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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 09:14 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 07:00 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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Satellite clinic set to open in Lower Township

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 01:23 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 01:15 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 01:10 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 Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 pm

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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Healthy Living - Fall 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Health Living, Fall 2014

 

The Alcove hosting parent bereavement group

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Monday, July 21, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:00 pm


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 Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:00 pm

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 03:12 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 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 pm

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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AtlantiCare’s 16th annual Trauma Symposium speakers inspire, inform

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 09:00 am

 Left to right are Catherine Dudick, MD, FACS, medical director, Trauma, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Lee Woodruff, keynote speaker, and Lori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare, and president and CEO, ARMC. Woodruff gave the keynote talks at AtlantiCare’s 16th annual trauma symposium May 6. Left to right are Catherine Dudick, MD, FACS, medical director, Trauma, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Lee Woodruff, keynote speaker, and Lori Herndon, executive vice president, AtlantiCare, and president and CEO, ARMC. Woodruff gave the keynote talks at AtlantiCare’s 16th annual trauma symposium May 6. ATLANTIC CITY - Nearly 400 healthcare professionals attended AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s 16th Annual Trauma Symposium May 5 to 7 at Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. Twenty-five experts including those from ARMC, its clinical partners and hospitals/healthcare organizations from across the country, shared best practices for care of the trauma patient in 30 different sessions.

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Zumba class listings

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:00 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP

Adult walk-in Zumba in Lower Township

Zumba instructor Lindsay Bechtler

Lower Township Department of Parks and Recreation

Adult Zumba 6-7 p.m. on Wednesdays

609-886-7880

 

OCEAN CITY

Ocean City Arts Center

17th Street and Simpson Ave.

$5 per class - Zumba 5:30 p.m. on Mondays

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Measles still a threat to the unvaccinated

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 pm

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Yet in 2014, the program’s 20th anniversary, 129 people in the United States have contracted measles in 13 outbreaks as of April 18, according to CDC officials.

In 1994, the Vaccines for Children program was launched in response to a measles resurgence that caused tens of thousands of cases and more than a hundred deaths, despite the availability of a measles vaccine since 1963. The program provides vaccines to children whose parents or caregivers might otherwise be unable to afford them.

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New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 03:34 pm

 New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb

Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families.

The statement, Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Cardiac Disease, is published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation.

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Dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 11:00 pm

 Dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

The number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014, according to a CDC study recently published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of calls per month involving conventional cigarettes did not show a similar increase during the same time period.

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Study shows the benefits of surgery for prostate cancer patients

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 03:46 pm

More than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year in the United States, but determining the course of treatment remains a source of considerable debate.

A new study by researchers from Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues, which draws from one of the few randomized trials conducted to directly address this issue, finds a substantial long-term reduction in mortality for men with localized cancer who undergo a radical prostatectomy.

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Avoiding allergy triggers is the best way to reduce symptoms

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 01, 2014 06:48 am

 Allergy shots have been shown to provide long-term relief of allergic rhinitis symptoms.  Allergy shots have been shown to provide long-term relief of allergic rhinitis symptoms.  Spring is in the air, and so are billions of tiny pollens that trigger allergy symptoms in millions of people. This condition is called seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever.

Hay fever can affect your quality of life. It can lead to sinus infections, disrupt sleep and affect ability to learn at school or be productive at work, according to the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology.

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Research links insomnia and stroke risk

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:00 pm

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The risk of stroke may be much higher in people with insomnia compared to those who don’t have trouble sleeping, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

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Risk of obesity from eating fried foods may depend on genetics

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:00 pm

 Risk of obesity from eating fried foods may depend on genetics

People with a genetic predisposition to obesity are at a higher risk of obesity and related chronic diseases from eating fried foods than those with a lower genetic risk, according to a new study by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.

It is the first study to show that the adverse effects of fried foods may vary depending on the genetic makeup of the individual.

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Fussy infants and toddlers tend to have more exposure to media

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 07:44 pm

Fussy infants and toddlers tend to have more exposure to media  Fussy infants and toddlers tend to have more exposure to media

Babies who have problems with self-regulation also tend to have more media exposure, and their parents may be especially likely to benefit from help with managing these aspects of their children’s development, according to a new study.

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Alzheimer’s a greater threat to older women than breast cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 05:38 pm

According to the Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released in March, a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is one in six, compared with nearly one in 11 for a man.

As real a concern as breast cancer is to women's health, women in their 60s are about twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer.

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Study indicates BMI, not body shape, is risk factor for breast cancer

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 03:26 pm

A recent study appearing in the April 2014 issue of Cancer Causes and Control suggests that a larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to body mass index.

The study, by American Cancer Society researchers involving predominantly white women, fails to confirm previous findings that body shape itself is an independent risk factor for breast cancer.

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