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AMI offering free mammograms for uninsured

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 07:00 pm

GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

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Drive-through clinic protects residents against the flu

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

Drive-through clinic protects residents against the flu Drive-through clinic protects residents against the flu CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Department of Health has many flu vaccination clinics scheduled for the month of October. The popular free drive-through flu clinic will be held for residents 14 and older at 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Kindle Ford Autoplaza at Exit 9 off of the Garden State Parkway in Cape May Court House.

County health officer Kevin Thomas said people coming to the drive-through clinic should bring completed consent forms with them.

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How you see as time goes by

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 02:39 pm

How you see as time goes by How you see as time goes by You may barely notice the changes at first. Maybe you’ve found yourself reaching more often for your glasses to see up close. You might have trouble adjusting to glaring lights or reading when the light is dim. You may even have put on blue socks thinking they were black.

As more Americans head toward retirement and beyond, scientists expect the number of people with age-related eye problems to rise dramatically, according to the National Institutes of Health website. You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes. But you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk for serious eye disease in the future.

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Wellness Briefs

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

  Wellness briefs Wellness briefs Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents Yoga for Life 10 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 13 and 27. This free program is open to older teens and adults. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel with them. No food should be eaten three hours before class. Yoga for Life is sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation and lead by Janet Hahn. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information.

Joint replacement seminar at Royal Suites

Dr. Joseph Harhay will hold a joint replacement seminar 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at Royal Suites Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. The event is free. Register at 609-748-9900.

Parenting class

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Digging a vegetarian diet can reap health rewards

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Digging a vegetarian diet can reap health rewards Digging a vegetarian diet can reap health rewards

Vegetarians miss out on lots of foods. No grilled burgers or franks at picnics. No holiday turkey or fries cooked in animal fat. Strict vegetarians may even forego honey made by bees.

But vegetarians also tend to miss out on major health problems that plague many Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health website. They generally live longer, and they’re more likely to avoid heart-related and other ailments.

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Experts: Keep active as you age

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

Experts: Keep active as you age Experts: Keep active as you age We’ve all heard that exercise is good for you. Did you know that it’s as true for older people as it is for any age group? You’re never too old to get moving, get stronger and improve your health.

Fitting exercise and physical activity into your day can enhance your life in many ways, according to the National Institutes of Health website. Regular physical activity can improve your balance and boost or maintain your strength and fitness. It may also improve your mood and help you manage or lessen the impact of conditions like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and depression.

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Drive-through clinic protects residents against the flu

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 02:39 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Department of Health has many flu vaccination clinics scheduled for the month of October. The popular free drive-through flu clinic will be held for residents 14 and older at 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Kindle Ford Autoplaza at Exit 9 off of the Garden State Parkway in Cape May Court House.

County health officer Kevin Thomas said people coming to the drive-through clinic should bring completed consent forms with them.

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Walking is a step in the right direction

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 06:22 am

Walking is a step in the right directionx Walking is a step in the right direction

Have you been thinking of adding more physical activity to your life? Starting a walking program can be a great way to be more active and has many health benefits, according to the National Institutes of Health website.

Walking is the most popular physical activity among adults. Taking a walk is low cost and doesn't require any special clothes or equipment. It may also lower your risk of health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes, strengthen your bones and muscles, help you burn more calories and lift your mood.

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Beat the winter blues with light, conversation

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 04:16 am

As the days get shorter, many people find themselves feeling sad. Some people have more serious mood changes year after year, lasting throughout the fall and winter when there is less natural sunlight.

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have been studying the “winter blues” and a more severe type of depression called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, for more than three decades. They’ve learned about possible causes and found treatments that seem to help most people.

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Protect your tendons and prevent pain

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Protect your tendons and prevent pain Protect your tendons and prevent pain

You’ve probably heard of such sports injuries as tennis elbow or jumper’s knee. These are just two examples of tendinitis, a painful condition caused by overusing and straining the joints in your body.

Tendons are the tough but flexible bands of tissue that connect muscle to bones. You have about 4,000 tendons throughout your body. They make it possible for you to bend your knee, rotate your shoulder, and grasp with your hand.

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Body In Balance opening Parkinson Life Center

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00 am

LINWOOD – Body In Balance Physical Therapy & Fitness Center in Linwood has opened The Parkinson Life Center of Southern New Jersey, which will provide a “clinic of excellence” to those people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s is a progressive disease and research supports the importance of exercise to control and hopefully “slow down” its progression, according to a press release.

