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Summer is the time for sunglasses

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, June 13, 2013 03:06 am

 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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DeNittis named ‘Top Doctor’

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Written by Advertiser Submission Thursday, June 13, 2013 12:00 am


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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Two new healing clowns graduate

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 12, 2013 07:05 pm

  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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Understanding Balance Disorders

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Written by Advertiser submission Wednesday, June 12, 2013 02:07 pm

 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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Atlantic Cape to offer health care career training programs

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, June 12, 2013 01:09 pm

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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Couples Potluck

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Written by Mandee McCullough Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:00 am

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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How to survive spring allergy season

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, May 09, 2013 08:00 am

 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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Upper Level Fitness offers surfing-inspired workout

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, May 09, 2013 07:04 am


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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The truth about bunions

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, May 09, 2013 04:58 am

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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Annual eye exams are vital

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Written by Advertiser submission Thursday, May 09, 2013 02:00 am

 "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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