Health

May 06, 2021

What is Hand Therapy?

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of pastimes requiring arm strength. Whether swimming, swinging a bat or pushing a lawnmower, our upper extremities get plenty of use during warmer months. It is a good time to talk about how we can hel...

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April 27, 2021

What is Occupational Therapy?

In recognition of Occupational Therapy Month, Marguerita “Margo” Murray, lead occupational therapist at Mountainside Medical Center, explains the role of an occupational therapist. Occupational therapists are focused on helping people fully engage...

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February 26, 2021

Operation GI Innovation

At Mountainside Medical Group, gastroenterologists use some of the latest techniques and technologies to help patients overcome gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Procedures to Address Every Condition When your digestive system is out of sorts, it can throw yo...

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January 15, 2021

Use of Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Treatment of COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the United States, investigational treatment to help lessen the effects of the virus continue to be sought after. One of those treatments is the use of monoclonal antibodies, also referred to as mAbs. The use of mAbs h...

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January 07, 2021

The Coronavirus Pandemic’s Wide-Reaching Impact on Behavioral Health Patients

The coronavirus pandemic has had many ramifications aside from than the virus itself. Everyone’s day-to-day activities have been impacted by COVID-19 and everything that has come with it. One particularly vulnerable group are individuals battling with s...

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October 29, 2020

World Stroke Day

Initiated by the World Stroke Organization in 2006, World Stroke Day occurs annually on October 29 and is used to observe to recognize the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensur...

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October 06, 2020

Staying Informed on Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is on the rise, especially among younger age groups and prompt diagnosis is key to improving chance of survival. Sameet Shah, M.D., gastroenterologist of Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group, shares his knowledge to educate patients on t...

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October 05, 2020

Aneurysm Awareness Month

An aneurysm is a weak spot in the blood vessel in the brain and over time it starts to balloon out and has the potential to rupture. Dr. Ahsan Sattar, director of Neuroendovascular Surgery and Stroke at Mountainside Medical Center, states the aneurysm cause is...

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June 03, 2020

Wound Care Awareness Week 2020

June 1-5 is the 7th Annual Wound Care Awareness Week.  Each year 14.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experience a wound.  Wound Care Awareness was established by Healogics in 2014 to bring attention to the chronic wound epidemic and the 6.7 millio...

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March 30, 2020

Encouraging Use of Technology During COVID-19 Pandemic

Technology is critically important for society, more so than ever before. Technology gives us the ability to connect with others during the coronavirus pandemic. By keeping our distance from others, we can ultimately save lives and help to reduce the spread of...

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