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Important to recognize the signs of a heart attack or stroke

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 10:14 pm

When it comes to life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, every minute counts. If you think you or someone else might be having a heart attack or stroke, get medical help right away. Acting fast could save your life or someone else’s.

Heart disease and stroke are two of the top killers among both women and men in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health website. Someone dies from a heart attack about every 90 seconds, and stroke kills someone about every 4 minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Clinics to be offered in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 08:00 pm

VILLAS — The Cape May County Department of Health will provide clinical services in Lower Township. Public health clinics will be held at the Lower Township Senior Center at 2612 Bayshore Road. Clinics are to be scheduled by appointment for the first and third Thursday of each month starting 2:30 until 5:30 p.m.

“Access to health care services is an ongoing challenge to the New Jersey health care system. With a physician shortage, aging population and a growing prevalence of chronic disease, the lack of accessible and convenient public health services is critical,” reads a statement from the county.

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Health & Fitness Calendar

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 02:42 pm

Yoga for Life

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., presents Yoga for Life 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 13 and 27. This free program is open to older teens and adults. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel with them. No food should be eaten three hours before class. Yoga for Life is sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation and lead by Janet Hahn. Registration is requested. Call 609-625-2776, ext. 6304 for information.

Parenting class

An award-winning series of classes that teaches simple, yet effective parenting skills will be offered to parents and caregivers of children age 5-12. As seen on Oprah, topics include communication and cooperation, discipline and responsibility, as well as power conflicts, courage and self-esteem.  Based on the national parenting curriculum "Active Parenting Now in 3" by Michael H. Popkin, Ph.D. the classes will be 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29.  This grant-funded series is offered by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway and is free to the public.  To register, call Anne Groh at 609 652-3800, ext. 311 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pilates

The Mays Landing Branch of the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave., offers Pilates for adults and teens 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 15, and Dec. 20. Pilates is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles. The free programs are presented by certified instructor Kristina Carr and sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation. Registration is required. Call 609-625-2776 ext. 6304 for information.

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Satellite clinic set to open in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 02:23 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Cape May County Department of Health is opening a satellite clinic in Lower Township to help meet the need for greater access to health services and bridge gaps in patient care, according to Freeholder Kristine Gabor.

Public health clinics will be held at the Lower Township Senior Center located at 2612 Bayshore Road in Villas. Clinics are to be scheduled by appointment for the first and third Thursday of each month from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

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Pressure is on to reduce sodium in children’s diets

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 02:15 pm

Pressure is on to reduce sodium in children’s diets Pressure is on to reduce sodium in children’s diets

About 90 percent of American children ages 6-18 eat too much sodium daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Ten common types of foods contributed more than 40 percent of the sodium eaten by children. One in 6 children has raised blood pressure, which can be lowered in part by a healthy diet, including less sodium.

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Dry mouth a common side effect of medication

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, September 22, 2014 02:10 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Most people experience dry mouth occasionally, a result of being nervous or upset, under stress, or dehydrated. But if you experience dry mouth more regularly, it may be caused by a chronic condition or a side effect of the medications you take.

No matter what the cause, dry mouth can be a dangerous condition that can lead to ill effects, said Scott Reef, owner and pharmacist at Reef Pharmacy in Cape May Court House.

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Choosing the therapy for you often depends on the therapist

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Whatever kind of problem you have, there is a therapy out there that is just right for you, according to Dr. William Hankin, a board certified general psychiatrist in Cape May Court House.

As many self-help books as you can find on the bookshelves, there are nearly as many different kinds of therapy that are designed to help you get better. There is physical therapy, acupuncture, aroma therapy and chiropractics in the domain of physical problems. In the spiritual and mental domains there are faith healings, religious experiences, general counseling about life problems and various psychotherapies.

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AMI introduces ultra low dose CT

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, September 22, 2014 12:00 am

High quality imaging with up to 75 percent less radiation

Technological advances in modern medicine have resulted in patients having more diagnostic imaging procedures to help doctors detect and treat cancer, infections, bone and joint injuries, and other serious conditions. As the need for these diagnostic imaging procedures has risen, it has become increasingly important for physicians to be mindful of the radiation dose that patients are receiving.

