Health Matters

June 18, 2021

Did you know that approximately 1 in 7 mothers suffers from a postpartum mental illness, such as postpartum depression (PPD)? Did you know that approximately 1 in 10 dads suffers the same thing? And did you know that, if mom is suffering from PPD, 50% of their partners likely will as ...

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Does your child have scoliosis? Do you know what the signs are? Find out on the next Community Conversation where Jason Lowenstein, MD, medical director of Atlantic Health System’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, shares how it’s diagnosed and explains why early identification is key to ...

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Atlantic Health Patients Now Able to Link Vaccination to CLEAR’s Health Pass CLEAR and Atlantic Health System have partnered to empower patients with the ability to access and share their proof of COVID-19 vaccination through CLEAR’s digital vaccine card and Health Pass. Using the free CLEAR ...

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The temperatures are up, and I think it’s safe to say, summer’s back – at least in whatever form it exists in 2021. Truth be told, summertime is not my favorite season. It’s the heat, but more importantly, the sunburns.  The biggest question I get in the office around this time is “what kind of ...

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Atlantic Health is sharing exciting changes to the leadership and composition of its Board of Trustees. The integrated care delivery system, which serves 4.9 million people in 11 counties across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce its new chair, Robert E. McCracken and vice chair, ...

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If you think brain tumors are too rare to affect you, think again. Currently, 700,000 people in the United States are living with one. On this Community Conversation, physicians from the Gerald J. Glasser Brain Tumor Center explain the newest advancements in treatment options.    

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.  It cannot be overstated how important mental health is to us all, especially our kids.  If this was not already clear, then the pandemic certainly has made it so.  Everywhere you look, someone is talking about the toll that the pandemic has taken on ...

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Douglas Arbittier, MD, MBA, brings decades of experience in clinical medicine and health care administration Forging an exciting, new path forward for its award-winning clinical service lines, Atlantic Health System is proud to announce Douglas Arbittier, MD, MBA has joined the organization as ...

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We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit ...

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People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) are five times more likely to have a stroke than the average person. In this Community Conversation, Atlantic Medical Group cardiologists Timothy Mahoney, MD, and Michael Katz, MD, answer your questions on managing AFib and reducing your risk of stroke. See ...

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Two very important events occurred in 1977. One, I was born.  Two, Star Wars came out. I’ll let you contemplate which was more important, but I am willing to concede that my birth may not be number one. Thirty-five years later when I found out that my wife was pregnant, one of the first things ...

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25 years after establishing one of the first integrated health care systems in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System has become a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of high-quality, innovative health care. Founded in 1996 through the merger of Morristown Memorial Hospital, Overlook ...

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Approximately 4 million people in New Jersey have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine! On the next Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO, and Steven Sheris, MD, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, discuss New Jersey’s new eligibility guidelines ...

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Finally, it’s Spring!  Thank God the winter is over!  Bring on … well, whatever outdoor activities we can safely practice these days! But first…let’s talk a little about two important medical topics that are related to April and one another.  Of course, I am talking about oral cancer and ...

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Preparing children for a healthy summer of activity starts now! On this Community Conversation, pediatrician Sarah Nielsen, MD, has some must-see information on childhood health and safety, whether they are at home or at camp, including the latest news about COVID-19 and children. Learn more ...

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In a year like no other, Atlantic Health System has overcome unprecedented challenges to deliver innovative, high-quality care while maintaining an award-winning workplace. For the 13th consecutive year, the integrated care delivery system has once again been named to Great Place to Work® and ...

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In an effort to help local school districts safely resume in-person instruction, Atlantic Health System has partnered with more than 120 school districts and individual schools to administer COVID-19 vaccine to more than 11,000 of their faculty and essential support staff. The vaccination ...

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Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise. Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It ...

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Morristown Medical Center named number one hospital in NJ with more than 350 beds Chilton Medical Center named number one hospital in NJ with less than 350 beds Atlantic Health System’s medical centers lead the way when it comes to hospital reputation in New Jersey according to the latest ...

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This week the County of Morris and Atlantic Health System announced that the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center, or “mega site” has administered its 100,000th dose, a noteworthy milestone in the fight against COVID-19. The facility, housed in a former Sears store at the Rockaway ...

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Honored for creating an inclusive, supportive workplace experience for all, despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlantic Health System was named one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune – the fourth year in a row ...

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Don’t delay getting your annual physical and routine health screenings. This includes vaccinations, blood work, colonoscopies, skin cancer screening, mammograms, pap smears, prostate exams, lung cancer screenings and more. Nothing should ever keep you from taking care of your health, and that ...

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The tagline for the 1995 Tom Hanks movie Apollo 13 (slightly overrated, in my humble opinion) included the phrase, “Failure is not an option.”  That may certainly have been true for the Apollo crew, as failure likely meant death.  However, the phrase has sadly been used in situations that it should ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center have been named among the World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek for the third consecutive year of the publication’s ranking. In addition, both Morristown and Overlook are ranked among the Best Hospitals for Infection ...

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As a pediatric orthopaedist, I regularly discuss bone health with my patients, expounding on the multitude of benefits of vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is a cheap, easily available nutrient that impacts bone quality and is known to boost immunity, which is especially ...

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As the COVID-19 virus began to arise in communities throughout New Jersey, Atlantic Health System worked quickly to adapt and implement new methods in order to continue to deliver safe, exceptional care to patients. While the health system was able to deploy telemedicine alternatives for many ...

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Every community has felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but none more so than communities of color. On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Christina Johnson, a family medicine physician with Atlantic Medical Group and community health advocate, shared some of ...

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Boarding a plane this week back to her native Thailand, physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Piyaporn “Taya” Pramuksun, MD, was bringing back with her a wealth of knowledge and experience from her year-long fellowship at Atlantic Sports Health. Set amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it ...

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When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available? Do we still need to wear masks once vaccinated? How are hospitals preparing to distribute the vaccine? On this Community Conversation, Brian Gragnolati, President & CEO, Atlantic Health System, shares what you need to know now about the vaccine and ...

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Tremendous strides are being made in the treatment of epilepsy, with improved outcomes and reduced side effects for patients. I’d like to share how neurosurgeons like myself are performing life-enhancing, minimally invasive procedures at Overlook Medical Center’s Atlantic Neuroscience ...

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