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Progressing To The Gym After Physical Therapy By Judy Thomsen, PT, All-Care Physical Therapy, Barnegat Location


o you’ve just completed your physical therapy. Congratulations! Now your therapist is telling you that you need to continue exercise on your own to maximize your progress. Or maybe you are just feeling so good that you want to tackle those other issues (those extra pounds, jiggling arms or being out of breathe just walking around the block). Deciding to go to the gym is the easy part, but actually going and starting an exercise program can be a little intimidating.

As with all exercise, you should be cleared by your medical doctor before starting any gym routine. Your PT is an excellent source for exercises specifically for you, but here is a general overview to get you started with confidence.


It doesn’t matter what equipment you use (bike, treadmill, elliptical). The idea here is to elevate your heart rate in order to burn calories and challenge your cardiovascular system to build endurance. For a moderate workout, you should elevate your heart rate but you should not be out of breath. You should sweat lightly after 10 minutes but still be able to talk. There are formulas available online for figuring your target heart rate, just remember that some heart medications will keep your heart rate the same even with exertion, again check with your doctor. Start at a comfortable pace and work up to 30 to 40 minutes before increasing your speed too much. If you are starting out, it is better to be able to complete a workout easily and increase intensity next time than to overdo and be too sore or tired to work out for the rest of the week. Eventually, you can work up to the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate exercise. This may seem like a lot but if you include a 5 minute warm up and cool down it can be achieved with 4 work outs a week. And, naturally, this is a goal. Any time you can fit in will help you achieve those goals.

you can safely increase your weights next work out. It is recommended that weight training be done 2 times per week. Many people prefer to break their weight training into two groups rather than work the entire body in one work out. This would allow all muscles to be worked twice a week over 4 weight training sessions.


According to recent research, it is best to do an active warm up prior to your work out and to stretch at the end. Remember to stretch the major muscle groups that you just worked and hold each stretch for at least 20 seconds. You should just feel a slight pull and no pain when you stretch.

Putting it all together

So you start your work out with an active warm up, swinging your arms, lifting your legs or a slow walk. It is recommended that you perform weight training before aerobic activity if you choose to do them both the same day. This is to prevent injury while lifting weights, as your muscles may be fatigued after aerobic exercise. It is helpful to keep a log of your work outs. This can help you track your progress, adjust your program if you are working too hard or not enough and motivate you toward your goals. Most of all, don’t be intimidated by the so called “gym rats”. Move your weights and intensity up at a comfortable pace and never feel pressured to work harder than you feel capable.

So lace up those sneakers and get moving. It’s not too late to get healthier!

Weight Training

As with other forms of exercise, it is important to start slow. Be sure that you can control the weights that you lift and be careful that you don’t hyperextend your joints, particularly knees and elbows. Most gyms have instructions on their machines and some posters on the wall to describe free weight exercises. Don’t just work the muscles that you can see in the mirror, like the pecs, biceps and quadriceps. A balanced program should include exercises to work the opposing muscles, the posterior shoulder muscles, triceps and hamstrings. Additionally, including exercises to work the rotator cuff muscles can prevent some common shoulder injuries. Start with a weight that allows you to complete at 10 to 15 repetitions of the exercise. You should experience some muscle soreness approximately 48 hours after your workout. If your soreness is excessive or is felt the day after exercise, you can lower your weights and/ or repetitions conversely if you experience no or very little soreness, you know that

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Judy earned her Bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Temple University in 1990. Her professional focus has been in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. In 1998, she became a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. Judy has attended numerous continuing education courses in her 24 year in practice. She has a particular interest in knee and shoulder pathologies and has extensive experience in the treatment of pre-and post-op joint replacements. Most recently she has become interested in the use of Pilates to treat back pain and hopes to become certified through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.   Judy believes in tailoring each treatment to the individual with a focus on posture and proper body mechanics. Her goal is healing through a fun and education experience with the idea that you are never too old to get moving!

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Could Pelvic Endometriosis Be Interfering with Your Fertility? Presented by: South Jersey Fertility Center

Endometriosis is a female medical condition often associated with painful periods and pelvic discomfort. It consists of the uterine endometrial tissue from inside the womb- growing in areas outside of the uterus. During a pelvic exam endometriosis may be suspected by palpating tender nodules behind the uterus or by visualizing a persistent ovarian cyst on ultrasound that has certain echogenic characteristics (an “endometrioma”). Many times endometriosis can be found even in the absence of symptoms or signs. The diagnosis can only be confirmed or excluded by undergoing a laparoscopy. Endometriosis is staged based on the depth of the lesions and the extent of the involvement in the pelvis. Stages 1 and 2 are termed “minimal” and “mild” endometriosis, while stages 3 and 4 are “moderate” and “severe” disease. The presence of an endometrioma in an ovary usually translates to at least stage 3. The prevalence of endometriosis has been calculated to be 3-10% in the general population of reproductive age women; however, it is found in 40% of infertile patients. Endometriosis often runs in families. Most experts agree that endometriosis impairs fertility. One mechanism for infertility is the inflammatory response incited by the endometriosis lesions. White blood cells, the warriors in the body’s defense system, try to eradicate the abnormally located endometrial tissue and release substances into the pelvic cavity which have been shown to be toxic to sperm, eggs, and embryos. In addition, as the body tries to heal the inflamed areas it may inadvertently scar the fallopian tubes and/or ovaries

causing them to adhere to other pelvic structures, and thereby distort the normal anatomy. Having a normal anatomical relationship of the ovary and fallopian tube are crucial for natural conception since the egg must reach the fallopian tube where fertilization can take place. There are a number of treatment options to boost fertility for these women with endometriosis. Probably the easiest treatment from the patient’s perspective is to have the endometriosis lesions surgically eradicated during a laparoscopic procedure, which is done so that the doctor can make the definitive diagnosis. Laparoscopy is an outpatient procedure commonly referred to as “band-aid” surgery owing to the fact that the necessary incisions are so small as to be sufficiently covered by standard band-aids. In cases of moderate or severe endometriosis it has been SJFC Celebrating 25 Years of Creating Families in the South Jersey Area! well-established that surgical removal of both endometriosis lesions and adhesive scar tissue improves fertility by restoring Division of Regional Women’s Health Group, LLC the correct anatomical relationship of the Full Service Infertility Center With: fallopian tubes and the ovary. The addiSOUTH JERSEY FERTILITY CENTER · All Of The Doctors Are Board Certified In Reproductive tional use of medications such as Lupron, is now offering a discount for IVF to Endocrinology And Infertility a GnRH-agonist, to suppress any residual · Top Doctor Awards For 7 Years In A Row ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS · Laparoscopic Tubal Reversals Call 856.596.2233 ext. 1227 for more information. endometriosis has been advocated by · Money Back Guarantee Available For Ivf And Donor Egg some. · Full Service Fertility Center However, numerous studies have · Robotic Surgery Available failed to show that these medications imRobert A. Skaf, MD FACOG prove fertility rates beyond that of surgery Top Row (left to right): Peter G. Van Deerlin, MD FACOG Dr. Gary Packin, alone. This may be, in part, due to the Dr. Stephen Sawin, Stephen W. Sawin, MD FACOG fact that patients must avoid becoming Dr. Peter Van Deerlin, Gary S. Packin, DO FACOOG, Dist. pregnant while on these medications for Dr. Oumar Kuzbari Oumar Kuzbari, MD, FACOG fear of possibly inducing birth defects. Yet Bottom Row (left to right): Barbara Alice, APN-C, MSN Barbara Alice, APN-C, MSN, the optimal time to achieve pregnancy Tracy Krause, APN-C,MSN Dr. Robert Skaf, may be immediately following the surgery Tracy Krause, APN-C, MSN (when the fallopian tubes have just been flushed and before any scar tissue has Visit us on our Website had a chance to re-form). Post-operative 400 Lippincott Drive Harbor Pavilions Burlington Prof Campus AtlantiCare Life Center medication IS recommended, however, Suite 130 570 Egg Harbor Rd • Suite B4 500 English Creek Ave. • #225 1900 Mt. Holly Rd #4A Marlton, NJ 08053 Sewell, NJ 08080 Burlington, NJ 08016 Egg Harbor Twp. , NJ 08234 when pelvic pain from endometriosis is 609-386-4701 856.596.2233 856.218.8863 609.813.2192 the patient’s biggest concern.

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By: Jennifer Vadas, DPT, All-Care Physical Therapy Center, Whiting Location

Physical Therapy Is An Effective Tool

The ablation of minimal or mild endometriosis for the treatBalance plays a key role in the vast majority of typical ment of infertility in the absence of pelvic pain or other symptoms has activities we perform throughout our day. Whether it been controversial. In 1997 the results of a large well-controlled clinical trial carried out by the Canadian Collaborative Group on Endometriois reaching for a dish, standing while talksis were reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study ing to a neighbor, or swinging a golf club; compared the fecundity rate (pregnancy rate per month) of patients unthe importance of maintaining the highest functional level dergoing laparoscopy who were randomly assigned to have their endoof balance cannot be understated. metriosis lesions (minimal or mild disease) either ablated or left untreated. The authors demonstrated a clear benefit in the group randomized Balance tends to decline as we age; which puts older adults at an to ablation of the lesions resulting in a doubling of the fecundity rate increased risk for falls, and subsequent injury. However, difficulties over the ensuing 8 months when compared to the group whose lesions with varying levels of balance can affect people at all ages. Impairments in balance can often be a secondary effect of many were not treated during their laparoscopy. other conditions, including stroke, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Another common method for treatment of infertility in paand neuropathy; just to name a few. tients with endometriosis who have at least one patent fallopian tube Multiple Systems Impact Balance is injectable gonadotropin superovulation with or without intrauterine There are multiple systems of the body that impact balance; they include the insemination. Up to 3 cycles is routinely offered to such patients. This visual, somatosensory, vestibular, and musculoskeletal systems. The visual system plays practice is supported by a randomized study of patients with mild to a role in balance by allowing you to see any obstacles in your path, and react accordmoderate disease, which revealed that superovulation yielded a 15% ingly. The brain also receives visual signals to help perceive how the body is oriented fecundity rate (4 times higher than those patients who simply tried on in regards to its surroundings. The somatosensory system includes tactile sensation their own for 6 months). (touch), and proprioception (positional awareness). Tactile sensation in our feet allows us them on the ground below us. This allows us to be aware of any changes to feel For patients who fail to conceive within one year after surgiin the surface we are walking on. Our proprioceptive system allows us to understand cal ablation of moderate to severe endometriosis, the most successful the position of our joints, this is particularly important in our ankles in order to be therapy is in vitro fertilization (IVF). A study that compared IVF to

Physical therapy can be utilized to rehabilitate areas that have been weakened or re-operation for endometriosis found that only 24% of the re-operated injured and to increase the functional level of the others. For example, in a patient patients achieved a pregnancy by 9 months post-operatively while 70% with visual impairments, physical therapy can be utilized to improve the funcof the IVF patients were pregnant by their second cycle. Some doction of the vestibular system; as well as increase muscular strength and flexibility. tors reported in the 1990’s that patients with endometriosis had lower Physical therapy allows you to challenge your balance and perform activities success with IVF than did patients with other diagnoses (such as tubal that are difficult, while in a safe setting with professionals who can properly cue you for methods to better perform these activities. Your therapist will blockage, male factor, or unexplained infertility). Various mechanisms perform a comprehensive examination to determine where your particular were cited including diminished fertilization, poor embryo quality, and deficits lie, and will then establish a program focusing on your individual impaired endometrial receptivity. However, the national IVF data bank needs. Programs tend to encompass all areas that impact balance; includfor the past decade has not shown any diminished success rates in the ing stretching muscles that are overly tight, strengthening those that are weak, patients with endometriosis compared to those without that diagnosis. using varied surfaces/directions of movement, performing tasks with eyes closed, base of support. There is also a focus on incorporating functional and decreasing In summary, the prognosis for achieving a successful pregnantasks into therapy treatments. A common complaint we hear from people who cy in patients with endometriosis-related infertility is reasonably high, are coming to therapy for balance is they find they have increased difficulty especially if the lesions are ablated and if empiric gonadotropin supermaintaining their balance while walking in crowds, or in grocery stores when ovulation is employed. Post-operative medication to inhibit hormones trying to look for objects. Therapy will mimic these scenarios by providing does not seem to enhance fertility. IVF should be encouraged in papatient with perturbations (similar to being jostled in a crowd), and teachtients who fail to conceive with these less aggressive measures. Repeated ing appropriate reaction strategies. Another common exercise is having a patient walk surgical corrections of endometriosis, though perhaps useful for treating while both nodding and turning their heads, similar to what we do in a grocery store to look for the box of cereal we want while still moving down the aisle. These are just pelvic pain, is less successful than is IVF in overcoming infertility.

aware of any postural sway and react accordingly to correct balance. The vestibular system is located in the inner ear; it functions in balance by detecting movements of the head. This allows for clear vision with motion, and maintaining upright positioning. The musculoskeletal system involves our muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments. It is important to maintain good flexibility and strength in our muscles; as they help to stabilize in balance tasks. If muscles are overly tight, they will be unable to allow for motion required to move correctly, or to compensate if you are losing your balance. Maintaining good muscular strength is important throughout the body. Our postural muscles (i.e. those in the shoulder, back, and abdominals) help to sustain optimal positioning for good balance. Lower extremity strength, from the hips down to the ankles, Knee To is important to preserve stability in both static (standing still) and dynamic (moving) tasks. Should one of these systems become compromised, it is important that the remaining function at the highest possible level to overcome that deficit. S occurs titive

a few examples of the many activities a patient may perform in therapy as part of a balance training program. Call to schedule an appointment at It is extremely important to feel safe and confident with functional mobility to uphold a high quality of life. Having feelings of limitations in balance will decrease the possibilityVisit of this. us Fortunately, therewebsite are treatment available to improve balance on our atoptions and mobility to uphold your personal lifestyle goals. Please ask your doctor if to find a location near you. balance training at All-Care Physical Therapy Center is right for you!

