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Baby boomers and age-related eye disease

Baby boomers and age-related eye disease

As the population continues to age at an unprecedented rate, the concern about age-related eye disease comes more into focus. According to the US Census Bureau, the population of adults…

Remedies for deadly heat: more than just staying hydrated

Remedies for deadly heat: more than just staying hydrated

Some parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures this summer. Las Vegas hit 117 degrees and Phoenix topped the charts at 119 degrees. Salt Lake City also hit…

Walking for Multiple Sclerosis

Walking for Multiple Sclerosis

       Corpus Christi School of Hasbrouck Heights recently raised $15,000 during its annual MS Walk. This was the sixth year the school held the event which has yielded more…

Christie Receives Award from HUMC

Christie Receives Award from HUMC

The 2013 John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) Award was presented to Governor Chris Christie at a ceremony at Hackensack University Medical Center on July 2. The honor was given to…

For chronic hepatitis C patients and their doctors, treatment discussions shouldn’t wait

For the estimated 3.2 million Americans living with chronic hepatitis C, talking to a physician about treatment options for the disease now is an important first step. Untreated chronic hepatitis…

Why a normal Pap test may not mean you are cancer-free

Why a normal Pap test may not mean you are cancer-free

Many women know that getting a Pap test regularly from their health care provider is a good way to check for signs of cervical cancer, the second most common cancer…

Baby boomers and driving vision – maintaining safety and independence

Baby boomers and driving vision – maintaining safety and independence

Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are aging differently than any generation in U.S. history. Today, older Americans remain more active later in life, working longer and engaging…

Iron matters for patients with chronic kidney disease

Iron matters for patients with chronic kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health problem in the United States, impacting more than 25 million Americans, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Kidneys perform many important functions…

Nursing home admissions avoided with simplified prescription packaging

Nursing home admissions avoided with simplified prescription packaging

Numerous factors impact a senior’s ability to live independently, such as health and memory problems, mobility issues, and care coordination concerns. Often overlooked is the fact that one quarter of…

Knowing your health heritage: the familial link of diseases

Knowing your health heritage: the familial link of diseases

Family members can have many things in common, including physical characteristics and personality traits. While some traits are obvious, like having red hair or blue eyes, some shared traits are…