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erable debate.
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from Uppsala University Hos-
pital, Sweden, Harvard School
of Public Health and colleagues,
which draws from one of the few
randomized trials conducted to
directly address this issue, finds
a substantial long-term reduction
in mortality for men with local-
ized cancer who undergo a radical
While the benefit on mortality
appears to be limited to men less
than age 65, surgery did reduce
the risk of metastases and need
for additional treatment in older
The article appeared in the
March 6, 2014 edition of New
England Journal of Medicine.
The researchers used data from
the Scandinavian Prostate Cancer
Group Study Number 4, which
randomized 695 men with early
prostate cancer to treatment with
surgery or watchful waiting with
no initial treatment, with fol-
low-up for up to 24 years.
Over the course of the study,
200 of 347 men in the surgery
group and 247 of the 348 men in
the watchful waiting group died.
Of the deaths, 63 in the surgery
group and 99 in the watchful
waiting group were due to pros-
tate cancer.
The latest results from the
SPCG-4 trial indicate that surgery
cannot only improve survival,
especially in men diagnosed at
a younger age or with interme-
diate-risk disease, but also that
surgery can reduce the burden of
disease in terms of development
of metastases and the need for
palliative treatment, said co-au-
thor Jennifer Rider, assistant pro-
fessor in the department of epi-
demiology at HSPH and assistant
professor of medicine, Channing
Division of Network Medicine,
Brigham and Womens Hospital.
However, a large proportion
of men in the trial still alive at 18
years did not require initial sur-
gery or any subsequent therapy,
pointing to the potential benefits
of active surveillance strategies to
limit overtreatment.
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Study shows the
bene ts of surgery for
prostate cancer patients
The study found that surgery can
reduce the development of metastases
People with a genetic predisposition to obesity
are at a higher risk of obesity and related chronic dis-
eases from eating fried foods than those with a lower
genetic risk, according to a new study by researchers
from Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and
Womens Hospital, and Harvard Medical School.
It is the rst study to show that the adverse effects
of fried foods may vary depending on the genetic
makeup of the individual.
Our study shows that a higher genetic risk of obe-
sity may amplify the adverse effects of fried food con-
sumption on body weight, and high intakes of fried
food may also exacerbate the deleterious genetic ef-
fects, said Lu Qi, lead author and assistant professor
in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH and Brigham
and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
The study appears online March 18 in the British
Medical Journal.
The researchers analyzed data from 9,623 women
in the Nurses Health Study, 6,379 men in the Health
Professionals Follow-up Study, and 21,426 women
in the Womens Genome Health Study.
Participants lled out questionnaires that asked
how often they ate fried food either at home or away
from home.
Body mass index and lifestyle factors such as
physical activity were also assessed. Genetic risk
scores were calculated based on genetic variants as-
sociated with BMI.
The results showed that regular consumption of
fried food was associated with higher BMI, after tak-
ing into account other dietary and lifestyle factors.
In addition, the study showed that the association
between overconsumption of fried food and obesity
was particularly pronounced among people with a
greater genetic predisposition to obesity. However,
the genetic effect on BMI among those who ate fried
food more than four times a week was about twice
that of those who ate it less than once a week.
Our ndings indicate that genetic risk of obesi-
ty could be mitigated by simply changing an eating
habit, said Frank Hu, co-author and professor of
nutrition and epidemiology at HSPH. From a pub-
lic health point of view, everyone should be encour-
aged to adopt healthy eating habits, not just those
who are genetically susceptible.
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The number of calls to poison centers in-
volving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine
rose from one per month in September 2010 to
215 per month in February 2014, according to a
CDC study recently published in Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report. The number of calls
per month involving conventional cigarettes
did not show a similar increase during the same
time period.
More than half (51.1 percent) of the calls
to poison centers due to e-cigarettes involved
young children under age 5, and about 42 per-
cent of the poison calls involved people age 20
and older.
The analysis compared total monthly poison
center calls involving e-cigarettes and conven-
tional cigarettes, and found the proportion of
e-cigarette calls jumped from 0.3 percent in Sep-
tember 2010 to 41.7 percent in February 2014.
