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How Neurosurgery Helped Me Cope with Parkinson’s Disease

October 2, 2017

I was attracting unwanted attention again. My head would not stop moving. It swiveled side to side while my body wiggled.

It was April 2014. I was trying to watch my daughter’s kindergarten teacher get married inside a beautiful church in South Orange. I couldn’t stand still.

"I have Parkinson’s," I whispered to a woman who I thought was sympathetically looking ...

Saint Michael's Medical Center celebrates 150 years of excellence

Saint Michael’s Medical Center marked the 150th anniversary of its founding Friday with a celebration that included a visit from Cardinal Joseph Tobin of the Archdiocese of Newark, as well as a host of elected officials and civic leaders from throughout the community.

Tobin blessed the hospital, celebrated on the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, which ...

Saint Michael's nurse receives DAISY award

A nurse who has worked for Saint Michael’s Medical Center for less than a year was honored with the DAISY Foundation's Daisy Award, which honors the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.

Craig Cochran of Union, who works on the hospital’s medical/surgical telemetry units, was described by colleagues as a team player who goes beyond his daily ...

Three Doctors Foundation inspires the next generation of Newark students

As teenage boys growing up in the tough inner-city streets of Newark, three kindred spirits made a pact-- they would stick together, graduate from college and become doctors.

The boys, surrounded by negative influences and having few positive role models, were determined not to fall victim to their environment and together the teens became a remarkable story ...

Saint Michael's Medical Center opens an emergency room "Fast Track" unit

Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark today opened a new unit in the Emergency Department designed to provide faster treatment patients who have minor injuries or illnesses.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of the Fast Track unit, which is located in a previously unused portion of the Central Ward hospital’s main Emergency Department. 

“Having ...

Saint Michael’s Doctor Wins Telly Awards for Video Series Aimed at Educating Urban Community

The Urban Healthcare Initiative Program, an outreach program affiliated with Saint Michael’s Medical Center, has received top honors and won several awards at this year's prestigious Telly Awards for its groundbreaking, innovative video series aimed at addressing the dire need for better quality of life in urban communities.

The Urban Healthcare Initiative’s (UHIP's) ...

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