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A Complex, Lifesaving Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

By |2023-01-06T12:14:53-05:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Pancreatic cancer is often challenging to treat, because later detection can limit treatment options. But a complex surgical intervention called the Whipple procedure can be a very real lifeline for patients with certain types of pancreatic cancer – and these and other advanced cancer surgeries are being performed at [...]

Saving Lives through Emergency Angioplasty

By |2023-01-05T16:22:10-05:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Research has shown that patients have the best chance of recovery if their arteries are opened within two hours of a heart attack, according to Jatinchandra Patel, DO, medical director of the Cardiovascular Interventional Laboratory at CentraState. Emergency angioplasty, also known as emergency PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention), is a [...]

High Risk Breast Cancer Program Facilitates Early Detection

By |2023-01-05T13:14:22-05:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Cancer, Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Are you at high risk for developing breast cancer? A mammogram at CentraState can help you find out. Clinicians at the Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center and the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState are working to identify women at highest risk so they can prevent breast cancer [...]

Surviving Breast Cancer Swimmingly

By |2023-01-05T16:39:48-05:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Nancy Pollio of Freehold first turned to swimming for solace in the wake of her husband’s passing in 2014. She joined the CentraState Fitness & Wellness Center and goes three to four times a week to swim, sweat, and lift. The center’s team and the friends she’s gained there [...]

Patient Liaisons: Trusted Advocates at the Bedside

By |2023-01-05T13:15:44-05:00January 8th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

For more than 30 years, CentraState’s patient liaisons have served as a bridge between patients and their clinical teams. Also called patient representatives, these skilled problem-solvers answer patient call bells, convey test times, and let patients know what to expect. They also investigate issues and connect patients with resources, [...]

Pregnancy and Preeclampsia: What You Need to Know

By |2022-12-27T15:38:46-05:00January 6th, 2023|Categories: Pregnancy and Parenting, Women’s Health|Tags: , |

Pregnancy is an amazing journey. But sometimes unexpected health issues can throw you off course. Preeclampsia—high blood pressure during the later stages of pregnancy—is one of them. "Many preeclampsia symptoms—headaches, nausea, shortness of breath—are also common pregnancy complaints, so it can be hard to recognize those signs as a [...]

Is That a Good Number? Understanding Your Blood Pressure Reading

By |2023-01-05T12:04:49-05:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

High blood pressure (hypertension) is when the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high. Often symptomless, it silently damages blood vessels and can lead to heart attack or stroke. “Because some patients with hypertension will not have symptoms, they are at greater risks for developing [...]

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