Health

May 02, 2019

Why Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Medication is Dangerous

Mixing prescription drugs with alcohol may lead to possible overdose, damage to the body, and even death. The National Council on Patient Information and Education warns consumers that “alcohol interacts with as many as 150 medications and can cause them...

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April 15, 2019

Wound Treatment at Mountainside Medical Center

The Wound Care Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is a leader in Northern New Jersey in treating patients with stubborn wounds. Individuals living with diabetes are particularly prone to slow-healing and related risks when they ex...

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March 20, 2019

The Importance of Regular Colonoscopies

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to all about the importance of regular colonoscopies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Even ...

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March 08, 2019

Stroke Victims are Getting Younger and Younger

Dr. Ahsan Sattar, Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery at Mountainside Medical Center, has been noting a decrease in the average age of his stroke patients. He mainly attributes this to modern American lifestyle habits including poor diet, obesity, lack of...

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February 12, 2019

Spotlight on Cardiac Rehab at Mountainside Medical Center

The Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center provides medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation fitness programs for individuals with identified cardiovascular disease, as well as those with known risk factors. ...

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January 28, 2019

Understanding Birth Defects

Each year in the United States, more than 120,000 babies are born with birth defects. With such a high number, what steps can future parents and expectant mothers take to prevent birth defects? Dr. Vanessa Parisi, OB/GYN of Mountainside Medical Group, is shari...

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January 21, 2019

Tips on How to Maintain a Healthy Weight

New Year, new you. This is a statement that’s often used as we make resolutions for ourselves in a new year. But just how easy is it to maintain those resolutions? According to U.S. News, approximately 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by t...

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January 17, 2019

New Year, New You

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb The New Year is the perfect time to take action on the important changes you are hoping to make in your life. An easy way to achieve this is by using SMART goals. The acronym stand...

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December 18, 2018

Managing Bladder Health

Millions of Americans are affected by bladder issues. From urinary incontinence to overactive bladder, these types of issues can hinder your quality of life, but with the proper treatment plan in place can be easily managed. Nyarai Mushonga, urogynecologist wi...

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December 06, 2018

Eight Ways to Reduce Financial Anxiety Around the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year can also become the most anxious time of the year. Between purchasing gifts, buying a new outfit for each holiday party, and the increased electricity bills from the decorations, the holidays can become financially stressful...

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