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Saint Barnabas to Present Latest Treatments for Hip and Knee Pain in Clifton

Saint Barnabas to Present Latest Treatments for Hip and Knee Pain in Clifton The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will present a free Joint Replacement Seminar on September 22, at 6:30 pm at the Clifton Memorial Library, 292 Piaget ...

Multi-Part Series to Address Cancer Survivorship Issues At Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Multi-Part Series to Address Cancer Survivorship Issues At Saint Barnabas Medical Center Often following treatment for cancer, patients find that they need support that is different from their needs while in active treatment. To offer assistance, The ...

Saint Barnabas Announces September Calendar of Events

Saint Barnabas Community Programs, Classes & Support Groups for September 2015 To learn more or register, please visit: barnabashealth.org/sbmcevents Weight Loss Surgery Options September 2; 6:00 pm Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 ...

The Power of Comfort

Hyla Weiss is the kind of person who asks whether something good can be made even better. When she was being treated for breast cancer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2011, she knew she was getting the best and most compassionate medical care ...

The New Way to Treat Liver Cancer

Idilia Mauricio felt great. That's why the retired airline account executive from Rutherford was stunned to learn, after a routine colonoscopy in the fall of 2013, that she had advanced colon cancer. "I never felt bad, never had any ...

The Future of Cholesterol Control

When your doctor gets the results of your blood test for cholesterol— the blood lipids, or fats, that can cause the artery-clogging disease atherosclerosis— he or she may suggest a cholesterol-reducing medication called a statin. ...

The "Cold" That Wasn't

When Katherine Plunkett, a 50-year-old elementary school physical education teacher from Convent Station, noticed that the glands on the right side of her neck were swollen, she assumed a cold was on the way. “I waited for symptoms, but they ...

The Best Burn in Burn Care

What’s the oldest state-certified burn center in New Jersey? The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston—because it’s the state’s only such state-certified center. Serious burns are relatively infrequent, ...

The Beat is Back

Vanessa M. experienced a troubling sensation one spring day in 2012. “It felt as if I’d swallowed my cell phone and it was vibrating inside my chest,” the 30-year-old recalls. Those heart palpitations were the first sign that ...

Sexually Active? Read This

It’s an STD epidemic, but one that not enough people know about: human papillomavirus, or HPV. Unlike other sexually transmitted diseases, some forms of this one can cause cancer. In fact, an estimated 12,000 women get cervical cancer or other ...

Sending in the Clowns

Being in the hospital is no laughing matter—especially for a child. But the sound of young laughter can be heard in the halls of Saint Barnabas Medical Center—when the "clown doctors" come in. Three times a week, professional ...

Score One For Screening

Don Pannacciulli quit his 30-year smoking habit back in 1998. So, when a good friend urged the 66-year-old Watchung resident to also take advantage of a free high-risk lung cancer screening at the lung cancer institute at Saint Barnabas medical ...

"Scarless Surgery" Has Arrived

Nearly 1 million Americans undergo gallbladder removal surgery each year, making it the most widely performed operation in the nation. And now Saint Barnabas Medical Center is leading a handful of New Jersey hospitals by offering patients a ...

Quality Care Close to Home

Patients in the Florham Park and Morristown areas have long had access to Barnabas Health services at locations in northern New Jersey. What they haven’t had is a strong local network of Barnabas Health-affiliated primary care physicians (PCPs) ...

Prescription for Success

One of the nation’s biggest goals in health care these days is to reduce the number of hospital patients who, once discharged, soon come back for the same condition. To keep people healthier so they don’t need to return, it’s ...

New Year, New You?

If you’re like some of us, you’ve had many a New Year’s self-improvement resolution melt into rueful regret by the time the Valentines were being addressed. “Most people overthink it and try to make too many changes at one ...

New Weapons Against Cancer

When Ide Mills' doctor called to tell her about her X-ray results, she suggested that Mills sit down first. That wasn't a good sign. "I've been an oncology social worker for 20 years," says the 57-year-old Maplewood resident. ...

Mother to Be?

Hearing that you have cancer is never easy. But when Kimaya Salaskar, a 37-year-old South Orange woman, was told she had breast cancer more than two years ago, she had one special concern. “The first thing I thought was, ‘I don’t ...

Measles on the March

Here’s one “comeback kid” you don’t want to root for. Though measles was declared “eliminated” from the U.S. in 2000, 644 cases were reported last year to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...

Master Strokes

By the time you finish reading this article, someone in this country will have died from a stroke. That's what the statistics show: according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one American dies from stroke every four ...

Keep Your Balance!

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” calls the voice in the classic TV commercial. Most of us have seen it, and maybe we’ve even made fun of it—with laughter that’s a little nervous. But the fact is, the lucky ...

How Knowledge Beats Breast Cancer

Some women are “100 percent convinced” they’ll get breast cancer, says M. Michele Blackwood, M.D., director of the Center for Breast Health and Disease Management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Others are confident they ...

How Kidney Transplants Have Changed

Those of a certain age recall the 1970s—the fashions, the songs, disco. “When you see a car from that era, you wonder: ‘How did that even run?’” says Shamkant Mulgaonkar, M.D. But then as now, a minor miracle was ...

Hope For Fragile Babies

Lauren Hirschmann, 13, is a typical teen. She gets good grades and is active in school plays and sports. You’d never know that when she was born, she weighed just 1 lb., 10 oz., and spent 96 days in Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s ...

Hope For Fighting Dementia

What's your biggest worry when it comes to future health? For many adults, it isn't heart disease or cancer, but the loss of cognitive and physical function that comes with dementia. The idea of spending one's days physically present but ...
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