Friday, November 27, 2020

Health Link

The Therapy Gym’s Tips for Tots

You may have heard the term midline before, but what does it mean? What is your midline? There are two sides of the body, and in order for both sides to work together they must cross this imaginary line called your midline. This line bisects your body from your nose to your sternum to your belly button. Without the ability to cross


Take Back Your Toenails

“Don’t look. I’m so embarrassed. I can’t take them off. Fine you can see my…toenails.”

Many people with discolored and thickened nails are embarrassed by how their toenails look. They are afraid to wear sandals or walk barefoot because of the state of their feet. This can be


Israel Pilots Instant COVID Detection Test, Expected to Be Operational by This Fall

A pilot program has been launched for a rapid COVID-19 detection test, employing a revolutionary device that uses light waves to analyze molecular content. Israeli startup Newsight is collaborating with Sheba Medical Center to identify and classify evidence of coronavirus in the body in less than a second, using a sample of


It’s the Summer! Why Suffer With Ugly, Painful Feet?!


When the great toe points toward the other toes. As we have all seen (especially at the pool!), it can be disfiguring and painful. When caught early the pain and deformity can be remedied with a change of shoe or pads. Certain severe cases will require surgery. In years past this


The Fast Is Over—Now What?

Every year I receive what I call an in-pouring of messages around the time of Tish’a B’Av regarding fasting:

“Am I allowed to fast?”

“What can I do instead of fasting?”

“Are food shiurim (measurements) a


May I Visit the Hospital on Shabbos With COVID-19 Precautions?

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) It used to be that all we had to worry about when visiting a patient in a hospital on Shabbos was whether they had electronic doors that would be activated when you came near. Now with COVID-19 and the safety precautions, St. Mary’s General Hospital and other local hospitals have new


Challenging Ingrained Beliefs About Ourselves, Others and the World

“I’m unlovable.”

“The world is unsafe.”

“People will always leave me.”

“I’ll never be good enough.”

In the therapy world, we call the above statements core beliefs or stuck


Jeffrey S. Aronoff, MD, FACS, FSCRS, Joins St. Mary’s General Hospital

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital is proud to announce that Jeffrey S. Aronoff, MD, FACS, FSCRS is now affiliated with the hospital, specializing in comprehensive colorectal and anorectal care. He has an office in Manhattan, where he is affiliated with Lennox Hill Hospital and Beth


The Missing Puzzle Piece in Home Care Quality

(Courtesy of Orah) With 42% of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths taking place in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, families are nervous searching for better options for keeping their elderly loved ones aging in place (Forbes). Orah, a reimbursable home care quality management tool, is playing the crucial role of


The Therapy Gym’s Tips for Tots: Stuttering

Stuttering, also known as childhood-onset fluency dis­order, is a speech disorder that involves frequent and significant problems with normal fluency and flow of speech. People who stutter know what they want to say, but have difficulty saying it. This may cause this person to repeat a word or prolong a syllable or


Meeting the Special Needs of Our Orthodox Jewish Patients

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) St. Mary’s General Hospital is right in the eruv of the second-largest Orthodox Jewish (“frum”) community in New Jersey—Passaic Park—and we take pride in providing services and facilities to meet the needs of patients and visitors from this community. Our team members


How to Talk to Someone Who Is Grieving

It can be uncomfortable to talk to someone who is or who has grieved the loss of a loved one. You might not know what to say or how to engage, you may be scared of saying the wrong thing or of upsetting someone. You might even avoid the subject of the deceased all together just to err on the side of caution.