Region | Health and Fitness
Written by Mandee McCullough Friday, February 28, 2014 12:45 pm
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Sunday, February 16, 2014 01:10 pm
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:00 am
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Friday, February 14, 2014 07:14 am
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, February 11, 2014 09:05 pm
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.”
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 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.
Written by Staff Reports
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.
Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 31, 2014 12:00 am
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, January 07, 2014 04:16 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:
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:00 am
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.”
Written by Advertiser submission Monday, January 06, 2014 09:41 pm
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Monday, January 06, 2014 03:53 pm
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 02:00 pm
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 01:57 pm
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 01:51 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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 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.
Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 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.
Written by Advertiser Submission Friday, November 15, 2013 12:30 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.
Written by Advertiser Submission Friday, November 15, 2013 12:29 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.
Written by Advertiser submission Wednesday, November 13, 2013 07:34 am
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.
Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:32 pm
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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, November 12, 2013 06:00 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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, November 12, 2013 05:25 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.
Written by Advertiser submission Tuesday, November 12, 2013 01:30 pm
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.”
Written by - ADVERTISER SUBMISSION Thursday, October 10, 2013 03:47 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”.
Written by - ADVERTISER SUBMISSION Thursday, October 10, 2013 03:46 pm
The Tilton Fitness clubs in Northfield and Galloway have announced their fall and winter schedule of swim lessons in the club’s heated, indoor pools. You can register for fall sessions now through Oct. 11.
The lessons are available for adults and children and are offered in group sessions or private lessons. All swim instructors are Red Cross certified.
Written by - ADVERTISER SUBMISSION Thursday, October 10, 2013 03:44 pm
In today's complex society, maintaining the ability to drive has a profound impact on a person's independence, quality of life, and even access to health care; however driving with cataracts can be problematic.
Visual difficulties like cataracts can compromise driving safety. Drivers with cataracts are 2½ times more likely to be involved in at-fault motor vehicle accidents.
Written by - Advertiser submission Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:28 am
WILDWOOD – When speaking with Dr. Ali Cheema and nurse practitioner Shawn Denning, it is easy to see why these two young men were chosen as feature practitioners for the CompleteCare Health Network’s expanding presence in Cape May County. They radiate the energy of two men embarking on a new adventure while maintaining the gentle compassion that is prized among health care providers. It’s also clear that both men like a good challenge.
Written by - Advertiser submission Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:22 am
GREENFIELD – Your lifestyle can greatly affect your mortality rate, whether positive or negative.
Some studies show that stress has a major impact on mortality as well. High levels of stress can even increase the chance of dying so keeping stress to a minimum is the key to a longer, relaxed life.
Written by - Advertiser submission Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:16 am
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The start of a new school year also marks the start of school sports seasons for many student athletes. To oversee their health, safety and well-being, Dr. James Petrucci, Rainbow Pediatrics’ sports medicine specialist, was recently named Egg Harbor Township School District’s physician.
Petrucci’s sports medicine expertise brings a new level of care and knowledge to the students and athletes in the district. In addition to making weekly visits to schools within the township and performing onsite sports physicals and medical consults when needed, Petrucci will be on the sidelines for every home varsity football game Egg Harbor Township plays this year. He will quickly address any injuries with his sports medicine expertise, according to a press release.
- MFit opens in Seaville
- Tilton Fitness offers swim lessons for all ages
- Anterior approach speeds recovery in total hip replacement
- October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- Cataract surgery improves motorist safety
- Sufferers of OCD have treatment options
- VIM and state Commission for the Blind partner for free eye screenings
- How to survive fall allergy season
- Eye Health Tip of the Week : Don’t be in the dark about night vision
- Healthy Living - Fall 2013
- Time is the biggest obstacle to keeping in shape
- A physical therapist's guide to osteoarthritis of the shoulder
- Cape Regional’s gastroenterology service expands
- Tips for students with asthma as they return to school
- Atlantic Eye Center celebrates 25 years
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