Health

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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September 22, 2021

Mountainside Surgeon gets Home Health Aide Back Up on her Feet

For Agnieska “Agnes” Hamiga, being on the receiving end of healthcare was a new experience. A certified home health aide in Wallington, N.J., Agnes has been caring for the sick for more than 28 years. She typically cares for patients in their home...

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September 10, 2021

Multiple Myeloma – the Blood Cancer that Silently Impacts Vital Organs

Every year more than 1.3 million Americans will be living with, or be in remission from, a blood cancer. Multiple myeloma, one of three main blood cancers (with leukemia and lymphoma), is a cancer of plasma cells, which are a type of white blood cells. When t...

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September 07, 2021

Blood Cancers: Hidden Diseases with Many Treatments

When most people think about cancer, they tend to think of lumps and bumps, something visible they can see and touch. But with blood cancers, there are no immediate visible signs, just the effects of the cancer in the blood system. It may only be identified af...

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July 27, 2021

Back to School Sports Physicals – An Important Health Screening

    It’s back to school time, when we have a ton of things to check off the list: new books and supplies, new clothes, enrolling our children in sports, activities and more. Before completely checking off sports, consider getting your child a...

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July 14, 2021

Annual Physical Therapy Check Up

Have you spoken to your physician about your Annual Physical Therapy Check-Up? Take control of your physical fitness and musculoskeletal health TODAY! Many of us take the time to see our primary care physicians (PCP) and our dentists regularly to ensure the ...

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June 18, 2021

The Importance of Daily Sunscreen Use

Wearing sunscreen every day, even if you are outside only for short periods, is an important step in keeping your skin looking healthy and preventing skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, daily use of at least an SPF 15 sunscreen can lower you...

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May 14, 2021

Skin Cancer & Melanoma - Learn the ABCDE's of Skin Cancer

Did you know? Skin cancer is the most common kind of cancer in the United States.  In fact, it is estimated that one out of seven people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer each year. What Causes Skin Cancer? Certain ri...

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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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