Friday, November 27, 2020

Health Link

Standout Students Receive Maimonides Awards From Touro College School of Health Sciences

(Courtesy of Touro College) As COVID-19 shines a spotlight on the increasing need for skilled and compassionate health care professionals worldwide, Touro College School of Health Sciences honored six top students with the Maimonides Award during the annual commencement ceremony held virtually last month. These exceptional


Rethinking Mental Health: Making Out-of-Network Psychotherapy Affordable

We often find that life isn’t what we expect it to be. Having grown up in a frum, warm home, married just after graduating from Stern and with a successful career in finance, I never anticipated finding myself divorced in my early 30s with two young daughters. Like for most of us where private school tuition and the cost of living is


The Power of Personal Stories

When we hear about issues that arise in our community, it is human nature to dismiss them as inapplicable to us. We naturally find some rationalization as to why the issue cannot possibly be relevant to our lives or our families. We lull ourselves into a false sense of security and convince ourselves that we are not in danger, that we are


‘Call Eric’ for Assisted Living Support

The decision to relocate a loved one to an assisted living community can be daunting and stressful. Assisted Living Advisers simplifies the process. It’s a free, personalized service offering expert guidance in determining the ideal community for your loved ones based on physical needs, location preferences and finances.


We Must Continue to Work Together to Eradicate COVID

It has recently come to my attention that the administrations of some non-local yeshiva day schools have sent notices to the parent body asking them to clear all COVID-19 tests with the school before seeking testing. This is disturbing to me in many ways. Number one, it is an infringement on federal health privacy laws—the school has no


The Advanced Wound Healing Center at St. Mary’s General Hospital

(Courtesy of St. Mary’s General Hospital) In the United States, chronic wounds affect approximately 6.5 million patients. It is claimed that an excess of $25 billion is spent annually on treatment of chronic wounds, and the burden is growing rapidly due to increasing health care costs, an aging population and a sharp rise in the incidence


The Bothersome Biceps: A Common Source of Shoulder Pain

When people think they may have injured their shoulder, they often assume the rotator cuff may be the culprit. Most folks over age 50 know someone who has had rotator cuff repair surgery, as it is a relatively common procedure in the United States. A lesser-known source of shoulder pain is that which comes from an inflamed


Urgent Need at Israel’s Soroka Medical Center

(Courtesy of Soroka Medical Center) Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva is Israel’s only major medical center for the entire Negev region, and one of Israel’s most strategic institutions. It offers outstanding medical care to a profoundly diverse population, spanning cancer care, infection control, genetics, clinical


Optimizing Your Thyroid to Optimize Your Health

The thyroid is the key driver of our metabolism. Some of the functions of the thyroid hormone include temperature regulation, metabolism, cerebral function, and maintaining and producing energy. In other words, thyroid determines how we produce energy, how we think, and how we process food and the calories that we eat. Pretty good for a


Daughters of Israel Celebrates Rosh Hashanah

Daughters of Israel residents and staff received special Rosh Hashanah gift bags, to wish everyone happiness and health, and to thank staff for their hard work and dedication, as they marked the Jewish New Year. The project, headed by Etan Hindin, director of spiritual care, and Yuki Rice-Faison, director of


Paving the Way for Change During the Days of Redemption

When Rosh Hashanah ends, we typically begin an epic countdown of the remaining holiday season. A week until we enter Yom Kippur, then less than a week to go to get that sukkah all ready and begin the outdoor festival, as I like to call it.

And yet, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are


AA Insurance Advocacy Can Help Cover Therapy Costs

Are you currently in therapy, spending thousands of dollars a year out of pocket because insurance does not cover therapy if you go out of network? I’d love to help you save money and be able to afford to stay in therapy as long as you need.+

I am an insurance patient advocate, which means I help patients who have employer-sponsored PPO insurance negotiate