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Written by Claire Brown, BSN RN Director of Provider Relations.

“I think that Acuity Specialty Hospital, the LTAC, will offer the best care for Larry at this time.” Dr. Adams, Chief Medical Officer for Acuity Specialty Hospital, said to Phyllis, Larry’s wife, who gazed intently at her husband who was struggling to breathe. Larry grimaced while a ventilator forced air into his lungs.


Mrs. Bean recoiled in horror “I think that if he has to go to a long term nursing facility, we may as Mr. and Mrs. Bean well pull the plug now.” Dr. Adams went on to explain that Acuity was not a long term nursing facility but a facility that specialized in removing patients from ventilators, and he believed that Mr. Bean had a good chance of coming off the machine and making a full recovery. “It is called long term because it gives patients an extended period of time, approximately twentyfive days to receive that specialized care.” Dr. Adams said.



complex and a patient’s loved one needs clear and expert opinions from their physicians to make careful decisions with regards to The new Nursing Station at Acuity their healthcare.” Acuity Specialty Hospital celebrated its Five Year Anniversary in November by having an Open House in early December 2014 for tours to showcase the renovations made in the summer of 2014.

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Marge Hipple, the Director of Respiratory Therapy, has been an employee of Acuity Specialty Hospital since the hospital first opened in Atlantic City; however she has been a Respiratory Therapist for the past thirty five years. “What I find most rewarding is having the honor and the privilege to offer my knowledge, empathy and respect to our patients and families at some of the hardest times of their lives. It is a feeling of great accomplishment to see the patients’ transition to the next level of care especially if it is their home. It is wonderful knowing I may have touched someone’s life in a positive way and brought them some peace and comfort. In my profession, it just doesn’t get any better than that.”

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Mr. Bean, who is now 72 years old, cannot recall the finer details about those early days back in March 2013 as a patient at Acuity. Prior to his hospitalization, he had experienced various problems including an irregular heartbeat and a chronic lung condition. To complicate matters, he had acquired a ventilator related pneumonia. Mrs. Bean, however, vividly remembers the care her spouse received at Acuity. “Everyone was so kind and patient with him. They were so professional at all times.” She said, “I felt comforted by the fact that he was protected from further infections as everyone wore gowns when visiting or caring for him, but I was always allowed to hold his hand during those frightening times for us.”



Under the Director of Respiratory Therapy, Marge Hipple’s, expert guidance, the respiratory therapists were able to remove Larry successfully from the Ventilator using Acuity’s tried and true weaning protocols. He spent close to a month on a ventilator and was unable to eat for many weeks. His airway was protected by a Tracheostomy and he received nutritional feeding through a gastric tube. Mrs. Bean remembered that when he first tried to eat, he was so excited; he attempted to place too large of a spoonful of applesauce into his mouth. “It felt wonderful to eat again!” he remembers. Three days before he left Acuity to go to HealthSouth, an acute Rehabilitation hospital, he was able to walk with a walker down the hallway. His tracheostomy tube and gastric tube had been removed. Today, you can barely see the remnants of a tracheostomy scar. He is now completely independent and is able to garden, drive and go shopping. As a retired carpenter, he is currently renovating the upstairs apartment in his home. Mr. Bean now makes routine visits to the Doctor every 4 to 6 months.

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Our team specializes in the care of patients with needs that include:

Dr. Bill Adams is currently the Medical Director for Acuity Specialty Hospital. Prior to this, he had served Dr. Bill Adams Acuity as a pulmonary physician for 3 years. “The Acuity Specialty Hospital is unique in that we are ideally suited and specialized for ventilator weaning. This allows us the opportunity to restore mobility and independence to many patients who come through our facility. Being a Medical Director is a labor of love.” He stated. Dr. Adams also went on to say, “Sometimes, medical treatment can be very

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Celebrating 30 Years in Practice! Written by Daniel Eric Mutter, DC


or the past 30 years, Dr. Donna M. Mutter, DC has been serving Ocean County in her Dr. Donna M. Mutter, DC and Dr. Daniel Mutter family-based wellness chiropractic practice. She started with a home office in Brick, where she raised her three children, Daniel, Sarah, and Melissa. As her children grew and her practice expanded, she relocated to larger spaces in Brick until in 2004 she moved to her current location in historic downtown Toms River.

For Dr. Mutter, the experience of life and the quality of that experience is based on connection. This connection is based on the communication between the brain and the body. When the nervous system is permitted to clearly and efficiently send signals to and from all areas of the body, we are able to express health and well-being. Her focus, therefore, is on advancing communication within the body by using the spine and the nervous system to promote function.

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Uplifting, warm, and relaxing environment Her practice, Waves of Transformation Wellness Center, Inc., provides an uplifting, warm, and relaxing environment. As a family-based practice, Dr. Mutter sees babies, children, high school and college athletes, parents, and grandparents. Having been in practice for three decades, Dr. Mutter is now seeing the children of the children she started to see when they were young. Dr. Mutter practices a discipline of chiropractic called Network Spinal Analysis. This approach uses gentle contacts made with precision and sequence along the spine to help the patient “reorganize” the tension held in their body. In many ways, the tension held in the spine is a reflection of the tension people have in their life. This chiropractic discipline looks not only at the pain or dis-ease that is felt when the body and the mind are disconnected, but helps facilitate the body’s innate ability to move toward wellness and connection.

In the mid-1990s, Dr. Mutter contributed to one the largest research studies of a chiropractic discipline. This study looked at measuring patientreported quality of life before and after experiencing Network Spinal Analysis. What the study found was that the people who received this work reported improvement in physical and mental/emotional health, stress evaluation, life enjoyment, and overall quality of life.

In 2011, Dr. Mutter participated in a pilot program that offered Network Spinal Analysis care to women at Integrity House in Newark, NJ. Over several months, she and a team of professionals consisting of doctors of chiropractic, educators, and addiction therapists worked with the women in this therapeutic community to help them create and sustain strategies for healing and fundamental positive change in their lives. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Mutter has been on both the clinical and teaching staff with Wise World Seminars since 1986. Through this organization she has served and taught Network Spinal Analysis in the United States and Europe. She is also a member of the Association for Reorganizational Healing Practice and a member of the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors.   Recently, Waves of Transformation Wellness Center, Inc. expanded again, as Dr. Mutter was joined in practice by her son, Dr. Daniel Mutter, DC. After 30 years, Dr. Donna Mutter’s family practice has become a family business that has and will continue to serve Ocean County for years to come.

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Dr. Donna M. Mutter, DC Dr. Daniel Eric Mutter, DC Services: b Family Wellness Chiropractic b Network Spinal Analysis b Somato-Respiratory Integration b Reorganizational Healing Workshops

Dr. Donna M. Mutter, DC has been serving Ocean County for 30 years. She practices a reorganizational approach to health and wellness utilizing a form of chiropractic known as Network Spinal Analysis. She has been on the both the clinical and teaching staff for this work since 1986. Her practice, Waves of Transformation, is located in Toms River, NJ. Dr. Daniel Mutter, DC practices reorganizational chiropractic at Waves of Transformation. After studying Philosophy at The College of New Jersey and graduating salutatorian from Life Chiropractic College West, he joined his mother in practice in 2013.

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My Husband is Snoring and He is Too Heavy.....What Can I do? An Interview with Mrs. Santa Claus

Mrs. Claus came to my office early in January 2014, inquiring about her husband, SANTA CLAUS. The following is a transcript of that conversation:

Mrs. Claus: You know, Dr. Newman, that Santa always

gains at least 60 pounds each fall to properly fit into his size 55 suit. His diabetes and high blood pressure that came with all of the weight worries me and I started to realize in the early weeks of December, before Christmas, he was snoring quite a bit and sometimes he would stop breathing. Dr. Newman: Did this happen last year? Did he follow the special diet I prescribed that worked so well? Was he using the CPAP machine I prescribed?

Dr. Newman: What would you like to address first: his weight, his snoring and apnea, or alternatives to CPAP?


Mrs. Claus: Dr. Newman, I am worried about everything! Please help! Dr. Newman: Let us work on his diet first. I am going to give you a sheet for a new way of life; the Greeks call this plan “Dieta.” This will be “Newman’s Hourly Diet” and it seems to work well for people larger and smaller than Santa when they commit to it.

Mrs. Claus: Will he get hungry?

Dr. Newman: Now that his nose will be clear, I will try a nasal pillows mask that stays in place by a bite plate at the upper teeth instead of a bulky headgear. The nasal pillows will not shift from his nose and will not leak. There will be no more loud sounds from his nose.

Mrs. Claus: That sounds good, but will it do anything to reduce his teeth grinding?

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Dr. Newman: Well, there are mouthpieces that can be fitted by one of several of the dentists either at the North Pole or in Ocean County. These devices work by making the lower teeth advance in front of the upper teeth. The airway is expanded and both snoring and apnea are resolved. Because it is fitted by a dentist and not bought at a pharmacy or off the Internet, it will not harm his teeth or his gums.

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Dr. Newman: Most of my patients have never experienced hunger because they tend to be full all of the time.

Will his apnea go away when he loses weight?

What if Santa can’t lose weight and will not wear CPAP? What next?

Dr. Newman: Usually apnea improves quite a bit and may actually be cured by weight loss; but any event, it may be so improved that he does not need to Dr. Newman: Well, we know that Santa has to achieve his Christmas size to appear as the Santa we all know and wear CPAP anymore. love, so weight loss surgery may not be the best option. Stephen L. Newman MD MBA But if he is willing to wear a pillow next Christmas to Diplomat American Board of Sleep Medicine Mrs. Claus: What do we do in the simulate a large belly, surgery may be his cup of tea. meantime? Can I get him to snore less? Can Let me have him come in so that I can review all of Fatigue evaluation I get a better CPAP mask? the options. Please let any of his elves who might have Sleep Apnea the same problems know that they should make an Dr. Newman: Let us first make sure that his Ambulatory, at home, sleep studies appointment with me at: nose is free of congestion, so have him use Overnight in laboratory diagnostics that salt water (saline) sinus rinse each and Driving evaluation every day. If you can get him to use it at least Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of Insomnia Dr. Stephen L. Newman once a day, his nose would be less congested. 35 Beaverson Blvd. CPAP/BIPAP therapy Provent therapy Mrs. Claus: How about the CPAP mask? 7C Brick, NJ 08723 It is always slipping off his face. You know he Phone: 732 920-8022 Snoring evaluation and treatment will never shave off his beard! Narcolepsy evaluation

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Legal Documents For All Ages 18-118 Part 2 - Durable Power of Attorney

Legal Documents For All Ages 18-118 - Part 1

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What are the “top 3” legal documents

By: Nancyeveryone M. Rice,should Esq., CELA have?

1. Advance Medical Directive/Living Will 2. Durable Power Attorney What are theGeneral “top 3” legalofdocuments 3. Last Will and Testament everyone should have?

