May 07, 2024

Spotting the Warning Signs of Stroke Critical for Successful Treatment

.bullets { list-style-type: disc; margin-left: 35px; } Do you know the warning signs for a stroke? Would you recognize them in someone else? What about yourself? We often think if something like a stroke has occurred, we would realize...

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March 19, 2024

Facility dog supports physical and occupational therapy patients

After removing the cast from her healing broken arm, DuMont, New Jersey resident Margaret Klein, 54, had her first appointment with orthopedics specialist Gerald Andah, MD. When asked how she was doing, she told Dr. Andah that her left hand felt numb. “...

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February 24, 2023

5 key questions about heart disease

Even though February is highlighted by the American Heart Association as “Heart Month,” one’s cardiovascular health is key to living a happy and healthy life every day. We asked Mindy Markowitz, M.D., a cardiologist with Pascack Valley Medic...

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January 18, 2023

Get ahead of cervical cancer with Pap and HPV tests

In 2022, the American Cancer Society estimated that 14,100 women in the U.S. would be diagnosed with cervical cancer – a malignant cancer that affects the cervix at the bottom of the uterus. Fortunately, 2 simple tests can detect precancerous cells in wo...

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September 26, 2022

9 Questions about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

For women of childbearing age, a good relationship with your obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) is key to understanding the conditions and illnesses you may experience during these years. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-10% of women of childbeari...

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September 01, 2022

Vasectomies rising as more men look at benefits

Information requests about vasectomies have increased across the country since the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. Urologists in California, Iowa and New York told The Washington Post that they’ve seen "a massive increas...

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February 09, 2021

Anxiety and Depression During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Coping Strategies and Stress Management

.page-node-1350 .scale_image_container{ display: none; } Managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many people, especially those dealing with a chronic medical condition. Learn about coping mechanisms from Kerri Olsen...

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February 08, 2021

Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Many people can lower their blood pressure by adopting a healthy eating pattern. Eating less sodium can help you if you have high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease or liver disease. The body requires a small amount of sodium in the diet to control...

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February 04, 2021

Obesity, Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery

More than three million Americans suffer from obesity. Obesity is defined by Body Mass Index (BMI) > 30 kg/m2. BMI is a ratio based on your height and weight (BMI = weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared). Obesity can be associated with man...

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November 22, 2020

Understanding Diabetes: Its causes, symptoms, tests and treatment

Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects more than 34 million adults in the United States, and is the seventh leading cause of death. One in five individuals are unaware they have diabetes. It is also the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb ...

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