Atlantic View

November 6, 2018

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy ...

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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 ...

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Renowned breast surgeon, Rebecca C. Yang, M.D., has joined Atlantic Breast Associates at Overlook Medical Center and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, part ofAtlantic Health System Cancer Care.  Dr. Yang, who is a board certified general surgeon and fellowship trained breast surgeon, joins Atlantic ...

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Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults. And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death. Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance ...

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When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt. Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He ...

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November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology ...

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Atlantic Health System Cancer Care is now offering breast cancer patients treatments on the TrueBeam™ system.  Morristown Medical Center is one of four locations in New Jersey to offer this new radiotherapy system to patients.   TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System is an advanced image-guided radiation ...

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A breast cancer diagnosis can change a person’s life. And during such devastating news, the sheer amount of information regarding treatment and follow-up care can quickly become overwhelming. However, patients are not alone in this fight. Atlantic Health System’s Breast Cancer Second Opinion ...

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Researchers at Atlantic Health System are looking for women who want to help prevent deaths from ovarian cancer. Early detection is the goal. The Atlantic Center for Research needs healthy, post-menopausal women, ages 50-74, for an ongoing study aimed at increasing the effectiveness of ...

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Atlantic Health System's Acne Treatment and Research Center is conducting a study of an investigational treatment for people with moderate-to-severe acne. To qualify for the study, people must: Be at least 9 years of age Have at least 20 red, irritated pimples, and at least 20 whiteheads ...

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Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the ...

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Tune in to weekly radio show ANSwersLive Sunday mornings at 9:30am on WMTR 1250 AM.  This Sunday, March 19, show host Tom Wood discusses the truth about head and neck cancer with guest Dr. Tom Thomas, the new Medical Director of Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and TransOral Robotic Surgery for ...

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Admitting a family member into a hospital can be a stressful time.  Concerns for prognosis, finances, and overall healthcare are often in the forefront of family members’ minds.  These days, patients and their loved ones additionally worry about the risk of hospital-acquired infections, commonly ...

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Employees from Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center recently participated in the PurpleStride New Jersey 2016 5K run/walk in Parsippany to raise money for pancreatic cancer research. The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center had two teams walk – one from Morristown ...

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Together, Kent Place School and Overlook Medical Center invite the community to a free film screening of the PBS Frontline film, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” on Tuesday, October 25 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Atul Gawande, MD, ...

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In 2016, nearly 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States. A breast cancer diagnosis is life changing and the amount of information regarding treatment options can be overwhelming. After a patient is diagnosed, it’s best that they take a ...

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The women in our lives are asked so many questions daily – “What’s for dinner?” “Can you work late tonight?” “Can you drop me at practice?” But who’s asking women one of the most important questions? – “Have you scheduled your mammogram?” This month, #AskHer to make sure she gets this essential ...

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Ryan Amalfitano, who turns 15 this weekend, plans to ride his bicycle 100 miles in two days.  He won't be alone ‑ he and his father, Chris Amalfitano, chair of the emergency department at Overlook Medical Center, are part of Team Atlantic Health System which is taking part in Bike MS, a nationwide ...

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