February 20, 2024

Superb kidney care motivates Wilkins to mentor others

Hakeen Wilkins and his doctor had known for a while that his kidneys were slowly losing the ability to filter out impurities in his blood system. One of the numbers they closely monitored was Wilkin’s creatinine level, which indicated how well his kidney...

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February 20, 2023

Your Valuable Valves

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your heart valves, but if these structures don’t function correctly, the effects on your health can be profound. The heart’s four valves regulate the flow of blood throughout the muscle. Ever...

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December 19, 2022

What Your Step This Winter

While beautiful to behold, that sparkling white blanket of snow can quickly turn to ice and make winter activities treacherous. Icy stairs and walks covered in drifting snow are hazards to wrists, ankles, heads, knees, shoulders, backs, fingers, and toes. Thi...

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November 21, 2022

Is low testosterone making you grumpy? Here are ways to increase your levels

Recent estimates suggest that approximately 13 million men in the United States experience testosterone deficiency, yet less than 10% receive treatment for the condition. Fortunately, there are many ways to correct this deficiency, including lifestyle cha...

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September 12, 2022

Everyday tips for understanding and preventing a stroke

Every year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke, with 75% suffering their first. Have you or a family member suffered a stroke? Do you want to learn more about identifying, treating and hopefully preventing one? Ahsan Sattar, MD, a board-certifie...

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August 24, 2022

Seven Questions about Hernias

You may know what a hernia is, but do you know that a hernia without pain may be a ticking time bomb in your gut? To emphasize the importance of getting your hernia examined as soon as possible, we asked Harvey Rainville, M.D., a board-certified general surgeo...

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June 03, 2022

What to consider when you are trying to conceive

Are you thinking about trying to get pregnant? Congratulations! Preparing your and your partner’s bodies for pregnancy is an important factor in pre-pregnancy planning. When you and your partner decide that you are ready to start a family, one of the fi...

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June 02, 2022

Gastric sleeve helps patient get control of weight, future

For Peggy Spinelli, trying to manage her weight has been a struggle most of her life. The 64-year-old resident of Totowa, New Jersey grew up one of seven children in a family where money was usually tight and meals were often scarce. Over the years Peggy trie...

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November 19, 2021

Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Each November, we celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, ahead of breast, pancreatic and colon cancers combined.  In The U.S. alone, there are approximately 160,000 deaths each year. B...

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October 18, 2021

Monoclonal Drug Therapy to Treat COVID-19 Available at Mountainside Medical Center

Mountainside Medical Center is offering monoclonal antibody treatment [Regen-Cov] to patients with confirmed COVID-19. The use of monoclonal antibody treatment has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death. Those who qualify for monoclonal an...

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