NJ Perinatal Associates: How to Quit Smoking While Trying to Get Pregnant

Source: NJ Perinatial Associates The act of smoking is especially harmful for a woman who is trying to get pregnant, jeopardizing not only her health, but the prenatal risk of severely damaging her unborn child’s life. Whether you’re trying to conceive or simply know a friend or...

Pediatrician: I called Child Protective Services to Report Trump Policy Child Abuse

Source: The law mandates that when pediatricians see or hear about children being abused, they must report that abuse to authorities. I am a pediatrician. I called Child Protective Services in Washington, DC to report child abuse by Trump immigration policies. An...

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Celebrates Grand Opening of HOPE Tower

Source: Hackensack Meridian Health and the Jersey Shore University Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of HOPE Tower, a 10-story, 300,000-square-foot facility. The state-of-the-art facility, located on the east side of the hospital’s campus in...

Featured Video: Cataract Awareness

Cataract Awareness: · Cataract Surgery Hersh Vision Institute · New Jersey Eye Doctors Sources: Vision Institute Group; Corneal Associates of NJ A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that affects a person’s vision. Cataracts are the...

The Keto Diet: Popular, But Is It Safe? — Part 2

Source: PART ONE Entering ketosis is no picnic. According to Melanie Boehmer, a registered dietitian at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, people adopting the diet develop what’s called the “keto flu” as their metabolism shifts from...

Staffing Ratios — The Wrong Formula for Patients and Nurses

Source: NJ Spotlight My nursing career has spanned many decades. I’ve served in the Navy on a hospital ship, cared for patients in hospital ICUs and emergency departments, led healthcare quality and patient-safety programs, and earned my doctorate degree in nursing practice from...