1) Advanced Directive/Living Will Which 2Medical documents take effect immediately, 2) Durable not at General death? Power of Attorney 3) Last Will and Testament Last month, we discussed the Advance Medical

Directive/Living Will, which I believe may be the most important document for eachisofmost us. important? Which document


Both the AMD/LW the Durable Powerabove of Attorney Arguably, theand documents are listed are used during our lifetimes, not at death as with a Will. in order of importance, meaning that the Advanced Similar in concept to the AMD/LW, a Durable Power Medical Directive/Living Will is arguably the mostof Attorney is critically important in the event of incapacity. important. When you turn eighteen (18) years, you are considered When a child attains age of eighteen (18) years, “legally competent” and arethe presumed legally competent he or and she becomes “legally competent” and parents lose unless until a Court determines otherwise (in a legal their right toproceeding). make medical decisons for the child. In guardianship


fact, the HIPAA privacy law can make it impossible for What is a “DURABLE POWER OF parents to gain access to the child’s medical information, ATTORNEY”? let alone A make medical decisions in the event the child Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document becomes incapacitated. Of course, same HIPAA prepared by an attorney which namesthis individuals you privacy law applies to the elderly, and everyone in choose to act as your Agent or “attorney-in-fact” inbetween. the In order your loved ones to have access to your event you to areallow unavailable or incapacitated. medical information and make decisions for you when happens if I am in a serious car have accident you can’tWhat (without involving a court, you must and don’t have a Durable Power of Attorney? a properly signed and witnessed Advanced Medical Similar toWill.) the problem with medical decisionDirective/Living


making if you don’t have an Advance Medical Directive, your spouse or adult children will NOT be able to pay What is a “Living Will”? your bills or access your savings or other assets unless those Thejoint, termallowing “Livingjust Will” coined in the midaccounts are onewas signature.


1970’s following the Karen Ann Quinlan matter which reached Most married assume that the spouseThe hasCourt access the Newfolk Jersey Supreme Court. to all assets if held in joint name; this is NOT the case, strongly recommended that every person over the age of however, with IRA’s, real estate (including your primary eighteen (18) have a document in writing- with his or residence), most joint brokerage accounts, and, of course, her wishes concerning life support. accounts held in just your name.


If youWhat do notishave a Durable Power of Attorney place a “Health Care Proxy”? Is itinthe (which covers ALL of your assets, not just accounts in one same as a “Living Will”? bank or financial institution), your family will need to file a costly and time-consuming Guardianship proceeding The New Jersey Advance Directive law went intoin the Courts if you become incapacitated. effect in January, 1992. After that time, a Living Will


came to be known different such What are by themany various types ofterms Powers of as: • AdvanceAttorney? Directive • Advanced Directive A General Power of 1. Medical General/Limited.

Attorney attempts to cover all types of transactions which your Agent may have to handle during your incapacity. It may authorize your Agent to handle things which you think • Health Care Proxy are not relevant, for example, access to a safe-deposit box • Health Power Attorney which youCare do not haveofright now. The document needs • Medical Power of to be all-inclusive to Attorney take into account issues which might • Medical arise five orProxy more Directive years down the road when you become incapacitated. The detail, Medical the better,Directive/Living in a document I favor the termmore “Advanced such as this. Will” so that people can figure out from the title what it is. Occasionally, we prepare Limited Powers of Attorney which a client wants for a limited purpose (eg. to sell a house) or for ado limited period. TheLiving LimitedWill Power of Why they time ask me for my Attorney should really be in addition to, and not in lieu of, when I go to the Hospital? a General Power of Attorney.


1990, Congress passed a law,attorneys known asdraft the “patient 2. In Financial/Medical. Sometimes, Self-Determination Act which requires all Hospitals documents called a “Medical Power of Attorney.” I & Nursing ask you, uponbeadmission, whether don’t use Homes this termtobecause it can confused with a you have an Advance Directive/Living Will, to follow General Power of Attorney designed to address legal andthe Directive if you have one, and to offer dispute resolution financial decision-making. Also, some attorneys combine in the eventand there a question regarding your Directive. the medical theislegal/financial provisions into one document. I do not do this because I like to keep the MedicalWhat Directive 2-3Legal pages,Requirements whereas the financial Power aretothe to make of Attorney often requires 8-10 pages.


a valid Living Will in New Jersey?

3. Immediate/Springing. All of my Durable Powers of In order to sign an Advance Directive, New Jersey and Attorney take effect immediately. Technically, you have most other state’s laws require: the option to make a POA “springing,” which means that it 1) signer in be the overfuture. 18 andThe competent signthis a takes That effect the sometime problemstowith legal document; option are several-fold:

2) That the witnesses must attest to the fact that you

First, if a POA is of no effect until you are determined of sound mind and of duress or undue to be are “disabled,” someone has free to make this determination. influence when you sign the document; Certainly, you want to avoid going to Court, and a bank teller or financial advisor isbenot qualifiedand/or to make this 3) That the document witnessed notarized. determination. So you must define the term “disabled” in thea)document, which attorneys by(2) requiring New Jersey lawmost requires eitherdo two witnesses a letterorfrom your doctor so stating. Have any of youwe a Notary Public. Pennsylvania law (which ever tried get a letter from amany doctor? Withchoose no offense musttoconsider because patients or end intended to the medical professionals out there, it can be up in a Philadelphia hospital for certain procedures) very difficult Wedoes havenot hadrecognize cases requiresand twotime-consuming. (2) witnesses, and wherejust we were unable to get the proper letter, which made a notary. For this reason, I set up my Advance the POA useless. Directive document for both two (2) witnesses and

a Notary sign.importantly, I ask clients this Second, and Public perhapstomore question: If you are concerned about what your designated b) Your Witnesses cannot be one of the peoAgents would do now, when you can watch them, shouldn’t ple you have designated as your Health Care you REALLY worry about what they would do with the Representative!! This is especially important to POA later, when you are incapacitated? remember if you are signing your Living Will

Third, you the control the document, around kitchen table . . . . meaning you keep the original or direct us to keep it in our safe, and you can

amend or revoke it at any time. If the thought of someone having broad powers makes you nervous, think about the alternative: a judge will decide who will handle your affairs Yourtake Witnesses your attending physiif youc)don’t the timecannot to do itbeyourself.

cian or the Administrator or Employee of the health

4. Durable/Non-durable. New Jersey requires that, for a care institution you are residing in unless he or she POA to be effective, it must clearly state that it “remains in is also your relative. effect even in the event of my incapacity.” The purpose of this rule is to make sure that you intend for your Agent to are when someyou of the consider be able What to act even can’tissues watchto him or her!

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when making a of Living Will? What are some the issues to consider when making a Power of Attorney?

A: PerhapsAsthe most thing toDirective/Living keep in mind is with the important Advance Medical that you need to choose a person or persons whom you Will, you need to carefully choose the person or persons know will carry out your wishes. You are not required you know will properly handle your finances. It is a goodto name and youtheir might not want tell idea tofamily name members, folks who manage finances wellto and, anyone who enough you have named youown feel that that they others may ideally, have money of iftheir would put pressure on you to change your mind. should never be tempted to make bad decisions withYou yours! always name a “backup” person in the event your first You are not required to name family members, and you Representative falls ill or dies. Remember, you can only might not want to tell anyone who you have named if you sign this document NOW when you are healthy! feel that others may put pressure on you to change your mind. You2, should always name a “backup” person in the In Part we will discuss another document which event named falls Durable ill or dies. Remember, all your of us first should haveAgent in place: youGeneral can onlyPower sign this document NOW when you are of Attorney. healthy!

In Part 3, we will discuss the third and final document which to Schedule Appointment all ofCall us should have in place: aan Last Will and Testament. Ocean City: 609.398.3447 Hill: 856.673.0048 Call toCherry Schedule an Appointment Ocean City: 609.398.3447 Nancy Rice has been Cherry Hill: 856.673.0048

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Avoiding a C-section: Expectant Mothers Have a Voice at Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates Four of every 10 births in New Jersey are delivered via cesarean section, according to a study released earlier this year by the National Center for Health Statistics. Not at Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates (OGOA), a unique practice with the lowest C-section rates in the region. For more than 50 years, women in Ocean County have trusted OGOA to provide comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care. OGOA combines the expertise and compassion of highly trained board-certified physicians and certified nurse-midwives to provide expectant mothers with a birthing plan that fits their individual needs and preferences.

Lori Sherman, CNM, MPH, APN “Having a baby is one of the most joyous times in a woman’s life, but

it’s common for expectant mothers to have questions and even some anxieties. Our team of experienced midwives provides more than just a shoulder to lean on – we offer advice to help expectant mothers form their personal preferences and choose the approach to care that aligns with their needs, whether that includes an epidural or not,” says Lori Sherman, CNM, one of OGOA’s skilled midwives.

So, how is OGOA’s approach to care unique? Laboring mothers can choose from three options: physicianonly; midwife-only, with physician backup if necessary; or a collaborative model featuring care by both a midwife and physician. One of the few practices in the area offering 24/7 midwifery coverage, OGOA midwives have attended thousands of births – they know and respect normal pregnancy and the physiologic birth process, enabling them to recognize when the process is not normal and consult, when necessary, with OGOA’s expert physicians.

Does OGOA really have the lowest C-section rates in region? Yes. OGOA supports the national recommendations by the National

Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates has two convenient office locations: Toms River Office 368 Lakehurst Road, Suite 303 Toms River, NJ 08755 732.349.0485

Lakewood Office 475 Route 70, Suite 101 Lakewood, NJ 08701 732.364.8000

About Barnabas Health Medical Group Barnabas Health Medical Group is a multi-specialty group practice comprising highly trained and experienced world class primary and specialty care physicians. Barnabas Health Medical Group physicians provide compassionate and innovative cutting edge care for people at every stage of life at easily accessible facilities conveniently located throughout New Jersey. Backed by the vast continuum of resources of Barnabas Health, the largest not-for profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, our dedicated physicians and expertly trained supporting staff continuously strive for clinical excellence. To learn more, visit Institutes of Health, American College of Nurse Midwives and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to reduce C-section rates and support the physiologic birth process by encouraging trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) or vaginal births after cesarean (VBAC). Several OGOA physicians offer external cephalic version (ECV) to rotate breech or malpositioned babies, giving women the chance to deliver vaginally rather than via a scheduled cesarean birth. In fact, OGOA has one of the highest VBAC rates in the area, enabling mothers who have had C-sections to deliver vaginally. “Many women prefer a vaginal delivery vs. C-section, as the healing is quicker and easier and they attribute vaginal childbirth with part of being a woman,” said Eric Lehnes, MD, a board-certified ob/gyn at Ocean Gynecological and Obstetrical Associates. “The key is for women to arm themselves with the options and work with an obstetrical team and hospital that are open to VBAC if that’s the route they choose to take.”

What other amenities does OGOA offer? Offering the best of both worlds, OGOA offers all the comforts of a birthing center with the safety of a hospital. OGOA offers one-stop

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convenience, including in-house lab services, ultrasound and electronic fetal monitors for testing. In addition, OGOA is affiliated with Community Medical Center, whose First Moments Maternity Unit offers 24-hour, in-house anesthesia and neonatology teams, intermittent monitoring, Jacuzzis, birth balls, ambulation during labor, alternative birthing positions, immediate skin-to-skin contact and more.

Eric G. Lehnes, MD “We take pride in putting our patients first and giving them the opportunity to choose the type of obstetrical care they want, tailoring their birthing experience to their own specifications while having a safety net of 24-hour in-house anesthesiologists and neonatologists at Community Medical Center,” said Dr. Lehnes. “At OGOA, expectant mothers have a voice.”

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Losing Weight and Feeling Great Marie Farnan has struggled with her weight since she was 11 years old. She has tried it all when it comes to weight loss: calorie counting, exercise, diet food plans, diet pills, and more. “As I got older, it became even harder to manage my weight. Whatever worked to lose weight before did not work when I got into my 50s,” says Marie. At the AtlantiCare Health Park in Egg Harbor Township, Marie saw an informational flier about AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s (ARMC) bariatric surgery program. Bariatric surgery helps people gradually lose weight by limiting the amount of food that can be eaten comfortably. “After attending the information session and meeting with the staff at ARMC’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness, I decided on the gastric sleeve procedure,” explains Marie. “Also, during the consultation, my AtlantiCare surgeon, Dr. Alexander Onopchenko, made me feel very comfortable. I felt like I was in good hands.”

