Monday, October 23, 2017

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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?

National Gaucher Foundation Partners With JScreen to Offer Free Genetic Testing

The National Gaucher Foundation (NGF) announced that it is partnering with JScreen to offer genetic testing at no out-of-pocket cost to patients. Because of the immense importance of genetic testing, NGF is covering the portion of screening expenses that is typically passed to JScreen participants.

This

Is Your Tooth Worth Saving?

Every day, a patient in my office presents with either a decayed, fractured tooth or a tooth with an old filling. The questions commonly asked by patients are “Can you fix it?” “Can you save it?” “Is it a big job?” “Is it worth it?” “How long will it last?”

The answers are

On One Foot

By Kara Palley, MA, CPT

I recently attended an interactive workshop on senior fitness to better serve this important, unique and growing population. Imagine my surprise when the instructor told us: “Leg strength is where it’s at. The rest is commentary. Google it.” I thought wow, I just

Sadkhin Program Teaches Weight Loss for Life

After battling obesity throughout his life, Steven Y. Szklarz finally put his foot down and was determined to make a huge change. Being over 285 pounds was just not an option anymore.

“I used to live to eat, now I eat to live,” is just one of Steve’s mantras that he now

Ben-Gurion University Prepares Doctors for Today’s Challenges

Ben-Gurion University’s Medical School for International Health (MSIH), located in Beer Sheva, Israel, is approaching 20 years of training doctors who are leaders in their fields. The English-language, four-year medical school incorporates global health into all four years of the curriculum. Upon graduation, most students complete their

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