Poisoning from conventional cigarettes is
generally due to young children eating them.
Poisoning related to e-cigarettes involves the
liquid containing nicotine used in the devices
and can occur in three ways: by ingestion, in-
halation or absorption through the skin or eyes.
This report raises another red flag about
e-cigarettes the liquid nicotine used in e-cig-
arettes can be hazardous, said CDC Director
Tom Frieden, M.D. Use of these products is
skyrocketing and these poisonings will contin-
ue. E-cigarette liquids as currently sold are a
threat to small children because they are not re-
quired to be childproof, and they come in candy
and fruit flavors that are appealing to children.
E-cigarette calls were more likely than cig-
arette calls to include a report of an adverse
health effect following exposure. The most
common adverse health effects mentioned in
e-cigarette calls were vomiting, nausea and eye
Data for this study came from the poison
centers that serve the 50 states, the District of
Jump in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers
A recent study appearing in the April 2014 issue
of Cancer Causes and Control suggests that a larger
waist circumference is associated with higher risk
of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its
contribution to body mass index.
The study, by American Cancer Society research-
ers involving predominantly white women, fails to
conrm previous ndings that body shape itself is an
independent risk factor for breast cancer.
A signicant body of research has linked abdom-
inal obesity to a number of conditions, including
heart disease, type II diabetes, and breast and other
cancers. Those studies have led to the theory that
having an apple shaped body, with weight concen-
trated in the chest and torso, is riskier than having
a pear-shaped body, with fat concentrated in the
hips, thighs and buttocks.
To explore the theory, researchers led by Dr. Mia
Gaudet analyzed data from 28,965 women partic-
ipating in the Cancer Prevention Study II. Among
them were 1,088 invasive breast cancer cases di-
agnosed during a median 11.58 years of follow-up.
Researchers found a statistically signicant positive
association between waist circumference and post-
menopausal breast cancer risk; however, when they
adjusted for BMI, the association disappeared.
The message is that if you have a high BMI,
regardless if you are pear or apple shaped, you are
at higher risk of breast cancer, said Gaudet. Most
prior studies on this issue looked at BMI or at waist
circumference, but had not looked at them together.
This study brings some clarity to the association be-
tween obesity and risk of breast cancer.
Gaudet said the data could help women focus on
whats important in what has been a confusing array
of potential risk factors for breast cancer.
We know being overweight, particularly when
the weight gain happened during adulthood, is one
of the important modiable risk factors for breast
cancer in post-menopausal women. This new data
indicates its not what shape you are, its what kind
of shape you are in that probably ought to be their
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March, a womans estimated life-
time risk of developing Alzheimers
at age 65 is one in six, compared
with nearly one in 11 for a man.
As real a concern as breast can-
cer is to womens health, women in
their 60s are about twice as likely to
develop Alzheimers over the rest
of their lives as they are to develop
breast cancer.
Through our role in the devel-
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are the epicenter of Alzheimers dis-
ease, representing a majority of both
people with the disease and Alz-
heimers caregivers, said Angela
Geiger, chief strategy ofcer of the
Alzheimers Association.
She said the report examines the
impact of this unbalanced burden.
Well-deserved investments in
breast cancer and other leading
causes of death such as heart dis-
ease, stroke and HIV/AIDS have
resulted in substantial decreases in
death. Comparable investments are
now needed to realize the same suc-
cess with Alzheimers in preventing
and treating the disease.
There are 2.5 times as many
women than men providing inten-
sive on-duty care 24 hours for
someone living with Alzheimers
Among caregivers who have been
employed while they were also pro-
viding care:
20 percent of women vs. 3 per-
cent of men went from working
full-time to working part-time while
acting as a caregiver.
18 percent of women vs. 11 per-
cent of men took a leave of absence.
11 percent of women vs. 5 per-
cent of men gave up work entirely
10 percent of women vs. 5 per-
cent of men lost job benets
With more than 5 million Amer-
icans living with Alzheimers dis-
ease, including 3.2 million women
and 200,000 people under the age of
65 with younger-onset Alzheimers,
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that can plague entire families.
