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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A healthy lifestyle decreases cancer risk and increases survival

MARMORA – Obesity and physical inactivity may account for 25 to 30 percent of several major cancers, including breast cancer.

"If you watch your diet, exercise, and manage your weight, you could not only prevent your risk of getting many lethal forms of cancer, you could also increase your chances of doing well if you should get almost any form of cancer," said Edward Benz, president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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Cataract surgery improves motorist safety

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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.

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Sufferers of OCD have treatment options

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By DR. WILLIAM HANKIN

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – One of the more difficult problems in psychiatry is the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The reason for this difficulty is, first, it is hard for sufferers to get to treatment. They are embarrassed by their symptoms and doubt that anyone would understand them. Many of them are reclusive and stay-at-home and avoid social contact.

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VIM and state Commission for the Blind partner for free eye screenings

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 08, 2013 04:10 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Volunteers in Medicine and the New Jersey Commission for the Blind will offer free Eye screenings from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 18. There is no fee for the service and you do not need an appointment. Space is limited and patients will be seen on a first come first served basis.

Volunteers in Medicine is a free clinic for residents of Cape May County who have no access to health insurance and earn no more than 250 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (approx. $28,000 for a single, $38,000 for a couple). For more information about the clinic, to donate, volunteer or become a patient, visit www.vimcmc.org.

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How to survive fall allergy season

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Written by - Advertiser submission Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Itchy eyes, stuffy nose and constant sneezing. If you’re suffering from allergies, you’re not alone. 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 ragweed and mold spores, and kicks your immune system into overdrive,” says Scott Reef of Reef Family Pharmacy. “It releases substances like histamine that actually cause allergy symptoms.”

Symptoms include runny nose and post-nasal drip, nasal congestion, sinus inflammation, coughing, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes, and itchy ears. While allergies typically surface during childhood, symptoms can begin at any age and may appear for the first time during adulthood.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week : Don’t be in the dark about night vision

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 04, 2013 12:00 am

Night Vision.

Pupils enlarge at night, so any slight blur on the retina becomes exaggerated. Get a thorough eye examination to make sure you are seeing clearly.

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Healthy Living - Fall 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 20, 2013 10:17 am

Healthy Living

Healthy Living
Fall 2013

 

Time is the biggest obstacle to keeping in shape

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, September 12, 2013 03:54 pm

  The staff at Upper Level Fitness say they can help with training and nutrition tips to help you get in shape. 

The staff at Upper Level Fitness say they can help with training and nutrition tips to help you get in shape.

 The staff at Upper Level Fitness, on Route 50 in Seaville, have a few tips to help you get back into your regular fitness routine this fall. They include planning each day ahead and setting aside a specific time to exercise, setting realistic short-term and long-term goals, and staying positive through your fitness lifestyle.

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A physical therapist's guide to osteoarthritis of the shoulder

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, September 12, 2013 02:57 pm

Shoulder osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that occurs when the cartilage that lines the sides of the shoulder joint is worn or torn away. It may be caused by injury or dislocation of the shoulder, or “wear and tear” of the shoulder over time.

Shoulder OA develops most often in people in their 50s and beyond. As people misuse or overuse their joints over time, more cases are seen with each advancing decade of life. However, shoulder OA can also develop in younger people after trauma or surgery to a joint. The condition occurs more frequently in women than men. Physical therapists treat shoulder OA with hands-on therapy and individualized exercise programs.

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Cape Regional’s gastroenterology service expands

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Dr. Anthony Masciarelli Dr. Anthony Masciarelli

 Dr. Renjy Vattasseril Dr. Renjy Vattasseril

 In October, two new board-certified gastroenterologists, Anthony Masciarelli D.O., and Renjy Vattasseril, M.D. join Cape Regional Physicians Associates, an affiliate of Cape Regional Health System.

These two high-trained and experienced physicians will be in private practice and will perform procedures at Cape Regional Medical Center’s Same Day Surgery Care Center, according to a prepared statement from Cape Regional.

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