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Overlook First in NJ to Offer Carotid Artery Stroke Prevention Procedure

October 20, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the neck arteries, a condition known as carotid artery disease.

The minimally invasive procedure, called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR, utilizes a new FDA-approved ...

Breast Cancer Survivor's Story of Determination Shared Through 'Fight Like a Girl' Presentation at Overlook Oct. 20

SUMMIT, NJ - Laura Newton, a martial artist and breast cancer survivor from Texas, will share how her determination led her not only to beat her disease, but to also realize her love of Muay Thai boxing, at “Fight Like a Girl,” a special presentation at Overlook Medical Center on October 20, from 7 - 9 p.m..

The free event, sponsored by Overlook’s community health ...

Life Takes Flight: Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Summit's Overlook Medical Center Receives 100th Patient Via Air Transfer

SUMMIT, NJ - The helipad at Overlook Medical Center, designated for hospital-to-hospital transport of critically ill neuroscience patients, has enabled the Atlantic Health System hospital to receive, on October 7, its 100th patient by air transfer.

Since the helipad opened on Overlook;s roof November 28, 2016, 100 critically ill neuroscience patients have been transferred ...

“ASK” the Experts about Senior Services in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH--Elizabeth residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and older can visit any of seven Aging Services Kiosk (ASK) events in October to speak with experienced staff from the county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

The October schedule brings ASK events to libraries and other public buildings in ...

Recreation Programs for Youth with Special Needs Are Set for This Fall

SUMMIT, NJ - Special needs youth are invited to register for upcoming fall TryCAN programs, offered to children from any town, and which help youth develop skills that allow them to pursue a sport or activity further or simply provide them with a meaningful recreation experience. The programs incorporate teen 'peer mentors' from local middle and high schools ...

Fighting Addiction-Prevention Links Receives National Grant to Support Recovery Services

Roselle, NJ--A national $600,000 Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grant has been secured by Prevention Links to bolster its recovery support efforts. The grant comes through the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

In 2016, President Barak Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act or CARA. This is the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years ...

Overlook Recognized for Treatment of Depression by The Joint Commission

SUMMIT, NJ - Atlantic Behavioral Health at Overlook Medical Center has recently earned The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification for Depression, making Overlook one of a small number of hospitals in the nation to achieve this distinction.

According to the National Institutes of Health, major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, with ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

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Atlantic Health's #AskHer Campaign Promotes Annual Mammograms During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In addition to asking the women in your life what's for dinner? Can you drop me at practice? Or how was your day? Ask her...... Have you scheduled your mammogram?

In 2017, 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, according to Atlantic Health System. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  the ...