SMG Wellness Talks



Allergies

Lisa V. Joseph

Do You Suffer From Headaches Due to Allergies?

Featured Speaker: Joseph, Lisa V.

Allergies

Allergies can cause sinus congestion, which can then lead to headache pain.Two types of headaches are linked to allergies: sinus headaches and migraines.

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Giant  Lin

Chronic Sinusitis: Current Treatment Protocols

Featured Speaker: Lin, Giant

Allergies General Health

Chronic sinusitis isn't just one disease. There's a spectrum of diseases that require different types of treatment so an accurate diagnosis and evaluation to pinpoint the cause of the inflamed sinus cavities is paramount.

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Arthritis

Jeffrey  Rosenberg

Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Featured Speaker: Rosenberg, Jeffrey

Arthritis Joint Health

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the joints. Learn the symptoms, various treatment options to best alleviate pain and when joint replacement surgery may be necessary.

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Eric C. Mirsky

Knee Arthritis in Middle-Aged Athletes

Featured Speaker: Mirsky, Eric C.

Arthritis Sports Medicine

If you have knee pain, but want to stay active, in-shape and competitive what should you do? Find out about the many ways you can manage osteoarthritis in your knee.

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Lauren  Kennish

Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Featured Speaker: Kennish, Lauren

Arthritis

Dr. Lauren Kennish, Summit Medical Group Rheumatologist, shares information on diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as tips for living well.

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Jamie L. Reedy

Working Together: SMG and AMGF

Featured Speaker: Reedy, Jamie L.

Arthritis

Summit Medical Group, New Jersey’s largest multispecialty medical group, was selected by the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) to participate in an effort to find best practices in managing rheumatoid arthritis.

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Bariatric Surgery

Robert L. Bell

Correcting Previous Surgical Weight Loss Procedure

Featured Speaker: Bell, Robert L.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss

Learn reasons you may require revisional gastric bypass surgery and how you can help avoid the bad behavior that may be the cause.

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Robert L. Bell

Is Bariatric Surgery for You?

Featured Speaker: Bell, Robert L.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss

The goal of bariatric surgery is to limit the caloric intake and can sometimes have hormonal benefits to help decrease appetite.

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Behavioral Health

Melissa  Breslin

Child/Teen Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Featured Speaker: Breslin, Melissa

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is one of a group of behavioral disorders called disruptive behavior disorders (DBD).

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Michael  Likier

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Treatment

Featured Speaker: Likier, Michael

Behavioral Health

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have recurring, unwanted thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively (compulsions).

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Katherine  DiDonato

Can You Really Quit Smoking? Yes You Can!

Featured Speaker: DiDonato, Katherine

Behavioral Health Smoking Cessation

Stopping smoking can be tough but smokers don’t have to quit alone. Katherine DiDonato, Ph.D is here to discuss smoking and how quitting can help save your life.

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Elizabeth  Nikol

Coping with Serious Health Conditions

Featured Speaker: Nikol, Elizabeth

Behavioral Health

Chronic medical illness challenges effective coping. Knowledge of the patient's ability to cope with stress and their resiliency are essential to assessing a patient and also helping achieve the best medical outcome.

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Amanda M. Starling

There is Help for Depression

Featured Speaker: Starling, Amanda M.

Behavioral Health

To learn more about causes and treatment of depression, listen to an informative podcast by Summit Medical Group’s Dr. Amanda Starling, who discusses the myths and realities of clinical depression.

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Nicole D. Swain

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Featured Speaker: Swain, Nicole D.

Behavioral Health Wellness

We feel stress when we are under pressure, whether it’s being late to an appointment because of traffic or dealing with an unreasonable boss. One technique that’s been proven to be effective is called “mindfulness-based” stress reduction.

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James  Korman

Effective Management of Anxiety

Featured Speaker: Korman, James

Behavioral Health

To learn more about causes and treatments of anxiety, listen to an informative podcast by Summit Medical Group’s Dr. James Korman, who discusses healthy coping skills for anxiety.

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Melissa  Breslin

Helping Parents Manage Child and Teen Anxiety

Featured Speaker: Breslin, Melissa

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and adults, affecting upwards of 20% of children and adolescents over their lifespan.

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Michael  Likier

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Men

Featured Speaker: Likier, Michael

Behavioral Health

Michael Likier, PhD, explains how men can benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy just as much as women and how important it is to help get their depression and anxiety under control.

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Kristin  Cole

School Refusal: Why Doesn't Your Child Want To Go

Featured Speaker: Cole, Kristin

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Does your child wake up complaining of an upset stomach or a headache and ask to stay home from school? Once school starts does he stop complaining and act normally?

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Allison H. Berry

Separation Anxiety: How To Help Your Child

Featured Speaker: Berry, Allison H.

