• November 13, 2019

Ocean City Sentinel: Health & Wellness

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It’s a mistake to wait too long to seek hospice care

Hospice services are a valuable resource for people of all ages, but especially older adults and their loved ones, providing comfort, care and support through the final stages of life.

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Tuesday 09/03/2019
These tips can help caregivers deal with Alzheimer’s disease
Posted: September 03, 2019

If you are caring for a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you know how stressful and emotionally taxing your position can be. Due to its progressive nature, your loved one is going to become more and more dependent on your care, so it’s important you have a strong support network for yourself and other family caregivers.

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest
Posted: July 24, 2019

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation held the 16th annual Chip Miller Surf Fest in Ocean City on Friday, July 19, one of several fundraising events the foundation holds in Ocean City. The 4th Annual Slide for Amyloidosis and Taste of Ocean City were held July 19.  The annual Chip Miller Skate Fest is scheduled for Saturday, July 27. 

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Wednesday 06/06/2018
Atlantic Cape hosts STEM career event for girls
Updated: June 06, 2018 - 12:43 pm

MAYS LANDING — More than 100 visiting high school students spent a full day in hands-on, science-based workshops during the second Teentech event May 23 at Atlantic Cape Community College.

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Wednesday 04/25/2018
Bill bans offshore drilling in NJ waters
Posted: April 25, 2018

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Gov. Phil Murphy signed bipartisan legislation April 20 that bans offshore oil and gas exploration and its production in New Jersey’s ocean waters. 

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Wednesday 11/01/2017
Hero Walk in Ocean City
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 10:57 am

A rainy day on Sunday, Oct. 29, did not halt the John R. Elliott Hero Walk & 5K run, which promotes using or being a designated driver. 

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DRCF series raises awareness of need to prevent, screen
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 10:10 am

NORTHFIELD — The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation continued its Lecture for a Cause series Thursday, Oct. 26, at Atlantic City Country Club, featuring two area oncologists.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
Online hub for freelance health, fitness professionals
Updated: August 09, 2017 - 11:51 am

After years of grueling work to become a top collegiate athlete, Cory Terry thought she would never find joy in a post-college training regimen. Then she happened across a personal trainer who matched her physical and psychological needs and brought fun and fulfillment back to fitness.

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Wednesday 03/15/2017
Open communication can save lives, suicide experts say
Posted: March 15, 2017

LINWOOD — Talk saves lives. 

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
Shore Medical Center reunion
Posted: August 10, 2016

More than 100 former, retired and longtime employees of Shore Medical Center enjoyed a night of nostalgia and friendship at a reunion party Tuesday, July 26, at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. Guests ranged from recent retirees and current quarter-century employees to nonagenarians who worked at Shore as far back as the 1950s. Memorabilia and photos from the hospital’s history were on display, taking guests on a journey down memory lane. The event was held as part of Shore Medical Center’s year-long 75th anniversary celebration. 

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Doctors suggest targeting allergy for best treatment
Posted: April 27, 2016

BPM — According to a recent survey by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, nearly half of allergy sufferers (48 percent) are highly satisfied with their prescription allergy treatment and report high satisfaction for their children, too, suggesting that a visit to a health care professional might be the best way to identify the right treatment.

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Xi Beta Pi delivers car seats to CRMC’s Maternity Dept.
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 11:15 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Mary Conley, treasurer of Xi Beta Pi, a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International Women’s Group, delivered five new car seats to the Maternal and Child Health Department at Cape Regional Medical Center on Monday, March 23. The car seats will be distributed to families who are in need of a seat prior to being released from the medical center. It was the 22nd year that Xi Beta Pi has donated the car seats to Cape Regional Medical Center.

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Shore earns radiology accreditation
Posted: April 27, 2016

SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

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MHAAC will honor advocates of mental health care, support
Updated: April 27, 2016 - 11:16 am

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A Galloway Township nonprofit agency will acknowledge May is Mental Health Month by awarding the exceptional contributions of local people in the field of mental health and addiction as well as promoting a national social media campaign that aims to reduce stigma.

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
Despite abundance of mosquitos here, little threat of Zika virus
Posted: April 06, 2016

CAPE MAY — In a state where the mosquito could be declared the state bird, should residents be concerned with contracting the Zika virus?

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
‘Representing Physicians Handbook’ features chapter written by Ojserkis
Posted: March 16, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY — The fourth edition of the “Representing Physicians Handbook” will include a chapter concerning physician and hospital relationships written by two local health care attorneys, Jill Ojserkis and Laura Navarro of Cooper Levenson. 