There are currently 15.5 million
caregivers providing 17.7 billion
hours of unpaid care in the Unit-
ed States, often at the detriment
of their own health. The physical
and emotional impact of dementia
care giving resulted in an estimat-
ed $9.3 billion in increased health
care costs for Alzheimers care-
givers in 2013.
The total national cost of car-
ing for people with Alzheimers
and other dementias is projected
to reach $214 billion this year, not
including unpaid care by family
and friends valued at more than
$220 billion.
In 2014, the cost to Medicare
and Medicaid of caring for those
with Alzheimers and other de-
mentias will reach a combined
$150 billion, with Medicare
spending nearly $1 in every $5 on
people with Alzheimers or anoth-
er dementia.
With baby boomers entering
the age of greatest risk for Alz-
heimers disease, there could be
as many as 16 million Americans
living with Alzheimers in 2050,
at a cost of $1.2 trillion (in current
dollars) to the nation.
The countrys first-ever Nation-
al Plan to Address Alzheimers
Disease has a goal of preventing
and effectively treating Alzhei-
mers disease by 2025. Ensuring
strong implementation of the plan,
including adequately funding Alz-
heimers research, is the best way
to avoid these staggering human
and financial tolls, according to
the Alzheimers Association.
Everyone with a brain male
or female, family history or not
is at risk for Alzheimers, said
Geiger. Age is the greatest risk
factor for Alzheimers, and Amer-
ica is aging. As a nation, we must
band together to protect our great-
est asset: our brains.
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is launching a national initiative
this spring highlighting the pow-
er of women in the fight against
this disease. See
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Babies who have problems
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Early Childhood Media Expo-
sure, appearing in the May 2014
issue of Pediatrics (published
online April 14) looked at data
from 7,450 children in the Early
Childhood Longitudinal Study of
children born in 2001, including
information reported by parents at
9 months and 2 years of age.
The researchers compared the
childrens rates of self-regulation
problems and their rates of media
use. They described self-regula-
tion difficulties as problems with
self-soothing, sleep, emotional
regulation and attention.
They found that the infants and
toddlers whom parents character-
ized as most fussy and
having other self-regu-
lation difficulties also
had the most media
exposure. This was true
even after accounting
for other factors that
influence these char-
acteristics, such as so-
ciodemographic factors
and home environment.
It was unclear wheth-
er these childrens use
of media developed in
response to their fuss-
iness or if media use
somehow contributed to
some of their self-regu-
lation difficulties.
The authors noted
that early childhood
is a crucial time for
forming lifelong media habits and
suggested the possible benefit
of interventions to help parents
manage their childrens difficult
behaviors and the amount and
Fussy infants and toddlers tend
to have more exposure to media
content of their media diets.
The American Academy of
Pediatrics is an organization of
62,000 primary care pediatricians,
pediatric medical subspecialists
and pediatric surgical specialists
dedicated to the health, safety and
well-being of infants, children,
adolescents and young adults. For
information see
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Wouldnt it be nice if there was a method to put
on eye or lip liner or enhance the eyebrows once
and for all and forget about it?
Yes, it would be nice, and yes, there is a way.
Regardless of a womans age, some things, like
wanting to look ones best and most attractive, re-
main unchanged.
But putting on makeup day in and day out can
become a chore, especially if physical problems
such as diminished vision, arthritis and allergies
rear their unwanted heads. And when you gure
in the time and money spent on cosmetics, the de-
sire for an easier and less costly way becomes that
much stronger.
Permanent cosmetics, also known as cosmetic
tattooing, has been a fast-growing segment of the
aesthetic eld since the time Stephanie Holvick
was trained at the Beau Institute in 1993.
A registered nurse since 1982 with a strong
background in the operating room, Stephanie was
drawn to this specic beautifying procedure to
help those with impairments look their best.
Color is implanted into the layer of skin
known as the dermis with specially designed nee-
dles. The technique can enhance the eyes, lips
and brows, but also aids in scar camouage and
post-mastectomy areola pigmentation.
The art of professionally applying permanent
cosmetics is an intricate one; skill and experience
on the part of the technician are of the essence.
