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    March 05, 2019

    Understanding Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders are often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, sometimes because the individual suffering from this disorder hides their symptoms and behaviors due to fear and shame. Unfortunately, a diagnosis typically occurs after permanent side effects have already emerged. This is why it’s important to understand the characteristics of eating disorders and to get help as soon as possible.

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    February 26, 2019

    Diabetes and Heart Disease

    Statistics tell us that there is a strong relationship between heart disease and diabetes. At least 68 percent of people age 65 and older with diabetes die from some form of heart disease. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease than adults with diabetes. Individuals with diabetes also have a high incidence of heart disease without symptoms due to nerve damage from elevated blood sugar.

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    February 12, 2019

    Cardiac Rehabilitation at Pascack Valley Medical Center

    The cardiac rehab program at Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center provides personalized treatment plans and goals for individuals with cardiovascular disease. The program promotes heart health and healthy lifestyle changes through supervised exercise and education, with a focus on how to maintain a healthy weight, heart-healthy eating and how to best monitor lipids and cholesterol.

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    December 19, 2018

    How to Cope with Loneliness and Anxiety Around the Holidays

    The holidays can be a difficult time of the year for some. Although this season brings joy to many, it can also inflict loneliness and anxiety for others. From expectations, stress and disappointment, if you are experiencing anxiety this season, you are not alone. Holidays can be a reminder of the hurt and pain from the past; it may even cause comparison to an unfulfilled expectation of holidays from the past.

    Here are some ways to help reduce your anxiety, fulfill your need for connection, and help you attain inner peace this season.

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    December 03, 2018

    PASCACK VALLEY MEDCIAL CENTER AWARDED SEPSIS CERTIFICATION FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

    WESTWOOD, New Jersey (December 3, 2018) – Pascack Valley Medical Center announced today that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. The Sepsis Certification is the third award given to Pascack Valley Medical Center by the Joint Commission in 2018.

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    November 29, 2018

    What to Know About Bladder Health

    More than 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder, but that isn’t the only bladder issue effecting our country. Dr. Richard Garden, urologist with Pascack Valley Medical Group, is giving us an in depth look at bladder health: the types of bladder issues, the treatment options and what you can do to avoid developing bladder problems.

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    November 01, 2018

    In the Spotlight: Pascack Valley Physical Therapy

    In October, we celebrated National Physical Therapy Month, a time to recognize physical therapists and the services they provide patients. Physical therapy can help patients with regaining mobility and living pain-free after a traumatic or repetitive injury, an orthopedic or neurological disorder or a chronic or congenital illness.

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    October 23, 2018

    How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

    When your lungs are working properly, you probably aren’t thinking about them. However, taking care of your lung health should be a priority for everyone, even if you aren’t a smoker. Take action to protect your lungs to reduce the risk of lung disease.

    Two major steps you can take for healthier lungs are to quit smoking and keep up with a healthy diet and exercise routine. “Smoking can be a major risk factor for lung cancer,” said Dr. George Lin, Chief Medical Officer at Pascack Valley Medical Center.

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    September 12, 2018

    PASCACK VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED ADVANCED RECERTIFICATION FOR TOTAL HIP AND TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION

    WESTWOOD, New Jersey (September 12, 2018) – Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center today announced it has been recertified by The Joint Commission and received the Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

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    August 28, 2018

    It’s Not My Career; It’s My Life

    Erica Cantatore’s job title may be “lactation consultant” but at Pascack Valley Medical Center, no title could ever quite capture just how much of an impact she makes.

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