October 22, 2019

Health Curveball: Premature and Early Menopause

Around the time the candles on the 50th birthday cake are blown out, women can expect to soon go through menopause. This is a natural stage in life that every woman shares. However, for some women, that stage can come earlier than expected.  In the United...

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October 14, 2019

Choose Physical Therapy for Safe Pain Management

It is possible to combat pain with physical therapy. Physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to pain medication. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends nondrug approaches such as physical therapy over long-term or high-do...

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October 11, 2019

Getting Your First Mammogram

Are you getting your first mammogram this month? National Mammography Day is October 18th and we’ve put together of a list of things to be aware of when it comes to getting your first mammogram. Preparing for Your Mammogram Mammograms don’t have ...

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September 25, 2019

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. Ahsan Sattar, M.D., Medical Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery and Stroke at Mountainside Medical Center, states the aneurys...

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September 24, 2019

Meal Kit and Food Delivery Service Food Safety

One of the hottest new trends this year are pre-packaged meal kits that are delivered straight to your door. While these companies advertise convenience, fresh ingredients, delicious meals, and little to no hassle, it’s also important to consider food sa...

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September 18, 2019

Imaging Services at Mountainside Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center offers a full range of state-of-the-art outpatient and inpatient radiology services. At Mountainside Medical Center, we focus on providing outstanding care and accurate radiology services delivered by a co...

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September 18, 2019

Little Hearts in a Big Body: Childhood Obesity’s Effect on Future Cardiovascular State

Childhood obesity is becoming one of the biggest health issues facing our country today. Over the past three decades, the rate of childhood obesity has tripled with one in three children and teenagers in the United States are classified as overweight or obese....

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August 05, 2019

Breastfeeding Highs and Hurdles featuring Lactation Consultant Laurie Barbalinardo, RN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties. Every mom is bombarded with articles that explain the benefits of breastfeeding and, while they are l...

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July 10, 2019

Lifesaving Habits for Child Car Safety

No one believes they will be the ones to leave their child in a hot car, but every year the parents of 37* children are wrong. Forgetting a child, not locking your car doors, getting distracted can happen to the best parents. It’s the responsibility of a...

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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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