Excellent hand and eye coordination, along with
attention to detail, are important to a successful
To minimize client discomfort, topical anes-
thetics are applied to the desired area before and
after a procedure. Some minor discomfort, how-
ever, can be expected.
Holvicks clients that have been helped with
permanent cosmetics:
A life-saving surgery to eradicate a tumor cost
Helen Corriveau an eye. For years after the 1997
surgery, she wore an eye patch, enduring stares
and comments devastating to her self-image.
When she received a prosthetic eye, life im-
proved, but her emotional pain continued.
One side of my face looked normal, she said.
On the other side, I had an articial eye and no
Like many visually impaired women, Cor-
riveau found it hard to apply makeup, particularly
to draw a realistic-looking eyebrow. She could
never get it in the same place every morning, she
says, and her attempts only called attention to the
articial eye.
Life changed for Corriveau when a friend re-
ferred her to Stephanie Holvick, owner of RN
Faces, formerly located in Pueblo, Colorado. Hol-
vick, a nurse trained in permanent makeup proce-
dures, created a new eyebrow for Helen.
It made me feel like a whole person when I
walked down the street, Corriveau said. I didnt
have to worry about if I looked like a clown. It
made me feel whole. Im not talking about look-
ing beautiful. Im talking about looking normal.
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Board of Health. Her practice is located inside
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Besides her permanent makeup practice, she is
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Did you know that an estimated
over 70 million Americans suffer
from bowel problems and colon
cancer is the second leading
cancer killer in the U.S.?
Approximately, over 100,000
Americans die annually from
this disease.
Have you ever considered this
simple question:
Are you clean inside?
We shower and brush our teeth on a
daily bases, but we tend to ignore cleans-
ing our inside until some form of disease
sends us a wake up call. The inside of
our digestive system, especially the colon,
which functions as the sewer system of
our body also, requires cleansing. After all,
the digestive system is our inner skin and
protects us from inside, so treat it as well
as you do the outer skin.
Exposure to daily toxins
We are exposed to numerous toxins
and chemicals on a daily basis, through
the air we breathe, our food and water
supply, and the use of pharmaceutical
drugs. Food waste enters into the colon
from the small intestines in a fluid state
and water, minerals and vitamins are then
reabsorbed and toxins and other waste
materials are eliminated. Therefore if the
colon is not functioning correctly, many
disorders can result. The Royal Society of
Medicine in the UK published a report
stating that toxicity in the intestines can
be a contributing cause to sleep disorders,
mental and physical depression, skin
problems, breast cancer, bladder infec-
tions, headaches, as well as digestive dis-
orders. Such toxins lead to poor digestion,
constipation, toxic colon build-up, weight
gain and low energy. These common
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nience; they can lead to long-term health
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Lets face it, irritable bowel syndrome,
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legally under medical supervision. Due to
medical schools not teaching this therapy
not many M.D.s have experience in them
and do not appreciate its benefits.
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ment program. We have been successful
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tions, clinical nutrition, and non-invasive
pain management. This procedure is per-
formed by certified colon hydrotherapist,
Drena R. Garrett.
IMC is the only clinic in
south Jersey that is providing
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The risk of stroke may be much
higher in people with insomnia
compared to those who dont
have trouble sleeping, according
to new research in the American
Heart Association journal Stroke.
The risk also seems to be far
greater when insomnia occurs as
a young adult compared to those
who are older, said researchers
who reviewed the randomly-se-
lected health records of more than
21,000 people with insomnia and
64,000 non-insomniacs in Tai-
They found:
Insomnia raised the likelihood
of subsequent hospitalization for
stroke by 54 percent over four
The incidence of stroke was
eight times higher among those
diagnosed with insomnia between
18-34 years old. Beyond age 35,
the risk continually decreased.
Diabetes also appeared to in-
crease the risk of stroke in insom-
We feel strongly that individu-
als with chronic insomnia, partic-
ularly younger persons, see their
physician to have stroke risk fac-
tors assessed and, when indicated,
treated appropriately, said Ya-
Wen Hsu, Ph.D., study author and
an assistant professor at Chia Nan
University of Pharmacy and Sci-
ence and the Department of Med-
ical Research at Chi-Mei Medical
Center in Taiwan. Our findings
also highlight the clinical impor-
tance of screening for insomnia at
younger ages. Treating insomnia
is also very important, whether by
medication or cognitive therapy.
