Find out about the benefits of the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, available at the Chambers Center for Well Being, part of Atlantic Health System. http://www.chamberscenterforwellbeing.org/treat/ornish
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Chris McCulloh, MD, overcame a life-changing injury and accomplished his lifelong dream.
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It’s a fact that when patients who are experiencing cardiac arrest or other heart issues receive prompt medical attention and are taken to a hospital, they are more likely to survive and have fewer long-term complications. For instance, take Haley Breen, who was saved by first responders using an automated external defibrillator (AED) and then successfully treated at Morristown Medical Center. Moments That Matter: Haley’s Story When she was 29, Haley unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest due to a rare, previously-undiagnosed heart arrhythmia. Her fiancée immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and called the local police. Upon arrival, they used an AED, which was provided in part by a generous donation from the Newton Medical Center Foundation, to stabilize Haley’s heartbeat. She was then transported to Morristown Medical Center, where she underwent surgery and received an internal defibrillator.
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Stroke Patient Saved by Atlantic Health System’s Comprehensive Stroke Treatment and Technology When Kathryn collapsed at her home in December 2016, Atlantic Ambulance paramedics raced her to Chilton Medical Center. In the ambulance, telestroke technology enabled a neurologist at the hospital to determine that she was having a stroke, so when she arrived at the hospital, the emergency department was ready with a clot-busting drug to save her life. When they discovered that more advanced treatment was necessary, Kathryn was airlifted to Overlook Medical Center, where she received brain surgery. All of this took four hours, and Kathryn left the hospital just a few days later with no damage from the stroke.
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Peggy Grow, coordinator of the Soothing Paws Pet Therapy Program® at Atlantic Health System, discusses how visits from therapy dogs can soothe nerves and encourage mobility, among other benefits, for patients, family members and employees.
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Hear from a patient who had a special "parachute" device, implanted into her heart to restore function to a part of the organ that was damaged during a heart attack. The minimally invasive operation was performed at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey.
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Dr. Michael Hernando discusses caring for patients using minimally invasive techniques.
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So many of us at Atlantic Health System appreciate your support. Here is just a sample of the many staff members who thank you for your dedication to helping us keep the community healthy.
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Joel Rosh, MD, director of pediatric gastroenterology at Goryeb Children's Hospital, explains how physicians and staff at Goryeb's Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center diagnose, treat and support children with inflammatory bowel and other gastrointestinal illnesses with the latest medications and through the use of integrative medicine. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center also treats children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, making it the largest center of its kind in the tri-state area.
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ABC's annual breast cancer special featured Morristown Medical Center medical oncologist Dr. Jason Levitz, music therapy program coordinator Leah Oswanski, and patient Sona Sunflower.
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The majority of information that comprises a patient's medical record comes from what is discovered in a clinical laboratory. Learn more about what a state-of-the-art lab and the medical laboratory scientists who operate them, in this interview with Asha Singh, coordinator for the Core Lab, and Dr. Craig Dise, chair of department of pathology at Morristown Medical Center.
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Check out the new Children’s Center at Chilton Medical Center! It’s the only one of its kind in the northern New Jersey region to combine pediatric emergency services and hospital care within one family-friendly environment.
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Dr. Meggan Horowitz at Morristown Medical Center Family Medicine discusses her philosophy of care.
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For many patients suffering from aortic stenosis, surgery is not an option. For those patients, an alternative is now available, at Morristown Medical Center, in New Jersey. The CoreValve clinical trial is currently underway at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, and has been performed on patients such as Ellen Hodgson, seen in this segment, with John Brown, MD, interim chairman of cardiac services, Atlantic Health System, and Robert Kipperman, MD, interventional cardiologist, who describe the procedure.
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Seth Stoller, MD, neurologist and medical director of the Headache Center at Overlook Medical Center, and the Parisi Family, discusses the impact of screen time on concussion recovery and migraines. Video courtesy of WABC-TV
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Atlantic Health System physicians and patients explain the many benefits of having an electronic health records system. Both patients and physicians can now access these highly secure, paperless medical records which help improve the ability to make clinical decisions. They allow physicians to send messages to patients about medication recalls, medical alerts and more.
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Tune in to weekly radio show ANSwersLive Sunday mornings at 9:30am on WMTR 1250 AM. On Sunday, March 19, show host Tom Wood discussed the truth about head and neck cancer with guest Dr. Tom Thomas, the new Medical Director of Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and TransOral Robotic Surgery for the Leonard B. Kahn Head & Neck Cancer Institute at Morristown Medical Center at Atlantic Health System. Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the U.S., with more than 60,000 new cases and over 13,000 deaths each year. Though tobacco and alcohol use can raise the risk of developing the disease, exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV) poses an even greater risk. People who have had an oral HPV infection have a 50 times greater risk of developing head and neck cancer versus the general population. Currently, nearly three quarters of head and neck tumors test positive for HPV. A growing number of these newly diagnosed cases are among men in their forties and fifties. A multidisciplinary team of specialists at the Leonard B. Kahn Head & Neck Cancer Institute evaluate and treat the entire spectrum of head and neck cancers, from early stage to the most complex advanced cancers of the throat, voice box, salivary glands, thyroid gland, mouth, lips, nose, and sinuses. Dr. Thomas has expertise in treating all head and neck cancers including but not limited to squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, various salivary gland carcinomas, thyroid and parathyroid cancers, laryngeal cancers, sinus and skull base cancers. Dr. Thomas comes to Atlantic Health System from Dana Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, in Boston where he was the associate director of transoral robotic surgery (TORS). His focus is on minimally invasive surgical techniques such as TORS and Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM). ANSwersLive is brought to you by Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists. For more information on Dr. Thomas, visit atlantichealth.org/headneckcancer.