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Have you suddenly started to trip over your child? When you try to leave him with grandma, does he start to wail and throw a tantrum? Your child may be experiencing separation anxiety.

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Leonid  Topper

Does Your Child Struggle with ADHD?

Featured Speaker: Topper, Leonid

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Are teachers and coaches telling you your child is disruptive and suggesting you need seek professional help? Dr. Leonid Topper describes ADHD's symptoms and gives listeners a "toolkit" to treat it successfully.

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Breast Cancer

Peter  Hyans

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomies

Featured Speaker: Hyans, Peter

Breast Cancer Plastic Surgery

Breast reconstruction is a procedure performed on a woman to restore the breasts after a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Learn who is a good candidate for this surgery and what patients can expect.

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Carol  Boyer

Breast Care Center at Summit Medical Group

Featured Speaker: Boyer, Carol

Breast Cancer

Summit Medical Group's Breast Care Center is designed to maintain optimal breast health and detect abnormalities early.

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Carol  Boyer

Nurse Navigation at the Breast Care Center

Featured Speaker: Boyer, Carol

Breast Cancer

Nurse Navigation at Summit Medical Group's Breast Care Center is a process designed to help a woman through and around barriers to getting breast health care services.

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Roshini  George

Lifestyle Modification for Breast Cancer Survivors

Featured Speaker: George, Roshini

Breast Cancer Cancer Services

Diet, exercise and stress reduction all play an important role in getting back on the road to health, well being, and living life cancer-free.

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Winnie M. Polen

Breast Cancer Options at SMG

Featured Speaker: Polen, Winnie M.

Breast Cancer Cancer Services

Dr, Winnie Polen discusses breast cancer and cancer care at Summit Medical Group.

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Priya  Jadeja

The Breast Cancer Journey

Featured Speaker: Jadeja, Priya

Breast Cancer Cancer Services

Dr. Priya Jadeja discusses the breast cancer journey from after diagnosis to recovery.

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Cancer Services

Hari  Nadiminti

Mohs Surgery: The Latest Technique for Skin Cancer

Featured Speaker: Nadiminti, Hari

Cancer Services Skin Health

A surgical technique called “Mohs surgery” has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the two most common skin cancers.

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Roger S. Klein

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Tips

Featured Speaker: Klein, Roger S.

Cancer Services Colorectal

Colorectal cancer screening is important for everyone, especially if you are age 50 years or older. But it is especially important if you have risks for colorectal cancer.

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Raymond P. Kenny

Colon Cancer Screening

Featured Speaker: Kenny, Raymond P.

Cancer Services Colorectal

Colon cancer screening allows doctors to identify and remove abnormalities that can lead to cancer.

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William T. DeRosa

Summit Medical Group and MD Anderson Cancer Center

Featured Speaker: DeRosa, William T.

Cancer Services

Treatment from one of the world's leading cancer centers is now available in your backyard? University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Summit Medical Group have formed a partnership to provide world-renowned cancer care to patients throughout northern New Jersey.

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Ann M. Ricks

Cervical Cancer Screening: HPV or Pap Smear?

Featured Speaker: Ricks, Ann M.

Cancer Services Women's Health

Cervical cancer screening with a pap smear has been an essential part of a woman's routine health care for many years. However, the guidelines are changing and the test we've relied on for so many years may now be an adjunct to the HPV test.

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Roshini  George

Lifestyle Modification for Breast Cancer Survivors

Featured Speaker: George, Roshini

Breast Cancer Cancer Services

Diet, exercise and stress reduction all play an important role in getting back on the road to health, well being, and living life cancer-free.

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David  Gallinson

Chronic Leukemia

Featured Speaker: Gallinson, David

Cancer Services

Losing significant weight without trying and feeling continually exhausted may be some of the symptoms of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. It is a type of cancer that affects older adults, often white men, and it can be present long before it causes symptoms.

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Jessie S. Wilt

Jessie Wilt, MD - Lung Cancer Screening Options

Featured Speaker: Wilt, Jessie S.

Cancer Services

Dr. Jessie Wilt discusses lung cancer awareness, screening, and options.

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Winnie M. Polen

Breast Cancer Options at SMG

Featured Speaker: Polen, Winnie M.

Breast Cancer Cancer Services

Dr, Winnie Polen discusses breast cancer and cancer care at Summit Medical Group.

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Priya  Jadeja

The Breast Cancer Journey

Featured Speaker: Jadeja, Priya

Breast Cancer Cancer Services

Dr. Priya Jadeja discusses the breast cancer journey from after diagnosis to recovery.

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Colorectal

John M. Dalena

Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Featured Speaker: Dalena, John M.

