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Mesothelioma Victims Center Call for Instant Access to the Nation's Top Lawyers for Compensation

NEW YORK, NY, January 08, 2018 -- The Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "An electrician or skilled trades worker with mesothelioma in Pennsylvania could or should receive the best possible financial compensation and we will do everything possible put the pieces in place to see to this happens if a person like this or their family would call us at 800-714-0303.

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Breath Test Can Detect Mesothelioma in Earlier Stages

One of the known challenges of effectively treating mesothelioma is the difficulty in properly diagnosing the rare cancer in its early stages. The long latency period after asbestos exposure coupled with nonspecific symptoms often lead to misdiagnosis until the mesothelioma has become more advanced. Many studies have focused on ways to help effectively detect mesothelioma early, allowing for more treatment options and an improved prognosis.

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What are the FDA Approved Drug Treatments for Malignant Mesothelioma?

Doctors and researchers are always looking for better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat mesothelioma. This means newer forms of treatment such as gene therapy, immunotherapy, targeted drugs, virus therapies, and photodynamic therapy are being heavily tested as treatments for mesothelioma. One of the most promising newer treatments is Sutent (sunitinib malate).

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Mesothelioma News: Study Shows Lake Mead Mice Became Sick from Asbestos

A new study shows that even low doses of asbestos fibers found around the Lake Mead area make mice sick. The study was conducted to understand whether rocks in Boulder City are toxic and cause negative health effects.  The study was undertaken by researchers from Montana State University and University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Some of the fibers were extracted from Lake Mead and some from the asbestos Superfund site in Libby, Montana.  

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The Newest Member of the Bogota Dental Team, Dr. Katherine Wong

We are very pleased to announce Dr. Katherine Wong will be joining our team beginning in March. Dr. Katherine Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. Years of volunteering and working for several dentists through her pre-college and post-college education helped to establish her strong desire to become dentist.

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Donor Milk Gives Tiniest Infants a Healthy Start

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center now offers pasteurized human donor milk (PDHM) to the most vulnerable preterm infants in its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Donor milk is rapidly becoming the standard of care for early feedings of preterm infants and low birth weight babies when mother’s milk is unavailable or cannot be used due to medications or illness. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends all preterm babies receive human milk because of its proven benefits. 

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Inside Jersey Recognizes Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as a Top Hospital

The Star Ledger’s Inside Jersey magazine released its Top Hospitals 2016 rankings in April in which it recognized Englewood Hospital and Medical Center as a healthcare leader among large hospitals.

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Best Non-Invasive Anti-Aging and Skin Care Treatment Offered In Tenafly

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age,” said the famous American actress, comedian, model, film studio executive and producer, Lucille Ball.  Due to the advancement of medicine and technology, women, at least in Tenafly, New Jersey, no longer have to lie about their age due to the recent opening of a non-invasive anti-aging treatment clinic named - SD Aesthetics, LLC.

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Booker, Murphy Introduce Bill to Prevent Gap in Health Care Coverage for Youth in Juvenile Justice System

WASHINGTON – Today, during National Reentry Week, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) introduced the At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act to ensure that children who spend time in the juvenile justice system continue to receive much-needed health care coverage and treatments after their release from custody.

Read more: Booker, Murphy Introduce Bill to Prevent Gap in Health Care Coverage for Youth in Juvenile Justice...

New Chief Nursing Officer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center a Veteran of NJ Hospitals

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has named Mary Ann Donohue-Ryan, PhD, RN, APN, NEA-BC, as its new chief nursing officer. In this role, Dr. Donohue-Ryan will oversee the nursing department and its patient care services and operations, including working with physician leaders, hospital leadership, and the entire nursing team to enhance clinical performance, quality and safety, patient-centered care, and the patient experience.

Read more: New Chief Nursing Officer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center a Veteran of NJ Hospitals

Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run Proceeds Support Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation was the recent recipient of a philanthropic gift from the Andiamo Benefit Motorcycle Run. The gift benefits the Foundation’s Transforming the Future campaign in support of the medical center’s cancer care and maternity services, as well as major upgrades across the campus. To date, friends and benefactors have helped raise nearly $28 million in support of the campaign.

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Renowned Surgeon Dr. Thomas Bernik Joins Englewood Hospital to Lead Vascular Surgery

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has named Thomas R. Bernik, MD, FACS, as its new chief of vascular surgery. A vascular and endovascular surgeon, Dr. Bernik specializes in complex open surgery and minimally invasive surgery for aortic aneurysms, carotid disease, peripheral vascular disease, dialysis access, and complex venous thrombosis.

Read more: Renowned Surgeon Dr. Thomas Bernik Joins Englewood Hospital to Lead Vascular Surgery

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Names Kathleen Kaminsky Chief Population Health Officer

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has appointed Kathleen Kaminsky MS, RN, NEA-BC to senior vice president and chief population health officer. The hospital created the position in response to the shifting healthcare model, as hospitals transition from transaction-based to value-based care.

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The Most Important Numbers Everyone Should Know

Your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, and body mass index numbers are key indicators of your risk for serious illness. If you know these important numbers, you can make changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses.

Total Cholesterol – Goal is < 200 The normal range for total cholesterol is 200 or less. You also need to know your "healthy" HDL cholesterol and "bad" LDL cholesterol numbers.

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What is considered good cholesterol levels?

The normal range for total cholesterol is 200 or less. You also need to know your "healthy" HDL cholesterol and "bad" LDL cholesterol numbers. The optimal range for HDL cholesterol is more than 60 and LDL cholesterol should be less than 100. High total cholesterol, high LDL, or low HDL may increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke. There are no definite symptoms of high cholesterol, so it's important to see your doctor and know your cholesterol numbers.

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Understanding the good and bad of Cholesterol

Keeping your cholesterol levels healthy is a great way to keep your heart healthy – and lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that occurs naturally in the body. It performs several vital functions. It is needed to make the walls surrounding the body's cells and is the basic material that is converted to certain hormones. Your body makes all the cholesterol you need. You need only a small amount of fat in your diet to make enough cholesterol to stay healthy.

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High Levels of LDL Cholesterol are Linked to Atherosclerosis

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that our bodies need to function. You need cholesterol to form cell membranes, many hormones and bile acids (which digest fat). But too much cholesterol can hurt you. When there's too much cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on the inside walls of your arteries and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Read more: High Levels of LDL Cholesterol are Linked to Atherosclerosis