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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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Healthy Living - Spring 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Healthy Living Book Spring 2014

 

Medical advocacy group attributes deaths to excess salt intake

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:00 pm

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 04:21 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 02:23 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 11:39 am

 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 11:36 am

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 Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

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

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Written by Advertiser submission Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:00 pm

  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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High-tech treatment offers alternative to braces

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am

 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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Dry mouth a common side effect of medication

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Written by Advertiser Submission Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 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 02:46 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 02:32 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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