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Flu shots still available on walk-in basis

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 17, 2013 01:00 am

Beginning in November, the Atlantic County Division of Public Health will provide flu shots to adults 18 years and over on a walk-in basis with no appointment necessary, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon in Northfield at the Stillwater Building, 201 S. Shore Road; and in Hammonton at 310 Bellevue Ave. on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Flu shots are available for $15, but there is no out-of-pocket fee for Medicare Part B recipients who present their cards. For more information see www.aclink.org/publichealth . For questions call 609-645-5933.

 

The impact of cataract surgery on lifespan

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Written by Advertiser Submission Friday, November 15, 2013 01:30 pm

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed major surgery in the United States. This 10-minute, painless procedure is highly effective with success rates over 99 percent.  Along with the obvious improvement in the quality of life that comes with good vision, recent studies show that cataract surgery can dramatically increase lifespan.

One study followed 354 Australian participants over the age of 49 for 10 years. After adjusting for health factors, such as smoking, angina, cancer and stroke, the researchers found a 40 percent lower mortality rate in individuals who had cataract surgery.  Other studies have shown similar results.

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Cut your rehab time, not your muscles in total knee replacement

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Written by Advertiser Submission Friday, November 15, 2013 01:29 pm

Knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. Made of metal alloys and high-grade plastics, the prosthesis is designed to move just like a healthy human knee joint. 

Today greater than 90 percent of patients undergoing knee replacement have a complication-free result that relieves pain and restores mobility. 

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Plantar Fasciitis – Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

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Written by Advertiser submission Wednesday, November 13, 2013 08:34 am

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Plantar fasciitis is a very common disorder, characterized by pain and inflammation in the bottom of the foot; usually back by the heel bone. This condition is a result of overstressing the plantar fascia, the soft tissue under the foot that helps maintain the arch. For most patients afflicted by this condition, the pain is at its worst with the first few steps in the morning. Other activities that can aggravate this condition are climbing stairs, prolonged walking and rising up on your toes.

By doing this, your body weight places force on your foot that wants to flatten out the normal arch. This stress can cause micro-tears in the plantar fascia. Your body heals these micro-tears, in part by laying down scar tissue. The amount of scar tissue is very small, but it can accumulate over time, creating a significant amount of scar tissue. This has a dramatic effect on the normal elasticity of the plantar fascia. The pliable nature of the plantar fascia allows it to act as a shock absorber. When the plantar fascia is more rigid, it transfers that stress directly to the heel bone.

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New diabetes center opens in Marmora

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 07:32 pm


Cape Regional’s Diabetes Center of Excellence is opening a second center in the Hope Medical Commons, 210 S. Shore Road, Marmora, staffed by a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, registered and advance practice nurses, a clinical exercise physiologist, and doctors of pharmacy. Call 609-463-2547 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
  Cape Regional’s Diabetes Center of Excellence is opening a second center in the Hope Medical Commons, 210 S. Shore Road, Marmora, staffed by a team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, registered and advance practice nurses, a clinical exercise physiologist, and doctors of pharmacy. Call 609-463-2547 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Medical Center expanded its Diabetes Centers of Excellence to a second location in Marmora in the Hope Medical Commons, 210 S. Shore Road.

Hospital officials say the Marmora center is staffed by an exceptional team of certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, a clinical exercise physiologist, and a doctor of pharmacy. Both the Cape May Court House and Marmora Centers offer day and evening classes and most insurances are accepted.

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Fitness center cites health benefits of proper breathing

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, November 12, 2013 07:00 pm

 Stressed out? Frazzled all the time? Want it to stop? Want to slow down and enjoy life without all the stress?

When most of us start feeling this way, we head to the medicine cabinet or the coffee pot, not realizing that sometimes the solution is already right inside us.

Our breath.

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Cataract surgery may lengthen life expectancy

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:25 pm

Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed major surgery in the United States. This 10-minute, painless procedure is highly effective with success rates over 99 percent, according to staff at the Coastal Jersey Eye Center.

Along with the obvious improvement in the quality of life that comes with good vision, recent studies show that cataract surgery can dramatically increase lifespan.

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Local pediatrician brings first-time mom experience to new practice

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Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, November 12, 2013 02:30 pm

 
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Pediatrician Dr. Veronica Gonzalez-Rivera began seeing patients at CompleteCare Health Network in September, just a few months after becoming a new mom. Although she has been practicing for a few years now, the new addition to her family has brought her new perspective into her patients’ questions and concerns.

“It’s completely different to see parents and their children now that I am a mom,” said Rivera. “I understand them more, I feel their pain more. I try to be even nicer than I was before to my patients, because I personally know how it feels to have a child and what it’s like when they are sick.”

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Older adults invited to take modern dance

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 10, 2013 04:48 pm

GALLOWAY – The Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA) invites older adults to take a basic modern dance class with Jon Lehrer, artistic director of LehrerDance, a professional dance company from Buffalo, N.Y. from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in Meeting Room 5 in the Campus Center.

Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in.

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Anterior approach speeds recovery in total hip replacement

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Written by - ADVERTISER SUBMISSION Thursday, October 10, 2013 04:47 pm

Nine years ago Larry underwent a hip replacement through a traditional surgical approach.  Several years later, he underwent hip replacement through the tissue sparing, direct anterior, surgical approach.

“I went home the next day with no restrictions and returned to all activities, even a full 18-holes of golf eight weeks after surgery,” he said.  “I was amazed at the fast recovery compared to my traditional hip replacement”.

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