• 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 homes, occasionally being on duty for more than 24 hours at a time.

    On a 2018 drive home from work with her husband, their vehicle collided with an ambulance, sending her to the hospital. Her right leg was injured, from her hip to her ankle, with swelling around her knee.

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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 these cells form naturally in bone marrow, they produce antibodies, playing a key role in keeping the immune system strong enough to ward off most diseases.

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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 after a patient visits their doctor and describes symptoms like:

    · Fatigue

    · Pain and soreness

    · Swelling

    · Loss of function of an infected organ

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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.

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  • August 24, 2021

    Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Acquires Stryker’s Mako SmartRoboticsTM System

    As part of the hospital’s continued investment in the latest technology, Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has acquired a Stryker Mako robotic surgical system to perform robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures. Mountainside has offered robotic-assisted surgeries for a decade. The new Mako gives patients a minimally invasive option for total hip, total knee and partial knee replacements.

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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. A sports physical can help ensure children and teens are prepared to participate in athletics. It’s also a great opportunity to learn how to avoid getting hurt or sick while playing their chosen sports.

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  • July 14, 2021

    Understanding Lymphoma

    Cancer is an umbrella term for hundreds of diseases involving abnormal cell division. With so many different types of cancer, it can be hard to understand the significance of certain cancer diagnoses. The best place to start is by learning which area of the body a particular type of cancer affects.

    Lymphoma is a rare form of cancer that affects bone marrow, lymph nodes, the thymus gland and spleen, collectively known as the lymphatic system. This network rids the body of toxins and waste and is an important part of our immune system.

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  • July 14, 2021

    Annual Physical Therapy Check Up

    Have you spoken to your physician about your Annual Physical Therapy Check-Up?

    Take control of your physical fitness and musculoskeletal health TODAY!

    Many of us take the time to see our primary care physicians (PCP) and our dentists regularly to ensure the best possible health outcomes.  One vital part of our physical wellbeing that is often overlooked is the health of our musculoskeletal system.  We recommend adding a physical therapist (PT) to your list as you make your annual healthcare visits. Working with a physical therapist can:

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  • June 24, 2021

    Montclair High School’s Blue Scrub Club donates to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

    The Blue Scrub Club at Montclair High School has donated $500 to Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center’s Pastoral Care department through the Partners for Health Foundation.

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  • June 23, 2021

    New Jersey Woman Experiences Great Success after Bariatric Surgery Despite COVID-19 Obstacles

    Some people who have had bariatric surgery are uncomfortable discussing it, but Melissa Flores, 27, feels differently. After losing over 100 pounds since she underwent gastric sleeve surgery in June 2020, Melissa has become an advocate for this option, sharing her experience with anyone who is interested in her weight loss journey.

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