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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 08:44 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 06:38 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 04:26 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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Healthy Living - Spring 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

Healthy Living Book Spring 2014

   

Medical advocacy group attributes deaths to excess salt intake

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:00 am

CSPI has a counter displaying the number of Americans it says have died from salt-related diseases at www.cspinet.org/salt.  CSPI has a counter displaying the number of Americans it says have died from salt-related diseases at www.cspinet.org/salt.

Every year tens of thousands of Americans prematurely fall victim to strokes, heart attacks or other health problems caused or exacerbated by excess sodium intake, according to the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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Local physician named ‘Top Doc’ in New Jersey

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 09, 2014 05:21 am

 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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AMI assumes operation of mobile mammography van

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Written by Advertiser Submission Tuesday, April 08, 2014 03:23 pm

 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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Penn vascular surgery program expands at Cape Regional Medical Center

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, April 07, 2014 12:39 pm

 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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Rainbow Pediatrics offers lactation consulting services for nursing mothers

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, April 07, 2014 12:36 pm

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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Reef Pharmacy offers Metagenics supplements

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, April 07, 2014 12:00 am

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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