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Health Matters – Chilton Medical Center

July 19, 2022

  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 ...

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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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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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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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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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In vacation season, what’s better than a day in the water? Whether you’re taking a dip in the pool, launching a kayak, riding in a boat or swimming at the shore, taking a few simple safety precautions can help make sure you, your friends and your family stay safe. The biggest risk of ...

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You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors? Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with ...

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We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit ...

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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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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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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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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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As communities throughout New Jersey return to a “new normal”, it is more important than ever that patients know Atlantic Health System has resumed care for planned surgeries, treatments and check-ups, and that they can depend on us to keep them safe. Learn more from Atlantic Health System ...

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  Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center today announced it has been designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC’s Magnet Recognition Program® honors health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations ...

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The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient ...

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Workshop training for community leaders. Find out how to lead Conversation Project workshops in your home organization. Encourage conversations about end-of-life decision-making.  Tuesday, February 25 9:30am-3:00pm Collins Pavillion at Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton ...

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As manager of print services for Atlantic Health System, 58-year-old Tom P. from Edison is a very busy man, supervising team members at two print shops. Although he is based in the Livingston location, Tom spends at least one day a week in the shop at the Atlantic Health Pavilion near Chilton ...

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