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Support Groups

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Mom to Mom: Get together with other moms and share your experiences 1-2 p.m. every Monday in the Jenkins Room at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point. Free. New moms are encouraged to bring their babies. Valet parking is available.

Physician Referral Service provides information about physicians including insurances accepted, office locations and hours, and educational background. Operated 24 hours a day by Shore Memorial Hospital. Call 653-4600 or visit www.shoredoctors.com.

Smoking Cessation Clinic provided by Shore Memorial Hospital’s QuitCenter offers counseling with our certified tobacco treatment specialists and information on nicotine replacement therapies. For an information packet call 653-3440.

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Healthy Living - Jan 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 31, 2014 01:00 am

   

Protect your vision from effects of diabetes

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, January 07, 2014 05:16 pm

If you have diabetes, regular eye exams are important to diagnose potential problems early, according to the medical staff at Coastal Jersey Eye Center. High blood glucose caused by diabetes increases the risk of eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness and impaired vision in adults ages 20 to 74.

There are a few simple steps that can help prevent vision loss:

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New endoscopy technology at Cape Regional’s Same Day Surgery Center

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, January 07, 2014 01:00 am

Gastroenterologists Anthony Masciarelli, left, and Renjy Vattasseril with the new endoscopy technology.
 Gastroenterologists Anthony Masciarelli, left, and Renjy Vattasseril with the new endoscopy technology.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Medical Center has purchased state-of-the-art endoscopy technology for its Same Day Care Center.

“This cutting-edge medical technology provides our Same Day Surgery Team at Cape Regional Medical Center with advanced visualization, control and workflow,” stated Anthony Masciarelli, D.O., board-certified gastroenterologist at Cape Regional Physicians Associates. “In addition, it facilitates more accurate diagnosis and treatment, simplifies setup, improves workflow, and links patient and department information to the Medical Center’s information network.”

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Rainbow Pediatrics welcomes Dr. Simona Dragos

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, January 06, 2014 10:41 pm

Dr. Simona Dragos
 Dr. Simona Dragos

CLERMONT – Rainbow Pediatrics, a full-service pediatric care facility, recently welcomed Dr. Simona Dragos to their team of pediatricians.

Dragos, a recently board-certified pediatrician, joined the Rainbow team in July. She was drawn to Rainbow’s kind and friendly staff, and the comfort of knowing she would be working with a team of highly skilled professionals, according to a statement from Rainbow Pediatrics.

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Setting things straight is his business

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Written by Advertiser submission Monday, January 06, 2014 04:53 pm

Jeffrey Vecere of Vecere Orthodontics
 Jeffrey Vecere of Vecere Orthodontics

Dr. Jeffrey Vecere talks teeth

The bite is a complex system that includes teeth, gums, jaws, and facial muscles. A healthy bite has not just aesthetic impact but also health benefits, according to orthodontist Jeffrey Vecere of Vecere Orthodontics in Cape May Court House. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to tooth decay, wearing of tooth enamel, periodontal (gum) disease, and even headaches and jaw joint pain.

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Diabetes center opens in Marmora

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 03:00 pm

Diabetes Center at Cape Regional Medical Center 
The Diabetes Center at Cape Regional Medical Center celebrated a ribbon cutting at the new diabetes center in Hope Medical Commons in Marmora. Mayor Richard Palombo, center, is joined by manager Cindy Kraemer as she cuts the ribbon.

MARMORA – Cape Regional Medical Center opened a new diabetes center in Marmora last month.

The new center is located in the Hope Medical Commons, 210 S. Shore Road in Marmora and is staffed by a team of healthcare providers who are trained in diabetes diagnosis, care and management. Both the Marmora and Cape May Court House centers offer day and evening classes and most insurances are accepted.  

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Rainbow Pediatrics welcomes Dr. Mary Ellen Walder

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 02:57 pm

 Dr. Mary Ellen Walder
 Dr. Mary Ellen Walder

CLERMONT – Rainbow Pediatrics, a full-service pediatric care facility, recently welcomed Dr. Mary Ellen Walder to its team of pediatricians.

Walder is a board-certified pediatrician with years of experience. She began her career in a private practice in Newton, Pa., where she practiced for nine years before moving to a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia outpatient practice for 15 years.

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Local allergist to report results with new poison ivy allergy vaccine in Chicago

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 02:51 pm

MILLVILLE — Since 2008, local allergist Dr. Robert Coifman has been collaborating with Catherine Yang, the chairwoman of Rowan University’s chemistry/biochemistry program to develop, standardize and treat poison ivy allergy patients with vaccines made from fresh, locally grown poison ivy leaves.

At the World Allergy Organization’s Immunotherapy Symposium this weekend in Chicago, Coifman will present the results of seven successful courses of treatment in patients spanning the full 130-fold range of pre-treatment sensitivity. Each of four unsuccessful treatments was in a low sensitivity patient given what is now known to be too low a dose for his degree of sensitivity.

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Yoga helps the body inside and out

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 01:00 am

Yoga sometimes intimidates beginners.

It seems that in the opinion of a large amount of people in this country, yoga is weird, boring, religious, seems pointless, is too easy, and is just another form of exercise. Our constantly moving culture makes us believe that if we aren’t running around like a madman, pumping heavy weights, or doing the latest workout fad, we aren’t getting any benefit from the work.

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