Why I Have an Annual Lung Cancer Screening

Rita 03.jpgRita, 72, of Ridge started smoking at age 19 when she left for college. Later in life, work as a regional bank manager in West Palm Beach, FL and raising a family brought some stress. Cigarettes provided her relief. After more than 40 years of smoking and several attempts to stop, she finally quit in 2010.

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What You Need to Know Before Your Next ER Visit

Emergency DeptEmergency Departments (ED) are busy places, filled with people who have a range of medical problems. Not understanding how ED’s work can be confusing and somewhat frustrating. So we put together a list of our frequently asked questions and had our ED professionals respond.

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What You Should Know About Breast Cancer

What You Should Know About Breast CancerNot everything you may hear or read about breast cancer is true. Dr. Michelle Price, breast imaging specialist at the Fortunato Breast Health Center, helps set the record straight on 10 common myths.

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Food for Thought: Diet for a Healthy Spine

Healthy meal mediterranean dietMost of us are aware that good nutrition, a balanced diet and regular physical activity are key components of overall health. However, it may come as a surprise that proper nutrition is an essential component of maintaining back and spine health, including the prevention and healing of back problems.

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Dense Breast Tissue: What Does It Mean?

04_05_18_MATHER_3DIMAGING08Nearly half of all women age 40 and older who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts. Dense breast tissue refers to the way breast tissue looks on a mammogram. It’s a normal and common finding. Breast tissue is made up of milk glands, milk ducts, and supportive tissue (dense breast tissue), and fatty tissue (non-dense breast tissue). When viewed on a mammogram, women with dense breasts have more dense tissue than fatty tissue.

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Avoiding Back Pain during Your Summer Travels

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It’s summer and for many of us that means taking a long awaited vacation. Whether you’re taking planes, trains or automobiles, don’t let back pain interfere with your travel plans. Here are some tips for preventing back pain on your summer holiday.

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A Strong Core to Prevent Back Pain

Strong Core BNP - PlanksStrong core muscles are important in supporting and stabilizing the spine. When we think of our core, we often think of our abdominals, or six-pack region. While the abdominals are a significant part of the core strength, there are other muscles that are important as well. Continue reading

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