The study is the first to try to
quantify the risk in a large popu-
lation group and the first to assess
if the risk of stroke differs by in-
somnia subtypes, Hsu said.
Researchers divided partici-
pants none of whom had a pre-
vious diagnosis of stroke or sleep
apnea into different types of
insomnia. In general, insomnia
included difficulty initiating or
maintaining sleep; chronic or per-
sistent insomnia lasted one to six
months; relapse insomnia was a
return of insomnia after being di-
agnosed free of disease for more
than six months at any assessment
point during the four-year study;
and remission was a change from
a diagnosis of insomnia to non-in-
somnia at the subsequent time
During the four-year fol-
low-up, 583 insomniacs and 962
non-insomniacs were admitted for
stroke. Persistent insomniacs had
a higher three-year cumulative in-
cidence of stroke compared to the
other participants in the remission
The mechanism linking insom-
nia to stroke is not fully under-
stood, but evidence shows that in-
somnia may alter cardiovascular
health via systematic inflamma-
tion, impaired glucose tolerance,
increased blood pressure or sym-
pathetic hyperactivity.
Some behavioral factors (e.g.,
physical activity, diet, alcohol use
and smoking) and psychological
factors like stress might affect the
observed relationship.
The researchers said its un-
clear if the findings also apply to
people in other nations, but stud-
ies in other countries have also
pointed to a relationship between
insomnia and stroke.
Individuals should not sim-
ply accept insomnia as a benign,
although difficult, condition that
carries no major health risks,
Hsu said. They should seek med-
ical evaluation of other possible
risk factors that might contribute
to stroke.
Research nds link
between insomnia, stroke
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that vaccinations will
prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among
children born in the last 20 years. Yet in 2014, the programs 20th anni-
versary, 129 people in the United States have contracted measles in 13
outbreaks as of April 18, according to CDC ofcials.
In 1994, the Vaccines for Children program was launched in response to
a measles resurgence that caused tens of thousands of cases and more than
a hundred deaths, despite the availability of a measles vaccine since 1963.
The program provides vaccines to children whose parents or caregivers
might otherwise be unable to afford them.
In 2013 some 189 Americans had measles. In 2011, 220 people in the
United States were reported as having measles the highest number of
annual cases since 1996.
Thanks to the VFC program, children in our country are no longer at
signicant risk from diseases that once killed thousands each year, said
CDC director Dr. Tom Frieden. Current outbreaks of measles in the Unit-
ed States serve as a reminder that these diseases are only a plane ride away.
Borders cant stop measles, but vaccination can.
Among the 129 cases this year, 34 people brought measles into the Unit-
ed States after being infected in other countries, according to the CDC.
Although not direct imports, most of the remaining cases are known to be
linked to importations. Most people who reported having measles in 2014
were not vaccinated or did not know their vaccination status.
Measles is a highly contagious disease that can spread quickly among
unvaccinated people. The CDC recommends that people of all ages keep
up to date with their vaccinations.
The CDC recommends two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubel-
la) vaccine for everyone starting at age 12 months. Infants 6 through 11
months old should receive one dose of MMR vaccine before international
The U.S. immunization program continues to pay enormous benets for
those who have been vaccinated, according to the CDC, which estimates
that hospitalizations avoided and lives saved through vaccination will save
nearly $295 billion in direct costs and $1.38 trillion in total societal costs.
Not all diseases that threaten Americas borders can be prevented by
vaccines. Some require different strategies.
The health security of the United States is only as strong as the health
security of all nations around the world. We are all connected by the food
we eat, the water we drink and air we breathe, said Frieden. Stopping out-
breaks where they start is the most effective and least costly way to prevent
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Every year tens of thousands of
Americans prematurely fall victim to
strokes, heart attacks or other health
problems caused or exacerbated by
excess sodium intake, according to
the nonprot Center for Science in
the Public Interest.