Since having bariatric surgery, Marie has lost 42 pounds and hopes to lose another 12. Her body mass index (BMI) has dropped from 37 to 29. “I did not have a huge amount of weight to lose, but the scale continues to move in the right direction. I feel like my old self. I am happier, and I feel so much better. I

have a spring in my step again, and I’m taking less medicine,” Marie says. If you’re considering weight-loss surgery, ARMC’s Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness is here to help. At AtlantiCare, bariatric surgery is only the beginning of the care and support we provide to help you succeed in losing weight — and keeping it

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Medical Professionals

The Apollo™ System Used for the First Time in NJ by Dr. Ronald Benitez

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New Revolutionary Tool Offers Hope for Patients with Inoperable Deep Seated Blood Clots in the Brain The Apollo™ System, manufactured by California-based Penumbra, Inc., was used for the first time in New Jersey and the outcome was a success. Apollo is an innovative new surgical tool that enables minimally invasive removal of deeply seated blood clots in the brain during a single, efficient operation. With combined use of an endoscope and image guidance, the Apollo System allows decompression and removal of otherwise inoperable clots deep in the brain, among other uses. Dr. Ron Benitez, a nationally renowned neurosurgeon and president of Atlantic NeuroSurgical Specialists (ANS), successfully treated the first patient in New Jersey using the Apollo device. Dr. Benitez explains: “Our first patient was a 63 year-old male who suffered from hypertension. I knew this patient was at risk for time-sensitive, irreversible damage to the brain due to pressure and clot formation. For this patient, I was concerned his need was more urgent, and that the Apollo System would facilitate the same surgical result in minutes, rather than days utilizing medical managements that we did in the past that could result in brain damage or even death. “Following successful clot removal with the Apollo System, our patient improved and we were able to remove brain pressure monitors and breathing support over the next few days. As opposed to facing several weeks comatose in the intensive care unit, our patient was awake and moved from the unit within a few days.” “I am grateful that we are finally making progress in an all too frequent and extremely incapacitating and fatal condition. I think the arrival of the Apollo System is very timely. I’m confident that use of the Apollo System will result in faster patient recovery and a shortened stay in the intensive care unit,” Dr. Benitez concluded. The endovascular team at ANS looks forward to future success using the Apollo System, in conjunction with neuroendoscopy and image guidance, for the removal of hemorrhages in the brain. This technique has the potential to be a truly important advancement in the field, since no other treatment has convincingly been shown to help patients with this lethal condition. Usually patients with this type of hemorrhagic stroke have very poor outcomes and extremely long hospital stays. Just hours after the treatment, this patient began showing improvement. The ANS endovascular team points out that in earlier trials for minimally invasive surgery for intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation, they observed higher rates of good clinical outcomes when they achieved near complete removal of blood clots. The problem was this degree of clot removal was not achieved in most patients and required several days of drainage through a small catheter left in place after surgery. With the new Apollo System, it seems they may be able to achieve the sought-after level of clot reduction immediately and safely in most patients. Therefore, it is possible that the ANS endovascular team will continue to observe benefits that surpass former expectations. The Apollo System is the result of decades of research and development work in the field of advanced aspiration and vibrational energy technology by researchers at Penumbra. Advanced aspiration technology was first developed and perfected in the field of acute ischemic stroke where blood clots inside the arteries of the brain are starving brain tissue of vital oxygen and nutrients. The Apollo System adds internal energy generation to a specialized advanced aspiration tool to surgically address deep bleeding in the brain, a particularly devastating form of acute hemorrhagic stroke. Don’t let insurance come before your health. Call to speak with our insurance counselor. For more information visit or call 732.455.8225.

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With a comprehensive approach to specialized care, Atlantic Neurosurgical Specialists (ANS) holds the keys to your new life. This type of high level collaboration and multidisciplinary approach to surgery and care doesn’t happen everywhere, but it does happen here. New Jersey’s largest neurosurgical practice consists of board-certified neurosurgeons, each of whom are fellowship-trained in their specialties including spine, brain tumors and endovascular care. Our neurosurgeons are afforded an unparalleled ability to focus on their sub-specialties. Because of this, our specialists can offer the rarest of treatment options and are the most qualified to provide an accurate diagnosis. We are highly specialized, nationally renowned, and are among the very best practicing medicine. Don’t let insurance come before your health. Ask to speak with our insurance counselor. For more information, visit or call 732.455.8225.

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Is It More Than Just The “Winter Blues?” Health


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Social Security: Is Your Age a Retirement Numbers Game?

hen preparing for your retirement, think about how much income you may need each year to fund the lifestyle you want. To help maintain your living standard, you may need to save enough money to supplement other sources of retirement income, such as a company pension and/or Social Security. It is also important to be aware of how your age factors into your retirement decisions. Here are some important age milestones to consider:

Age 55

If you take an early retirement, quit, or are otherwise terminated from employment, you can generally withdraw money from 401(k), 403(b), SEP (Simpli- fied Employee Pension), and profit-sharing plans without being subject to a 10% income tax penalty for early withdrawals. To qualify (as specified in IRS Publication 575), you must reach age 55 by December 31 of the year you leave the workforce; money must be distributed to you from your employer ’s plan and cannot be transferred to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA); early withdrawals are subject to the plan’s provisions; and only money from your last employer ’s plan qualifies (not funds from previous employers). You may take early distributions from a traditional IRA without penalty, provided you receive “substantially equal periodic payments.” Since certain rules govern this provision, be sure to consult a qualified tax professional.

Age 59½

Generally, you can withdraw money from traditional IRAs and qualified retirement plans after the age of 59½ without being subject to the 10% tax penalty, if plan specific qualifications are met. Ordinary income tax is due if your contributions were tax deductible. No income tax or penalty applies to distributions from a Roth IRA, provided you have reached age 59½ and have owned the account for at least five years.

Age 60

Widows and widowers may be eligible for Social Security benefits. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Social Security Administration’s website at

Age 62

Some companies may allow retirement at 62 with full pension plan benefits. This is also the earliest age for receiving regular Social Security benefits, but the benefit amount is permanently lower than its potential maximum.

Ages 62–64

For those who are working and collecting Social Security benefits while younger than full retirement age, the age at which an individual is eligible to receive full Social Security benefits. The earnings thresh hold is $15,480 for 2014. One dollar in benefits is withheld (a “give back”) for every $2 earned above that amount. A portion of benefits may also be taxed as income based on a complex formula that includes wages and tax exempt income.

Age 65

Many company pension plans provide full benefits at this age. However, the age may vary by the company plan. Medicare eligibility also generally begins at age 65.

Ages 65–67 (or the year in which full retirement age is attained).

Traditionally, full retirement age was 65. However, for those born between 1938 and 1959, full retirement age has been rising incrementally, and for those born in 1960 or later, the age for receiving full benefits is 67. The lower earnings threshold amount still applies for years prior to full retirement age, and a second earnings threshold rule applies for the year in which full retirement age is attained. For those who are working and receiving Social Security benefits, there is a benefit give- back in 2014 of $1 for every $3 over $41,400 earned in the months prior to attaining full retirement. Once full retirement age is attained, the earnings threshold no longer applies, and a portion of benefits may be taxed as income based on a complex formula that includes wages and tax-exempt income.

Age 70½

Required minimum distributions (RMDs) from qualified retirement plans, such as a 401(k) or an IRA, must generally begin by April 1 of the calendar year following the year in which you reach age 70½. Roth IRAs, however, are not subject to the age 70½ mandatory distribution rules. You have worked many decades to accumulate assets to prepare for enjoyable “golden years.” Be sure to consult with qualified tax and financial professionals to help you stay on the track to achieving your retirement goals!

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anine Strafaci is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television news anchor. For nearly 17 years, Janine served as one of News 12 New Jersey’s main news anchors. She is a Jersey Girl who has covered most of the major news events that have hit the Garden State. Janine is a recognized face as she has worked tirelessly over the course of her news career to help better the lives of the people of New Jersey by keeping them informed about daily events and helping them tell their important stories. Janine’s work has been recognized by the broadcasting industry and includes two Emmy Awards, nine Emmy-award nominations, an Edward R. Murrow Award, seven national Telly Awards, and a number of Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and Garden State Journalist awards.

An Interview with Janine Strafaci by The Ocean County Woman


What do you like most about being a broadcast journalist in your home state?


Tell us more about your newest venture: ShoreTV New Jersey.


Being a journalist is a privilege. During my 20+ year broadcast career in radio and television, I have been able to share the important stories in the Garden State. Through television news, viewers welcomed me into their homes each day to bring them the stories that affected their lives. What made that experience even more meaningful was the fact that I was born and raised in New Jersey. Being a journalist from the state offers you a greater degree of credibility and understanding about the people and stories you are covering. And New Jerseyans are loyal! Each day, I am approached by people who have been following my broadcast journalism career for many years. It’s a unique bond with New Jerseyans that I never take for granted.


ShoreTV New Jersey is a video-based lifestyle website for those with an interest in the people and places in and around the Jersey Shore whether you live here or you are visiting. When you want to know what to experience in and around the Jersey Shore, ShoreTV New Jersey is the site to check out. Our news-style videos show you where to shop, dine, play and stay. We also feature interviews and stories that impact Jersey Shore area communities in a positive way. Those video news features can be found in our segments: ShoreTV Spotlight, Shore Favorites, For Goodness Sake and Healthy For Shore.


Why did you make ShoreTV New Jersey your new outlet for sharing NJ’s stories?


I’ve had a front row seat for many years to all the major news stories to hit New Jersey – from the heart-breaking and life-changing stories of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy to the everyday hurdles that New Jerseyans face in their daily lives. I have always enjoyed sharing the stories that offered people positive information. So often, viewers would say to me, I want to hear more of the positive news. In TV news, those stories were often given less attention than the “hard” news. ShoreTV New Jersey is a way to give more coverage to the people and places that make this part of New Jersey “click” through the use of the professional story-telling tools of journalism. The foundation is based on my love for New Jersey and my journalism career; and offers a new platform for telling stories. The distribution and consumption of media content has changed dramatically. I came to realize that new media presented the best way for me to continue to share my passion. Viewers expect on-demand access to content on any device. They want to participate by sharing their experiences and forming communities around the stories. ShoreTV New Jersey addresses those expectations.


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There are many different causes of rectal bleeding including: internal hemorrhoids, colon polyps, cancer, colitis, diverticulosis, angiodysplasias or anal fissures and tumors. Due to the many possible causes of rectal bleeding one can see the importance of talking to your doctor to define the exact cause of bleeding.


Is the color of the blood bright red or is it maroon or black in color? In general, the brighter red the color of blood the closer to the rectum the source of bleeding is. As one travels higher up in the intestines bleeding from these areas tend to be darker in color. For example, a bleeding ulcer in the stomach may present as black tarry stool not even resembling blood. Diverticular bleeding is usually massive and typically results in hospitalization.




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Conservative treatments include avoidance of constipation by drinking enough water and eating a high fiber diet. Sitz baths and topical medications including creams and suppositories can bring relief. If symptoms persist, internal hemorrhoids can be treated by rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, or surgery. However, these methods tend to be associated with pain after the procedure. Newer methods for treating internal hemorrhoids include laser and heater probe ablation of internal hemorrhoids, which can be performed under sedation during colonoscopy. Patients generally do not have any pain, discomfort or bleeding after the procedure and can return to work the following day. If local treatments and medi-

What danger signs should I be looking for?

Painful rectal bleeding is typical of an anal fissure. Patients describe a tearing sensation during a bowel movement associated with passing bright red blood. An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining of the anal canal, which can result from passage of hard stools or straining during a bowel movement. This can readily be diagnosed on physical examina-



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Any change in bowel habits including: decreased size or caliber of the stool or change in the frequency or consistency of bowel movements. The presence of abdominal pain or significant weight loss should also raise a


Is the bleeding associated with pain?

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(Sitting l-r) Omar Tamimi, MD , Jill Collier, MD, and Allan Cohen, MD. (Back row l-r) Jai Mirchandani, MD, Edgar Bigornia, MD and Kenneth Glazier, MD. We perform endoscopic procedures in the convenience of our two office based endoscopy centers. We aim to provide the highest quality of compassionate medical care and perform endoscopies in a convenient, friendly, non-threatening office setting. We serve patients from many different backgrounds which is mirrored in the diversity of our physicians.


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the cause of symptoms such as blood in the urine (hematuria), painful urination (dysuria), urinary incontinence, urinary frequency or hesitancy, an inability to pass urine (retention), or a sudden and overwhelming need to urinate (urgency) and much more.

