Health in Morristown, NJ

You may have heard that transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle could help you lose weight and improve your health, and it can even have a positive influence on the environment. That sounds terrific—but you’d also appreciate a perfectly grilled chicken breast or juicy lean burger once in a while
No problem. A flexitarian, short for flexible vegetarian, diet could be your solution. Flexitarians primarily focus on…

Learn more about the role of genomic cancer testing and what an actionable alteration could mean for treatment options.

Summer storms can provide a light show that rivals any fireworks display. With the potential for dangerous lightning, damaging winds and flooding, summer storms can also cause power outages
While power outages can be inconvenient, some simple preparation and communication can help make managing through a power outage easier
Prepare for Outages Before They Happen
Power outages can happen at any moment. That’s why it’s important…

New study suggests flesh-eating bacteria is spreading to East Coast waters
Last updated: Jun 28, 2019
A new study published in the June 2019 journal Annals of Internal Medicine shows that warmer waters may be driving up the cases of Vibriosis, a flesh-eating bacterial infection, in regions of the country, including New Jersey’s coastal waters, where it typically would not be found
In the past two…

The state advisory against swimming and water sports is still in effect, but Lake Hopatcong is open for business. New updates expected on 7/2/2019.

NJDEP-News Release 19/P053 - The Department of Environmental Protection is advising the public to avoid swimming in or contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to an extensive Harmful Algal Bloom, or HAB, confirmed this week by aerial surveillance.

This page has been created to communicate resources in response to the flooding that has occurred in the counties of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester on June 19-20, 2019. We are in direct contact with the Offices of Emergency Management (OEM) in each of these counties. As resources are made available, we will post them to this page. You can always dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211 to be connected to live assistance. We are always open.

Last updated: Jun 05, 2019
A Quick Guide to Men’s Health and Wellness
Men of all ages face unique health threats, but the good news is that you can help take control with healthy behaviors and regular screenings
To help you stay on top of your health, below are some preventive health guidelines based on recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force, American Cancer Society…

With the recent passage of House Bill 166, the Ohio House version of the state operating budget for fiscal years 20’-21’. For the first time in recent memory the operating budget passed the Ohio House with almost unanimous support from both Democrats and Republicans with a vote of 85-9.

A fact sheet that lists some of the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke and describes the health problems caused by cigarette smoking and the benefits of quitting.

Information on preparing for Tornadoes and being safe after a Tornado. Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Frank Baez got his first healthcare experience as a teenager, mopping floors and cleaning patients' rooms as a hospital janitor at New York University.
This week, the 29-year-old got his nursing degree from NYU's Rory Meyers College of Nursing after finishing an accelerated 15-month program.
"It was a very intense program, I'll tell you that. It was a lot of work," he told CNN. "It was worth it, it paid off at the end. Here I am now, a graduated nurse."

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So, if you need to give yourself a little boost, there here are three positive steps to take to get rid of the sluggish feeling altogether.

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new artificial intelligence-powered smartphone app that’s able to hear ear infections with high levels of accuracy. Here's how it works -- and, more importantly, when it will be available for download by users.

When it comes to skin cancer, most people think of sunscreen or suspicious moles, but did you know that you can also develop skin cancer in your eyes? For instance, basal cell carcinoma sometimes develops on the eyelids and intraocular melanoma is a cancer that develops within a layer of the eye. Susan McCutcheon, OD, ProMedica Eye Care, says that a routine eye check-ups play an important role in detecting these cancers
“A dilated eye exam enables an optmetrics/ophthalmologist to see inside the…

Teal & Pink Awareness PSA
Last updated: Oct 19, 2018
Summit Medical Group MD Anderson is committed to generating awareness of gynecologic and breast cancers. As part of our #TealPinkSMG campaign to shine a light on these important women’s health topics, we’ve created a new PSA featuring Dr. Christine Masterson , Chief of Women & Children, and important information about screening, recognizing symptoms and what can…

Night and day, nurses are there to care and comfort. Discover the healing impact of home care nursing by streaming our podcast, Healing on the Home Front.

