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Cape Regional opens “Quick Care” in Emergency Department

 Dr. Teresa Bridge-Jackson and the Emergency Room nursing team at Cape Regional Medical Center prepare for patients at the “Quick Care” unit in the emergency room.  
 Dr. Teresa Bridge-Jackson and the Emergency Room nursing team at Cape Regional Medical Center prepare for patients at the “Quick Care” unit in the emergency room. 

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Medical Center has opened “Quick Care” in the emergency department to handle the increased number of patients seen during the busy summer.

Upon arrival at the emergency department, patients will be asked several questions by a nurse to determine if “Quick Care” is an option for treatment. Typically, patients who may be treated in “Quick Care” include those who present with minor lacerations, bumps and bruises, sprains, minor coughs and earaches, sunburn, rashes and insect bites.

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Seaville teen delivers homemade get well cards

 On July 3, Sarah Ford, 19, of Seaville, visited Shore Medical Center to deliver more than 80 homemade get well cards from area schoolchildren. Ford, who will be competing in the Miss Cape May County/Miss Cape Resort Pageant on July 13, has a pageant platform of “Smiles Save: Healing Through Hospital Volunteerism.” 
 On July 3, Sarah Ford, 19, of Seaville, visited Shore Medical Center to deliver more than 80 homemade get well cards from area schoolchildren. Ford, who will be competing in the Miss Cape May County/Miss Cape Resort Pageant on July 13, has a pageant platform of “Smiles Save: Healing Through Hospital Volunteerism.”

SOMERS POINT – On Wednesday, July 3, Seaville teen and Miss Cape May County/Miss Cape Resort Pageant hopeful Sarah Ford visited Shore Medical Center to help lift patients’ spirits by delivering homemade get well cards from area schoolchildren.

“The human spirit is vitally important to the healing process,” said Ford, 19, who attends the University of Pittsburgh and will participate in the Miss Cape May County/Miss Cape Resort Pageant on July 13. “You can tell the patients are genuinely appreciative of these cards. It just makes their day.”

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Technique improves scar tissue removal

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Graston Technique is the use of several specialized instruments to locate and remove scar tissue and adhesions from soft tissue throughout the body.

Scar tissue can form in the body for many reasons. The most obvious is surgery. However, the body also forms scar tissue from repeated “micro-trauma,” which can be anything that stresses the soft tissue of the body, from sports such as running or lifting to everyday activities like carrying your children. When your body repairs these micro-traumas, it uses small amounts of scar tissue to facilitate the repair. When these activities are repeated over a period of time, the scar tissue accumulates and can total as much as if someone sustained a major trauma.

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Is shoulder pain keeping you up at night?

Dr. Gene DeMorat
  Dr. Gene DeMorat

 The shoulder joint is capable of tremendous mobility to assist in the essential activities of everyday life. It relies upon a group of muscles, known as the rotator cuff, to ensure its function for reaching over head and for lifting. Unfortunately, the rotator cuff is commonly associated with injury. Such injuries may occur from a simple fall on the shoulder, from the repetitive motion of house or yard work or even from the accumulation of simple lifting over a lifetime.

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DeNittis named ‘Top Doctor’


DeNittis named ‘Top Doctor’  DeNittis named ‘Top Doctor’

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dr. Albert S. DeNittis has been named ‘Top Doctor’ by U.S. News and World Report and Philadelphia Magazine for 2013.

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Technological improvements have changed cataract surgery

Cataracts are virtually universal as we age. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed major surgery, with more than 2 million performed annually.

Huge strides in technology over the last 15 years have resulted in a procedure that now takes 10 minutes, is performed in out-patient surgery centers rather than hospitals and has a remarkably high success rate.

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What is tendonitis?

Dr. Gene J. DeMorat
  Dr. Gene J. DeMorat

First, we must answer the question - What is a tendon? A tendon is a rope-like structure that connects muscle to bone. When a muscle contracts the tendon provides an attachment point to assist in movement. Unfortunately, just like ropes we use to lift and pull objects in everyday life our tendons are susceptible to becoming frayed and damaged.

Regardless of the cause, a tendon that is not working properly will become swollen and painful. This is typically the result of an inflammatory process called “tendonitis.” Causes can be sudden - from a fall, or chronic - from repetitive activities.

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First dentist visit should be by 1st birthday

It may surprise many parents to learn that recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggest that children should see a dentist by age 1. Believe it or not, even if your child has only a few visible teeth, he or she can still get cavities, according to the staff at CompleteCare Health Network.

“Scheduling an appointment with a dentist early on is a great way to learn about dental health and the best way to care for your little one’s mouth,” according to a statement from the group.

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Summer is the time for sunglasses

 Summer is the time for sunglasses Summer is the time for sunglasses

We know about the risk of skin cancer from ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and the importance of using sunscreen. Are we just as aware of how to protect our eyes from the sun’s harmful rays?

UV levels are highest in the summer, especially between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Reflected UV radiation from sand and water further intensifies exposure.

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Two new healing clowns graduate

  George Wasser and Dan Meenan recently graduated from a caring clown program at Cape Regional Medical Center.
George Wasser and Dan Meenan recently graduated from a caring clown program at Cape Regional Medical Center.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Bumper “T” Caring Clown Program at Cape Regional Medical Center has graduated two new certified “Funnyboneologists,” DR B. Happy (George Wasser) and DR Blarney Stone (Dan Meenan). “DR Gizmo” (Bill Smigo) officiated over the graduation as the newly-certified clowns promised to dedicate their time to providing humor that heals and to bring smiles to patients, visitors and staff.

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