Saint Barnabas Medical Center News

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Surpasses All-Time Kidney Transplant Record For Second Consecutive Year
Jan 6, 2017
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Surpasses All-Time Kidney Transplant Record For Second Consecutive Year Leading the Northeast, Saint Barnabas Medical Center performed 304 of these procedures last year. Surgeons from the Renal and Pancreas Division at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, from left, Samantha Aitchison, MD, Transplant Surgeon; Stuart R. ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Announces January 2017 Calendar of Events
Dec 20, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Announces January 2017 Calendar of Events Diabetes Self-Management Class January 4, 11, 18 and 25; 6:00 to 8:00 pm Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston The Diabetes Self-Management Class, available for all ages, is taught by certified diabetes ...
Livingston Holiday Tradition Benefits The Burn Center of New Jersey
Dec 14, 2016
The Camuso (pronounced Ca-moo-so) Holiday Light Display is free and open to the public from now through after the New Year and is run by the Livingston Camuso Committee in memory of Livingston resident Ernie Camuso, who passed away in 2010. This ...
Preventing Burns during the Holiday Season
Dec 14, 2016
Holidays are times when people get together with family and friends. During this season, many choose to decorate their homes with trees, signs, lights, and candles. Unfortunately, the holiday season can also be a time for accidents and injuries. Any ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center 1 of 29 Teaching Hospitals Nationwide to Earn Prestigious Award
Dec 7, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center 1 of 29 Teaching Hospitals Nationwide to Earn Prestigious Award Saint Barnabas Medical Center Earns Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Third Consecutive Year (Livingston, NJ) – The Leapfrog Group announced that Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) has been named a Top Hospital for the third consecutive year. ...
Right at Home: Radiation Oncologist Returns, Gives Back to the Community That Raised Him
Dec 6, 2016
Right at Home: Radiation Oncologist Returns, Gives Back to the Community That Raised Him Though Brijal Desai, M.D., radiation oncologist, started working at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in September, it wasn’t his first time in the hospital. “I was born at Saint Barnabas,” says Dr. Desai. Diving back to the community ...
Cancer Care on Trial: Today’s Clinical Trials Help Future Patients Receive the Latest Treatment Options
Dec 6, 2016
Cancer Care on Trial: Today’s Clinical Trials Help Future Patients Receive the Latest Treatment Options Cancer care has progressed enormously over the past few years, thanks in large part to clinical trials that study new treatments. Clinical trials are research studies designed to test if and how well new approaches work. Each study focuses on ...
Protect Against the Burn: We Know It As The Season Of Giving, But Winter Is Also Tops For Burn Accidents
Dec 6, 2016
Protect Against the Burn: We Know It As The Season Of Giving, But Winter Is Also Tops For Burn Accidents The holidays and new year are a happy time for most of us, but it can also be a hectic time for those who work at The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Winter is our busiest season,” says Michael A. Marano, M.D., the ...
Pulling the Trigger: Physical Therapists Trained In New Methods To Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders
Dec 6, 2016
Pulling the Trigger: Physical Therapists Trained In New Methods To Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders When physical therapists are treating chronic pain or impaired movement, they rely on a host of therapies, from electric stimulation and massage to stretching and strength training. The physical therapists at Saint Barnabas Medical Center are trained ...
Make It Your Best Year: Take A Realistic Approach and Your Health Goals are Within Reach
Dec 6, 2016
Make It Your Best Year: Take A Realistic Approach and Your Health Goals are Within Reach Every new year, many of us resolve to improve our health in some form or another. Sadly, many of us fail—mainly because we set goals that are too difficult to reach. It’s smarter to set small, easily attainable goals, says Vanessa ...
This Thanksgiving, The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Warns of the Dangers of Deep Fried Turkey
Nov 23, 2016
Livingston, NJ -- Although many find it a delicious tradition, deep frying a turkey can be dangerous. Every year deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes, and more than $15-million in property ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Recognized With Straight ‘A’s’ For Patient Safety and Quality
Nov 7, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center Recognized With Straight ‘A’s’ For Patient Safety and Quality One of just 72 hospitals in the nation to get top marks Livingston, NJ -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, is one of 72 hospitals in the nation to earn straight “A’s” on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety ...
