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Prostate Cancer – Recognizing the Signs

Prostate Cancer – Recognizing the Signs

Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer and a significant concern for older men. Fortunately, men have a lot of treatment options nowadays. So read on and see how you can take action against this disease.

Doctor, I Don’t Feel Well …

Doctor, I Don’t Feel Well …

One of the most common complaints we hear about in the office is that of generalized fatigue. Most often, patients will describe a sense of feeling exhausted and generally describe it as “I’m just not feeling well.” Fatigue is what we think of as a vague symptom yet the etiologies are numerous. If fatigue is a problem for you, here are things to consider prior to your doctor’s visit:

Crunchy Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad

Ingredients 2 cups chunked cooked chicken ½ cup celery ¼ cup green pepper ¼ onion ½ cucumber 1 small diced apple (leave the peel on) ½ cup grapes ¼ cup yogurt, plain Directions Use leftover cooked chicken, or cook enough chicken to make 2 cups of chicken pieces. Chop the celery and green pepper. Peel [...]

Cooper Bariatric Surgery Program Recognized for Quality and Safety By Insurance Leaders

13 July 2015

The Cooper Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has been designated by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey as a Blue Distinction® Center for Bariatric Surgery as part of the Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care Program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated health care facilities shown to deliver quality specialty care, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community, for patient safety and better health outcomes.

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Stroke Prevention, Detection and Treatment

Stroke Prevention, Detection and Treatment

27 May 2015

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.

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Environmental Allergies:

16 April 2015

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.

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Allergic Rhinitis – More Than Just a Nose Nuisance

Allergic Rhinitis – More Than Just a Nose Nuisance

15 April 2015

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 [...]

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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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