Health Matters

May 12, 2021

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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On the latest Community Conversation from Atlantic Health System, Dr. Stanley Fiel, Regional Chairman of Medicine, Atlantic Health System, explains why this year’s smoking cessation efforts are more important than ever.  

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The seasons of gratitude and giving can also come with some real dietary challenges. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Elkin Nunez, director of endocrinology at Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center, will share some important tips to help those with diabetes make healthy holiday ...

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Memory loss can be scary. People often ignore worrisome changes in thinking and behavior as they age, but it’s important to find out what is causing the changes. If you are among the 10% of seniors who develop Alzheimer’s disease, you can learn about treatments to slow its progression and manage ...

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For some individuals who have COVID-19, recovering from the virus can take weeks or months of battling various symptoms. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Steven Sheris, SVP, Physician Enterprise, Atlantic Health System, shares how the Atlantic COVID Recovery Center helps patients on their ...

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Are you ready to #AskHer? Join Atlantic Health System in asking the women in your life if they have had their annual mammogram. On the next Community Conversation, breast surgeon Rebecca Yang, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates, and Lydia Nadeau, Executive Director, Atlantic Health System Cancer Care, ...

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Adding to its reputation of clinical excellence, Atlantic Health System today received recognition for its use of innovation and technology in care delivery as it was named a certified level 8 organization by CHIME Digital Health Most Wired for 2020. As a level 8 organization, Atlantic Health ...

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Laura Fraenkel walked over to her grandfather in the tea light-illuminated room, and held out her hand. On her finger was a wedding band – originally her grandmother’s – which, moments before, her husband Daniel slid onto her finger as they exchanged vows and tied the knot in front of their ...

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OCTOBER 1, 2020 – METLIFE STADIUM The New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are continuing their fight against pediatric cancer as part of the NFL and American Cancer Society's “Crucial Catch: Intercept Cancer” campaign. Prior to kickoff at 8:20 p.m. for our game on October 1, four children ...

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Dedicated to providing a caring environment where everyone is treated with respect, kindness and empathy, Atlantic Health System announced that each of its six hospitals earned the coveted “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation and a top score of 100 on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) ...

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