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) affects 1 in 500 Americans. This segment features Lisa Salberg, co-founder of the HCMA (HCM Association) and patient of Dr. Martin Maron, medical director of Morristown Medical Center's newly opened Chanin T Mast Center for HCM. The founding principle of the center is to provide nurturing, personalized care to patients with known or suspected HCM. This comprehensive, multi-disciplinary HCM program is the first of its kind in New Jersey and the only one south of Boston.
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Mindy Fullilove, MD, professor of clinical sociomedical sciences and clinical psychiatry at Columbia University, shares information on the concept of "fractures" in communities and how residents can bridge these gaps, at the Atlantic Center for Population Health Sciences 2014 Empowering Adaptable Communities Summit held in Morristown, NJ, November 4-5, 2014.
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Animal-Assisted Therapy, or AAT, when used in conjunction with traditional prescribed medical care, can be a great complement to a patient's path to healing. Therapy animals can bring a unique kind of emotional comfort to patients as they heal. They help patients take their minds off of their illness and bring feelings of relief. Learn more about Atlantic Health System's Healthy Paws pet therapy program, at Morristown, Overlook and Newton Medical Centers in this segment.
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Mimi Guarneri, MD, medical advisor to the Chambers Center for Well Being at Atlantic Health System, defines holistic medicine.
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When John Esmeraldino, 24, found out he had a tumor on the base of his brainstem, he was terrified. He began to look at the moments in his life that mattered most to him – watching his little brother play soccer, having dinner with his girlfriend and laughing with his mom – and decided they were moments he wasn't willing to leave behind. Choosing to fight, he enlisted the help of the brain cancer experts at Atlantic Health System and discovered that where you go for cancer care matters.
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Linda Gillam, MD, MPH, Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Health System shares why Morristown Medical Center has been recognized nationally by U.S. News and World Report for Cardiology and Heart Surgery.
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Dr. Christopher Zipp of Morristown Medical Center Family Medicine discusses his philosophy of care.
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Angela Alistar, MD, director of GI medical oncology, Morristown Medical Center, and her patient, discuss hope for a novel therapy that targets the metabolism of late stage pancreatic cancer in phase I clinical trial.
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On this episode of AtlantiCast Medical Minute, learn how to take the fight to Old Man Winter, while staying safe! Learn some winter health tips with Anthony Brutico, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Newton Medical Center.
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Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!
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Dr. Darius Adams, board-certified geneticist for Atlantic Health System's Jacobs Levy Equity Management Personalized Genomic Medicine Program, explains the importance and health benefits of genetic testing and what the process involves.
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Patients suffering from advanced-stage heart failure, who do not qualify for a heart transplant, now have another option. Earlier this year, Dr. James Slater, cardiothoracic surgeon, of Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Centerl, NJ, was the first surgeon in the nation to implant the HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System into a patient, 71-year-old Carter Blankenship, as a long-term treatment option in a non-transplant medical facility. Here, Dr. Slater explains the device and the procedure, alongside Mr. Blankenship, who describes how the device has helped him. For more information on HeartMate II and other treatments for the heart offered at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, visit www.atlantichealth.org/Gagnon
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Joana Emmolo, MD, a radiation oncologist at Overlook Medical Center, explains the benefits of treating inoperable brain tumors, including metastases, with the CyberKnife® Radiosurgery System.
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Leah Oswanski, Music Therapist at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, along with a patient and musicians with the performance program, discuss the healing benefits of music. #AHSCancerCare
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Before she was diagnosed with leukemia, Anna’s dad—a board member of American Humane—helped create trials that showed dogs can comfort children undergoing cancer treatment. See the special moment Anna met her favorite “celebrity” therapy dog while undergoing her first treatment. Here’s her story.
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Atlantic Health System is proud to welcome our youngest team members to Take Your Child To Work Day 2019. These future leaders are learning everything from lifesaving CPR to how “pet therapy” helps the healing process. We want to assure that the children of our team members leave today with the confidence and knowledge that whatever their career aspirations, they can be a leader and make a difference!
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Dr. John Cosmi, cardiologist at Morristown Medical Center, discusses the approach of the Executive Health program in diagnosing and treating heart disease. During an executive health physical, we not only provide advanced diagnostic testing, but also detailed treatment and lifestyle strategies to prevent heart disease from progressing. Learn more: http://www.atlantichealth.org/morristown/our+services/executive+health
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Palliative Care through Cancer Treatment: Not Just for End of Life is presented by Bridget Nicholson, Nurse Practitioner, Outpatient Palliative Care Program at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center. This webinar will discuss what palliative care is and how it can be helpful to patients at any time in their disease.
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Mimi Guarneri, MD, medical advisor to the Chambers Center for Well Being at Atlantic Health System, described the services and programs of the new Chambers Center for Well Being in Morristown, NJ.
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Brian Gragnolati, President and CEO of Atlantic Health System, outlines his vision of the Trusted Network of Caring™. http://www.atlantichealth.org/atlantic/about+atlantic+health
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