recent Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, portrays the disturbing life and untimely end of life of a high school student, arguably in just such a romanticized manner. In the show, the protagonist justifies her suicide by blaming others,

Why More Jewish Parents Are Banking Cord Blood

Cord-blood stem cells have the extraordinary potential to save lives and safeguard children’s health. In the past, young, Jewish, first-time parents saw the extra expense of cord blood banking, with annual fees and high set-up costs, as a downside to the investment.

Now, through Westchester-based Maze

Practicing Religion Has Health Benefits—But Not for Everyone

New York—A new study has found that partaking in religious activities can improve your mood, but it may only help you if you are sincere about your religious beliefs. The study, presented at Touro College Research Day, found that engaging in religious activities is beneficial for those who truly embrace their religious beliefs.

Israeli Start-up BiomX Aims to Eliminate Need for Antibiotics

(JNS.org) The Israeli start-up BiomX, which last week completed a $24 million round of financing, is aiming to replace the need for conventional antibiotics by developing treatments that selectively eliminate bacteria.

BiomX’s treatments are developed using phages—special viruses intended to

What’s the Deal With Fluoride?

Fluoride. What is it? What does it do? Who needs it? And where do we find it? These are all questions that come through my office daily. I recently realized that fluoride is a big mystery to many patients as well as referring health professionals. Its perception and guidelines are constantly changing (like many

Natural Ways to Support Infant Health During Pregnancy

(StatePoint) In the last 10 years, scientists have learned that having enough beneficial gut bacteria is a critical component of overall health. Now, research shows that ensuring newborns have sufficient exposure to probiotic bacteria during infancy and early childhood can give them a head start on lifelong wellness.

Get Ready for Your Simcha

The omer is ending; graduation, bar and bat mitzvahs and weddings are coming up. Do you think about losing weight, eating healthy, and looking your best? Take my advice and you can and will!

First, let’s review some basic nutrition guidelines for losing weight and cutting inches in a healthy

Understanding the Childhood Obesity Crisis

Here’s a trivia question for you: What percentage of children today ages two through 19 are overweight or obese?

a. five percent

b.10 percent

c. More than 30 percent

If you guessed c,

Does Your ‘Diet’ Affect Your Oral Health?

On a daily basis I am fortunate to see people of all ages, and engage in various interesting conversations. Many topics include their family, life-cycle events, as well as everyday habits.  Appropriately, many times our discussions shift toward food. Well, first of all, because I like food. We discuss new delicacies, restaurants

You Don’t Have to Live With Back and Neck Pain Anymore

The article originally appeared in Westchester Healthcare Newspaper’s Top Doctors Issue

Back and neck pain can be debilitating, and Dr. Jonathan Donath, DC, MS, is out to change that.

An expert in a variety of

Can You Have a Sweet Purim?

So, as the festive holiday of Purim approaches, I think about the same thing as I do when Halloween comes and goes... candy!

Is it just me? Or does anyone else wonder who thought of these holidays that became synonymous with candy/sweets overload?

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