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Wellness Briefs Wellness Briefs  Healthy Kids fitness program

The Choose to Move, Train and Lose program is designed for people who prefer a one-on-one class with a personal trainer on their own schedule. K-Loc Healthy Kids is offering a free fitness evaluation, and participants can be referred to a staff nutritionist for a consultation and evaluation. The class fee is $5 per session. Classes are held at the K-Loc Education Center and Personal Training Studio, 904 S. Main Street in Pleasantville (American Legion Building). Call Kyle Lockett at 609-674-7605 or Vivian Lockett at 843-467-0068 to schedule an appointment.

Flu shots

The Atlantic County Division of Public Health is providing flu shots to those 18 years and older on a walk-in basis 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Fridays at the Stillwater Building, 201 S. Shore Road, Northfield; and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays at 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Flu shots are $15, but there is no out-of-pocket fee for Medicare Part B recipients who present their cards. For information see www.aclink.org/publichealth. For questions call 609-645-5933.

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AMI assumes operation of mobile mammography van

 A ribbon cutting commemorates the redesigned Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, now operated by Atlantic Medical Imaging. Pictured from left are van staff members Barbara Tarsitano and Susan Antonczak; Judy Astin, wife of the late Dr. Jan Astin; Dr. Robert Glassberg, president and CEO of AMI; Joanne Kenney of RNS; and van staff member Christine Edgell. A ribbon cutting commemorates the redesigned Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van, now operated by Atlantic Medical Imaging. Pictured from left are van staff members Barbara Tarsitano and Susan Antonczak; Judy Astin, wife of the late Dr. Jan Astin; Dr. Robert Glassberg, president and CEO of AMI; Joanne Kenney of RNS; and van staff member Christine Edgell.  Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) has assumed operation of the former AtlantiCare Ruth Newman Shapiro Mobile Digital Mammography Van.

Under AMI’s direction, and with funding from the AMI Foundation, the newly named Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van will continue to offer screening mammograms to women throughout southern and central New Jersey.

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Rainbow Pediatrics offers lactation consulting services for nursing mothers

Lactation Consultant for Rainbow Pediatrics Marie S. McGowan, a licensed practical nurse, offers recommendations, advice, methods and tips for successful breastfeeding to moms in their Rio Grande office.  Lactation Consultant for Rainbow Pediatrics Marie S. McGowan, a licensed practical nurse, offers recommendations, advice, methods and tips for successful breastfeeding to moms in their Rio Grande office.  RIO GRANDE – To assist both nursing mothers and their babies with professional advice, direction and tips for successful nursing, Rainbow Pediatrics offers specialized and personalized lactation consulting services.

Rainbow’s lactation consultant, Marie S. McGowan, LPN, LC, has been a nurse for nearly 40 years and has worked for Rainbow Pediatrics since 1998. She became a lactation consultant in 2002, offering recommendations, advice, methods and tips for successful breastfeeding to hundreds of new moms.

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New digital scan makes traditional orthodontic impressions a thing of the past

  Dr. Jeff Vecere Dr. Jeff Vecere

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dr. Jeff Vecere has recently purchased the Lythos digital scanning system for Vecere Orthodontics at 22 West Pacific Ave.

This scanner uses advanced technology to create a very accurate digital reproduction of the patient’s teeth and bite, according to staff at the office. This allows participating orthodontic laboratories to construct appliances for the patients that are more accurate than those produced from traditional orthodontic impressions.

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Dry mouth a common side effect of medication

Reef Pharmacy offers tips to help

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.

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Local physician named ‘Top Doc’ in New Jersey

 From left are Mary Beth DeCredico, RN, Dr. Joe Milio, state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Dr. Bruce Noll, Dr. Richard Michner, Lisa Nichols, RN and Mayor Dan Lockwood of Middle Township.
 From left are Mary Beth DeCredico, RN, Dr. Joe Milio, state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Dr. Bruce Noll, Dr. Richard Michner, Lisa Nichols, RN and Mayor Dan Lockwood of Middle Township.  CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A local obstetrician and gynecologist was recently recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as one of New Jersey’s top doctors.

Dr. Bruce Noll has been a member of the medical staff at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House since 1980. He has received Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. “Top Doc” recognition every year since 2005, according to a press release.

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Penn vascular surgery program expands at Cape Regional Medical Center

 Dr. Paul L. O’Donnell Dr. Paul L. O’Donnell  CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Residents of Cape May County now have access to top-ranked vascular care close to home through an expanded partnership with Penn Medicine, according to hospital officials.

This expanded partnership with Cape Regional Medical Center brings the most fully integrated and comprehensive care for vascular disease in South Jersey. Through this collaboration, Cape Regional Medical Center enhances the level of care to patients with vascular conditions in the community and throughout the region, according to the hospital.

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Reef Pharmacy offers Metagenics supplements

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Stress, fast foods, lack of sleep and exercise can all take their toll on our bodies, depleting our nutritional reserves and weakening our immune systems. Replenishing nutrients essential to healthy immune function can help, according to Scott Reef, owner and pharmacist at Reef Family Pharmacy. That’s why he carries a full range of nutritional and vitamin supplements, including the most recent addition to his shelves, Metagenics.

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High-tech treatment offers alternative to braces

 Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment option for the correction of crowded teeth and bad bites. It is described as a high-tech method of straightening teeth and correcting bites that is planned and manufactured over the Internet.

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Dr. Rajen Udani joins Sleep Services at Cape Regional Medical Center

 Susan Campbell, a cardiopulmonary clinical coordinator at Cape Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Services, works with Maryann Viereck. 
 Susan Campbell, a cardiopulmonary clinical coordinator at Cape Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Services, works with Maryann Viereck.

New diagnostic technology announced as well

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center’s Sleep Services say a restful night’s sleep is within reach.

“Our team of healthcare professionals is your partner in Cape May County for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of all types of sleep disorders,” reads a statement from the hospital. “Whether you suffer from sleep apnea, narcolepsy, severe insomnia or the occasional sleep-related problem, our board-certified sleep medicine physicians and highly-trained technicians are available to help achieve a restful night’s sleep.”

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