Diagnosis: Bladder control issues can be caused by a multitude of factors. In certain cases, pregnancy and childbirth, obesity, weak pelvic muscles or diabetes can contribute to overactive bladder. Additionally, certain medications or inactivity also can contribute to such issues. In some people, bladder control problems are caused by miscommunication between nerves. Specifically, the brain and sacral nerves, which control the bladder, do not communicate properly, causing the nerves to tell the bladder to release urine at the wrong time. The first step towards treatment is diagnosing the type of incontinence and then pinpointing the underlying cause or causes. We ask our patients to complete a “voiding diary” which provides great insight and aids in diagnosis. The gold standard for diagnosing urinary issues, including incontinence, is called Urodynamic testing or Urodynamic study. This series of tests, all done in one visit, along with the data from your voiding diary will give the physician objective data related to bladder functions. Additionally, physicians often perform a cystoscopy to further assess the urinary tract. A cystoscopy is a test that allows the doctor to look at the inside of the bladder and the urethra using a thin, lighted instrument called a cystoscope. This study helps find

Treatment: In some instances, behavior modification may be sufficient to deal with urinary incontinence. You may be asked to limit fluid intake, avoid bladder irritants such as caffeine and alcohol, and do pelvic floor exercises – “kegels”. There are also medication commonly used to treat overactive bladder (OAB) and are sometimes prescribed to treat stress urinary incontinence. In certain cases of incontinence involving the miscommunication of nerves to the bladder, a neurostimulator (commonly called a Bladder Pacemaker) may be the best treatment option. Incontinence is a not a hopeless problem. There are many treatment options available, however, only proper diagnosis will lead to proper treatment. Although behavior modification and pharmaceutical therapy work for some, they may be ineffective or poorly tolerated by other patients. It is definitely possible to live life dry.

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Two Big New ChangesDIVORCE In Divorce Law: Here’s What They Mean POSITIVE ALIMONY REFORM:

Written by: Jay Turnbach, Esq.


In September, Governor Christie o much about divorce conjures negative thoughts and signed twofeelings. new pieces Latentofsocial stigmatism, ideas of divorce as a personal failure, and, for some, the dread accompanying legislationthe impacting the family law. major lifestyle change that divorce represents can and undermine efforts to achieve happiness for Theoverwhelm first is the New Jerseyyour Family yourself and peace for your children. None of it is helpful. None Collaborative LawYour Actmindset whichmakes represents the cutting edge of it is necessary. all the difference. If you need a way to think about thatsecond removes is theataint of outdated of dispute resolution, anditthe purported thinking, my thoughts on the subjects, colored by twenty years of “alimony reform” law.and its ramifications while working in the contemplating divorce family courts, are explained below.

THE NEW JERSEY FAMILY COLLABORATIVE LAW ACT: Having been a founding member of the Jersey Shore Collaborative Law Group Modern beliefs about marriage are inescapably linked to traditions and custom born of myself – the first collaborative divorce group in New Jersey – it is with great pride an earlier age. Today, longer lives, better health as we age, the increasing mobility of our that we notable can announce that New Jerseyfor has,women with the of this statue, given all society, strides towards equality (thepassing stubborn pay gap notwithstanding) divorcing parties an alternative to contentious, costly litigations. The collaborative and easy access to knowledge and education (including the world’s accumulated knowledge process isfor thoughtfully designed to putmake family interests ahead of all to else. In athat collabavailable the taking on the internet) it less and less plausible expect our orative divorce, professionals relationships willtrained endure divorce “’til death do us part.”work together with the divorcing couple to reach optimal divorce solutions in a private, offive, court setting. The life well-lived today often comes in many confidential acts. The ideaout that ten, twentyThis or thirty years later ensures you and the yourprocess spouse remains will remain united by and the same interests, desires, and new legislation confidential secure. goals that have brought you together in the first place is almost naïve. luckyorfew marriages If you children, complex business interests, a desire forThe privacy, simply a that endure today do so against the odds. desire to move forward in divorce by building a healthy new post-divorce relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse as co-parents, then you should absolutely investigate The archetypical path from education to career to retirement, or from childhood to and consider a collaborative divorce. It is truly “the thinking person’s” way to divorce. adulthood to senior citizenship, each with its own separate, compartmentalized mores Callexpectations my office fornomore information and visit the the reality Jersey of Shore Collaborative Law and longer accurately describes life in our time. The 1950’s Group Website at Be sure to seek out a trained collaborative law pro-of conception of breadwinners and homemakers finds little purchase in the real world fessional. Lawyers trainedstrides in themade collaborative process cannot give eroding you the the full today. In the face ofnot the yet economic by countries across the globe benefit of theadvantages process. Again, my office for a listofand locationsboth to find otherneed col-to comparative enjoyedcall by earlier generations Americans, spouses laboratively trained attorneys, mental health professions and financial make economic and non-economic contributions to the marriage. Not alladvisors. relationships are

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After years of percolating around Trenton, an agreement was finally reached among the politicians to change the alimony laws. Those changes do little to alter the ultifitmate to accommodate this new postoutcome of alimony decisions, but do contain some revisions of the process by recession reality. which alimony modifications and terminations are adjudicated. The highlightsreadership, include: the most interesting facet of the “great recession” was Formajor the magazine’s (1) Dispensing with men. the phrase “permanent in favor “open duraits disparate impact upon The job market foralimony” traditionally maleof dominated jobs tional alimony.” is little more a change in jargon to better, soften in construction and the This, trades in fellreality, precipitously, while than women faired considerably and inthe many cases, upended psychological blowtraditional to payors.notions by proving to have the better paying, less volatile and carrying families through difficult the recession. (2)careers A limitation on alimony terms to nothemore thandays the of length of the marriage except in cases where marriages are more than twenty years in length; Today, leaving a marriage that is stifling, stagnant, dysfunctional or, simply, “over” (3) A moreberegularized process alimony modification in cases a payor can and should a springboard to a for better life. Divorce may allow you where the opportunity loses a job (where relief should be faster under the new statute in the event of a to reorder things, reprioritize, reinvent, or remake yourself, your relationships, and your job loss); experiences. To anyone who would say it represents a failure or a “giving-up” on your marriage, know the truthprocess of it. It’s decision, not theirs.inYou believe (4) Ayou more regularized foryour alimony modification cases whereinayour payor personal ability to rise above the consequences, even if they do not. And, ultimately, wishes to retire, whereby there is now a presumption of reasonableness of a when you weather transition, takeorjoy triumph. If yourfull thirty, forty or fiftypayor’sthe retirement atyou the will age he sheinisthe entitled to receive social security year-old self is not the same as you were in your twenties, congratulations! Personal growth benefits; and is one goal of a well-lived life. If that growth sent you in a different direction than your (5) A slightly more liberal definition of cohabitation, making it more likely that spouse, or if your spouse refuses accompany you on your journey any more, than that may boyfriend or girlfriend willspouse result in a downward modification or terwell behaving reasonaenough to move on. If your is not contributing to your sense of mination of alimony. (This change allows a finding of cohabitation even whento security, companionship, and happiness then you are likely not providing those benefits parties maintain separate if other indicia “couple-hood” are met. him. And, that, at the end of theresidences day, is as valid a reason to of divorce as any. All in all, dependent spouses made out fairly well in the reform process. Of course, Remember, divorce may be a meaningful step on the path toward it remains to be seen how the courts are going to interpret this legislation. If you are happiness for yourself and peace for your children. Without doubt, the an alimony recipient, you would be wise to consider the impact of any romantic reladecision to divorce is a serious decision, with serious consequences; but tionship upon thinking your alimony the rules seem to have outmoded aboutbenefits, marriagebecause and relationships should not bechanges your materially. guide Likewise, if you are an alimony recipient expecting to remain single through in making it. retirement age and beyond, this legislation makes it clear that you need to plan carefully for the day the alimony whichLive is likely to you be the dateto.upon You’ve only got onemay lifeend, to live. it like want which your payor becomes forthink full social benefits. It’s all a matter of eligible how you aboutsecurity it.

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f you are considering filing for bankruptcy or have specific questions about it, Daniel Straffi is the person you want to see. His law firm, Straffi & Straffi is a debt relief agency that helps people file for relief under the bankruptcy code. He offers payment plans and can certainly put your mind at ease about what can be a very stressful time in people’s lives. Bankruptcy rules can be very technical and it is critical that your case be handled correctly. Any misstep may affect a debtor’s rights. Additionally, bankruptcy has long-term financial and legal consequences and hiring a competent attorney is strongly recommended.


What is bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is an opportunity for people who are experiencing financial difficulties to obtain a fresh start. Bankruptcy is afforded to the honest and unfortunate as a means, via federal law, to start over or otherwise reorganize their debts.


What can bankruptcy do for me? Bankruptcy can do a number of things for those in financial duress, including but not limited to: getting rid of credit card debt and medical bills, stopping foreclosure actions, wage garnishments, and other forms of creditor harassment. More than anything, bankruptcy affords people the opportunity to rest peacefully and begin anew.


How can I get a copy of a bankruptcy filing? Bankruptcy filings are done electronically through the federal court system. Although a matter of public record, they are not “advertised,” so to speak. Any bankruptcy attorney or other person familiar with the electronic system can easily obtain bankruptcy filings.


What doesn’t bankruptcy do? Bankruptcy does not afford relief to those trying to take advantage of the system. Fraudulent behaviors and actions are vigorously prosecuted both criminally and civilly. Again, bankruptcy relief is only afforded to those who are honest and unfortunate, not those looking to pull a fast one on the system.


How often can I file bankruptcy? It depends. Generally speaking, a person may receive a discharge in bankruptcy every eight years. However, in some cases a person may be looking to reorganize their debts as opposed to getting rid of them. Therefore, there is no blanket rule that applies to all bankruptcy filings. Every case is very fact specific as far as goals and eligibility.

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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease


ue to our growing elderly population, dementia has become a major public health issue. Dementia affects 5% of people over the age of 65 and is estimated to affect 4 million Americans. There are many different types of dementia including vascular dementia, Brain MRI of a patient Lewy body demen- initially thought to tia, drug toxicity, have dementia shows thyroid disease, a slow growing tumor causing her gradual excessive alcohol mental decline. use, vitamin deficiencies, and frontotemporal dementia. However, far and away the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 50-75% of all cases. Those suffering Alzheimer’s disease show a progressive loss of mental ability including memory loss, difficulty completing familiar tasks, difficultly solving problems, personality and mood changes, mental instability, and displaying poor judgment. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease but early detection and treatment can slow the progression of disease and improve the quality of life.


What causes Alzheimer’s disease? Patients with Alzheimer’s disease create a protein that deposits in the brain called Beta Amyloid. This protein


disrupts the connection between normal brain cells and is believed to be the cause of the mental decline. It is believed that this protein begins accumulating in the brain a decade or more before the onset of symptoms. The proteins disrupt functions in specific parts of the brain. It is not understood what forms these proteins. A lot of research is currently underway to create a drug to remove these proteins and restore normal brain function.


How do you diagnose Alzheimer’s disease? It is important to distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of treatable dementia. Testing includes performing a physical and neurologic exam, taking a thorough medical history, mental status testing and radiological tests such as an MRI of the brain. The MRI is used to determine whether the cause of mental decline is related to a cancer, strokes, or tiny bleeds in the brain all of which can mimic the symptoms of dementia. However, for a majority of patient’s with Alzheimer’s disease, the MRI of the brain is normal. The MRI is fantastic at showing detailed pictures of the brain but it does not show the decreased activity of the brain, which is the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.



Are there tests that can show the activity of the brain? PET/CT is the test of choice to detect cancer in the body. However PET/CT is also the best test available to show brain activity. PET/CT stands for Positron Emission Tomography/


Computerized Tomography and uses radiolabeled sugar to measure brain metabolism. This is how it works: (1) Active brain cells normally burn the sugar glucose; (2) Patients to be scanned are given an injection of radio- Normal brain without decreased metabolism. labeled glucose that the PET scanner which parts of can detect; (3) The patient waits one the brain show hour for the sugar to be taken up by the decreased function, brain; and (4) areas of the brain which Flobetapir binds are not functioning properly will eat less directly to beta of the sugar than the rest of normally amyloid plaques functioning brain. (the proteins that What do the different types cause Alzheimer’s Decreased metabolism of dementia look like on in specific areas of the disease). Using PET/CT? brain shown in green a PET/CT Each type of dementia has a (arrows) consistent with machine, one can Alzheimer’s disease. unique appearance on PET/CT. In detect whether Alzheimer’s disease, the temporal lobes beta amyloid is present in the brain. This and parietal lobes are the most affected can improve the specificity of detecting and therefore show little uptake. In conAlzheimer’s disease by 90%. These amytrast, Pick’s disease dementia features decreased metabolism in the frontal lobes loid scans are still under investigation and are not reimbursed by insurance compaand temporal lobes. nies. Currently many medical research Are there new test on the centers are conducting studies investigathorizon? ing the uses of this cutting edge technolThere has been a recently approved ogy including several neurologists test called Florbetapir. Instead of in Toms River. using radiolabeled sugar and seeing



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Are You Suffering From Chronic Knee Pain?