Pursuing a career in medicine can be a long and arduous road. In fact, studies show that in less than 10 years, the demand for doctors will exceed the supply of highly trained medical professionals.
In line with our mission, SMGF has developed four programs designed to help foster the next generation of health care providers and pave their way to a successful future in health care:

Like the majority of states who have chosen to adopt Obamacare and expand their Medicaid Program to serve the working poor, Ohio’s newest budget proposal brings with it the continued focus on one of the largest state expenditures, the Ohio Medicaid program. Medicaid is a joint federal-state program

By Infectious Disease Prevention Team for Summit Medical Group
We all have a public health commitment to our communities to protect each other and each other’s children by vaccinating our own family members
Importance of Vaccinations
Vaccinations protect children and adults from serious illness
People that are not vaccinated could easily get a disease from a traveler or while traveling themselves
Outbreaks of preventable diseases occur…

Last updated: Apr 22, 2019
By Carolyn Sayre for Summit Medical Group
Reviewed by Daniel E. Hermann, MD, MPH & Christine Masterson, MD
We've all seen the headlines. Measles , a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the measles virus has made its way back to the states and is hitting close to home. This is quite alarming, since in 2016, there was not a single case reported in the garden state
“It is concerning to see a disease that had once been…

Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your r...

FANWOOD, NJ -- Joan Rekemeir, age 39 of Fanwood, recently became the first person in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area to receive surgery for an innovative new hearing implant for...

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Nearly four years ago, Joan Rekemeier’s life changed forever after she caught what she thought was a common cold. It was like any other spring morning as her two young sons woke her by jumping on the bed, but instead of hearing their usual laughter, the only thing Rekemeier could hear …

What You Should Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Last updated: Apr 17, 2019
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract in both men and women. It is characterized by abdominal pain, bloating or gas and altered bowel habits, such as diarrhea and constipation. IBS affects about 10-15% of the U.S. population and is more prevalent in women and in patients under the age of 50. IBS can have a great physical and emotional impact and is…

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I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, U.K. on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s t…

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Testicular Cancer: What You Need to Know
Last updated: Apr 05, 2019
Testicular cancer is rare when compared to prostate or lung cancer. But it is also one of the faster growing cancers that can develop in men. Dr. Adeep Thumar , a urologist who specializes in urinary and genital cancers at SMG, answers common questions about this disease that strikes men in the prime of their life
I’m a young, healthy guy in my 20s. Why do I need to know about…

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 8, 2019 – ProMedica, a not-for-profit, mission-based health and well-being organization, today welcomed Les Thompson as the new Ch

At a low protein cooking event in early 2019, Annabelle tried PhenylAde GMP READY for the first time. Here what she thought about this ready-to-drink GMP-bas...

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What is a testicular self-exam
A testicular self-exam is a check of your testicles for problems that may be a sign of cancer. The testicles are part of the male sex organs. They are in a sac of loose skin, called the scrotum or scrotal sac, which is below and behind the penis. When you do a testicular self-exam, you check for any unusual lumps, swellings, tenderness, or excess fluid in or around the testicles.
Self-exams help you know what your testicles look…

Predictive analytics enable us to look forward. It uses data and statistical algorithms to identify the likelihood of future outcomes based on historical data. Instead of looking backward to analyze

WHIPPANY, N.J., March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer will present research from its growing oncology portfolio at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2019 Annual Meeting, taking place March 29 to April 3 in Atlanta. The presentations highlight new findings on the company's key areas of investigation: Oncogenic Signaling, Alpha Therapies and Immuno-Oncology (IO). With a total of 30 presentations, including three oral presentations, the…

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer
Last updated: Mar 20, 2019
When it comes to risk factors for cancer there are some things you simply can’t change—your age, ethnicity, or family history. But there are also many areas over which you have control. From eating a nutritious diet to quitting smoking you can reduce your risk of developing cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices. Neal Luppescu, MD , a gastroenterologist at Summit Medical Group, explains six ways people can reduce…

Read about common symptoms of degenerative disc disease and the common types of chronic pain and acute pain associated with disc degeneration.

Do Not Let These Five Things Stop You From Getting a Colonoscopy
Last updated: Mar 13, 2019
As appears in: Montclair Local
This series will be written by practitioners in Summit Medical Group (SMG) on health-related topics. This month’s author is gastroenterologist, Dr. John Imbesi , who practices at SMG in Glen Ridge. He enjoys helping patients with difficult diseases find relief. Dr. Imbesi plans to…

If you want to tell if you are hyperthyroid, here are the symptoms and tests that can help you get properly diagnosed.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. People have used many different methods to quit. Here is what the research tells us about how well they work:

Women and Colorectal Cancer: Signs Every Woman Should Know
Last updated: Mar 11, 2019
It may surprise you to find that colorectal cancer is almost as common in women as it is in men. While often thought of as a male cancer, this disease that develops in the colon or rectum is actually the third most common cause of cancer death in women trailing after breast and lung cancer. The symptoms can be tricky to pinpoint in women. Dr. Konika Bose, a gastroenterologist…