Epidemiologists have estimated
that if Americans had cut their sodi-
um intake in half beginning in April
2010, as many as 400,000 lives might
have been saved in the years since.
Four years ago, the Institute of
Medicine called on the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration to set limits
on the levels of sodium (mostly from
salt) allowed in various categories of
processed food. So far the FDA has
not acted on the recommendations.
The Center for Science in the
Public Interest now has an ongoing
counter displaying the number of
Americans it says have died from
salt-related diseases at www.cspinet.
FDA would probably act in a
heartbeat if experts found that an
unsafe drug or medical device was
responsible for 100,000 deaths a
year, but it is tolerating a deadly
level of sodium in our food supply,
said CSPI health promotion policy
director Jim OHara. While this ad-
ministration talks about the need for
healthy eating, it is failing to pursue
a policy that would create a food en-
vironment in which Americans could
routinely make healthier choices.
Americans consume on average
about 4,000 milligrams of sodium
per day, and more than three-quar-
ters of that comes from processed
and restaurant food, not from the salt
While healthy young people
should generally limit themselves to
2,300 mg of sodium, a majority of
the population, including people 51
and older, people with high blood
pressure and blacks, should try to
limit themselves to 1,500 mg, the
group says.
In 2005 the center formally peti-
tioned the FDA to set limits on so-
dium levels and to adopt 1,500 mg
as the daily value for sodium on nu-
trition facts labels, as opposed to the
current daily value of 2,300 mg.
CSPI has a counter displaying the number of Americans it says have
died from salt-related diseases at
Advocacy group attributes
deaths to excess salt intake
Fetal heart experts working with the
American Heart Association have devel-
oped guidelines to help healthcare pro-
viders care for unborn babies with heart
problems, as well as their families.
The statement, Diagnosis and Treat-
ment of Fetal Cardiac Disease, is pub-
lished in the American Heart Association
journal, Circulation.
Congenital heart disease is the most
common birth defect that can result in ei-
ther death or signicant health problems
in newborn babies, said Mary T. Donof-
rio, M.D., lead writer of the statement,
and director of the fetal heart program
and Critical Care Delivery Service at
Childrens National Medical Center, in
Washington, D.C.
Fetal care is no longer solely the realm
of high-risk obstetricians and neonatol-
ogists. A multidisciplinary specialty of
fetal cardiology has emerged, according
to the statement.
We now have advanced imaging
technologies, such as high-resolution ul-
trasound and three- and four-dimensional
echocardiography, magnetic resonance
imaging, fetal electrocardiography and
magnetocardiography enabling phy-
sicians to diagnose fetal abnormalities
early and with better detail and accuracy.
Despite this, more than half of babies
with congenital heart disease go undiag-
nosed before birth, she said. We creat-
ed these guidelines to provide pediatric
cardiologists, obstetricians, maternal fetal
specialists, radiologists, nurses and other
healthcare providers with the latest devel-
opments in the rapidly developing area of
fetal cardiology.
Among the recommendations in the
Pregnant women with specic risk
factors should be referred for fetal echo-
cardiography, a technology that uses
sound waves to examine the fetal heart.
Women at risk include those who
have had diabetes before pregnancy,
diabetes diagnosed in the rst trimes-
ter, have taken NSAIDs in their third
trimester, have congenital heart disease
or a close relative with congenital heart
disease, or other specic maternal med-
ical conditions, and possibly those who
conceived with in vitro fertilization. Fe-
tuses at risk include those identied with
a chromosome problem or other abnor-
mality, or those with a suspected heart
Fetuses diagnosed with a heart ab-
normality should be carefully monitored
and healthcare providers should plan the
delivery and post-delivery care that the
baby will need.
Some fetal heart rhythm disturbances
or heart function abnormalities can be
treated with medicines given to the moth-
er, which cross the placenta to reach the
fetus. In-utero heart catheterization and
surgical procedures are being performed,
however are still considered experimen-
The psychological effects and depres-
sion that may result when a pregnant
woman and her family learns that their
child has a congenital heart abnormality
are also important factors for healthcare
providers to consider. Parents often
grieve upon learning that their unborn
baby has a congenital heart condition.