Meet The Doctors Of Premier Pain Centers

Michael O’Hara, DO, Board Certified Kulbir Singh Walia, M.D., Dr. O’Hara has devoted his career to the specialized field of Interventional is a double certified Pain Management. As an board expert and consultant physician in his field, O’Hara conAnesthesiology and Pain Management. tinues his training in order to stay in the forefront of new technology. He has lectured extensively various with pain management topics to physician groups Dr. Waliaonalong his colleagues at and hospitals, as well as community outreach programs. Dr. O’Hara has a Premier Pain Centers treats all types of compassionate philosophy, and treats each patient as an individual. acute and chronic pain problems. Dr. O’Hara received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and is board certified in both Pain Management and Anesthesiology. He completed an Anesthesiology residency from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Dr. O’Hara has been awarded the ABA Special Certification in Pain Management.


nee pain is a very frustrating and common problem. Peterare S. Staats, MD, causes MBA, Board While there various of Certified knee pain, the most Dr. Staats’ philosophy in treating patients is in an atmosphere of warmth, commonprofessionalism is simplyanddegeneration wespecialize grow inolder, integrity. He and his as practice obtaining draresults in pain management the The need for major surgery. which is calledmatic osteoarthritis of thewithout knee. knee joint Dr. Staats also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins is innervated by the articular branches of various nerves University School of Medicine as well as the founder of the Division of Pain including femoral, common peroneal, saphenous, tibial and Medicine at JHU. has been articular consistently recognized as one around of the country’s obturator nerves.HeThese branches theforemost knee pain management doctors. This includes being named one of America’s Top joint are knownDoctors as genicular nerves. The nerves by U.S. News and World Report andgenicular one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors from Monthly. percutaneously Dr. Staats was also the recipient of the Outstanding Pain Physician award, a canNewbeJersey treated under fluoroscopic guidance. national recognition as selected by his peers in the interventional pain medicine community.

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• Patients with chronic knee painboard secondary to osteoarthritis Dr. Walia is double certified in Anesthesiology and Pain who Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. have failed conservative measures of pain control. After medical school, Dr. Walia completed his residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry • Patients with failed knee replacement. of New Jersey where he served as an Administrative Chief Resident. He • Patients unfit forthen knee replacement. trained in a Pain Medicine fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in • Patients who want to avoid surgery Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Walia specializes in the diagnosis and care of patients who suffer Dr.Walia performs genicular nerve block, followed by minimally invasive from chronic neck and back pain. He joined Premier Pain in 2007, and has outpatient procedure called Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of knee genicular expertise in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) as well as cancer pain nerves to treat chronic knee pain. The genicular nerve block is performed under management. Dr. Walia is well known for his warm and friendly approach with patients, along with his fluoroscopic guidance. A small of local injected the vast knowledge of conditions that canamount lead to chronic pain.anesthetic He treats hisispatients usingaround a combination superior lateral, superior medial, inferior medial genicular branches. A response of conservative therapies and minimally-invasive interventional measures. is considered positive there isSociety at least 50% reduction the 24ashours He is a member of theifAmerican of Regional Anesthesia in andpain Pain in Medicine, well as the following injection. American Academy of Pain Management. Patients who experience good pain relief following diagnostic injection are Sean Li, MD, Board treatment. Certified This procedure is based on a offered Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation

Sean Li, MD joined Premier Pain in 2011. He is a board certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Management Physician. LDr. aurie Greisch Ndiagnosis urse Practitioner Li specializes in ,the and treatment of patients who suffer We would like to welcome our new nurse practitioner, from chronic neck and back pain, neuropathic pain (such as complex regional Laurie Greisch. Laurie has joined our team in evaluating and pain syndrome), and cancer pain utilizing both medical and interventional treating patients with Acute and Chronic pain syndromes. modalities. He is a strong proponent of the multidisciplinary pain treatment Her past experience allowedin her to gain the and tools to model and has particular interests neuromodulation minimally invasive diagnose and develop treatment plans for our patients. pain interventions. Laurie patientswith in our Brick and Toms River He haswill beensee recognized the Patients’ Choice Award by offices., and was one of the first physicians in the United States to utilize an MRI-safe spinal stimulator in 2013.

theory that interrupting the nerve supply to a painful structure may alleviate pain and restore function. TheCarmen cooled radiofrequency ablation procedure is done on an Quiñones, MD, Board Certified outpatient basis. It involves Carmen creating lesion around the genicular nerves under M. aQuiñones, MD is a Board Certified Interventional Pain Management whoSuccessful has been practicing in Newcan Jersey sincein local anesthesia and sometimes lightPhysician sedation. treatment result She isRecovery also a Fellow the American of Physical Medicine pain relief lasting several2006. months. is ofminimal withAcademy patients walking right and Rehabilitation. She completed her medical training with a residency after the procedure. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Montefiore Medical Center In conclusion, CooledinRadiofrequency Ablation of genicular nerves seems toin New York City and an Interventional Spine and Pain Fellowship at Emory be a safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic procedure for chronic knee Atlanta. pain Osteoarthritis (OA)University patientsinwith a positive response to diagnostic block. Dr. Quiñones is focused on studying the science of spine and musculoskeletal She specializes in interventional pain For more information about thisdisorders. procedure, management modalities, including lumbar epidural steroid injections, facet joint nerve blocks, and contact Premier Centers today! radiofrequency ablation.Pain She is dedicated to enhancing patients’ quality of life by improving physical function and relieving painful conditions. She is also bilingual in Spanish and English.

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John Mak, MD, Board Certified Dr. John Mak obtained his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine Internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center-Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His areas of clinical expertise include treatment of neck and back pain of musculoskeletal and spinal in origin, neuropathic pain and cancer pain. In order to keep abreast of the latest treatment modalities in pain management, Dr. Mak maintains active memberships in the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Medical Society of New Jersey. Dr. Mak comes highly recommended by his peers and associates for his technical skills in interventional procedures, as well as his outstanding work ethic, clinical judgment and gentle nature with patients. Scott Metzger, M.D., Board Certified Scott Metzger, M.D., is a Board Certified Pain Management Specialist. A lifelong resident of central New Jersey, Dr. Metzger established his Monmouth County-based pain management practice in 2000. Today, the practice has locations in Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean Counties. Dr. Metzger believes in giving his patients the most compassionate care possible. His practice concentrates on pioneering innovation in the science of pain medicine. New Jersey Monthly Magazine has recognized him as one of New Jersey’s Top Doctors for the last seven years. He currently resides in Marlboro with his wife and family, where he is an active leader in the community.

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Tell us about your educational background. I’m a graduate of Fairfield University with a degree in finance and I earned my law degree from Rutgers School of Law in Newark. I’ve been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, a designation that less than one-percent of the attorney’s in New Jersey hold. What advice would you give to a couple that is considering a separation? The decision to divorce is a serious one. These days, the economics of living in New Jersey do not make for an easy go of it living apart. As an economic unit, married couples enjoy the advantages of two incomes, and shared expenses. Giving that up, for most couples, generally will mean some reduction in lifestyle. On top of that, for couples with children, divorce necessarily means losing some control over your access to your own children. There will be times when your ex-spouse has the children and you want them. How you choose to cope with that can make all the difference in how successful you are in your post-divorce life. On the other hand, I get so much out of my own marriage that it saddens me to think that some people are missing out on the joy that a healthy marriage can bring to one’s life. If your marriage is an impediment to living a fulfilling life, then you should choose happiness. What are the most common issues that couples argue over? Everyone argues, even the happily married among us. The difference is in seeing value in compromise. Marriages require regular efforts at renewal. When your partner stops caring about your happiness, arguments are more likely to end in disaster. That said, the warning signs of divorce, and the time-honored killers of relationships include persistent disagreements about money or economic contributions to the marriage, control issues, drug or alcohol abuse, and infidelity. “Divorce is the end result when life’s vagaries overcome the commitment of a party to remain married. Sometimes you have control over that decision, sometimes you don’t. I’ve seen clients move on, remarry and find happiness. So, in the end, I wish happiness for all of my clients and peace to their children,” he says. When Jay is not in the courtroom he enjoys surfing and spending time with his wife Aimee and their two daughters, Cassidy, 15 and Molly, 10. For more information, schedule an appointment with Jay Turnbach, Esq., LLC to further discuss your concerns. 732-286-4680.

Sitting on the couch ( L-R) Cassidy, age 15, Jay Turnbach, Molly, age 10. Wife, Aimee, sitting in the center. Photo By Tracy Harman Photography

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Suffering From Pelvic Pressure And Difficulty Eliminating? Dr. Paonessa helps to make sense of your symptoms.

Women who experience rectal symptoms may be having a difficult time evacuating during bowel movements. Some women actually need to press against the back wall of the vagina or the perineal body (the area between the vagina and the rectum) to have a bowel movement. There are women that even have to manually remove the stool from the rectum. Those who experience vaginal symptoms may have a bulge or a fullness in the vagina, protruding of the vagina, and/or discomfort during sexual intercourse. Many women often have a combination of both rectal and vaginal symptoms.


Are you a women that has had a vaginal delivery that resulted in birthing trauma such as forceps delivery, vacuum delivery, tearing with vaginal delivery, or episiotomy? Perhaps you have a history of constipation, straining with bowel movements, or have had prior gynecologic (hysterectomy) or rectal surgeries. If so, there is a possibility that you can be suffering from weakening of the pelvic floor muscles because all of the above are common causes of pelvic floor disorder (PFD). A common form of PFD is a rectocele.

A symptomatic rectocele may lead to excessive straining, an urge or need to have multiple bowel movements, rectal pain, fecal incontinence, and/or stool trapping in the rectocele that will seep out of the anus later on during the day. Significant stool trapping in the rectum leads to an increased urge to defecate, especially when standing.

to avoid constipation and straining during bowel movements. By doing this it will allow for softer stools which eliminates straining during bowel movements and avoids stool trapping in the rectocele. Another treatment is strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with exercises called Kegels. Biofeedback is a specialized form of pelvic floor training that can be done as an outpatient.

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Surgical treatment will only be considered after the medical alternatives have not been successful. There are three different surgical approaches used to surgically repair a rectocele: abdominal, rectal, and vaginal. Your surgeon will determine which approach is best for you. Surgery for rectocele is to remove the excess tissue that comprises the rectocele and to strengthen the wall of the vagina and rectum.

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A rectocele can usually be diagnosed by taking a complete history and a physical examination by your doctor. In many cases further testing will need to be done. There are special x-rays including defecography, barium enema and pelvic MRI/defecography that may be performed to help assess the degree, severity and size of the rectocele.

What is a rectocele?

A rectocele is a bulging of the front wall of the rectum into the back of the vagina. A rectocele is caused by the thinning of the rectovaginal septum. The rectovaginal septum is the tissue between the rectum and the vagina. This occurs secondary to weakening of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Other pelvic organs that may bulge into the vagina are the bladder, (this is called a cystocele), and the small intestine (called an enterocele). All of these disorders are classified as forms of pelvic floor disorder (PFD).


How is a rectocele treated?

A rectocele should only be treated when symptoms are significant and interfering with a woman’s quality of life. There are medical and surgical treatment options available. As with any treatment, your physician will review all of the options and let you know the best option for your condition.

What are the symptoms of a rectocele?

A majority of patients that suffer from a rectocele have no noticeable symptoms. When symptoms are present, they are classified as either rectal or vaginal. Board-certified in general surgery and proctology and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Dr. Paonessa specializes in colon and rectal surgery. She has been in practice for 10 years. She completed her colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. She is co-editor of the textbook Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids, 2nd edition. Dr. Paonessa believes in patient-centered care and preserving each patient’s independence, well being and dignity. She provides the latest, up-to-date treatments and tailors each plan of care to the individual patient’s needs. Call 732-282-1500

treat rectoceles and other forms of PFD. Dr. Paonessa is a fellowship trained colorectal surgeon who has been treating women with rectoceles and PFD for over 10 years. Her approach is conservative management of a woman’s symptoms. Surgical intervention is reserved only for those women whose symptoms cannot be controlled with medical/non-surgical management. Most women exclaim that they cannot believe they waited so long to seek treatment and relief of their symptoms, especially since treatments are quite simple. Women who have received treatment for their symptoms of rectocele/PFD have improved quality of life. The anxiety and social stress and/or isolation associated with the symptoms caused by a rectocele/ PFD can be eliminated.

