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Understanding Balance Disorders

 Virginia Millar
 Virginia Millar

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating.

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Couples Potluck

Couples potluck is a facilitated group for couples dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Meet other couples touched by cancer and gain wisdom and support.

The group meets 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at Gilda’s Linwood Clubhouse.  

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Upper Level Fitness offers surfing-inspired workout


Upper Level Fitness offers surfing-inspired workout Upper Level Fitness offers surfing-inspired workout

 SEAVILLE — Upper Level Fitness is introducing a new workout, called SURFSET Fitness.

“Are you ready to shake up your ordinary workout routine and see real results?” reads a statement from the fitness center.

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Annual eye exams are vital

 "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," wrote Ben Franklin.

The staff at Coastal Jersey Eye Center ask that people consider these facts: Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in those over age 60, affecting 2 million individuals.

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CompleteCare Health Network Recognized by national provider

CompleteCare Health Network’s Pediatric and Family Medical Professionals office was recently recognized by a national health network. Shown from left are, Jennifer Kuhn, chief operating officer of United Healthcare Community Plan, Dr. Edith Calamia, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthCare Community Plan, Gil Walter, president and CEO of CompleteCare Health Network and Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, chief medical officer of CompleteCare Health Network.
CompleteCare Health Network’s Pediatric and Family Medical Professionals office was recently recognized by a national health network. Shown from left are, Jennifer Kuhn, chief operating officer of United Healthcare Community Plan, Dr. Edith Calamia, chief medical officer for UnitedHealthCare Community Plan, Gil Walter, president and CEO of CompleteCare Health Network and Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, chief medical officer of CompleteCare Health Network.

 In April, leadership from UnitedHealthcare, a nationally known provider of private and public health insurance, made a special presentation at the CompleteCare Health Network’s Pediatric and Family Medical Professionals office in Bridgeton to recognize the health network for its healthcare leadership in the community.

CompleteCare was honored for both its innovative patient-centered approach to meeting the area’s primary medical, dental and behavioral health needs and for providing affordable, high quality health services to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members in Cumberland, Cape May and Gloucester counties for over a decade, according to information released from the group.

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Atlantic Cape to offer health care career training programs

ATLANTIC CITY—The Health Professions Institute at Atlantic Cape Community College will offer a variety of programs for those interested in a health care career.

In Phlebotomy Technician, students will learn blood collection techniques, handling, transporting and processing blood specimens through practice on artificial arms and extensive clinical experience at area medical facilities, two sections, beginning June 24 and Sept. 16.

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How to survive spring allergy season

 CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE –More than 35 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, their bodies reacting to triggers from pollen to grass, and more.

“When you have allergies, your body reacts to a trigger like pollen, and kicks your immune system into overdrive,” explained Scott Reef of Reef Family Pharmacy. “It releases substances like histamine that actually cause allergy symptoms.”

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The truth about bunions

Podiatric surgeon Ira M. Fox, D.P.B, wrote this piece for the Healthy Living section. He’s a doctor at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates. 
Podiatric surgeon Ira M. Fox, D.P.B, wrote this piece for the Healthy Living section. He’s a doctor at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates.

 A bunion is the bump on the inside of the big toe. The complete picture is more complex. The first metatarsal drifts inward, causing the big toe to drift toward the small toe. There is an increasing space between the first and second metatarsal. The big toe can rotate.

A bunion deformity is a progressive problem. The longer it exists, the more the great toe moves toward the second toe and the larger the bump becomes. And the earlier the onset, the worse the ultimate deformity will be.

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Balance Center relocates to Cape Regional Medical Commons

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Balance Center at Cape Regional Medical Center has been caring for people who struggle with a variety of balance disorders since 2007.

With what medical professionals say is a growing need in the community for balance testing and treatment, Cape Regional has announced the Balance Center has recently relocated to its new office at Cape Regional Medical Commons, 223 North Main St., Suite 102, Cape May Court House, and will share office space with Cape Regional Physical Therapy.

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South Jersey hospitals working to improve readmission rates

AtlantiCare provides about 70 percent of the health care in Atlantic County at its AtlantiCare Regional Medical Centers in Atlantic City and Pomona and its Urgent Care centers throughout the county. AtlantiCare provides about 70 percent of the health care in Atlantic County at its AtlantiCare Regional Medical Centers in Atlantic City and Pomona and its Urgent Care centers throughout the county.

Dr. Mitchell Kaminski’s bucket list is a lot different than the average person’s.

Instead of wanting to travel to exotic locales and perform daredevil stunts, Kaminski – as medical director of AtlantiCare Physician Group Primary Care and Medical Specialties – has a wish list containing six specific items designed to reduce the rate of hospital readmissions.

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