The authors note that its important for
providers to offer families information in
an unbiased way, which not only address-
es the condition and whats involved in
treatment, but also whether children will
be able to play sports, do well in school,
and what kind of support they might
need, physically and mentally.
In addition, providers should help
families overcome anxiety and depres-
sion, so they can transition from grief to
acceptance and become active members
of the team that care for their baby.
This document transcends specialties
and gives all healthcare providers that
practice fetal cardiac medicine a standard
for practice. This means improved care
for babies with congenital heart disease,
starting in the womb and continuing af-
ter delivery and through their lives, said
For information about heart disease
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New guidelines aim to improve care for
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Healthy Kids
fitness program
The Choose to Move, Train and Lose program
is designed for people who prefer a one-on-one
class with a personal trainer on their own sched-
ule. K-Loc Healthy Kids is offering a free tness
evaluation, and participants can be referred to a
staff nutritionist for a consultation and evalua-
tion. The class fee is $5 per session. Classes are
held at the K-Loc Education Center and Personal
Training Studio, 904 S. Main Str. in Pleasantville
(American Legion Building). Call Kyle Lockett
at 609-674-7605 or Vivian Lockett at 843-467-
0068 to schedule an appointment.
Flu shots
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health
is providing u shots to those 18 years and older
on a walk-in basis 9 a.m.-noon Monday through
Fridays at the Stillwater Building, 201 S. Shore
Road, Northeld; and 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays
at 310 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. Flu shots
are $15, but there is no out-of-pocket fee for
Medicare Part B recipients who present their
cards. For information see
lichealth. For questions call 609-645-5933.
Parenting class
A three-week parenting class will be offered
6-8 p.m. Monday, April 28 by the Mental Health
Association in Atlantic County, 4 E. Jimmie
Leeds Road, Suite 8, Galloway. For parents of
children ages 5-12. Topics include communica-
tion and cooperation, disciplie and responsibility,
power conict, courage and self-esteem. Admis-
sion is free. To register call Anne Groh at 609
652-3800, ext. 311 or email
Pilates will be offered 9:30 a.m. Saturdays,
May 3 and 17 at the Mays Landing branch of
the Atlantic County Library, 40 Farragut Ave.
The programs are open to adults and teens, and
registration is requested for each session. The
free programs are presented by certied instruc-
tor Kristina Carr. Call 609-625-2776.
Yogathon to fight cancer
There will be a yogathon benetting the
American Cancer Society 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 at the Scullville Volunteer Fire
Company Fire Hall, 1708 Somers Point-Mays
Landing Road, Egg Harbor Township. Donation
$30 and includes daylong yoga classes and food
at Clancys in the evening. Call 609-241-5059 or
purchase tickets at the door.
M.S. Support Group
There will be a Jersey Shore M.S. Support
group meeting 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at the
Galloway branch of the Atlantic County Library
System, 306 E Jimmie Leeds Road. Preview
of future speakers and programs. Call Jackie at
Joint replacement
There will be a joint replacement seminar
10 a.m. Saturday, May 17 at Royal Suites
Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 214 W. Jimmie
Leeds Road, Galloway. Lecture by Dr. Joseph
Harhay. Free. Refreshments and giveaways.
Call 609-748-9900.
Tai Chi
Intro to TAi Chi 7-8 p.m. Mondays, May
19 and June 2 at the Atlantic County Park in
Estell Manor for teens and adults. Introductory
sessions will impart energy exercises that are
simple to follow and easy to remember. Par-
ticipants should dress in loose tting clothing,
casual footgear, and bring water. Free, but must
register in advance. Space is limited; call 609-
625-7000, ext. 5431.
Seeking logo design
Join Together Atlantic County (JTAC), a
community substance abuse prevention coali-
tion is sponsoring a county-wide logo contest
for high school students. Contact JTAC at 609-
272-0100, ext. 25 or
Sandy Recovery Resource
Atlantic County residents seeking assistance
for recovery from Hurricane Sandy can contact
the Recovery Peer Outreach Support Team. Di-
saster Case managers will meet with individuals
and determine what resources will best meet
specic needs. Program is funded by grants
from the American Red Cross and the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation. Call the Mental
Health wAssociation in Atlantic County at 609-
652-3800, ext. 318.
