December 09, 2021

Empowered by Bariatric Surgery, Patient Hopes to Inspire Others

For Naiesha Brooks, 44, knee pain and missing her children’s activities were finally too much to bear. She had always been an active person, enjoying dancing and exercising, especially boxing. During one strenuous boxing workout she tore the meniscus in...

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August 30, 2021

Treatment and Considerations for Pancreatic Cancer

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, pancreatic cancer is the eleventh most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, with more than 60,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. Pancreatic cancer results from...

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May 14, 2021

Mother and Daughter Received Expert Orthopedic Care For Separate Injuries

Judith D. and Dana M., mother and daughter pair, experienced separate falls that led them to Mountainside Medical Center’s Emergency Department and orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Bellapianta, M.D., in 2020. More than 15 years ago, Dana, the daughter, was hi...

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April 19, 2021

Understanding Diabetes with Dr. Anjali Grover

More than 34.2 million Americans are living with diabetes. Despite the commonality of this disease, there are a lot of misconceptions about diabetes, its types, diagnosis and treatment. To get a better understanding of diabetes, we spoke with Mountainside Medi...

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April 12, 2021

What You Need to Know About Revision Spine Surgery

Spine surgery may sound scary, but for many people living with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), revision spine surgery is a welcomed procedure that may improve their quality of life in ways they have not experienced in years. Medical Director of Mountains...

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February 01, 2021

Celebrating Exceptional Black Nurses in History

This Black History Month, as we reflect on the incredible nurses who have led us through a global pandemic, we’re pausing to spotlight six nurses throughout history whose tremendous accomplishments have paved the way for the nurses of today. Mary Eliza ...

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August 06, 2020

Sciatica – A Common Nerve Pain for All Ages

COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines have created many lifestyle changes, including new home workout routines and do-it-yourself home improvement projects. Doctors warn, however, that increased activity for those not used to certain exertion levels can lead to str...

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July 20, 2020

Obesity a Major Risk for Severe COVID-19 Cases

While the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that people of any age can contract COVID-19, obesity has emerged among the major risk factors for severe cases. With more than 40 percent of Americans classified as obese, experts caution...

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June 18, 2020

Feel Safe in Our Care

To Our Mountainside Medical Center Community, For the last two months, as we increased our efforts to treat COVID-19 patients, we also took numerous steps to provide continuity of care to all patients. We have continued to safely deliver babies and treat pati...

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May 18, 2020


To our valued patients, friends, partners and community members: From all of us at Mountainside Medical Center, we want to share a heartfelt thank you for the significant outpouring of support you have shown to our entire staff as they have worked hard caring...

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