JOWMA Preventative Health Podcast & HOTLINE

The JOWMA Preventative Health Podcast and Hotline aims to share preventative health information geared to members of the Orthodox Jewish community. 

Below, please find our released podcasts as well as the corresponding transcripts.

Think you might have an interesting topic to share in an interview? Email us at health@jowma.org .

Check out our podcasts on COVID-19:

Answers to Community Questions about COVID19: East Hill Synagogue Medical Symposium

COVID19 New York Community Call-in and Q&A: Part 1

In this series, frum medical professionals get together on a phone call to answer some common questions and bust myths regarding the Coronavirus.

COVID19 New York Community Call-in and Q&A: Part 2

In this series, frum medical professionals get together on a phone call to answer some common questions and bust myths regarding the Coronavirus. Hosted by: Blima Marcus, DNP, Oncology; Miriam Lieberman, MD, Dermatology; Moshe Cohn, MD, NYU Pediatric Intensivist; Menachem Kirschenbaum, DO, Pediatrics. 

Our New Normal: Reopening After the Storm of COVID19

Dr. Hindi Mermelstein is a psychiatrist with specialization in geriatric psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

COVID19: It's Here...But Still Don't Panic, Wash Your Hands, and Prepare

Dr. Ellie Carmody practices at NYU and Bellevue and is an infectious disease doctor and has a Master's in Public Health. She is interviewed here by Dr. Alisa Minkin regarding the current COVID-19 public health concern.

 

COVID19: Must There be a Second Wave?

Dr.Daniel Grove is a pulmonary and critical care specialist and assistant director of critical care at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Maryland, and author of the blog mycovidjourney.

Dealing with the Emotional Fallout of COVID-19

Perella Perlstein is a psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at Touro College. She has a clinical practice in Brooklyn, NY.

Back to School... and COVID-19

Dr. Ellie Carmody is an Infectious Disease physician at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Director of the Infectious Disease Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center.

Unmasking the Myths of COVID19 with Dr. Naor Bar Zeev

Dr. Naor Bar Zeev PHD MPH MBBS(Hons) M Biostat is the Deputy Director of the International Vaccine Access Center and Associate Professor of International Health and Vaccinology at the Johns hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a pediatric infectious disease physician and a statistical epidemiologist.

Yid Parenting: Back to School with Rabbi Yitzie Ross

Rabbi Yitzie Ross is a dynamic 4th grade Rebbe at the Yeshiva of South Shore in Hewlett, New York, as well as the author of the popular blog and column Yid Parenting.

 

 

Vaccine Development with Dr. Naor Bar Zeev

Dr. Naor Bar Zeev PHD MPH MBBS(Hons) M Biostat is the Deputy Director of the International Vaccine Access Center and Associate Professor of International Health and Vaccinology at the Johns hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a pediatric infectious disease physician and a statistical epidemiologist.

 

 

Pandemic Child Psychology with Dr. Sara Asher

Dr. Alisa Minkin interviews Dr. Sara Asher.

What’s the Deal with the COVID19 Vaccine? Dr. Dan Grove And Dr. Naor Bar Zeev

Dr. Dan Grove, Assistant Director of Critical Care at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, interviews Dr. Naor Bar Zeev about COVID19.

Check out our podcasts on other popular topics:

How To Fool Yourself Less Often: Medical Decision Making for Regular People

JOWMA interviews Dr. Jonathan Howard, NYU neurologist, acclaimed critical thinker, and published expert on cognitive biases in medicine.

Healing Through Stories: Drama Therapy and Witness Theater

JOWMA interviews Sally Grazi-Shatzkes, drama therapist, convenant award winner, and creator of Witness theater.

Just Eat Real Food

Dr. Alisa Minkin, General Pediatrician, interviews Dr. Debbie Herst, Australian GP and advocate for healthier diets focusing on less sugar and processed foods.

 

How To Lose Weight...and Keep it Off

Dr. Alisa Minkin, General Pediatrician and Co-Chair of the JOWMA Preventative Health Committee, discussess importanat weight loss topics with Registered Dietician, Aliza Beer, who specializes in creating personalized weight-loss plans for people of all ages. Aliza can be reached at alizabeer@gmail.com, by phone at 516-984-3333 or on her website, www.alizabeer.com. 

 

Catch Them Before They Fall: Atidenu

Chana Perel Handler, Master level social worker and founding director of Atideinu, a unique proactive program to keep children emotionally healthy, talks to Dr. Alisa Minkin.

