Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Health Link

What’s With Those Wisdom Teeth?

A question that is asked almost every day in my office involves the topic of wisdom teeth. From teenage years through adulthood, these unique teeth perplex patients and doctors alike. When do we get them? Why do we have them? Why don’t some erupt? Do we need them? Can we keep them? Should they stay, or should they go? And

Mental Health Goes Digital–and Everyone Benefits

West Orange native Stephanie Shapiro, as a graduate student in Wurzweiler School of Social Work, found information pertaining to the topic of mental health conditions vast and exhaustive. Having always been interested in human behavior, she enjoyed learning about all the different aspects of mental health, but found that

'Guard' Your Mouth From Sports–What You Need to Know! (Part II)

Now that the kids are back to school, holidays over and sports season well under way, my office phone begins to ring with those sports-injury emergency calls. Varsity basketball games, hockey intramurals, neighborhood baseball and basketball leagues, football games or just “shooting around in the driveway,” you would be amazed

Can’t Sleep? Change Your Understanding of Insomnia

(BPT) – If you are struggling with insomnia, it can seem like you have many questions that are often hard to answer: “Will I ever get enough sleep? What am I doing wrong? What can I do to help get more rest?”

Scientific discoveries have shown that there are two systems in the brain that

Mourning When Parental Relationships Are Not Like Storybooks

It is a hard problem for people to mourn the loss of a parental relationship, to say Kaddish and recite Yizkor when they are overwhelmed by negative memories and feelings and experienced the relationship as unsatisfying. The loss of a satisfying relationship is easier to mourn than the loss of an unsatisfying relationship. Mourning never

Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust Launches Website

The Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust (MIMEH), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving the memory of those whose lives were irrevocably changed during the Holocaust, has officially launched a website dedicated to that purpose. Its goal is to explore the ethical implications of the medical

Down With the Bad, Up With the Good

A few weeks ago, after undergoing foot surgery, I received some helpful advice from an experienced physical therapist about how I might tackle walking stairs most comfortably and safely. “Down with the bad, up with the good,” she said. Her words could well serve as an analogy for the way each of us should approach life, moving forward

Guard Your Mouth From Bruxism: What You Need to Know (Part 1)

We take our teeth for granted. Day to day we truly don’t think about our mouth unless we are having a problem. We use our teeth to show off our beautiful smiles, to eat, and to help in the phonetics of our speech. We just expect them to always be there for us, in full function, doing their job, and hopefully lasting the rest of our lives.

Help! My Baby’s Not Rolling

Dear Therapist,

“Our 10-month-old baby is still not rolling over. She is a happy and content baby and whenever we sit her down on the floor, she can stay in that position for long periods of time, playing and cooing. If she wants something, she starts crying and we usually give her

Just Pay Attention!

I suffer from an unusual disorder entitled prosopagnosia, or face blindness. The term comes from the Greek word for face (prosopon) and the medical term for recognition impairment (agnosia). This is a disorder where I find it impossible to recognize people, despite having seen them countless times. After living in the same community for

Saving Lives, One Kidney at a Time

Stuart Cohnen had given rides home from New York-area hospitals in the past.

An IT specialist who works in the city, Cohnen, 58, also is a volunteer for Darchei Chesed, a volunteer organization providing transportation to and from hospitals and physicians’ offices for those who can’t drive

Neuropsychological Testing: Tips for Maximizing Your Feedback Session

Neuropsychological and educational testing is key to gaining valuable information about your children’s strengths and weaknesses, learning styles and how they process information, compared to their same-age peers. Neuropsychological testing, in particular, focuses on the brain-behavior relationship linking certain skill sets to specific

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