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Take Action TODAY for a Healthier TOMORROW with These Important Screenings

By |2021-07-14T13:59:04-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , , |

You’ve done a great job of trying to keep yourself COVID-free, but it’s time to make the rest of your body a priority! Health screenings and regular visits to your primary care provider are the keys to early detection of a host of illnesses and your best path to [...]

Doo-Wop Singer Won’t Be Upstaged by Stroke: Quick Action Restores Voice to Jackson Resident

By |2021-03-25T01:31:01-04:00November 14th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z, Neuroscience|Tags: , , |

Tony Testa is most at home on stage. As the leader of the ‘60s doo-wop vocal group The Duprees, his voice is his instrument. When he woke up one morning unable to speak, he wondered if his 60-year career was over. Tony, 76, a resident of Jackson, is known [...]

Role Reversal: Quick Action Saves First Responder During Stroke

By |2020-02-03T12:35:29-05:00October 11th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Francis Schultz is well-versed in remaining calm during stressful situations. The 64-year-old Jackson resident has volunteered as a first responder for more than four decades, most recently in the role of directing traffic and keeping people safe when fire or police services respond to a call. When Francis experienced [...]

Rehab Gets Mom Back Walking on Her Own Two Feet

By |2018-09-05T16:07:13-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

Ulcerative colitis by itself would have been bad enough. By the time Kristin Detamore, then 35, returned to work as a school social worker after the birth of her second son, she was accustomed to the pain from inflammatory bowel disease. But the headache baffled her. Unfortunately, the headache soon [...]

Moving Forward – Following Up with a Young Stroke Survivor

By |2018-09-05T16:11:43-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

That optimism came from a 24-year-old woman who just the year previously had her life turned upside down by a stroke. Now, more than two years later, Alex's positivity has only grown as she continues to make remarkable progress in her recovery. In December 2012, Alex was just getting [...]

A Young Stroke Survivor Credits Fast Action for Her Recovery

By |2019-01-18T05:44:54-05:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Neuroscience|Tags: , , , |

Catherine Zalewski knew right away that she was having a stroke. She just wasn’t able to tell anyone around her. Catherine, who was Miss New Jersey in 2011, was working at her gym as a personal trainer on the morning of July 30 when she suddenly began feeling “very [...]

The Link Between Migraines and Women’s Heart Disease

By |2018-08-21T08:34:26-04:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Women’s Health|Tags: , , , , |

By James Ware, MD The agony of a migraine headache is debilitating on its own, but can it also be the sign of something more dangerous? Recent studies have found that the risk of heart disease and stroke are increased in women who suffer from migraines. While the [...]

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