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Wednesday 02/17/2016
Shore Medical Center gallery to exhibit work of local artists
Updated: February 17, 2016 - 10:41 am

SOMERS POINT — The Art Gallery at Shore Medical Center will present the paintings of artist Judith A.M. Saylor Allison and Dr. Paul Ljubich, a gastroenterologist on staff at Shore, in its latest exhibit, “For the Love of Nature,” running through June. 

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Wednesday 12/23/2015
CRMC holds grand opening of Concussion Care Center
Posted: December 23, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Concussion Care Center at Cape Regional Medical Center celebrated its grand opening with an open house and ribbon-cutting Dec. 2. 

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Holly Shores Campground donates $10,000 to Cancer Center at CRMC
Posted: December 23, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Maggy Robinson, co-owner of Holly Shores Campground, along with team members from the campground presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to benefit the Thomas & Claire Brodesser Jr. Cancer Center. 

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Shore Medical Center pins honors on Guardian Angels
Posted: December 23, 2015

By KRISTEN KELLEHER

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Hughes, Beyel join ‘Brayces’ Smile for a Lifetime chapter
Posted: November 25, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Community leaders David Hughes and David Beyel have been named to the “BRAYCES” Smile for a Lifetime foundation chapter. Smile for a Lifetime is a national nonprofit organization that provides free orthodontic care to children who otherwise would not be able to afford it. In turn, the children are responsible for completing a community service project.

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AtlantiCare, Gift of Life honor organ donors with special quilt
Posted: November 25, 2015

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Families of six organ and tissue donors gathered Nov. 9 at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Campus for a ceremonial unveiling of a quilt representing loved ones who made the gift of organ and tissue donation.

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Cape Regional Concussion Care Center to open Dec. 2
Posted: November 25, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape Regional Health System will open a state-of-the-art Concussion Care Center on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department on the first floor of Cape Regional Medical Center. The public is invited to an informational session and open house on one of two evenings: 

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Shore Medical Center earns an A for patient safety
Posted: November 25, 2015

SOMERS POINT — An announcement released by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group shows key shifts among many hospitals on the grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents and infections. Shore Medical Center earned an A in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. 

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Villas family donates gift bags for cancer patients at Shore
Posted: November 25, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Melissa Sandhoff understands the pain brought on by a cancer diagnosis. In a six-month period two years ago, she lost her father to leukemia, her mother-in-law to lung cancer and her father-in-law to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Recently, she brought a little light to Shore Medical Center cancer patients.

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Return to school harder for students with anxiety
Posted: September 25, 2015

(BPT) — Do you or your child have the back-to-school blues? If so, you’re not the only ones. Saying goodbye to slower summer days can be difficult. For almost three months, you have felt free from the structure of the classroom and the accompanying homework. When the upcoming school year rolls around, it’s common to feel some sadness. For children who suffer from anxiety, this stress may be harder to handle, and it may stem from more than just pop quizzes and earlier bedtimes.

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Tips for feeling fit at 30, 40, 50+
Posted: September 25, 2015

(BPT) — Do you ever wake up and think, “Wow, I don’t feel as young as I used to?” It’s a sentiment shared by people of every age group. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter if you’re 20 or 60 — feeling fit and aging well can be a reality with the right mindset and proper exercise and nutrition.

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Crest Haven resident marks 102nd birthday
Posted: September 25, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Crest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activities Department honored Collette Lombardi, a resident on the east wing, who will be turning 102 on Sept. 30 and celebrated with a birthday party Tuesday, Sept. 15. 

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Questions every parent should ask pediatrician
Posted: September 25, 2015

(BPT) — Most parents take their children to the doctor when they’re sick, but now is a great opportunity to be proactive and schedule a wellness checkup. This allows you and your doctor to take a broader look at a child’s overall health and well-being to ensure he or she is developing properly.

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7 Mile Island Home & Health Show benefits Cape Regional cancer care
Posted: September 25, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — For the past 11 years, Cape Regional Foundation and Auxiliary has reached the Cape May County community through its annual 7 Mile Island Home & Health Show and Designer House Tour, blending two areas that touch the lives of everyone. This year’s event was held Aug. 8 and raised $60,000 to benefit cancer services at Cape Regional Medical Center. 

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Soroptimist International delivers gift bags to Cape Regional Medical Center cancer patients
Posted: September 25, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Members of Soroptimist International of Cape May County Rosemary Jones, president; Bernadette Matthews, vice president; and Jonna Myers, Gift Bag Committee member, visited Cape Regional Medical Center on Thursday, Sept. 3, to deliver gift bags for women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are receiving treatment or attending support groups at Cape Regional.

