Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Health Link

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.

Why Is It So Important to Stay Hydrated?

Does the common recommendation of drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day sound familiar? Well it is, because that is what people are told, because it generally applies as a rule to most people’s needs. However, the temperature outside, exercise routines and circumstances like pregnancy affect and change the recommendation.

Don’t Forget to Breathe

Do you laugh when you hear this phrase in exercise class? Do you wonder what possible difference it could make where breath comes from? The next time you hear breathing reminders or cues in class, listen up! Those fitness professionals aren’t joking, they are doing their job! Mastering proper breathing technique takes time, practice and a

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

I am frequently told throughout the day by patients that their teeth are sensitive. Many have felt this way for years, and others have just begun to experience this phenomenon. 

“My teeth are sensitive to cold!”  

“Sometimes they hurt when I

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

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