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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 Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)   Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not only user friendly, it is motivational in its simplicity. If you need a guide to help you learn how to incorporate healthy, nutritional foods into your ...

Dad in the Box

Dropping your son or daughter off at college is a significant event in their lives. For many young adults, this is their first chance to spread their wings and live independently.  They quite naturally face this new chapter in life with a healthy mixture of trepidation and excitement.      And for parents, it is a time when the house becomes a little more empty.  A little more quiet.  A time when the vacant bedroom we pass in the morning is exactly the same as it was the day before.    Sounds ...

Health News You Can Use

Research published this week in the journal Circulation, reported findings of a 34 year study on over 100,000 people found five modifiable lifestyle       behaviors associated with a 14 year longer life expectancy in women and a 12 year long life expectancy in men at age 50. The health behaviors related to longer life included never smoking, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a normal weight, drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all, and getting more than 3.5 hours a week of moderate to vigorous activity. The ...

In The Work Place

What is the purpose of the FMLA? According to federal regulation, the FMLA is “intended to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families, to promote the stability and economic security of families and to promote national interests in preserving family integrity.” CFR 825.101. The FMLA helps both employers and employees by encouraging family stability, which in turn contributes to work productivity. At least 20 million people across the nation use unpaid family leave annually according to recent statistics. And ...

Jets Fan Chatter

Monday Night Football is an exciting introduction for Sam Darnold as he steps onto the field in Detroit for his first regular NFL season debut. Head Coach Todd Bowles was asked on Friday about his confidence level with Sam Darnold handling week one pressure and he said, "I'm starting him, my confidence level has got to be pretty high." I have spoken to a handful of New York Jets fans in the past week and they are all in agreement, Darnold is our man. Darnold will be facing the 2009 NFL Draft 1st round, first pick by the ...

Know Your Nest

Today, residents along the Carolina Coast are picking through what remains of their homes. Others continue to face the threat of flash floods as Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, continues to drop trillions of gallons of water in parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. With at least 32 dead and millions evacuated from their homes or without power, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper delivered this grim assessment over the weekend: “The floodwaters are still raging across parts of our state, and the risk to life ...

Liz on Theatre

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York By LIZ KEILL PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.” Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Doug Hughes has directed the play with great style and flourish. Amazingly, it captures the essence of the novel, its thwarted romance ...

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