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West Nile virus skyrocketing in mosquito samples
Posted: September 25, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Health officer Kevin Thomas is urging New Jersey residents to take personal protective measures to avoid mosquito bites after confirming high numbers of West Nile Virus found in mosquito samples. 

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Cocktails and Sunset Buffet raises funds for cancer care
Posted: September 25, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — On a crisp, picturesque August evening, 140 guests gathered at the Avalon home of Carrie and Brad Kurtzman in support of Cape Regional Medical Center’s Brodesser Cancer Center. The Kurtzman home, complete with breathtaking sunset views, was the perfect setting for the medical Center’s annual Cocktails and Sunset Buffet.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
SMC provides lab for Stockton, Philadelphia universities
Posted: August 26, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center announced that it is supporting the Atlantic City cohort of Philadelphia University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Stockton University. Shore will provide the use of its gross anatomy laboratory while a permanent facility is built at Stockton’s Unified Science Center. 

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AtlantiCare, Jefferson to host stroke summit Sept. 10 in A.C.
Posted: August 26, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY — The AtlantiCare Neurosciences Institute and the Jefferson Neurosciences Network will host their fifth annual Stroke Summit on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City.

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Get straight teeth, beautiful smile without traditional braces
Updated: August 27, 2015 - 9:25 am

Many people want straight teeth and a beautiful smile, but are deterred by the idea of traditional metal braces.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
Reliance Medical, CarePoint Health combine
Posted: August 05, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY — Pleasantville-based Reliance Medical Group announced its partnership with CarePoint Health Medical Group on Thursday, July 23, at the Bungalow Beach Lounge in Atlantic City.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Shore Medical’s ‘A Cause to Celebrate’ raises $500,000 to benefit cancer care
Posted: July 22, 2015

SOMERS POINT — On Friday, June 12, more than 500 guests from Philadelphia to Cape May joined Shore Medical Center for its inaugural “A Cause to Celebrate” dinner dance fundraiser, which raised about $500,000 to benefit Shore Cancer Center. The event was held at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel and featured an elaborate silent auction, jewelry raffle, dinner, live music and a special video presentation about the difference Shore Cancer Center is making on cancer care in our community. 

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‘BRAYCES’ Orthodontics hosts Chinese orthodontists
Posted: July 22, 2015

“BRAYCES” Orthodontics recently hosted three orthodontists from the Republic of China.

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Cape Regional Medical Center’s DeNittis named ’15 ‘Top Doctor’
Posted: July 22, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Albert S. DeNittis, M.D., M.S., has been named 2015 “Top Doctor” by Philadelphia Magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

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Take steps to protect against heat-related illnesses
Posted: July 22, 2015

Summer has officially arrived, bringing high heat and humidity to our area, and Atlantic County health officials remind residents to take precautions to avoid heat-related illness.

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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Shore Medical Center graduates 11 from Radiologic Technology
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 9:51 am

SOMERS POINT — On June 4, Shore Medical Center’s School of Radiologic Technology graduated six students during a ceremony at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point.

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D. Allen Stretch Golf Tournament raises $108,000 for Shore Medical
Posted: June 24, 2015

SOMERS POINT — The 61st annual D. Allen Stretch Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, held June 3 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point, raised $108,000 for Shore Medical Center.

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‘BRAYCES’ suggests early start for oral health
Posted: June 24, 2015

We want the best for our children — good health, good grades, good manners and nice friends. We want them to be smart and kind and well-liked. We know they are beautiful and we want the world to see them as beautiful, too.

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AtlantiCare opens $62.5 million expansion of Mainland Campus
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 9:36 am

AtlantiCare cut the ribbon on the expansion of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus on June 4, marking the second phase of the $62.5 million Mainland Modernization Project.

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Summer provides great time to exercise, eat healthy foods
Updated: June 24, 2015 - 9:52 am

This is the best time of year at the shore. The weather is warming up, the humidity hasn’t quite set in and the beach, boardwalk and parks are calling people outside to play.  

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Cape Regional Medical Center Events
Posted: June 24, 2015

Free Blood Pressure Screening

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Shore Medical Center July Events
Posted: June 24, 2015

Music is Healing

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Lauriello named Guardian Angel of Month
Posted: June 24, 2015

SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center (SMC) is proud to recognize Andrew Lauriello, RN, of its Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as its June 2015 Guardian Angel of the Month for providing passionate and exceptional care to Shore’s patients. The Guardian Angel Program was established to enable members of the community to say thank you to a special Shore caregiver through a donation to the medical center.

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McCoy new chief medical officer of Cape Regional Health System
Posted: June 24, 2015

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape Regional Health System is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea McCoy, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

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