Colorectal

Colonoscopies remain the most powerful weapon in the prevention, early detection and treatment of colon cancer.

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Roger S. Klein

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Tips

Featured Speaker: Klein, Roger S.

Cancer Services Colorectal

Colorectal cancer screening is important for everyone, especially if you are age 50 years or older. But it is especially important if you have risks for colorectal cancer.

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Raymond P. Kenny

Colon Cancer Screening

Featured Speaker: Kenny, Raymond P.

Cancer Services Colorectal

Colon cancer screening allows doctors to identify and remove abnormalities that can lead to cancer.

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Diabetes

Margaret  Eckler

Diabetes

Featured Speaker: Eckler, Margaret

Diabetes

An estimated 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and can lead to other complications, such as vision loss, kidney failure, and amputations of legs or feet.

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Marco  Ucciferri

Diabetes and Foot Health

Featured Speaker: Ucciferri, Marco

Diabetes

When you have diabetes, the importance of foot health and annual foot exams cannot be underestimated.

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Monica B. Khalil

Diabetes and Eye Health

Featured Speaker: Khalil, Monica B.

Diabetes Eye Health

Summit Medical Group board-certified ophthalmologist Monica Khalil, MD, discusses the critical importance of eye care – including an annual eye exam – for people with diabetes.

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Cynthia Y. Paige

What is the Low Glycemic Index Diet?

Featured Speaker: Paige, Cynthia Y.

Diabetes Nutrition Weight Loss

Glycemic index is especially important for people with diabetes, but everyone can benefit from understanding the way their body processes carbohydrates and how to keep their glycemic index at an optimum level.

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Jeffrey  Bauman

The Relationship Between Sleep and Diabetes

Featured Speaker: Bauman, Jeffrey

Diabetes Sleep Disorders

Diabetes and sleep problems often go hand in hand. Diabetes can cause sleep loss, and there's evidence that not sleeping well can increase your risk of developing diabetes.

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Jeffrey  Bauman

Understand the Link Between Diabetes and Diet

Featured Speaker: Bauman, Jeffrey

Diabetes Nutrition

Switching to a healthier diet can do a lot to improve your health, but it does require discipline if you suffer from Diabetes it may be even more difficult to maintain that healthy lifestyle and make good choices.

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Digestive Health

Raymond P. Kenny

Chronic Heartburn? You May Have GERD

Featured Speaker: Kenny, Raymond P.

Digestive Health

If you suffer from chronic heartburn, you may actually have a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, a very common disorder.

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Raymond P. Kenny

Barrett's Esophagus: What You Need To Know

Featured Speaker: Kenny, Raymond P.

Digestive Health

If GERD is left undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to a condition called Barrett's esophagus that may cause a rare cancer called esophageal adencarcinoma.

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Eye Health

Hamed B. Lari

Are You Worried About Glaucoma?

Featured Speaker: Lari, Hamed B.

Eye Health

Hamed Bazargan Lari, MD, Summit Medical Group ophthalmologist, presents the facts about glaucoma to help those affected take care of their eyes and take charge of their health.

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Monica B. Khalil

Diabetes and Eye Health

Featured Speaker: Khalil, Monica B.

Diabetes Eye Health

Summit Medical Group board-certified ophthalmologist Monica Khalil, MD, discusses the critical importance of eye care – including an annual eye exam – for people with diabetes.

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Foot Health

Marco  Ucciferri

How to Heal the Pain in Your Heel

Featured Speaker: Ucciferri, Marco

Foot Health Sports Medicine

A common condition of heel pain, plantar fasciitis affects about 2 million people per year. In most cases, it can be treated without surgery or non-invasive procedures.

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Marco  Ucciferri

Healthy Feet Are Happy Feet!

Featured Speaker: Ucciferri, Marco

Foot Health

Put your best foot forward with advice on summer foot health from Marco Ucciferri, DPM, Summit Medical Group podiatrist.

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Tony  DiStefano

Do You Suffer from Flat Feet?

Featured Speaker: DiStefano, Tony

Foot Health

Flat feet are a common condition—but they can lead to serious problems of the ankle and foot by changing the alignment of your legs.

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Marco  Ucciferri

Foot and Ankle Sprains and Injuries

Featured Speaker: Ucciferri, Marco

Foot Health Sports Medicine

Ankle sprains and foot strains are common, but many can be easily prevented. Find out how to care for your feet!

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General Health

Soma  Mandal

Is It a Virus or a Bacterium?

Featured Speaker: Mandal, Soma

General Health

The symptoms of a bacterial infection are very similar to symptoms of a viral infection, but each requires different treatments. Knowing the difference between bacterial and viral infections can save you time and money.