Baby Skin 101

Miriam R. Lieberman, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology for adults and children. Dr. Lieberman received her medical degree and completed her residency training in dermatology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Lieberman is committed to quality patient care with a high priority on health education and preventative wellness.

 

Ask The Expert: ADHD and Autism, Q &A with Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician Dr. Amir Miodovnik

Dr. Amir Miodovnik is a developmental -behavioral pediatrician , former Chief of Developmental Pediatrics at Maimonides Hospital , who currently is practicing at Neurabilities Healthcare in New Jersey.

How to Fool Yourself Less Often Part 2

JOWMA interviews Dr. Jonathan Howard, NYU Neurologist, acclaimed critical thinker, and published expert on cognitive biases in medicine.

Egg Freezing: Fertility Preservation with Dr. Bat-Sheva Lerner Maslow

Dr Bat-Sheva Lerner Maslow is double board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and reproductive Endocrinology. She is the Director of Research at Extend Fertility. She provides the full spectrum of infertility care at Extend Fertility and Premium health Center, including fertility preservation.

Intuitive Eating with Gila Glassberg, RD

Gila Glassberg is a Master's level registered dietitian and a certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. As a teenager, she was faced with constant diet talk, body shaming and obsessive guilt around food, she struggled with disordered eating. This is what propelled her into the field of nutrition. She uses a non-diet, weight-neutral approach called Intuitive Eating. She helps growth oriented women break out of chronic dieting, and regain clarity into what is really important to them.

You can find more of Gila’s interviews, blog posts and information on her website at www.gilaglassberg.com. Follow her on instagram @gila.glassberg.intuitiveRD

The Confident Kallah: Fostering Healthy Sexuality in Our Daughters with Dr. Elissa Hellman

An experienced, board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Elissa Hellman, has been in practice for the past ten years in Milwaukee, WI. She is also the physician at The Confident Kallah, a telemedicine gynecology practice focused on the needs of Jewish women who observe Taharat Ha'Mishpacha. Throughout her years as a clinician, she noticed a gap in women's health awareness and education. This developed into a special interest in patient education and being a resource for the Jewish community in relation to body awareness and women's preventative health, starting from a young age.

Talking to Our Kids About Sex and Sexuality: Rachel Tuchman, LMHC

Rachel Tuchman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over ten years of experience. She has worked with many diverse populations and across a wide spectrum of mental health relater concerns.

Rachel is HAES (Health At Every Size) aligned clinician and dedicates a lot of her time out of office to educating parents and kids on the importance of body respect and the behaviors that truly honor our health.

Currently, she offers services in her Cedarhurst, NY office for kids and teens ages 5-18, adults, and women experiencing infertility, pregnancy loss and post hysterectomy.

Rachel also does speaking engagements for schools, synagogues and various community organizations.

You can reach her at Rachel@LILMHC.com

Hunger Games: Raising Healthy Eaters

Yaffi Lavlova, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and twin mom who is passionate about providing nutrition education for the pregnant or breastfeeding woman, help with nutrition for colicky or fussy babies, and assistance with initial food introduction. Yaffi graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors of science in nutrition and dietetics from Arizona State University in 2010 and went on to complete the Iowa State University dietetic internship.

Yaffi partners with families to grow happy, healthy babies and confident parents by breaking down complex scientific concepts, ideas, theories, and research into easier to understand language so that parents can make informed decisions about their child’s wellness. “Together, we can transform complex science into simple words that describe why things work and what formulas, recipes, and strategies you can use to achieve optimum health for your child & you.”

Not My Child! with Rabbi Yossi Bensoussan

Rabbi Yossi Bensoussan serves as mashgiach ruchani at Yeshiva High School of Cleveland. He is a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) who currently maintains a private practice, and does motivational speaking and community education on addiction all over the US and Israel. Rabbi Bensoussan is well-known also for his regular column, Risk Factor, in Mishpacha magazine.

First Surviving, Then Thriving: Parenting In Stressful Circumstances

Dvorah Levy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. She maintains a private practice in Cedarhurst and Brooklyn, NY.

Dvorah has over 25 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. She is a graduate of Wurzweiler School of Social Work and received post graduate training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Gestalt Therapy. Among her areas of expertise are marriage therapy, dating coaching and working with parenting issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief/loss.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dvorah has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of marriage, dating and parenting.

Dvorah is an interactive, psycho-dynamic therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to guide clients in developing insight as well as providing support and practical feedback for clients to effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

No Shame, No Blame: An Approach to Childhood Weight Concerns

Dr. Rebecca Geliebter, a Pediatric Endocrinologist, discusses childhood weight concerns and the best means of management.

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