Health

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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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 sports physical...

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