Sunday, December 08, 2019

Health Link

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,

A Daughter’s Campaign to Help Save Her Father’s Life

At 78 years old, Army Vet and Merrick Long Island native Dr. Allan Krieger was always in perfect health, until nine months ago when he was diagnosed with stage five renal failure. Dr. Krieger, a retired dentist who dedicated much of his life to the Jewish community, serving as an active volunteer in his temple and helping

LiveOnNY Launches Major Initiative to Advance Organ Donation in NY Jewish Community

(Courtesy of LiveOnNY) LiveOnNY announced it has hired Rabbi Ari Perl as Vice President for Jewish Community Engagement & Multicultural Education.

LiveOnNY is the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) which coordinates all organ donation and transplantation in

Cooking Oils: What to Know and How to Choose

(Courtesy of De La Rosa Real Foods & Vineyards) Have you ever made a quick trip to your local grocer in need of cooking oil only to find yourself completely intimidated by all the varieties on store shelves? When it comes to choosing the right culinary oil, it might be hard to decide where to start. The

Medicare Myth #5 Comes Alive: The F/A’s Mother’s Friend Said What?

In the Fall of 2018 I wrote articles called Medicare Myths, one of which was subtitled “Who Not to Ask for Medicare Advice.” I suggest you google Medicare Myths by Robert Remin for reference. Last month I had the perfect storm scenario confirming what I wrote that I want to share with you so you know “Who Ya Gonna Call” for unbiased

Dor Yeshorim Does More for Your Family

(Courtesy of Dor Yeshorim) Dor Yeshorim is a brand name. Its services have benefited hundreds of thousands of individuals across the globe. Its groundbreaking screening has pioneered, preserved and protected tens of thousands of healthy families, resulting in priceless joy and boundless Yiddishe nachas.

Notes for Parents in the Wake of a Recent Tragedy 

Editor’s note: OHEL, in conjunction with Rabbi Akiva Block of  Tenafly’s Kesher Synagogue and Rabbi Chaim Hagler of Yeshivat Noam conducted a phone conference with the community in the aftermath of the recent death of a 9-year old in Englewood. The following is a written summary of some of the key points by speaker Dr. Norman

Medicare Myth #5 Comes Alive: The F/A’s Mother’s Friend Said What?

 

What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Therapist?

There are basic characteristics that effective therapists have in common. It is worthwhile to look for these traits when seeking out a therapist.

• They are up to date on the latest research and know what methods are effective.

• They know how to

Hundreds Attend United Task Force’s Annual Catskills Nine Days Conference

(Courtesy of Shalom Task Force) A standing room-only crowd of over 350 women participated in 

this year’s United Task Force’s Annual Catskills Nine Days Conference, which took place at the Fallsview Estate Shul. The United Task Force in collaboration with Hatzalah, MASK,

Israelis Discover Way to Prevent Melanoma Turning Lethal

Researchers discover that fat cells play key role in deadly skin cancer transformation and have come up with a way to block process.

Melanoma is the stuff of cancer nightmares. While treatable when locked in the skin’s outer layer, once it penetrates deeper and metastasizes in vital

The Workshop People Remember When It Matters Most 

Recently, at a Shalom Task Force educational workshop that I gave at a college, a student asked: “How does someone know how to have a healthy relationship?”  

This seemingly simple question caused me to take a step back. Do we assume that students will automatically know

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