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Laura  Balsamini

Generic Vs Brand Name Medications

Featured Speaker: Balsamini, Laura

General Health

Learn more about the safety and efficiency of generic drugs from medication specialist Laura Balsamini, Director of Pharmacy Services at Summit Medical Group.

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Michelle  Bender

Germs, Colds & Fevers: Prevention and Treatment

Featured Speaker: Bender, Michelle

General Health Pediatrics

It’s important to know if you are dealing with a bacterial or a viral bug, because each one is treated differently.

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Michelle  Bender

Alternative Approaches for Prevention and Health

Featured Speaker: Bender, Michelle

General Health Wellness

Alternative approaches to prevention of illness and health can be as simple as improving your diet, getting fresh air, exercise and making sure you get enough sleep at night.

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Sweeti  Mehra

Adult Vaccines for Shingles, Pneumonia and TDAP

Featured Speaker: Mehra, Sweeti

General Health Wellness

Are you properly vaccinated? Having the right vaccines is as important for adults as it is for children. This is especially true for people who are over age 65 and for pregnant women.

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Redentor S. Mendiola, Jr.

What Exactly is The Zika Virus

Featured Speaker: Mendiola, Redentor S., Jr.

General Health

What exactly is Zika and what can you do to prevent getting it? Infectious disease expert Dr. Redentor S. Mendiola, Jr. explains

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Raekeisha L. Dean

What Role Do PAs and NPs Play in Healthcare?

Featured Speaker: Dean, Raekeisha L.

General Health

In many health care facilities, a nurse practitioner or physician assistant may be on hand to help provide care. These professionals can diagnose and treat conditions and prescribe medications usually under the supervision of a physician.

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Gwen  Egloff-Du

Taking Medications on Time is Important

Featured Speaker: Egloff-Du, Gwen

General Health

Taking medication correctly may seem like a simple or personal matter, but non-adherence (or not taking medication as directed) is a complicated and common problem.

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Leonid  Topper

Do You Suffer from Painful Migraines?

Featured Speaker: Topper, Leonid

General Health

If you suffer from migraine headaches, you're not alone. About 12 percent of the U.S. population gets them. Migraines are recurring attacks of moderate to severe pain.

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Giant  Lin

Chronic Sinusitis: Current Treatment Protocols

Featured Speaker: Lin, Giant

Allergies General Health

Chronic sinusitis isn't just one disease. There's a spectrum of diseases that require different types of treatment so an accurate diagnosis and evaluation to pinpoint the cause of the inflamed sinus cavities is paramount.

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Afshan M. Khan

Preventative Care in Family Medicine

Featured Speaker: Khan, Afshan M.

General Health Wellness

In addition to diagnosing and treating a range of illnesses and conditions, your family doctor can provide routine health checkups and counseling. He or she can help you make healthy lifestyle choices, improve and maintain your health, and prevent illness.

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Hearing Loss

Jed A. Kwartler

Hearing Loss

Featured Speaker: Kwartler, Jed A.

Hearing Loss

Dr. Jed Kwartler, board-certified otologist/neurotologist and director of Summit Medical Group's Ear Specialty Center, talks about the signs and symptoms and diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss.

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Jed A. Kwartler

New Technologies in Hearing Aids

Featured Speaker: Kwartler, Jed A.

Hearing Loss

What's new in hearing aids? From digital technology to implantable, removable and non-invasive solutions, this is not your grandma's hearing aid.

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Gary  Thorne

Bluetooth Hearing Aids?

Featured Speaker: Thorne, Gary

Hearing Loss

Listen in as Gary Thorne, AuD, an audiologist with Summit Medical Group, discusses how hearing aids have joined the digital revolution.

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Heart Health

Kenneth P. Miller

Emergency Intervention and Heart Attacks

Featured Speaker: Miller, Kenneth P.

Heart Health

Heart attacks, caused by a blood clot that blocks one of the coronary arteries, can be fatal. Prompt treatment is crucial.

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Donald A. Leichter

Former Child Heart Patient Now a Cardiologist

Featured Speaker: Leichter, Donald A.

Heart Health Pediatrics

Now a pediatric cardiologist whose son was also born with a heart defect, Dr. Leichter knows well the challenges parents face when their child is diagnosed with a heart problem.

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Nickolas D. Juliano

The Latest Advances in Cardiology

Featured Speaker: Juliano, Nickolas D.

Heart Health

The field of cardiology is advancing rapidly to find answers to the prevention and treatment of heart disease, the number one killer in America.

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Andrew D. Beamer

SMG's Early Heart Disease Prevention Program

Featured Speaker: Beamer, Andrew D.

Heart Health

Summit Medical Group’s Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Andrew Beamer, speaks about SMG’s new Early Heart Disease Prevention Program and the importance of a cardiac stress test, among other testing.

