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Breaking the Silence on Colorectal Cancer

Breaking the Silence on Colorectal Cancer

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.

Ouch! When Shingles Strikes …

Ouch! When Shingles Strikes …

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.

Take Control of Your Heart Health

Take Control of Your Heart Health

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.

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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Advanced Fertility-Sparing Surgery for Cervical Cancer

Advanced Fertility-Sparing Surgery for Cervical Cancer

22 December 2014

Four years after their wedding, Angela and Pier Blomquist decided they were ready to start a family. After a routine visit to her gynecologist, Angela found out that she had an abnormal Pap smear. She wasn’t overly concerned because she had had abnormal Pap smears in the past, but this time it was different. On a follow-up-visit Angela’s doctor confirmed that she had cervical cancer.

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Even Normal Moles Can Increase Skin Cancer Risk

Even Normal Moles Can Increase Skin Cancer Risk

18 December 2014

Moles, or nevi, are clusters of melanocytes, a type of skin cell containing the pigment that gives our skin color. Having moles on your body — even those found to be normal — can more than quadruple your risk of developing melanoma, according to a recent study presented at the 2014 World Congress on Cancers of the Skin. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease.

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Keep a Handle on the Holidays

Keep a Handle on the Holidays

02 December 2014

For many, the upcoming holiday season is filled with friends, family and festivities. Most of us can associate with family traditions and fond memories of years gone by. But even the most seasoned party-goer can get weary of all the celebrations this time of the year. Read on to keep your health and mental well being on track this season.

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