Mental illness support
The Mental Health Association in Atlantic
County, Intensive Family Support Services,
hosts monthly meetings to provide education
on mental illness. The 7 p.m. meeting on
the second Monday of each month is co-host-
ed with National Alliance on Mental Illness
and members gather at the United Method-
ist Church of Absecon, 100 Pitney Road in
Absecon. Members also meet 10:30 a.m. on
the second Thursday of each month at Mental
Health Association, 4 East Jimmie Leeds Road,
Suite 8, in Galloway. Call 609-652-3800, ext.
301 or email for more
Healthy Brain, Healthy
Mind project
The Stockton Center on Successful Aging
is seeking volunteers to participate in a re-
search project exploring the relationship be-
tween brain activity and thinking and memory
on the campus of Richard Stockton College,
101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway. The
project, Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind, is
directed by associate professor of psychology
Jessica Fleck. The study will be comprised
of two sessions, each 60-90 minutes long.
Fleck is looking for healthy subjects who are
between 45 and 64 years old, right-handed,
and have no prior diagnosis of dementia, neu-
rological disorder or traumatic brain injury.
The project involves the use of EEG, which
measures electrical activity in the brain. Tests
of memory and thinking will be administered
in a second session. Participants who score
outside the normal range will be provided
referrals for neurological assessment. For
information or to participate contact Fleck
at 609-626-3444 or
Alanon meetings
Alanon meetings are held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mondays in the second floor conference room
at Ventnor Library, 6500 Atlantic Avenue in
Ventnor. For more information email efto-
exercise group
Body in Balance holds a Parkinsons
exercise program called Brain Change 2 p.m.
every Saturday at 314 Central Ave., Linwood.
Although there is no cure for Parkinsons,
many doctors advise patients to exercise.
Open to people who have Parkinsons and
their loved ones. For information call 609-
New to Medicare
The Atlantic County Division of Inter-
generational Services is sponsoring New to
Medicare workshops at the Atlantic County
Library Galloway Branch, 306 E. Jim-
mie Leeds Road. The workshops address
enrollment, Medicare Part A and B, Part D
prescription drug coverage, supplemental
coverage and Medicare Advantage Plans.
There will also be information provided
about programs that can help low-income
beneficiaries offset the cost of Medicare pre-
miums and co-pays. For information, contact
Carolyn Conover at 800-426-9243 or 609-
Wellness Briefs
Advanced OBGYN ...........................1
Aesthetic Horizons .........................6
AMI .......................................................2
Atlanticare ..................................... 24
Bucktown Fitness .......................... 16
Cape Regional Medical Center .. 23
CMC Hearing ................................ 17
Coastal Eye ...................................... 14
Dr Douglas Kelley.............................6
Dr. Wilson ..........................................9
Glenn Insurance ............................ 13
Health Center at Galloway ...........7
Integrative Medical Center ......... 15
Jersey Shore Vascular and Vein ....5
Marmora Family Dental ................4
Mt ......................................................9
Our Ladies Multicare ................... 10
Paolini Dermatology & Med Spa ..3
Preferred Home Health Care .... 19
Reef Pharmacy ............................... 16
Sea House ....................................... 18
Shore Physicians Group .............. 18
South Jersey Home Care ................6
Stephanie Holvick ......................... 11
Total Hearing Care ........................ 12
VIM .................................................. 14
Visiting Angels ...................................4
Exceptional Care
Exceptional People
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When diagnosed with prostate cancer,
After a second opinion from the
Brodesser Cancer Center at Cape Regional
Medical Center, I was treated in just
technology, the only one of its kind in the area.
Medical Center was only miles from my home!
~ John L., Lower Township
physicians specialize in preventive medicine. We will partner with
you and your family to help you reach your wellness goals. Our team
coordinates everyone involved in your care, to track everything from
regular checkups to chronic disease management to hospital visits. We
offer timely appointments, electronic medical records and convenient
locations throughout southeastern New Jersey. So no matter where
you are, were nearby to keep you and your family healthy.
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