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Richard S. Nitzberg

Vascular Screening: It Could Save Your Live

Featured Speaker: Nitzberg, Richard S.

Heart Health

With a 10-minute screening, you can help prevent strokes, ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, and peripheral arterial disease. Screenings are painless procedures that use ultrasound technology.

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Seth  Jawetz

The Heart Failure Clinic At Summit Medical Group

Featured Speaker: Jawetz, Seth

Heart Health

Summit Medical Group's Heart Failure Clinic team is a team of medical experts, including your physician, cardiologist, physician assistants, and registered nurses who partner to help strengthen your heart and improve your tolerance for activity.

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Jonathan  Steinberg

The Latest Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation

Featured Speaker: Steinberg, Jonathan

Heart Health

Cardiac electrophysiologist Jonathan Steinberg discusses the latest effective treatment options to help patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

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Robert K. Altman

Life Off Beat: Living with Atrial Fibrillation

Featured Speaker: Altman, Robert K.

Heart Health

An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way. Tune in to hear SMG cardiologist Dr. Robert Altman discuss the latest effective treatment options to help patients with AFib.

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Hepatitis

Raymond P. Kenny

The ABC's of Hepatitis

Featured Speaker: Kenny, Raymond P.

Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a disease of the liver, and there are three distinct types that are most common, ranging from a preventable and easily curable infection to other variations.

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Hypertension

Ellen  Lunenfeld

Can Stress Raise Your Blood Pressure?

Featured Speaker: Lunenfeld, Ellen

Hypertension

Although stress is not a direct cause of hypertension, in these days of long work days, holiday pressures, and constant status updates, stress has become a prevalent part of people's lives.

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Hypertension

Ellen  Lunenfeld

Measure Up, Pressure Down

Featured Speaker: Lunenfeld, Ellen

Hypertension

Know the dangers of uncontrolled high blood pressure and achieve lasting improvements in blood pressure control that lead the way to greater health.

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Joint Health

Jeffrey  Rosenberg

Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Featured Speaker: Rosenberg, Jeffrey

Arthritis Joint Health

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process of the joints. Learn the symptoms, various treatment options to best alleviate pain and when joint replacement surgery may be necessary.

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Knee Health

Richard A. Rosa

Knee Health Through The Ages

Featured Speaker: Rosa, Richard A.

Knee Health Sports Medicine

Knee problems can occur at any stage of life, from children and adolescents to baby-boomers and the elderly. Because knees bear all our body weight, they are vulnerable to the wear and tear of daily living.

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Richard A. Rosa

Replacement Surgery: Safe and Effective

Featured Speaker: Rosa, Richard A.

Knee Health Sports Medicine

If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery.

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Nutrition

Cynthia Y. Paige

What is the Low Glycemic Index Diet?

Featured Speaker: Paige, Cynthia Y.

Diabetes Nutrition Weight Loss

Glycemic index is especially important for people with diabetes, but everyone can benefit from understanding the way their body processes carbohydrates and how to keep their glycemic index at an optimum level.

Show Podcast

Jeffrey  Bauman

Understand the Link Between Diabetes and Diet

Featured Speaker: Bauman, Jeffrey

Diabetes Nutrition

Switching to a healthier diet can do a lot to improve your health, but it does require discipline if you suffer from Diabetes it may be even more difficult to maintain that healthy lifestyle and make good choices.

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Pediatrics

David B. Levine

Fevers in Children: How High is Too High?

Featured Speaker: Levine, David B.

Pediatrics

Your child has a fever –now what? A high temperature can be alarming, but when should you call your pediatrician and when is a fever a real emergency?

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Donald A. Leichter

Former Child Heart Patient Now a Cardiologist

Featured Speaker: Leichter, Donald A.

Heart Health Pediatrics

Now a pediatric cardiologist whose son was also born with a heart defect, Dr. Leichter knows well the challenges parents face when their child is diagnosed with a heart problem.

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Gary L. Kohn

Exercise-Related Respiratory Difficulties In Child

Featured Speaker: Kohn, Gary L.

Pediatrics Sports Medicine

Exercise intolerance is an important and common symptom in the evaluation of pediatric respiratory disorders. Gary L. Kohn, MD discusses exercise intolerance and its ability to help evaluate pediatric respiratory disorders.

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Jill S. Gora

Pets and Families: Staying Healthy and Happy

Featured Speaker: Gora, Jill S.

Pediatrics

Research shows that the bond between humans and animals is strong and can contribute to overall emotional and mental health.

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Melissa  Breslin

Child/Teen Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Featured Speaker: Breslin, Melissa

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is one of a group of behavioral disorders called disruptive behavior disorders (DBD).

