Friday, July 03, 2020

Health Link

Hope for the Best; Be Prepared for the Worst

A psychologist’s response to COVID-19.

The world as we know it is in the process of undergoing sudden and radical change. The general health crisis that is being brought about by the rapid spread of coronavirus could easily become a mental health crisis. 

You’ve Got a Friend in Me:  A Vignette in Jewish Chaplaincy

I have been quite fortunate to work in pastoral care for the majority of the past 20 years or so. Of course it is quite challenging on many levels, requiring a delicate blend of empathy, sympathy, professionalism and more than a little common sense. If I were to pinpoint my goal in each visit, I’d say that I try to make it

Building a Healthier School: Spotlight on Nutrition

I was preparing snacks for my daughter’s lunch, and I handed her a bag of cucumber spears. “That’s OK,” she said, “We don’t need to bring healthy snacks this year. Mrs. X isn’t our teacher anymore.” I laughed to myself at the time, but then I thought about the bigger picture: My daughter’s first grade teacher understood

Alcoholism Is a Family Disease

(Courtesy of Recovery at Crossroads) When speaking to people in long-term recovery from an alcohol-use disorder and their families, you hear the heartbreak of active alcoholism as well as the joy to be found on the road to recovery.

Wellness Is Important at Recovery at the Crossroads

(Courtesy of Recovery at the Crossroads) The team at Recovery at the Crossroads (RAC) introduced a wellness aspect into its client treatment plans in order to expand each individual’s recovery process. At

Will Dialysis Become a Thing of the Past?

A groundbreaking study has shown that it is possible to rejuvenate damaged kidneys and improve their function, a procedure that could reverse chronic kidney disease, offsetting the need for dialysis. This is the first breakthrough in decades to combat this disease, often precipitated by

Meet the Staff of Recovery at the Crossroads

Recovery at the Crossroads is an addiction center in Washington Township, offering specialized programs to help overcome drug addiction. See below for information on their exceptional staff:

Ann Marie

Addiction Challenges a Parent’s Love

In my present life, I welcome the opportunity to write on the topic of addiction. But, this was not always the case. Life experiences, knowledge, and the healing of time has brought a clarity of thought and feelings to be shared. For some, this article may include  new information and insight on the effect of addiction on

Go Ahead - Take a Nap!

(SPM Wire) Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived, which can have unpleasant and even dangerous effects. And while a nap can alleviate fatigue, increase alertness and improve mood, for years napping was considered to be a pastime more appropriate for little children and the sick than healthy adults.

Addiction Challenges a Parent’s Love

In my present life, I welcome the opportunity to write on the topic of addiction. But, this was not always the case. Life experiences, knowledge, and the healing of time has brought a clarity of thought and feelings to be shared. For some, this article may include  new information and insight on the effect of addiction on

JOWMA Empowers Orthodox Female Medical Professionals

A self-defined frum Jewish woman, Eliana Fine wakes up at 3:45 a.m. and travels an hour to the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. She studies until 8:45, after which she attends six hours of classes. She then returns home to her husband and 2-year-old son. In her “spare” time she is the founder and CEO of JOWMA

Please Help Save Benny and Josh

In December of 2017, The Jewish Link reported on the Landsman family, specifically two of the sons, Benny and Josh, who had been diagnosed with an ultra-rare inherited genetic brain condition, Canavan disease. Canavan is an autosomal recessive degenerative disorder that causes progressive damage to nerve cells in the brain,

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