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What ‘The Big Day’ Proved to Me

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The big day. The day they say is the most important day of someone’s life. I happen to be an avid believer that each day can bring about events and change that are important and worthy in the life course, but I had heard time and time again from friends and films that this was the big one.

It finally arrived on April...

Survey About Considerations in Breast Cancer Genetic Testing Now Inviting Northern New Jersey Women’s Participation

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Beginning this weekend, women in the Teaneck, Bergenfield, Englewood, Fair Lawn and Passaic-Clifton communities can now participate in vital research about Orthodox Jewish women’s knowledge and attitudes about breast cancer risk and prevention.

Just last month, women in Riverdale and Edison/Highland Park began responding to a women’s health survey being conducted by a frum research organization, the Institute for Applied Research and Community Collaboration (ARCC), in partnership with researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Now that research is being expanded to include women from northern New Jersey.

The online survey will be distributed, starting...

Healthcare Reform Matters in Your Life—So Your Vote Does Too

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This is likely the first time you remember your vote actually mattering in a presidential race!

New Jersey’s June 7 presidential primary is way back on the primary calendar. However, with surprisingly down-to-the-wire races on both the Democratic and Republican sides, Garden State voters can have a real say in who the nominees—and our next president—will be.

If there is anything we learned over the past eight years, it is this: Who the president is matters a whole lot in our daily lives—particularly in the arena of healthcare. Barack Obama’s presidency brought historical “change” through his signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.


This Won’t Hurt a Bit and Other Pediatric Myths Debunked

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Q: Sadly, my maternity leave will be coming to an end and I plan to pump and store my breastmilk. How long can I store my breastmilk in the refrigerator and freezer? How long can formula be used once the bottle has been opened?

A: Before we discuss timing, I just want to say a few brief words about storage. As many of you already know, pumping (especially at work) is not easy. It takes time and commitment so please make sure expressed breast milk is stored properly so it does not (God forbid) have to be discarded. Make sure you store it in a clean, hard container—glass or plastic (make sure it is BPA free). Bags are convenient but risky as they can easily tear and leak, which may...

Opthalmologist Dr. Michael Farbowitz Opens Clifton Office

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Clifton—Whether people are blessed with good vision, or they wear glasses and/or contact lenses, the ability to see clearly—even with the help of lenses, is something that is often taken for granted. Dr. Michael Farbowitz gets to see on a constant basis how life changing good vision is for his patients. As an ophthalmologist, Farbowitz helps patients improve their vision.

With a focus on advanced cataract surgery and laser vision correction, and having studied at the prestigious UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, Farbowitz feels blessed to be part of an experience bringing vision to people who come to him with severely decreased vision that cannot be corrected by glasses and...

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