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December 4, 2022

There was a stuffed bear named Pinky, won at a boardwalk game as a child, and a small handmade bowl - both filled with memories of loved ones more than anything else. There were items of celebration and tragedy – a bandhej saree that a breast cancer survivor has used to tie her memories to one ...

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With flu season and winter just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your immune health. While many people seek ways to boost their immune system, it’s more important to balance it. What’s the difference? “When you boost your immune system, you may make it respond too ...

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On the latest Community Conversation, Christina Gagliardo, MD, a physician with the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Atlantic Health System’s Goryeb Children's Hospital sit downs to discuss RSV, its symptoms, and when to bring your child to the doctor.  

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Before this summer, most Americans had never heard of Monkeypox, but since the first case was reported in May, there have been thousands of cases confirmed across the US. In this Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, find out what you need to know about the latest virus making headlines ...

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Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death.  Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets ...

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This weekend marks the third Memorial Day holiday since the pandemic started, but we’re in a much different place than in previous years. On this Community Conversation, Jason Kessler, MD, section chief of Infectious Disease at Morristown Medical Center, will share the latest information on how to ...

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Warmer weather is here, and for many people that means exercising outside, playing sports and enjoying family time. But if your winter was a quiet one, returning to activity too quickly can lead to injuries. So how can you tell the difference between a sprained ankle and something that requires a ...

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Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate ...

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A wise therapist once told me, “David, no matter how much you think you can, no one can predict the future. So stop trying and making yourself crazy in the process.” Excellent advice, especially considering my future predictions tend to veer into sometimes frightening territory. Predictions are ...

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Itchy eyes, runny nose, plugged sinuses…yep seasonal allergies are in full effect! Maybe you’ve lived with allergies your whole life…or maybe they are something new this year, either way, you don’t have to suffer in stuffy silence. On Atlantic Health System's Community Conversation, Michael ...

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Did you know Black women in New Jersey are seven times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related complication than White women? That’s just one of many statistics that shows the challenge facing New Jersey and the nation in improving Black maternal health. On Atlantic Health System’s Community ...

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After two long years, it looks as if we may actually be approaching the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses, venues and activities are opening up. Schools are back in session. The majority of people are able to walk around in most places without a mask, if they so choose. Back to normal.

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No matter what’s happening around us, cancer doesn’t take a pause, and neither should preventive cancer screenings. Unfortunately, it seems that many people continue to put colorectal screenings on hold, with colonoscopies taking a dip over the last several years. According to Dr. Angela ...

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Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia, are serious illnesses that can result in both medical and psychological complications. Prompt treatment is essential, but parents are often uncertain if their child has an eating disorder and don’t know where to turn for help. On this Community ...

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On this latest COVID-19 update from Atlantic Health System - Steven Sheris, MD, Chief Physician Executive, shares some important resources on whether or not you are in need of a COVID-19 vaccine booster. To learn more visit: https://www.atlantichealth.org/covid19  

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Ok folks. We are still in a COVID surge, and infections among kids continue to be higher than in previous waves. Thankfully, our elementary school kids (ages 5-11) can now receive the COVID vaccine. A good number of our middle and high school kids have been vaccinated, and as of Thanksgiving, ...

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December 21, 2021: An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System expert Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group. For more information ...

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In recent years, there have been numerous advancements in the treatment of head and neck disorders. Tom Thomas, MD, MPH, director of Head and Neck Reconstructive and Transoral Robotic Surgery and director of Sleep Surgery at Morristown Medical Center, joins us to share ways you can prevent head and ...

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Long considered a disease of the old, strokes are increasingly affecting younger adults. Americans ages 18 to 55 now account for 10-15% of all stroke patients. Considering nearly 800,000 people a year in the U.S. have a stroke, that’s an average of 100,000 adults under age 55. Better diagnostics ...

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An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For ...

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In 1987, two men put on a show for the ages in front of more than 90,000 people. In 1989, a father and son saw that show for the first time and never forgot it. Parenting is full of moments. Some good, some not so much. As parents, we are trying to make the most of our time with our kids.

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Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, today announced that Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center, Newton Medical Center and Chilton Medical Center all earned the highest possible safety rating of ‘A’ by The Leapfrog Group in its Fall 2021 Hospital ...

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As October draws to a close, I find myself hoping that a certain line of conversation won’t fade away amid the growing bustle of the oncoming holidays.  By now, it’s pretty well known that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I normally spend most of this month supporting, however I can, ...

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If you experience stroke symptoms, don’t test time. The cost of delayed treatment could be permanent neurological disabilities, or death. I say this bluntly in the hopes of saving lives. As we mark a second World Stroke Day during the COVID-19 pandemic, I can boil advice down to three points: ...

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For a lot of people, separating their work life from their personal life has become increasingly difficult. On this episode of Community Conversations, Federico Cerrone, MD, medical director, Atlantic Health Sleep Centers, and Kathy Robb, CHC, well-being coach, Chambers Center for Well-Being, share ...

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  All five Atlantic Health System medical centers were honored for delivering high-quality care and superior outcomes across multiple specialties in the Healthgrades 2022 Report to the Nation, released today. Among the national and regional recognitions, Morristown Medical Center became the only ...

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Mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is most successful. On this episode of Community Conversations, Lisa Bash, MD, radiologist and medical director of the Breast Center at Chilton Medical Center, discusses the most common risk factors for breast cancer, the latest ...

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Parents, if you’ve ever asked a child, from toddler to elementary school age, to pick up their toys, sit straight in their seat at the dinner table, eat their vegetables or just go to bed, only to be met with … well, not many of those goals met, then you have discovered the wonder of early ...

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Children have headed back into the classroom, so be sure to check out this Community Conversation with pediatrician Walter Rosenfeld, MD, chair of Pediatrics at Goryeb Children's Hospital and medical director of Children's Health for Atlantic Health System, who shares what parents need to know as ...

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Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center fellowship-trained scoliosis surgeon Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, leads the only surgical team in New Jersey to use a new, FDA-approved tethering system for minimally invasive scoliosis surgery that provides for flexible spinal deformity correction and ...

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