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May Is Stroke Awareness Month

May Is Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the #1 leading cause of adult disability. (Kochanek KD, 2014) (Mozzafarian D, 2015). Stroke occurs when blood flow is blocked to the brain either by a clot or ruptured vessel, which causes blood, nutrients and oxygen supply to the brain tissue to be interrupted, and results in cellular death. On average, one American dies of a stroke every four minutes (Mozzafarian D, 2015) and every 40 seconds someone has a stroke (American Heart Association, 2015). Onset of a stroke is an emergency and quick transport to a stroke hospital is key to treating stroke and preventing further deterioration in health.

Environmental Allergies:

It’s that time of year! While we welcome the longer days and lush blooms along the landscape, many of us suffer from the allergies that are a result of it. It is a very common problem with at least two out of 10 Americans suffering from it. Many things cause an allergic response, and not all of it is seasonal either. This time of year is particularly bad for those who suffer from the pollen of trees, weeds and grass. However, there are many different allergens out there, including dust mites, molds, pet dander and cockroaches, that can persist year round.

Allergic Rhinitis – More Than Just a Nose Nuisance

Allergic Rhinitis – More Than Just a Nose Nuisance

For the one in six Americans with allergic rhinitis, it is more than just a prolonged cold; it is a chronic disease that needs proper medical management. Allergic rhinitis occurs when an individual inhales something they are allergic to, like pet dander or pollen, and then the inside lining of the nose becomes inflamed, resulting [...]

Breaking the Silence on Colorectal Cancer

Breaking the Silence on Colorectal Cancer

17 March 2015

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The good news is that in the last decade there has been unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in the U.S. by 3 percent in both men and women has annually. These improvements are the result of cancer prevention and early diagnosis through screening and better treatment modalities.

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Ouch! When Shingles Strikes …

Ouch! When Shingles Strikes …

11 March 2015

For most of us, chicken pox was a childhood rite of passage. Fast forward to our adult years and a painful, annoying rash returns in approximately one out of three adults when we least expect it. “Shingles” is the familiar name for the rash that affects approximately one million Americans every year. The virus that causes chicken pox, varicella zoster, is never fully eradicated from our bodies. Instead, it lies dormant in nerve cells and can return at any time. Your risk of developing shingles increases with age, especially after 50 years old; trauma; stress; diseases; and medications that suppress your immune system. In order to get shingles, you must have had chicken pox previously.

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Take Control of Your Heart Health

Take Control of Your Heart Health

06 February 2015

February is American Heart Month! Show yourself some love this month and learn about cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of men and women in the United States.

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Is It Time to Quit?

Is It Time to Quit?

23 January 2015

Welcome 2015! If smoking cessation is part of your New Year’s resolutions, I support you entirely. Besides the myriad of health benefits that smoking cessation provides, it may amaze you that there are important financial benefits as well. Those who continue to engage in smoking may be paying higher insurance premiums!

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The Flu Season Is Here

The Flu Season Is Here

15 January 2015

In late December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared the beginning of flu season, and in recent weeks the flu has become widespread in New Jersey and the surrounding area. This year’s flu strain has been identified as the influenza A (H3N2) viruses.

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Veins, Veins Go Away: Get Your Legs Ready for Spring Starting Now

02 January 2015

By Joseph V. Lombardi, MD, FACS Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Program Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Director, Cooper Aortic Center Nearly 40 million Americans have varicose veins, the blue, bulging, gnarled veins in the legs that show through the skin. Telangiectasia (spider veins), the more delicate red or blue tracings that can pop up [...]

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