Monday, October 23, 2017

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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

YU's Medical Ethics Conference Addresses Infectious Disease Impact

New York — Yeshiva University’s Student Medical Ethics Society (MES) will partner with YU’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) to explore the history, challenges and impact of infectious diseases at the Tenth Annual Fuld Family Medical Ethics Society Conference. Titled “Humanity’s Oldest Rival: Infectious Diseases: Then, Now

Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

(StatePoint) The stress of travel can impact anyone, but add in the need to find wheelchair-accessible transportation, hotel rooms or restaurants, and that stress is amplified considerably.

The experts at Mobility Ventures, maker of the MV-1 -- the only mobility vehicle built with

Why Do We Have Crooked Teeth?

Is it genetics? Environment? Our Diet? Aging? Or the dentistry in our mouths?

The answer to all the above is yes.

Over 60% of us are born with the genetics to develop crooked/crowded teeth. And for most of the rest, it develops over time.

How Will Your Children ‘Parent’ You?

In working on the internal medicine ward at a local hospital, I realize how important strong relationships are between parents and children, especially at an older age.

My father always said that my mother kept my grandfather alive for many years. He passed away this year at age 94; and

How to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Healthier Foods

Dear Tanya,

I have the world’s pickiest eaters! They seriously do not like any “real food.” If it was up to them, they would be eating junk food all day. My mother tells me that we were the same way as kids and outgrew it eventually and turned out just fine, but I’m

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