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Michelle  Bender

Germs, Colds & Fevers: Prevention and Treatment

Featured Speaker: Bender, Michelle

General Health Pediatrics

It’s important to know if you are dealing with a bacterial or a viral bug, because each one is treated differently.

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Dahlia A. Hall

Does Your Child Have Sleep Issues?

Featured Speaker: Hall, Dahlia A.

Pediatrics Sleep Disorders

About 25 to 30 percent of infants and children have sleep problems, due to medical issues, emotional issues or poor bedtime routines. Sleep problems disrupt the rest of both children and their parents, and can leave everyone in a household exhausted.

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Dahlia A. Hall

Preparing Children For Puberty

Featured Speaker: Hall, Dahlia A.

Pediatrics

Puberty can be a rocky time in any child’s life, so it’s important to prepare children for the transitions of puberty before the changes start.

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Melissa  Breslin

Helping Parents Manage Child and Teen Anxiety

Featured Speaker: Breslin, Melissa

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns for children and adults, affecting upwards of 20% of children and adolescents over their lifespan.

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Kristin  Cole

School Refusal: Why Doesn't Your Child Want To Go

Featured Speaker: Cole, Kristin

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Does your child wake up complaining of an upset stomach or a headache and ask to stay home from school? Once school starts does he stop complaining and act normally?

Show Podcast

Allison H. Berry

Separation Anxiety: How To Help Your Child

Featured Speaker: Berry, Allison H.

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Have you suddenly started to trip over your child? When you try to leave him with grandma, does he start to wail and throw a tantrum? Your child may be experiencing separation anxiety.

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Leonid  Topper

Does Your Child Struggle with ADHD?

Featured Speaker: Topper, Leonid

Behavioral Health Pediatrics

Are teachers and coaches telling you your child is disruptive and suggesting you need seek professional help? Dr. Leonid Topper describes ADHD's symptoms and gives listeners a "toolkit" to treat it successfully.

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Plastic Surgery

Peter  Hyans

Are You Considering Breast Augmentation?

Featured Speaker: Hyans, Peter

Plastic Surgery

If you are dissatisfied with the size and appearance of your breasts, breast augmentation surgery might be for you.

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Peter  Hyans

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomies

Featured Speaker: Hyans, Peter

Breast Cancer Plastic Surgery

Breast reconstruction is a procedure performed on a woman to restore the breasts after a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Learn who is a good candidate for this surgery and what patients can expect.

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Reza  Momeni

Ultherapy: A New Non-Surgical Procedure

Featured Speaker: Momeni, Reza

Plastic Surgery

Using ultrasound technology, FDA-approved Ultherapy lifts and tightens facial and neck skin -- without surgery!

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Reza  Momeni

Non-invasive Procedures in Plastic Surgery

Featured Speaker: Momeni, Reza

Plastic Surgery

Botox, Fraxel laser, and other treatments can provide natural, refreshing results, right in the doctor's office!

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Reza  Momeni

CoolSculpting

Featured Speaker: Momeni, Reza

Plastic Surgery

CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body.

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Skin Health

Stephanie A. Badalamenti

Melanoma Screening and Prevention

Featured Speaker: Badalamenti, Stephanie A.

Skin Health

Melanoma is the leading cause of death from a skin disease. Key to successful treatment of melanoma is understanding risks and recognizing symptoms early.

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Hari  Nadiminti

Mohs Surgery: The Latest Technique for Skin Cancer

Featured Speaker: Nadiminti, Hari

Cancer Services Skin Health

A surgical technique called “Mohs surgery” has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the two most common skin cancers.

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Sleep Disorders

Soma  Mandal

Drowsy Driving Prevention

Featured Speaker: Mandal, Soma

Sleep Disorders

Dr. Soma Mandal, Summit Medical Group internist, tells us why so many people drive drowsy and gives important information on preventing this dangerous health habit.

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Dahlia A. Hall

Does Your Child Have Sleep Issues?

Featured Speaker: Hall, Dahlia A.

Pediatrics Sleep Disorders

About 25 to 30 percent of infants and children have sleep problems, due to medical issues, emotional issues or poor bedtime routines. Sleep problems disrupt the rest of both children and their parents, and can leave everyone in a household exhausted.

Show Podcast

Jeffrey  Bauman

The Relationship Between Sleep and Diabetes

Featured Speaker: Bauman, Jeffrey

Diabetes Sleep Disorders

Diabetes and sleep problems often go hand in hand. Diabetes can cause sleep loss, and there's evidence that not sleeping well can increase your risk of developing diabetes.

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Smoking Cessation

Katherine  DiDonato

Can You Really Quit Smoking? Yes You Can!

Featured Speaker: DiDonato, Katherine

Behavioral Health Smoking Cessation

Stopping smoking can be tough but smokers don’t have to quit alone. Katherine DiDonato, Ph.D is here to discuss smoking and how quitting can help save your life.

