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High-tech treatment offers alternative to braces

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, March 13, 2014 01:00 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 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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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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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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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

 Plantar Fasciitis  Plantar Fasciitis

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

 
Dr. Veronica Gonzalez-Rivera Dr. Veronica Gonzalez-Rivera

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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