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Dry mouth a common side effect of medication

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Written by Advertiser Submission Wednesday, March 12, 2014 01:00 am

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

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, March 11, 2014 03:46 pm

 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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Seven tips to safeguard your vision

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Written by Advertiser Submission Tuesday, March 11, 2014 03:32 pm

More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, here are some simple steps from Jersey Coastal Eye Center to maintain healthy eyes now and reduce your chances of vision loss in the future.

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Atlantic County offers dental discount program

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Written by Mandee McCullough Friday, February 28, 2014 01:45 pm

Atlantic County offers dental discount program Atlantic County offers dental discount program Atlantic County has partnered with the National Association of Counties to provide a dental discount program for all residents.

The program is not insurance. Anyone may join, and there are no age or income restrictions, according to a news release from the county. Under the program, members and everyone in their household can receive a discount of up to 50 percent on teeth cleanings, X-rays, braces, dentures, crowns, root canals and other dental services.

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Rainbow Pediatrics offers Spanish speaking families a medical interpreter

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Written by Advertiser submission Sunday, February 16, 2014 02:10 pm

Anita LaPlaca, a medical Spanish interpreter for Rainbow Pediatrics in Rio Grande, ensures accurate communications and the best pediatric care for Spanish-speaking patients and their parents.
  Anita LaPlaca, a medical Spanish interpreter for Rainbow Pediatrics in Rio Grande, ensures accurate communications and the best pediatric care for Spanish-speaking patients and their parents.

RIO GRANDE – To accommodate the large population of Spanish speaking families in the region, Rainbow Pediatrics features a medical Spanish interpreter.

According to the pediatric group, Anita LaPlaca has facilitated accurate communications between Spanish-speaking patients and the nurse, receptionist and pediatrician caring for them at the Rio Grande location since 2012.

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Take steps to protect body from injury

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Written by Advertiser submission Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:00 am

 
Take steps to protect body from injury   Getting to know your body and how it is supposed to move can greatly enhance you r progress and results when exercising, according to the staff at Upper Level Fitness. Each human body is constructed of the same elements, bones, and muscles. However, we are all very different and experience various aches, pains, and often injuries. Sprains and strains are the most common injuries in sports and physical activities.

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Seven tips to safeguard your vision

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Written by Advertiser submission Saturday, February 15, 2014 01:00 am

More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are some simple steps you can take to maintain healthy eyes now and reduce your chances of vision loss in the future, according to Dr. Stephen H. Uretsky of the Coastal Jersey Eye Center. He recommends the following:

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Comprehensive diabetes care in two locations

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Written by Advertiser submission Friday, February 14, 2014 08:14 am

The team at the Diabetes Center Cape Regional Medical Center says education is the first step to managing diabetes. 
  The team at the Diabetes Center Cape Regional Medical Center says education is the first step to managing diabetes.

 If you or a loved one has diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage the disease, say the staff at Cape Regional Medical Center. Some may even say it can become overwhelming.

Certified diabetes educators help individuals with diabetes learn to manage their disease and to be as healthy as possible. The goal of a certified diabetes educator is to inform patients on the behaviors that will improve their life and make it easier to lower their blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. All of these risk factors, if controlled, can lead to a healthier life. They work with patients and their doctors to develop individualized goals.

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A bumper sticker could win free braces

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:05 pm

   A bumper sticker could win free braces A bumper sticker could win free braces

Vecere Orthodontics, 22 West Pacific Ave. in Cape May Court House, has new promotion that could mean a $25 gift certificate or free braces for a new patient at the practice.

“Dr. Jeff Vecere is always looking for ways to keep patients and the community at large connected to what he is doing at the office,” reads a statement from Vecere Orthodontics. “Since orthodontic treatment is often a long-term commitment, Vecere Orthodontics has come up with promotions and contests that have motivated patients and families to participate in the activities of the practice.”

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AMI offering free coronary CTA exams in February

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, February 11, 2014 01:00 am

GALLOWAY – Atlantic Medical Imaging (AMI) will offer free coronary CTA exams during the month of February in conjunction with American Heart Month.

The exam will be provided at no cost for patients with no insurance, or for those whose insurance does not cover the exam. The free screenings are made possible through the support of the AMI Foundation.

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