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Drive-through and other flu clinics scheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 09:26 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A free, drive-through flu clinic for residents 14 and older has been scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 at Kindle Ford Autoplaza, 525 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House by the county Department of Health.

Kevin Thomas, county health officer, said in a statement that people will need to bring a completed consent forms to the clinic. Forms are available at www.cmchealth.net, the Department of Health, and will be printed in local newspapers prior to flu clinics, Thomas said.

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The Alcove hosting parent bereavement group

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

NORTHFIELD – The Alcove Center for Grieving Children and Families will conduct a six-week bereavement group for any parent who has lost a child.

The group is facilitated by licensed professionals and the first meeting will be noon Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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Patient Care Coordinators provide patients with concierge attention at Cape Regional Health System

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Written by Advertiser submission Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Jacqueline Hofmann and Susan Ellis, both registered nurses, have joined Cape Regional Physicians Associates as Patient Care Coordinators for the Patient Centered Medical Home.

“The Patient Care Coordinators contact patients post-discharge to ensure that they understand their discharge instructions, perform medication reconciliations, and assist with scheduling follow-up visits with their providers,” said Joanne Vaul, vice president of physician integration and ambulatory services. “CRPA patients who are hospitalized receive a visit from the Patient Care Coordinators prior to discharge. The goal of this visit is to help the patient understand the transition from their inpatient care back to the CRPA primary care and specialists’ offices.”

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Eye Health Tip of the Week: Vision in the Dark

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:00 am

Pupils enlarge at night so any slight blur on the retina (film of the eye) becomes exaggerated. Get a thorough eye examination to make sure that you are seeing clearly.

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Cape Regional Physicians Associates welcomes two new doctors

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Written by Advertiser submission Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am


Dr. Tooba Fayyaz Dr. Tooba Fayyaz 
Dr. Jillian Edwards Dr. Jillian Edwards CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Physicians Associates recently welcomed two new doctors, Jillian Edwards and Tooba Fayyaz.

The two met at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and quickly discovered they had many of the same interests. That is where their longstanding friendship began, and now their journey is bringing them to Cape May County.

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Diabetes educator receives certification

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am

x x CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Registered dietician Margaret Monge, who joined the Diabetes Center at Cape Regional Medical Center in May of last year, has achieved certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE).

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Eyelid twitching is common, but treatment may be necessary

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Dr. Stephen H. Uretsky of Coastal Jersey Eye Center says eyelid twitching is extremely common and really annoying, but “99 percent of the time” it is nothing serious and goes away in a few days.

In cases where the movements occur repeatedly and do not resolve spontaneously in a few days, a physician should be consulted, however.

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Pulmonologist joins Cape Regional Physicians Associates

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Dr. Amit H. Patel Dr. Amit H. Patel CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Dr. Amit H. Patel, a board-certified pulmonologist, will join Cape Regional Physicians Associates in July.

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New doctors join Shore Orthopaedic

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Written by Advertiser submission Friday, June 13, 2014 04:12 pm

SOMERS POINT – Shore Orthopaedic University Associates, Drs. McCloskey, Zabinski, DeMorat, Islinger, Alber, Barrett and Fox, welcome Dr. Frederick G. Dalzell and Dr. Stanley C. Marczyk to the team. Both physicians, formerly of Atlantic Shore Orthopedic Associates in Northfield, joined the practice as of June 1.

Dalzell is board-certified as an orthopaedic surgeon by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dalzell has a special interest in sports injuries, including arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as knee ligament reconstruction and complex fractures, according to the organization. His expertise includes partial and total knee replacements and revision surgery.

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Jaw pain can be treated through orthotic appliances

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Written by Advertiser Submission Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Chronic jaw pain, or Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can be treated through orthotic appliances, physical therapy or a change in sleep posture, according to Dr. Jeffrey Vecere of Vecere Orthodontics.

TMD is a chronic condition that causes persistent pain. It can be caused by stress or physical trauma and occurs in the TM joints connect the lower jaw to the skull. Because of the constant use of the lower jaw, popping, unpleasant pain, and movement restriction can sometimes occur.

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Cape Regional Medical Center receives ‘A’ in hospital safety

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Medical Center was honored with an A grade in the spring update to the Hospital Safety Score which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled and administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog. It is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families, according to a press release.

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