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AtlantiCast

On the 20th episode of AtlantiCast, find out which hospital is ranked number 1 in New Jersey by US News and World Report, hear the story of a teenager who had a limb saved by doctors at Chilton Medical Center, meet the nurse who jumped into action to save lives after a train crash thousands of miles from home, see how Atlantic Health System helped the Jets kickoff another great season and much more!  

Atlantic View at Overlook Medical Center

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, and James J.S. Chen, M.D., FACHE, director of Atlantic Medical Group’s Thyroid Center at Summit and endocrinologist at Overlook Medical Center, believes it is critical that everyone know the warning signs of thyroid cancer. “The most common form of thyroid cancer, papillary cancer, has a very high cure rate if detected early,” said Dr. Chen, who is one of the few board-certified endocrinologists in the U.S. who is also certified in nuclear medicine and holds a Nuclear ...

Beth's Book Review

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin (Bantam, 2016)   Just a few months ago I published a Retro-Review of In Cold Blood, written by one of the greatest 20 century American authors, Truman Capote. For those of us who remember seeing the more than eccentric writer, who was chased by the demons of self-loathing his entire life, on late night television in the 1960s and 70s, Capote had become a caricature of himself, lost in a drunken haze of self-indulgence. The Swans of Fifth Avenue, written by Melanie Benjamin is not quite a ...

College Funding Secrets with Chris Curran

So you've applied and been accepted and your child is heading off to college shortly.    Are you ready to pay the bill that is coming soon?  Take a listen to Chris Curran's video below as he gives suggestions of what you should be doing now so you are ready to pay the bill and don't forget to check out his book College Funding Secrets.    

Cornerstone: Where Care Meets Commitment

It is no accident that the first day of fall on the calendar marks National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).  As our population continues to age, it amazes me to see how many injuries occur from falling.  Many of us are fearful of “breaking a hip” but it goes beyond that.  It has been documented that in the United States, adults 65 years old or older die from a fall every 20 minutes.  I frequently treat patients with various injuries ...

Home Matters by Jacki

First impressions are everything ... at least when it comes to houses. Here are some simple ideas I recommend to keep your home fresh and looking it's best before selling!!!  1. Paint your front door, shutters or trim. 2. Make sure your house numbers are visible. Perhaps replace them with bright, new numbers. 3. Add a new welcome mat for your front porch. 4. Plant flowers (Mums come in many colors) to brighten up the space, some are also fragrant. In addition to flowers, colorful pots can give your home a boost. 5.

Practical Taxes and Finance With Paul Kleespies

Mobile phones not only contain our personal details and information about everyone we know; they are used to verify our identities and unlock access to our financial accounts. Now scammers are using a process called a “port-out” to hack into our phones to change our passwords, steal our personal data and even empty our bank accounts. Basics of the port-out scam A port-out scam starts by manipulating the legitimate process you can use to move your mobile phone number from one carrier to another. A scammer calls a carrier ...

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