Medicine

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Program To Focus On Weight-Loss Surgery

NEWARK – The most up-to-date information on breakthrough weight-loss surgery will be the focus of a Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Community Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 8, entitled, “Weight No More: Achieving Weight Loss for Life – Options in Bariatric/Weight-loss…

Hospital Sponsors Program For Teens Interested In Medical Careers

ELIZABETH—Trinitas Regional Medical Center will sponsor a Medical Explorers Post for teens and young adults aged 15 – 20, male and female, who are interested in exploring medical careers. The Explorers is a division of the Boy Scouts of America.

Hospital Offers Program On Children’s Weight Issues

LIVINGSTON—On Thursday, Sept. 24, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Outpatient Centers will launch the Mom to Mom Interactive Series. The first program, Handling Weight Issues in Children, will feature Debra Gill, PhD, director of the Healthy LIFE® -Weight Management Program.

Hillside Man Receives Revolutionary Heart Pump

NEWARK—Robert Drummond of Hillside lost count of the number of times his heart stopped. Pacemakers, defibrillators, medications and hope were not enough to keep his heart beating while he waited for a transplant. Now, an extraordinary new heart pump is bridging that gap.

Diagnosing and Treating Abnormal Bleeding

The average menstrual period lasts between three and seven days with about 21 to 35 days in between each menstrual cycle. However, some women experience bleeding more often than every 21 days, extremely heavy bleeding, a menstrual period that lasts seven days or longer, or a combination of these problems.

Business Community Plans Summit On Nursing Crisis

MONROE—Health care coverage for employees and their families is the biggest cost driver in business today. The impending nursing crisis will further increase health care costs while lowering quality of care. More mistakes will be made during hospital stays – resulting in longer and costlier stays.

Lung Association Rep Urges EPA to Adopt Stronger Standards for Nitrogen Dioxide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Lung Association (ALA) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt stronger, health-based national air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) than what the agency is currently proposing. At a public hearing in Washington, DC on Aug. 3, the ALA and other healthy air advocates called for tighter standards in regards to NO2.

Children’s Hospital Of New Jersey Offers Suggestions To Protect Children And Teens Online

NEWARK—The Internet is a fun-filled and educational place for children and teens, but potential risks to their privacy and safety are prevalent. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions parents that while surfing the Web, children may stumble upon disturbing information or images, or they may innocently accept files that could expose the family to Internet thieves or computer viruses. They may also encounter cyberbullies or worse, child predators using the Internet to befriend vulnerable children.