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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

    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 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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  • October 16, 2019

    Mountainside Medical Center Awarded Recertification in Disease Specific Programs

    October 2019 ― Montclair, NJ ― Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center has earned recertification by the Joint Commission in Disease Specific Programs for Wound Care, Chest Pain and Stroke.   

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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-dosage use of addictive prescription painkillers.

    Effective physical therapy can help patients recover from an injury, illness or disease and return to daily activities.

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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

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  • October 03, 2019

    Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Sharpens Emergency Readiness with Realistic Drill

    Montclair, New Jersey – On Monday, September 23, 2019 Mountainside Medical Center conducted an emergency preparedness exercise with several community partners. Through the exercise Mountainside Medical tested the critical capabilities of its emergency operations plan in the event of a mass casualty/patient surge event and the coordination of activities with community and county agencies.

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  • October 02, 2019

    OB/GYNs Robert Montemurro, M.D. and Daniela Montemurro, Join Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Group

    Montclair, NJ, - (October 2, 2019) – Mountainside Medical Group announced today that OB/GYN specialists and father-daughter duo, Robert Montemurro, M.D. and Daniella Montemurro M.D., and have joined the practice to serve the communities growing need in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

    Dr. Robert Montemurro has been serving the community since 1994. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Medical Center.

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  • September 30, 2019

    The New Radial Lounge at Mountainside Medical Center

    Cardiac catheterization has come a long way over the past several decades, making surgeries safer, faster, and with techniques that drastically reduce recovery time and improve overall patient experience. One way this has been accomplished is radial access. Radial access is when a radial artery in the wrist is used as the entry point for the catheter, as opposed to an entry point in the leg or groin. This type of surgery has been performed at Mountainside Medical Center well over 1,100 times since 2014. Now there is even more to help patients with the opening of the Radial Lounge.

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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 aneurysm cause is multifactorial; high blood pressure, smoking, family history of brain aneurysms, natural aging, and genetics. Dr.

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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 safety when ordering any one of these meal kit delivery services.

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