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Most patients can be treated with medical management. Like with other rectal conditions, it is very important to have a good bowel regimen

If you feel that you may be experiencing any of the symptoms discussed about rectocele/PFD, call Dr. Paonessa’s office today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

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Stem Cell Therapy and PRP for Treatment of Arthritis and Tendon Injuries: The Aging Spine: AThe Common Cause Of Back And Leg Pain Future is Now


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back pain at some point in their life. As people age, their joints (such as hips and knees) experience wear andhas tear. The spine consists of a complex set ofOne joints thatways is he body an amazing ability also of healing itself through various means. of these through its own growththis factors and stem cells which regenerate and can degenerate. When degeneration leadscan toactually a narrowing ofnew thetissue spinal bone. With recent medical studies, we are starting to understand that some of the painful canal in the lower back, it is referred to as lumbar spinal stenosis. effects and damage caused by osteoarthritis and tendon injuries can be treated and reversed by stem Anatomy cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). It is important to understand some of the basics of the anatomy of the spine to understand

What is osteoarthritis? lumbar spinal stenosis. The spinal column consists of a series of bones connected to one

Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is a group of abnormalities which involve another by intervening discs, joints and ligaments. The bones are referred to as vertebrae. degradation of joints including loss of cartilage and damage to the underlying bone. Symptoms The vertebrae have a space within them called the spinal canal where the spinal cord and include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, swelling, and crepitus or crunching/clicking noises. It affects nerve roots travel. Generally in the low back region the spinal cord has ended and there are up to 80% of the population by the age of 65 and can be a very debilitating disease. Physicians nerve roots that supply the legs. The sections of the spinal column have different names, have limited treatment options with anti-inflammatory mediation medication, physical therapy, where the low back section is referred to as the lumbar spine. viscosupplementation, and surgery. For patients who do not respond to conservative treatment and What happens as thestem spine ages?is an excellent option available today. are not candidates for surgery, cell therapy With aging, the normal discs and joints that connect the vertebrae degenerate. This leads What are tendon injuries? to narrowing of the discs and arthritic changes the joints, which can subsequently to Tendons are a tough band of fibrous tissue thatofconnects bone to muscle. Tendons canlead be found pain in the low back. In addition, the ligaments overgrow and bone spurs form. All of these all over the body and control muscle and bone movement. The most commonly injured tendons in factors cause cuff the spinal canal to get narrower overtendon, time. Once thetendon, spinal quadriceps canal narthe bodytogether are the rotator in the shoulder, biceps and triceps patella rows to a certain point, the nerves that travel to the legs get pinched causing lumbar tendon, and Achilles tendon. Complete tendon ruptures are usually treated by surgery, butspinal partial stenosis. tendon tears and chronic tendon injuries can be treated with non-surgical intervention such as

What therapy are the physical and symptoms? oral medications. However, some of these injuries can be very painful and Therespond symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include pain, PRP whichand canstem varycell depending on do not to conservative options. For these type back of injuries, therapy are the severity of the arthritis. There can also be pain in the buttocks that can travel down the excellent options. back ofisthe legs,and oftentimes referred to as “sciatica.” There can also be numbness or tingling What PRP how does it work? in the buttocks or legs. As the pressure the nerves weakness can occur, and PRP, also known as platelet rich plasma,on is blood plasmaroots that worsens, has been enriched with platelets especially in the foot. Patients will often times report that the pain is worse by standing up the body’s own growth factors. It is a popular treatment option that has been available for decades, straight and walking, but gets better with sitting and leaning forward. As time progresses, but just recently has received wide spread media attention due to the increasing use by professional patientsfor willtreatment not be able to walkand astendon far theyinjuries. once didAthletes withoutsuch feeling painWoods, in theirKobe legs. Bryant, Some athletes of muscle as Tiger patients, however, note that leaning forward on a shopping cart will allow them to walk Peyton Manning, and Dwight Howard have used this procedure to help them recover quicklyfarther from without pain. these type of injuries. PRP is made by extracting a small sample of blood from the patient and How is treated? placing it inita high powered centrifuge. The blood is spun for several minutes and careful steps are The withand seeing a physician dealing with the spinefactors and are taken to treatment extract thebegins growthfirst factors platelets from thetrained sample.inThese powerful growth obtaining an carefully accurateinto diagnosis. Theinjury diagnosis made based on theassuring history proper and physical then injected the tendon underisultrasound guidance placement. exam, also withinjection X-rays and is started In mostand cases, a PRP can MRI. speedGenerally, up healingtreatment time by several weeks.with non-surgical options. This includes therapy,and medications, What is stemphysical cell therapy how doesacupuncture it work? and steroid injections. Oftentimes will feel good pain relief from thesestem treatments. a patient has a poor quality life patients Stem cells, more specifically mesenchymal cells, areIfcells that can differentiate into of different due tooflumbar spinal stenosis,and andbone. non-surgical treatments have not worked and or only worked types tissue such as cartilage These cells have the ability to multiply regenerate temporarily, then tissue surgery considered. The main stayExcellent for treating lumbar spinal stenosis is damaged cartilage andisbone due to osteoarthritis. sources for these mesenchymal to remove thebeligaments, bone spurs and bone othermarrow. compressive from placing stem cells can found in adipose (fat) and Recentfactors medical studies havepressure shown on the nerveoutcomes roots. This processwith is referred to as decompression, or a laminectomy. The surgeon favorable in patients osteoarthritis of the knee and shoulder treated by stem cell does not remove all of the vertebrae, only the elements in the back that placing injections. These patients have seen improved range of motion, strength, andare pain relief. pressure The on the roots. Sometimes spinal fusionofisfatalso for various procedure involves taking aasmall sample andneeded bone marrow from reasons. the patientThe andlaminectomy spinning it can be done usingcentrifuge. a traditional incision, a small “mini-open” incision a minimally invasive in a high powered These stem cells are extracted carefully andorinjected into the arthritic approach. choiceguidance of approach will be determined based on the stenosis, joint under The ultrasound assuring proper placement. Patients canseverity start to of seethe benefits in as the individual patient surgeon factors. people experience good pain relief in their little as a few weeks andand peak results in severalMost months. legs after and are able to resume their normal lifestyle after recovering from surgery. Can I getsurgery PRP and stem cells? However, improvement in the back is variable. The simple answer is, yes! These futuristic treatment options are available now and are very safe. In Conclusion . . . Please have a discussion with a trained physician to determine if you are

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Why Sugar Makes You Gain Weight

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here is a lot of information out there ^ Does the HCG program entail ^ Does HCG work for men as The more insulin your body releases to process sugar, about this weight loss program and injections today? well as women? the more we store sugar as fat. these HCG FAQs are here to help you learn Absolutely. At Ocean Health & Weight Loss, Although HCG is naturally produced only The insulin is meant to regulate blood sugar. Well consider this: in pregnant women, as a diet aid it works the same more. In addition, at the bottom of the page we only work with Pharmaceutical strength HCG and Abusing your body’s insulin response can actually ✓ One measly teaspoon of white sugar has 15 calories. it is by prescription only. cause your body to become resistant to insulin, thereby for men and women. So far I haven’t found the HCG you can call us or check us out on the web. information as to how it works in men since they ✓ A teaspoon of corn syrup has 20 calories. ✓ TheFrequently average can of soda has 11 TEASPOONS of HCG Asked Questions

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You would be eating approximately 800-1200 sugar… translating to between 165 and health and wellness. There is a lot of HCG information out in calories a day of healthy food while taking HCG. 220 calories just from sugar. the media, which can be confusing. Below are some ✓ A couple hundred years ago when sugar started frequently asked questions that will help you learn more. to creep into the American diet, people only ^ How does HCG work in my system? If we haven’t answered your question, please email us at ate about 2 lbs per year. Since the HCG impacts the body ✓ Today the average American eats over ally, you will be able to eat a low calorie diet and still 150 pounds of sugar per year. Eating sugar is unique in your brain. You see, when maintain the diet without suffering from severe hunger ^✓What is theofHCG That’s 3 POUNDS sugar per Diet? WEEK! you eat broccoli, you don’t get the same reaction in pangs or a loss of lean muscle mass. The supplement Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a specialist on obesity and ✓ The average American even consumes more than 40 dulls hunger pangs and burns fat for energy, which alyour brain as you do when you consume sugar. What weight regulation, introduced the HCG Diet Program. teaspoons DAILY of sugar. makes sugar ‘feel’ so good? The answer is dopamine. lows you to go a long time without dealing with excess This HCG information has helped many people overDopamine is a neurotransmitter that makes you feel hunger. Imagine setting 40 teaspoons of anything in come their resistance to weight loss. A natural hormone good. Dopamine is released when we consume alcohol, Also, there is a metabolic impact as well. Your front of you. It’s overwhelming… that our bodies produce during pregnancy called nicotine, heroine, and sugar. muscle mass will be maintained during the diet and and indeed it’s a scary thought! Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is utilized. not be consumed for calories. This allows your body to That’s one of the reasons people become addicted to Under Dr. Simeons’ theory, HCG triggers the hypoburn up stored fat to acquire what it needs. one or all of the above. thalamus area of the brain to release your abnormal fat stores. When you consume sugar; taste receptors signal dif- ^ Is it safe? The HCG protocol has helped thousands of ferent areas of the brain, one being the cerebral cortex. The diet is perfectly safe and has been empeople lose those stubborn pounds and inches. In addi- ployed by scores of people for several decades. There Your brain rewards you for it and tells you to have tion to weight loss, many people who have completed may be minor side effects associated with the use of more sugar. Just because dopamine is associated with all of the the HCG program also experienced other health benefits, HCG. Some might experience mild headaches or The same thing happens when people take certain above-mentioned ‘risky’ business doesn’t mean that such as a drop in blood pressure, cholesterol and blood even dizziness during the early days of the diet. due drugs. That’s why people want more and more of these dopamine is inherently bad. In fact, dopamine can sugar and many women find it subsides many of the to detoxing. However, this is only reported in a slight things and become addicted. help you be MORE nutritious. That’s because when symptoms of menopause. And yes, your brain’s reaction to sugar does lead to number of people that take part in the diet. Most acyou eat the same thing over and over, you don’t react counts of HCG information show that such side effects sugar addiction. with as much dopamine. This causes our bodies to ^ How do you know That’s the reason dieting can beifso HCG hard! Either you are rare and do not last beyond the first days of comconstantly seek new foods and different tastes. Food avoiding sugars that sneak into restaurants and mencement. Quality research shows that this is a safe is aren’t reliable? and drink variety begets more dopamine; which causes product with no known side effects. processed foods…or you’re having legitimate sugar HCG information derives from years and us to try new foods and have more balanced nutrition. withdrawal! years of scientific study. The process of using HCG for Ocean Health & Weight Loss has cracked the weight loss started in 1950. It was originally performed code and is helping thousands overcome their in the form of injections and was known to deliver addiction to sugar. quick and effective results. When you eat sugary foods, dopamine doesn’t level out like it does with normal foods. When you eat Your gut has sugar receptors, just like your brain. sugar, the reward in your brain persists. That’s how When you eat sugar – your gut will actually send a people get addicted to sugar – you keep eating it and warning up to your brain. it keeps feeling good! One of the biggest offenders of Your brain responds in one of two ways: sugar overload is SODA POP. But you’ll be shocked to 1) You feel full know how much is in tomato sauce, ketchup, even in 2) Your insulin spikes in response to excess sugar. healthy protein and cereal bars! Before After

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Suspicious Breast Screening? Dr. Sumy H. Chang Provides Options Fellowship-trained Sumy H. Chang, MD, FACS, a board-certified general surgeon dedicated to breast health, recently joined Barnabas Health Medical Group (BHMG), in partnership with Community Medical Center, to provide Ocean County women with access to the latest prevention, detection and treatment options for breast-related issues. Dr. Chang is fully committed to helping women with breast health issues. Here, Dr. Chang provides options on what to do if you have a suspicious screening. So, it’s that time of the year again and you get your annual mammogram. But this time, the results are marked “indeterminate.” What does that mean? What’s next? Dr. Chang says it all depends on the finding. “If it’s a mass or calcifications, tiny deposits of calcium in breast tissue, we take additional views with a mammogram to clarify whether what we’re seeing is real or not. We may also do an additional ultrasound, if it is a mass. After additional images, if there is

something real, then we have to determine if it looks suspicious. If it is ‘suspicious’, we recommend a biopsy.”

