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Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Presents September Programs


Community Programs
Vascular Screenings for High-Risk Patients
Mondays, September 15, 22 & 29 from 7 a.m. to Noon
Fridays, September 12, 19 & 26 from 7 a.m. to Noon
Vascular disease can lead to strokes, aneurysms, disabilities and in some cases, amputation. While most Americans are aware of the consequences of blocked blood vessels in their heart, the potential risks of blockages in blood vessels in other parts of their body often go unnoticed. This 20-minute screening includes an ultrasound examination for aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease as well as a test that measures blood flow in the legs. These non-invasive tests are a painless way to determine if any narrowing or blockages exists in arteries. Those over age 55, have high blood pressure or cholesterol, lack exercise, have diabetes, smoke, obesity, with a family history of vascular disease and previous heart of lung treatments, are considered high risk and should be screened as everyone with vascular disease may not show symptoms. No prescription is necessary to attend this program. Registration is required by calling 973-322-7888. $50 per person.

The Power of Self Care: A common Sense Guide to YOUR Wellness Solution
Thursday, September 18 from 6 to 7 p.m.
This program is an inspirational, motivational look at how YOU can create your own wellness solutions, develop a winning team of integrative professional and invest in yourself to experience cost savings in a unique way. Dr. Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHom (NA), a recognized expert in the field of integrative health care, author and advocate, will empower you with ways to use your common sense to achieve solutions to your wellness issues. Using her signature model, the Health Investment Portfolio, Dr. Gahles will inspire you to Invest Yourself and banish fear, ignorance, doubt and debt! For more information or to register for this program, please call Team Link at 1.888.724.7123 or email

Youth Cardiac and Concussion Sports Screenings
Saturday, September 27 from 8 a.m. to Noon

The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, September 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston. Available to the first 150 young athletes who sign up, the cardiac screening is open to those ages 6 to 18. The concussion baseline screening, available to the first 80 who sign up, is for young athletes ages 12 and older. Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked to be present. Registration is required. To register and schedule an appointment time, parents/guardians are asked to email

Healthy Eating for Tweens: Eating with Awareness
Tuesday, September 30 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Discover how much sugar is in the foods you eat! Join Stacey Pinke, Integrative Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor, for this three-part workshop and learn which sugar is the healthiest, enabling you to look and feel great. Through a fun art activity, attendees will explore the habits they blindly perform on autopilot. This awareness will help them stop any unwanted habits and teach them to learn to like themselves more and make positive changes in their lives. Please come dressed for yoga and bring a yoga mat for an hour long yoga class, concluding with a 10-minute relaxation. This program takes place at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center located at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston. For more information or to register, please call 1-888-724-7123 or email

Diabetes Programs
Adult Diabetes Self Management Class
Wednesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Follow-up class, Wednesday, October 29 from 10 to 11 a.m.
This four-hour class and follow-up program, recognized by the American Diabetes Association, provides guidance on various topics. The first class details the pathology of the disease, types of diabetes, adjusting to self management with family and social support as well as the identification of nutrients on blood glucose and building a meal plan for breakfast. The second class will discuss medications for the treatment of diabetes, tracking blood sugars, Hypoglycemia low blood sugars, Hyperglycemia high blood sugars and building a meal plan for lunch. The third class will discuss sick day guidelines, making healthy food choices, prevention and treatment of chronic complications, foot care, coping with long term illness and building a meal plan for dinner. The fourth and final class will discuss tracking blood sugars/hemoglobins A1c, dining out, benefits of exercise and the effects on blood sugars, overall health plan and building a meal plan for snacks. This program is fee for service, Medicare reimbursement is also accepted. For more information, please call 973-322-7007.

Integrative Medicine
Food as Medicine
Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Often, people look for a quick fix to make them feel better. While these quick fixes may provide a temporary boost of energy, they can do more harm than good. In this program featuring Nicole Cerillo, DR, Nutritionist as the speaker, presented by the Siegler center for Integrative Medicine, attendees will learn how certain foods and supplements can be used to heal the body naturally. For more information, please call the Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine at 973-322-7007. To register, please call 1-888-724-7123 or email

Bariatric Surgery Programs
Weight Loss Surgery Options
Wednesday, October 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
This free, informative session is for those who are interested in finding out about weight loss surgical options. The New Jersey Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a Bariatric Center of Excellence led by accomplished surgeons. Come listen to one of these bariatric surgeons discuss weight loss surgery and how it can change your life. This program takes place at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center located at 200 South Orange Avenue in Livingston. For more information or to register, please call Jen Stein at 973-322-7433 or email

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Wednesday, October 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Barnabas Health offers free monthly specialized support groups for patients who have had bariatric surgery. Each support group offers additional educational and networking opportunities for participants. Patients who are considering weight loss surgery or having revision surgery are encouraged to attend. In addition to a regular meeting topic, a licensed psychologist will be available to discuss topics such as emotional eating, dealing with stress and modifying behaviors.

Osteoporosis Programs
How Strong Are Your Bones?
Wednesday, September 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Do you know what your bone density results mean? In this informative program, learn what bone density is and what you can do about it. This program takes place at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center at 200 South Avenue in Livingston. For more information or to register, please call 973-322-7830.


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