Healthy Together from Saint Barnabas Medical Center

February 17, 2020

The days of open-heart surgery are medical history. Arash Salemi, MD, clinical chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at RWJBarnabas Health— Northern Region, calls a new procedure to replace failing aortic valves nothing less than “a game-changer.” The procedure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement ...

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When you add a baby to your family, your heart doubles in size to hold all of that love. While this sentiment is not factually accurate, pregnancy does put an additional strain on your heart and circulatory system (as well as many other body parts). According to the American Heart Association, ...

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RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) marked Thursday, Jan. 23 across its system as the third annual statewide observance of Maternal Health Awareness Day. In 2017, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to designate a day calling for action to raise public awareness about maternal health and ...

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The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey (HFNJ) recently awarded Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) $1 million to support the significant enlargement and transformation of health care delivery in the Emergency Department. This gift was one of its largest awards in 2019. HFNJ funding will be used ...

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RWJBarnabas Health this week appointed Robert M. Greenberg, M.D., as Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) medical director of RWJBarnabas Health Behavioral Health Network, effective immediately. Greenberg’s new role is part of a system-wide initiative to broaden its behavioral health services and end ...

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Although many find it a delicious tradition, deep-frying a turkey can be dangerous. According to the National Fire Protection Association, every year, deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15 million in property ...

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Type 2 diabetes is a disease that needs continual self-management and support in order to be treated successfully. Yet according to the American Association for Diabetes Educators, “fewer than 60 percent of people with diabetes have had any formal diabetes education.” Research shows that people who ...

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More than 2,000 runners and walkers and 200-plus volunteers enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and participated in the third annual RWJBarnabas Health Running with the Devils 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange. This annual event supports ...

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When Maureen Zavocki, 33, had trouble getting pregnant, her doctors found an unexpected problem, but it was a discovery that might have saved her life; she had a tumor in one ovary. Upon the recommendation of several clinicians and friends, she went straight to The Cancer Center at Saint ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Established in 2014, Comfort Project 360 (CP360) complements the outstanding care provided at The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center by creating supportive and healing environments in which patients and their loved ones are treated. “Community is the lifeline of ...

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