Donald M. Friedman, MD
Health and Wellness Programs

Living a Satisfying Life While Having a Chronic Illness – Part 1

Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic disease that is treatable, but not curable, manageable, but not always completely controllable, can be a devastating experience.  There frequently is an immediate sense of being threatened, not only [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Married, with special circumstances: An article from Aging Today

Loneliness, loss of identity and lack of intimacy are constant companions of long-term caregivers. Not surprisingly, some seek to meet their emotional and sexual needs outside marriage. In this article from Aging Today, the bimonthly magazine [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Bill Keller addresses end-of-life healthcare issues in New York Times column

Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times, examines a new British approach to end-of-life care, called the “Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient,” in his October 7 op-ed column, “How to [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Class: Exploring ideas of time

For baby boomers time is becoming more present in our lives. Is it an enemy or the constant reminder that we need to make “every day count”. So here is a brief idea for a [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

To every season under heaven…time in a Torah

This month is one of the more meaningful festivals in our calendar. Simchat Torah marks the end of our Torah reading cycle and the beginning of another. It is a way in which we Jews [Read more…]