• December 12, 2019

    Avoiding the Travel Bug

    Worry over dodging the flu, avoiding a cold and escaping strep can be amplified during the colder months of the year. It can be even harder to stay healthy while travelling, surround by hundreds of other people. To make it through the holidays with your immune system intact, follow these helpful tips.


    Get Those Zzzzs

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  • November 15, 2019

    Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Launches New Helpline to Assist Medicare Beneficiaries in Health Plan Selection

    Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center announced today the launch of a toll-free helpline designed to help Medicare beneficiaries select a health plan that fits their needs and budget while also retaining their existing hospital and doctors.

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  • November 13, 2019

    Your Holiday Diabetes Action Plan

    The holidays are a time for tradition with one of those traditions is usually an unwanted weight gain. People gain an average of 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This is a strain on anybody’s health, but can be particularly rough on those with diabetes.

    If you are living with diabetes, you can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and holiday treats with everyone else, as long as you have a plan and stay on top of your blood sugar levels.

    Follow these tips and you’ll be the exception to the 10-pound average.


    Form a Game Plan

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  • November 12, 2019

    Healthgrades Recognizes Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center for Clinical Excellence in Bariatric Surgery

    MONTCLAIR, NJ [November 7, 2019] – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center received the Healthgrades Bariatric Surgery Excellence AwardTM, along with a five-star ratings in Overall Bariatric Surgery. The hospital has also received five-star ratings for Coronary Interventional Procedures and Hip Fracture Treatment.

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  • November 11, 2019

    Epilepsy 101 by Neurologist Nilaya Bhawsar

    Epilepsy is a central nervous system (neurological) disorder defined by unprovoked and recurrent seizures. Seizures are abnormal electrical activity of the brain causing a sudden change in behavior, sensations and sometimes a loss of awareness. 


    Who Can Get Epilepsy

    Epilepsy and seizures can affect anyone. There are 3.4 million people in the United States that have epilepsy and 1 in 26 will develop this condition in their lifetime.

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  • October 30, 2019

    What Is Acute Bronchitis? Here is What You Need to Know

    With colder temperatures and flu season right around the corner, the coughing and sneezing around your home and office is probably starting. One of the most common illnesses you can develop during the colder months is acute bronchitis. We’ve put together what you need to know about acute bronchitis so you’re heading into the colder months prepared.

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  • October 30, 2019

    Am I at risk for lung cancer?

    That depends— are you a current or former cigarette smoker who has quit within the last 15 years?

    Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer and secondhand smoke can also increase a person’s risk. The risk of lung cancer for smokers is higher than for non-smokers.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke.

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  • October 23, 2019

    Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Announces Affiliation with John Theurer Cancer Center in Hackensack

    Partnership elevates cancer care and provides more convenient treatment in North Jersey

    MONTCLAIR, NJ - October 22, 2019 -- The Cancer Center at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has established an affiliate agreement with John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, one of only 16 cancer center consortia in the U.S. approved by the National Cancer Institute, a partnership that will enhance care in North Jersey.

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  • October 23, 2019

    Mountainside Nurse Donates Her Kidney to Give a Stranger a Second Chance at Life

    Every year there are around 6,000 kidney transplants performed in the United States. As wonderful as that number is, there are still 93,000 people waiting on a kidney, either from a deceased individual or a living donor. Jean Sime of Wayne, New Jersey was one of those thousands waiting on a new kidney.

    Jean had been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2013 and started dialysis two years later. For three and a half hours several days a week, Jean came to either Mountainside Medical Center or a dialysis treatment center and relied on a machine to do what her kidneys couldn’t.

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  • October 22, 2019

    Premature / Early Menopause is a Curveball to Your Health

    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 States 5% of women will go through early menopause and 1% through premature menopause.

    Early menopause is when you reach this stage before the age of 45. Premature menopause is before the age of 40. In both cases women having gone through early or premature menopause cannot get pregnant.

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