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With health, there are no divisions: physical, emotional, mental – they’re all intertwined. And caring for each of them is of utmost importance. Here’s how to do just that, and make the most of your life.

Introducing the OT Podcast of “Mr. T”

December 19, 2018, by

Have you ever wondered what you can use common household objects for? Did you ever stop and think in what ways you can incorporate materials in the classroom? Were you ever hoping to have tips, suggestions, ideas, and advice for a child, a friend, or yourself to make your life and your kids lives easier

Walking and Driving with Caution

Dr. Richard Friedman, a Cedarhurst surgeon and founder of a Manhattan branch of the Hatzalah ambulance service, was struck and killed by a car late Saturday afternoon as he walked on a Lawrence, NY, street. The tragic event on Erev Hanukkah which claimed the life of Dr. Richard Friedman A”H brings into 20/20 focus the importance of walking and

Do Carbs Get a Bad Rap?

November 28, 2018, by

We live in a world of extremes. In the last few decades, we have been treated to low carbs, high protein, low fat, low sugar, no sugar, high carbs, gluten free, etc.  It’s as if the quick fix elimination diet is the only way to achieve what we want.  But the statistics are telling us

Saved from the knife

November 13, 2018, by

At the time of writing this article, Elly is supposed to be on an airplane flying to the United States in order to get a very intricate and delicate surgery to repair a problem with the disk that sits in the lumbar spine between vertebrae L4 and L5.  Elly started to have severe lower back

Cholesterol, Heart Disease and Statins—The Truth Comes Out

October 29, 2018, by

What really happens in order for plaque to form in your arteries and Chas V’shalom cause a heart attack or stroke? The anatomy of a heart attack Let’s get a basic understanding of what happens when one has a heart attack.  A heart attack, or myocardial infarction (MI), is permanent damage to the heart muscle.

New Cookbook Provides Fresh, Tasty and Healthy Additions to Your Repertoire

October 23, 2018, by

Oy Vey Vegan, a new cookbook by Estee Raviv is a beautiful collection of vegan recipes with a Mediterranean flare. Enjoy a preview with these two recipes – both modern takes on Jewish culinary classics! Click here for more details or to purchase the book Kneidlach / Matzo Ball (20 balls) In the process of

It’s Over—Now What?

October 11, 2018, by

Our Succahs are down and the Yomim Tovim are now behind us.  Hopefully, we had a lot of Simcha and quality time with our families.  Undoubtedly, we also took liberties with the amount and type of food we consumed.  And we did this at a time when we are less active than usual.  Obviously, that

The 2018 Definitive Guide to the Flu Vaccine

A dreaded time of the year has arrived. Total Family Care [Dr. Lightman’s practice] diagnosed its first documented case of influenza for the 2018-2019 season on Sunday, October 7, 2018. It’s early in the season (generally, the flu is more likely to be diagnosed between the end of December through the middle of March) but

Rosh Hashanah 5779

September 5, 2018, by

As we approach the New Year of 5779, Haba Aleinu L’tovah, there is always a certain amount to reflect upon looking back at the past year as well as some trepidation in terms of what awaits us in the coming year. This past year has been one of the most interesting years I’ve had since

The 23-Day Challenge

August 28, 2018, by

We are now focusing on the approaching Yom HaDin.  And as much as this is a time for spiritual preparation, it is also a time when practical preparation for the upcoming 23 days beginning with Rosh Hashanah can go a long way toward preserving our health.  This time period also includes Yom Kippur, Succos, Chol