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Sports Medicine

Jeffrey  Rosenberg

Spotting and Treating Concussions

Featured Speaker: Rosenberg, Jeffrey

Sports Medicine

Whether you are a parent, coach or athlete, this is must have information. Dr. Rosenberg shares signs, symptoms and how to care for and prevent concussions.

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Eric C. Mirsky

Knee Arthritis in Middle-Aged Athletes

Featured Speaker: Mirsky, Eric C.

Arthritis Sports Medicine

If you have knee pain, but want to stay active, in-shape and competitive what should you do? Find out about the many ways you can manage osteoarthritis in your knee.

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Gary L. Kohn

Exercise-Related Respiratory Difficulties In Child

Featured Speaker: Kohn, Gary L.

Pediatrics Sports Medicine

Exercise intolerance is an important and common symptom in the evaluation of pediatric respiratory disorders. Gary L. Kohn, MD discusses exercise intolerance and its ability to help evaluate pediatric respiratory disorders.

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Tony  DiStefano

What is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon?

Featured Speaker: DiStefano, Tony

Sports Medicine Surgery

Tony Distefano, SMG foot and ankle surgeon, discusses how foot and ankle surgeons help manage conditions which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.

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Marco  Ucciferri

How to Heal the Pain in Your Heel

Featured Speaker: Ucciferri, Marco

Foot Health Sports Medicine

A common condition of heel pain, plantar fasciitis affects about 2 million people per year. In most cases, it can be treated without surgery or non-invasive procedures.

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Jason P. Garcia

Rotator Cuff Repair

Featured Speaker: Garcia, Jason P.

Sports Medicine

Rotator cuff injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports.

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Richard A. Rosa

Knee Health Through The Ages

Featured Speaker: Rosa, Richard A.

Knee Health Sports Medicine

Knee problems can occur at any stage of life, from children and adolescents to baby-boomers and the elderly. Because knees bear all our body weight, they are vulnerable to the wear and tear of daily living.

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Richard A. Rosa

Replacement Surgery: Safe and Effective

Featured Speaker: Rosa, Richard A.

Knee Health Sports Medicine

If nonsurgical treatments like medications and using walking supports are no longer helpful, you may want to consider total knee replacement surgery.

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David A. Abrutyn

ACL Tears: Summit Medical's New Center Can Help

Featured Speaker: Abrutyn, David A.

Sports Medicine

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Athletes who participate in high-demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball can be more likely to injure their ACL.

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Mark L. Kavanagh

Do You Have a Torn Rotator Cuff?

Featured Speaker: Kavanagh, Mark L.

Sports Medicine

With the many movements of the rotator cuff, it can make them very susceptible to injuries. Dr. Mark Kavanagh explains the function of the rotator cuff and how to prevent injuries.

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Robert S. Boretz

Do You Suffer from Tennis Elbow?

Featured Speaker: Boretz, Robert S.

Sports Medicine

Robert S. Boretz, MD discusses tennis elbow, what you can do to prevent it and how Summit Medical Group’s orthopedics and sports medicine can help get you back to playing your favorite sports.

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Marco  Ucciferri

Foot and Ankle Sprains and Injuries

Featured Speaker: Ucciferri, Marco

Foot Health Sports Medicine

Ankle sprains and foot strains are common, but many can be easily prevented. Find out how to care for your feet!

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Surgery

William L. Diehl

The Advantages of Robotic Surgery

Featured Speaker: Diehl, William L.

Surgery

Robotic surgery's helping hands can be used for a variety of procedures. Robotic surgery also means shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries, and smaller scars.

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William L. Diehl

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery

Featured Speaker: Diehl, William L.

Surgery

William L. Diehl, MD, FACS gives an overview of gallbladder issues and the benefits of using minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

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Richard S. Nitzberg

Lovely Legs for Spring

Featured Speaker: Nitzberg, Richard S.

Surgery Vein Health

Dr. Richard Nitzberg runs the Vein Center at Summit Medical Group and offers solutions to give you lovely legs.

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Richard S. Nitzberg

Gallbladder Surgery

Featured Speaker: Nitzberg, Richard S.

Surgery

Dr. Richard Nitzberg, board-certified surgeon with Summit Medical Group, discusses all the “ins and outs” of laparoscopic gallbladder surgeries.

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Allen M. Khademi

Extensivist Medicine At Summit Medical Group

Featured Speaker: Khademi, Allen M.

Surgery

Our Extensivist Medicine team is comprised of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners who are trained and experienced in geriatric medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, and rehabilitation medicine.

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Kevin J. Holzman

Surgery for Fecal Incontinence

Featured Speaker: Holzman, Kevin J.

