• November 01, 2019

    Alzheimer's Awareness Month

    Speaker : Monica R. Christian, M. S., CCC-SLP

    Speech Language Pathologist

    Center for Therapy and Rehabilitation

    Pascack Valley Medical Center

    To make an appointment for speech therapy to address cognitive concerns, please call us at 201-781-1453.

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  • October 23, 2019

    Quick and Easy Kale Salad on the go

    Speaker : Jakeena Claybon , Food Production Manager at Pascack Valley Medical Center

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  • September 30, 2019

    Meal Kit and Meal Delivery Service Food Safety

    It looks tasty and sure is convenient, but is it safe to eat?

    Pre-packaged meal kits are extremely popular these days, boasting convenience, fresh ingredients, easy recipes and delicious meals. These kits are so popular that many grocery stores have added the kits to their refrigerated “Fast-To-Go” or Deli areas.

    With all refrigerated foods, keeping them at the right temperature slows the growth of bacteria that exists in nature. So, when you buy these kits at a grocery store, be sure to refrigerate the items when you return home.

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  • September 18, 2019

    Help Your Child Conquer Stress

    Children can become stressed just like adults. The sources can be external such as homework load, tests, problems at home or overwhelming schedule. Triggers can also be internal, such as pressures from parents or friends. Also like adults, a little stress is normal, but prolonged stress can have a negative impact health, contributing to issues such as high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs of a stressed child and help them work through it.

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  • August 19, 2019

    What You Need to Know About West Nile Virus

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading cause of mosquito-borne illness in the United States is West Nile Virus. In 2018, New Jersey reported 61 cases of West Nile Virus, including three deaths in Bergen County. The CDC reports that nationwide in 2019, 10 cases of West Nile Virus had been reported as of June 25th.

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  • August 01, 2019

    Protecting Children from Extreme Heat

    Falls sports season is in full swing and the heat is on! Heat illness in children participating in sports is a real concern, which is why it’s extremely important for everybody — especially parents on the sidelines watching their children participate — to have some information regarding heat-related illness. Heat illness, a spectrum of disorders due to environmental exposure to heat, results from a combination of high temperature and humidity. Understanding the signs of the three main heat-related conditions can help parents and coaches act quickly and treat children appropriately.

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  • July 31, 2019

    Pascack Valley Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award

    American Heart Association Award recognizes Pascack Valley Medical Center’s commitment to quality stroke care

    WESTWOOD, JULY 31ST, 2019 ― Pascack Valley Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

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  • July 29, 2019

    Breastfeeding Highs and Hurdles

    Breastfeeding can be a great experience for both mom and baby, but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard work that comes with a set of big difficulties. Every mom is bombarded with articles that explain the benefits of breastfeeding and, while they are largely correct, it can put more pressure on a very personal situation. We want all mothers and families to feel they are supported and that they can come to us with any questions or concerns.

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  • June 25, 2019

    The Importance of Self-Care When Caregiving for Alzheimer’s disease

    Each year, 15 million Americans provide more than 17 billion hours of unpaid care for friends and family with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Each stage of Alzheimer’s disease requires a different level of attention and care. When you are acting as a caregiver for a loved one, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your loved one.

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  • May 14, 2019

    Vitamins and Minerals to Strengthen Your Hair, Skin and Nails

    Have you experienced signs of vitamin deficiencies, such as brittle hair and nails, mouth ulcers, bleeding gums, poor night vision, dandruff, hair loss, red or white bumps on skin or restless leg syndrome?
    According to the Dietary Reference Intakes, 92 percent of the American population suffers from at least one vitamin or mineral deficiency.

    Vitamins and Minerals

    Many vitamins and supplements can help renew your skin, and stimulate hair and nail growth if the supplements contain the following:
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