New Treatments for Old Knees: Cartilage Transplants Return Patients To Active Lifestyles
Nov 3, 2016
New Treatments for Old Knees: Cartilage Transplants Return Patients To Active Lifestyles Years of playing sports take their toll on bodies, and for Ken Crovetti, a lifetime of athletics had so damaged his left knee that he could barely walk without pain. There is nothing newsworthy about sports-related knee pain as it represents one of ...
Shaping the Future of Breast Care: Today’s Clinical Trials Help The Next Generation Of Cancer Survivors
Nov 3, 2016
Shaping the Future of Breast Care: Today’s Clinical Trials Help The Next Generation Of Cancer Survivors Although October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we cannot forget about our health the other 11 months of the year. Breast cancer develops over time and can be present before any symptoms appear or the tumor can be detected by a ...
A Call for More Mammography: Breast Cancer Expert Says Recent Guidelines Are Insufficient
Nov 3, 2016
A Call for More Mammography: Breast Cancer Expert Says Recent Guidelines Are Insufficient “My life is all about breast cancer awareness,” Linda Sanders, M.D., declares. Dr. Sanders, medical director of The Breast Center at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), specializes in breast imaging and mammography, and her ...
A New Look After Breast Cancer Surgery: Women Can Opt For Lumpectomy Combined With Cosmetic Breast Shaping
Nov 3, 2016
A New Look After Breast Cancer Surgery: Women Can Opt For Lumpectomy Combined With Cosmetic Breast Shaping When women are first diagnosed with breast cancer, the news is, of course, devastating. M. Michele Blackwood, M.D., medical director of the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, often has to deliver that ...
Germ Warfare: A Robot Uses Intense UV Light To Kill Pathogens In Hospital
Nov 3, 2016
Germ Warfare: A Robot Uses Intense UV Light To Kill Pathogens In Hospital Safety is our priority at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, states Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, president and CEO. Reducing the potential for infection is at the top of our list, which is why Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently purchased a ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Community Meeting
Oct 31, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Community Meeting (Livingston, NJ) The community is invited to attend the Saint Barnabas Medical Center community meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Saint Barnabas ...
Sweet 16 - 16th Annual Miracle Walk To Benefit New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Sep 22, 2016
Sweet 16 - 16th Annual Miracle Walk To Benefit New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Sweet 16 - 16th Annual Miracle Walk To Benefit New Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, NJ – Twins Grace and Olivia Hayward surprised their parents when they were born eight weeks early at Saint Barnabas ...
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Patient Education Seminar on Customized Knee Replacement
Sep 9, 2016
Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Host Patient Education Seminar on Customized Knee Replacement There’s a difference between feeling one’s age and knee pain that keeps one from participating in even the most common of everyday activities. For those suffering from chronic knee pain, joint replacement surgery could help. To learn ...
A New Era in Diabetes Care: Using Bariatric Surgery To Treat The Disease
Aug 23, 2016
A New Era in Diabetes Care: Using Bariatric Surgery To Treat The Disease Major medical groups now endorse bariatric surgery to treat the disease. If you’re not the type of person who reads medical journals, you probably missed the groundbreaking June 2016 issue of Diabetes Care, the American Diabetes ...
Too Much Weight, Too Little Sleep: Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea
Aug 23, 2016
Too Much Weight, Too Little Sleep: Risk Factor for Sleep Apnea Being overweight is a risk factor for sleep apnea. We Americans, by and large, are tired. Most of us don’t get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep a night. But too many Americans don’t realize their poor sleep may be caused by a ...
The Art of Healing: Outlets that Help Patients Cope
Aug 23, 2016
The Art of Healing: Outlets that Help Patients Cope Creative outlets help patients cope with cancer treatment. Diane Genco calls her second bout with breast cancer “earth shattering.” Genco, 64, of Westfield, suffered a recurrence in October 2014 after a mastectomy in 2010. She ...
The Perfect Fit: Custom Knee Implants
Aug 23, 2016
The Perfect Fit: Custom Knee Implants 3D technology provides custom knee implants. Knee replacement surgery has come a long way since the first modern total knee implant operation was performed in 1974. One of the pioneering surgeons who developed and implanted that artificial knee was a ...
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