Surgery

Often not discussed due to embarrassment, patients with this condition may experience a range of symptoms, from mild difficulty to severe loss of control. Dr. Kevin Holzman offers information on a unique surgery to restore bowel control.

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Tony  DiStefano

What is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon?

Featured Speaker: DiStefano, Tony

Sports Medicine Surgery

Tony Distefano, SMG foot and ankle surgeon, discusses how foot and ankle surgeons help manage conditions which may pose an ongoing threat to a patient’s overall health.

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Vein Health

Richard S. Nitzberg

Lovely Legs for Spring

Featured Speaker: Nitzberg, Richard S.

Surgery Vein Health

Dr. Richard Nitzberg runs the Vein Center at Summit Medical Group and offers solutions to give you lovely legs.

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Weight Loss

Robert L. Bell

Correcting Previous Surgical Weight Loss Procedure

Featured Speaker: Bell, Robert L.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss

Learn reasons you may require revisional gastric bypass surgery and how you can help avoid the bad behavior that may be the cause.

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Robert L. Bell

Is Bariatric Surgery for You?

Featured Speaker: Bell, Robert L.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss

The goal of bariatric surgery is to limit the caloric intake and can sometimes have hormonal benefits to help decrease appetite.

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Cynthia Y. Paige

What is the Low Glycemic Index Diet?

Featured Speaker: Paige, Cynthia Y.

Diabetes Nutrition Weight Loss

Glycemic index is especially important for people with diabetes, but everyone can benefit from understanding the way their body processes carbohydrates and how to keep their glycemic index at an optimum level.

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Cynthia Y. Paige

The Best Strategies for Weight Loss

Featured Speaker: Paige, Cynthia Y.

Weight Loss

Hear Dr. Cynthia Paige debunk some myths about weight loss and give tips that will help you shed those extra pounds.

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Hazar  Michael

Intragastric Balloon For Weight Loss

Featured Speaker: Michael, Hazar

Weight Loss

How do you shrink your stomach without surgery? For many obese individuals, the answer may be an Intragastric Balloon.

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Wellness

Risa  Silverstein

Acupuncture

Featured Speaker: Silverstein, Risa

Wellness

At Summit Medical Group, acupuncture is used with traditional medical practices as a complementary approach to help patients achieve and maintain their health goals.

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Nicole D. Swain

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Featured Speaker: Swain, Nicole D.

Behavioral Health Wellness

We feel stress when we are under pressure, whether it’s being late to an appointment because of traffic or dealing with an unreasonable boss. One technique that’s been proven to be effective is called “mindfulness-based” stress reduction.

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Michelle  Bender

Alternative Approaches for Prevention and Health

Featured Speaker: Bender, Michelle

General Health Wellness

Alternative approaches to prevention of illness and health can be as simple as improving your diet, getting fresh air, exercise and making sure you get enough sleep at night.

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Sweeti  Mehra

Adult Vaccines for Shingles, Pneumonia and TDAP

Featured Speaker: Mehra, Sweeti

General Health Wellness

Are you properly vaccinated? Having the right vaccines is as important for adults as it is for children. This is especially true for people who are over age 65 and for pregnant women.

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Afshan M. Khan

Preventative Care in Family Medicine

Featured Speaker: Khan, Afshan M.

General Health Wellness

In addition to diagnosing and treating a range of illnesses and conditions, your family doctor can provide routine health checkups and counseling. He or she can help you make healthy lifestyle choices, improve and maintain your health, and prevent illness.

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Marianna  Shimelfarb

What is Integrative Primary Care Medicine?

Featured Speaker: Shimelfarb, Marianna

Wellness

Dr. Marianna Shimelfarb explains how integrative family medicine works, which holistic practices can be incorporated in patient treatment, and the health benefits you and your family will accrue if you choose to embrace integrative medicine.

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Women's Health

Rhonda M. Walsh

Do You Suffer from Female Incontinence?

Featured Speaker: Walsh, Rhonda M.

Women's Health

Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine triggered by a cough, laugh or sneeze, during exercise, or not getting to the bathroom in time. Women are affected nearly twice as often as men by UI.

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Christine  Masterson

Are You Considering Long Term Contraception?

Featured Speaker: Masterson, Christine

Women's Health

Unlike other methods that need to be thought about on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis, long-term contraceptives are safe, reliable and come in a variety of options.

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Ann M. Ricks

Cervical Cancer Screening: HPV or Pap Smear?

Featured Speaker: Ricks, Ann M.

Cancer Services Women's Health

Cervical cancer screening with a pap smear has been an essential part of a woman's routine health care for many years. However, the guidelines are changing and the test we've relied on for so many years may now be an adjunct to the HPV test.

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