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Do You Know What to Look for in Choosing a Heart Surgeon?

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Alex Zapolanski, M.D., Director, Cardiac Surgery, The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute

If you are like most Americans, you find it easier to make an informed choice about cars and refrigerators than about cardiac surgeons. Your cardiologist or primary care physician will most likely refer you to a heart surgeon, but you still may want to explore your options. 
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Weight-Loss Surgery Reduces Risks for Cancer, Heart Disease and Diabetes in Severely Obese Patients

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Beth A. Schrope, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery

The primary goal of weight loss, or bariatric surgery, is to help combat severe obesity. But did you know that there is accumulating evidence that it can also reduce the risk of cancer, cardiac disease, and diabetes in morbidly obese patients?
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Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Posted on June 25, 2014 by Peter Lee, M.D., Director, Pediatric Emergency Room

With the July 4th holiday right around the corner, we want to remind the community that in the hands of untrained consumers and children, fireworks can cause fires, injuries, and even death.  Injuries can include severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Even fireworks mistakenly thought to be safe, like sparklers – which can reach temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit – can burn users and bystanders.
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Play it Safe in the Sun

Posted on June 17, 2014 by Iris Kopeloff, M.D., Co-Director of The Valley Hospital’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, most of you, and especially children, will be spending more time outdoors. But heading out into the sun without adequate sun protection can lead to much more than an uncomfortable sunburn.  Repeated overexposure to the sun can lead to premature aging and skin cancers called basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
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A Reminder of the Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Jeffrey P. Barasch, M.D., FACCP, FAASM, Director of Pulmonology, and Medical Director, The Center for Sleep Medicine at The Valley Hospital

Drowsy driving has been suggested as a possible contributing factor in the horrific crash on the N.J. Turnpike in which a truck struck a limo bus, killing one man and injuring four others, including comedian Tracy Morgan.  
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What is PGS?

Posted on May 15, 2014 by Keri L. Greenseid, M.D., Staff Physician, The Valley Hospital Fertility Center

Preimplantation Genetic Screening, or PGS, is a technique used to identify chromosomal abnormalities in an embryo produced through in vitro fertilization. It differs from other genetic screening procedures, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, because it enables us to check the genetics BEFORE an embryo is put inside a woman’s uterus.
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Is it Time to Consult a Fertility Specialist?

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Ali Nasseri, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Fertility Center

If getting pregnant has been a challenge for you and your partner, you're not alone. Infertility issues affect an estimated 1 in 10 couples in the United States; but this rate increases with increased maternal age. Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained.  
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Beating Seasonal Allergies

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Marjorie Slankard, M.D., Director of Allergy and Immunology

After a seemingly never-ending winter, temperatures have finally warmed from and spring is in the air — literally. In fact, people with spring allergies are most likely already experiencing sneezing, watery eyes and fatigue because of tree pollen.
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Safeguard Your Children from Accidental Poisonings

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Jeffrey Bienstock, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, The Valley Hospital

This week (March 16 to 22) is National Poison Prevention Week, a good time to issue a reminder to parents to check their homes for poison dangers and take steps to protect their children from accidental poisonings.  
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Losing Sleep Over Daylight Saving Time?

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Jeffrey P. Barasch, M.D., FACCP, FAASM, Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Center for Sleep Medicine

This week, you may you feel a little more tired than usual as your biological clock adjusts to the start of daylight saving time, which officially began at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
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