Biopsy Treatment Options Biopsy simply is to get the tissue for diagnosis. There are different methods to biopsy a breast lesion, but the primary methods include using a needle or surgically removing the whole area. “Not everyone we see needs a biopsy – it has to be suspicious,” says Dr. Chang. “Previously, biopsies were performed by surgeons where larger areas were removed to be sure the diseased area was removed. Now, there are less invasive options and surgery is a last resort.”

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Stereotactic breast biopsy is used when a small growth or calcifications are seen on mammograms, but can’t be seen using breast ultrasound. During the procedure, a woman lies facedown on a padded biopsy table for 30 minutes to one hour with one of her breasts positioned in a hole in the table.

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The table is raised several feet, and the equipment used by the radiologist is positioned beneath the table. The breast is firmly compressed between two plates while mammograms are taken to pinpoint the exact location of the area that needs to be removed. The radiologist injects numbing medicine into the breast and makes a small incision, then inserts either a needle or a vacuum-powered probe and removes samples of tissue. The tissue samples are then sent to a pathologist to be examined.

Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy Ultrasound-guided needle biopsy is recommended if there’s a mass seen on the breast ultrasound. This method uses a gel and probe to locate the lesion. It is easier for patients to tolerate because they’re lying on their back, making it more comfortable. During the biopsy, the doctor numbs the breast and makes a very small incision over the area that needs to be biopsied. An ultrasound probe guides the needle to the abnormal area on the breast. The needle is inserted into the mass and a sample is taken. This less invasive procedure only takes 30-45 minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia, just local numbing medicine. MRI-Guided Core Needle Biopsy If a breast abnormality is seen only on a breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), we recommend a MRI-

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guided biopsy. During this kind of biopsy, the physician uses an MRI machine to get a precise reading on the location of the abnormality. This way, the physician is able to pinpoint the mass and remove enough tissue to get an accurate reading of the biopsy under the microscope. During this procedure, a woman lies facedown on a padded scanning table and her breasts fit into a hollow depression in the table. A small insertion is made to allow the core needle to be inserted. Samples of tissue are sent to a lab for analysis.

Surgical Biopsy A surgical biopsy is a more invasive procedure, requiring a longer recovery time. “Some scenarios warrant this type of biopsy – especially if the mass is close to the nipple or the chest wall. Also, some women are candidates for a surgical biopsy if they can’t tolerate procedures that require lying on their stomach for a decent amount of time,” says. Dr. Chang. During a surgical biopsy, a portion of the breast mass is removed for examination. It’s usually done in an operating room using sedation and a local anesthetic.

After a Breast Biopsy With a needle biopsy, women can expect to have bandages and an ice pack over the biopsy site. Normal activities can typically be resumed after a day’s rest.

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For People Over 55: Fountainhead, a community for people 55 and over, in Jackson offers manufactured homes from about 1,000 square feet and larger. Fountainhead is a land-lease community, a home ownership opportunity that allows the home buyer to buy the home and lease the lot. This allows the home owner to spend less at the time of the buy than if a comparable home were purchased on his own private property. Nice people who have led responsible lives live at Fountainhead. Over time, as people occasionally want to move, the Fountainhead home owner will sell their home to another prospective home owner who will enter into a lease with Fountainhead.

Land leasing in NJ is a secure relationship, based on credit history and income of the prospective home owner. It is usually

at the home owner’s election to terminate the lease arrangement. In this residential lease where the homeowner is invested in the home, there are several strong consumer protections supporting the longevity of the relationship. Fountainhead is one of the best ways to live comfortably in style as retirement approaches and leisure time becomes more precious. Our excellent location, in the middle of NJ, offers easy and rapid access to all the majors: I-195, Garden State Parkway, Route 9, 295, NJ Turnpike. Fifty miles to NYC, 40 miles to Philadelphia, 50 minutes to Staten Island, 1hr 15 minutes to Atlantic City and 20 minutes to the Jersey shore.

But what’s in a name? Terminology is so important- it can be so exact

there is no mistake what it describes or it can be a phrase that just doesn’t do it. In the world of manufactured housing there continues to be some confusion on the part of the home shopper. What is the difference between a manufactured home, a mobile home, and a modular home? In NJ, all homes must be built to NJ’s specific body of codes and standards; some are equal to the federal standards, some are more strenuous than the federal housing standards. This is good to know, but since all homes will be 100% inspected in NJ, the buyer can really take the durability of construction as “a given”, meaning that once it has a certificate of occupancy it meets or exceeds the requirements.


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The Way Of Future Home Ownership Manufactured homes differ from site-

built homes in that they are constructed somewhere other than the site and are transported to the site where they will be finished as necessary to be issued a certificate of occupancy. Manufactured homes are modular homes and mobile homes. To clarify commonly-heard terms: a manufactured home is built on a permanent chassis, and rarely moved from the initial site where it may be “sited” as a permanent residence. It will display a Certification Label and Data Plate attesting to its compliance with the construction code- US HUD Title 6. It does not look any different than a site-built home, it does not perform any differently than a site-built home, except if compared to an older site-built home it will be more energy efficient, more true to level 00 and offer more options at a better price.

costly than owning a site-built home, the access to the utilities of each home is well-planned and accessible.

The long-term benefits of leasing versus owning can be felt in the pocketbook.

People 55 and over are accustomed to leases in other aspects of their lives. In these days of a see-saw economy it makes sense to be financially alert and watchful. Less out-of-pocket, longer time between routine maintenance with new versus older, lower annual expenses in lease versus land ownership. At Adult Community Fountainhead, the average home ownership costs including Manufactured homes are built in utilities and leasing costs offer a home American work places and inspected, and comparable in size and style to any any budget. The common denominator is the lease fee- nearly all the same monthly t is a great and sometimes undervalued privilege to have a choice. cost. The lease is easy to read and simple to follow. tested before leaving the construction It is oneother of the great thingscommunity about our country-home we have many adult but at any budget. The common denominator theHomes leaseAre fee-Great nearly all the same monthly and sometimes undervalued privilege to have achoices, choice. New or is Newer Choices an endless supply of them. facility. Construction facilities keep all their The newest homes, some in the established neighborhood, are built to last as long a substantially conservative price. We As we grow into the latter stages of life The and choose to move where simplification of cost. lease is easy to read and simple to follow. the great things about our country- we haveresponsibility many or longer than any other new home. You could choose a high quality home with give us the opportunity to spend more of our free time participating materials under cover, out of the weatherin the things wewill suggest the prospective home owner plywood sub-floor, high peaked roof, composite flooring, or you could choose a more or Newer Homes Are Great Choices enjoy most, it is New time to consider all the choices. endlesswhich supply of them. budget friendly version that is also energy efficient- bearing the US EPA Energy Star maximizes the utility of the material. Finding The bring Right Match For You And Your Budget with them their true home symbol of commitment, with carpet and linoleum selectto some otheras architectural Theoffering newest homes, some in the established neighborhood, are and built last long o the latter stages of life and choose to move where simplification of can be over-the-top Adult communities amenities we hope to enjoy or element to please you. Our experienced home consultants are always available to Technology has advanced allowing for plan to enjoy- even currentlycosts enjoy. The key isthe tothan findpresent theany one that matches your home. owner for dwelling so or longer other new You could choose a high quality home with show and demonstrate the benefits of buying a factory-built home. give us the opportunity to spend more of our free timewishes participating and does not break the bank. Breaking out of the same old and exploring all Some of the more popular interior options would include upgraded kitchen applidurable plastics, the options plywood sub-floor, high peaked show thealongfinancial benefits are we two ofcan the skills we’ve honed life’s trail. Look into land leasedof roof, composite flooring, or you could choose a more joy most,composites it is time tomore consider all the than choices. ances, composite countertops or circle windows. But beyond these upgrades, there is communities; you will find as wide of a selection of amenities as any other 55+ choice also the option to go with ceramic tile floors, and a front door budget friendly version that is also energy efficientbearing thearched USdoorways EPA Energy Starthat piping and connections are fingertips away. owning locations without the land costat and Fountainhead. with much less ongoing ownership expense. ght Match For You And Your Budget says “you”. The possibilities are endless when envisioning your new manufactured Homes may vary in age from symbol proposed-to-be-built, to new and there is always of commitment, with carpethome, andso linoleum select architectural mandated disclosures why not see whatand is offered? Also some in additionother to any interior option a perare a conservative buyer and/or not a big risk taker, land leasing ties can Federally be over-the-top offeringinsulation amenities we hope to “vintage” enjoytoo. or If youThe Fountainhead location is right spective buyer can imagine, each manufactured home is standard from the factory to element to please you. Our experienced home consultants are always available to may be the right choice for you. A hybrid home ownership option that allows you assure home bestmatches survive hurricane style winds and the nature of their factory built construction ensures n currently enjoy.the The key isowner to findthe the very one that your freedom to be the homeowner you have always been with lessJackson, costly responsibilities. where it all happens in a all materials to stay at their strongest, for the longest. show and demonstrate the benefits of buying a factory-built home. Fountainhead, a 55+ community in Jackson, New Jersey is one that offers a selection environmental protection ot break the bank. Breaking out of the money same oldcan andbuy. exploring all you choose to stay in the middle of NJ, approximately the of homeowner township services that you choose as you need to. homeowners choose interiorOnce ofSome over 100 square miles. of theMost more popular options would include upgraded kitchen applimiddle of I-195 between the Shore and Trenton, you must decide to a homeleased from a model or a blueprint and customize the interior/exterior colors and o of the skills we’ve honed along life’s trail. Look into land visit windows. FountainheadBut 55+. beyond these upgrades, there is ances, composite countertops or circle Terminology: a mobile home is a design features.All Then they onto designing and maintaining their lot. Maximum themove shopping, services, worship will find as wide of a selection of amenities as any otherprivacy 55+duechoice to large lots, mature trees and wide streets evoke a neighborhood that feels Jackson is home to about 60,000 people with all the services also the option to go with ceramic tile floors, arched and Jackson a front residential structure that was built to a set of places, conveniences and much of the we all need just down the blockdoorways familiar and where nice people reside. from Fountainhead. has door that he land cost and with much less ongoing ownership expense. award-winning recreation facilities foryour all ages,new preserved land, Land Leases Are Another Option says “you”. The possibilities are endless when envisioning manufactured requirements before federal recreation is within a 2 land mile square and a great location. If you must continue to travel outside of Land leases are very secure, and designated by municipal use zoning. Leasesof y in age construction from proposed-to-be-built, to new andthe there is always home, so not see what is offered? Also inyouaddition to any interior option a perOcean County won’t find a better township with any easier are auto renewable, and the homeowner’s lease is why protected by law. Security, mutual governmentbuyer codified the Fountainhead. ou are a conservative and/orand notregionalized a big risk taker, land leasing access to the main commuter routes. We have it all. understanding and cooperation, communication; these are some of the elements that spective buyer can imagine, each manufactured home is standard from the factory to make good long-lasting lease relationship. At Fountainhead, while there are For directions to the sales center at 1 Rose Drive, inoption 1976.that Justallows likea veryyou hoice forconstruction you. A hybridrequirements home ownership Nancy Viviano nearly one hundred more new homes to build,hurricane 75% of the households have residedand in the nature of their factory built construction ensures survive style winds Jackson, NJ 08527 call 732-928-3100 or visit Fountainhead their homes for 10 years or more. This has allowed for a very good market to satisfy homeowner you have been in with less costly a home thatalways was built 1975 is notresponsibilities. what Properties all materials to stay at their strongest, for the longest. 5+ community in built Jackson, is one a selectionOur caring professional home a home in New 2014Jersey would be,that for offers energy, The Best Home Choice For 55+ Population Once you choose to stay in the middle of NJ, approximately the ices thatstyle, you choose you need to. Most homeowners Location ~ Great Homes ~ Long Term Affordability ease ofas remodeling. 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Preparedness Planning ForFinancial Adult Children With Disabilities By Judith S. Parnes, L.C.S.W., C.M.C., Gerontologist Elder Care Consultant is By JudithAnd S. Parnes, L.C.S.W., C.M.C. Executive Director Of Elder Life Management, Inc.,isOcean, NJ. Gerontologist And Elder Care Consultant


Executive Director Of Elder Life Management, Inc., n entire Ocean, NJ generation of parents are now growing

older and facing the reality that their children with disabilities will outlive them. Presently, here isdisabled often a adults tendency to with close to a million developmentally are living planning caregivers over the age of 60put in off the financial United States. especially when it While parents are growing older, many are not only caring for their own parents but involves events thatwith we special wouldneeds. rather notmay feel financially stretched. also caring life for an adult child They address. However, if youpeople are the child disabilities to live longer. Medical advances have enabled withadult developmental of planning may not At elderly the same parents, time, thesethe advances have enabled theirbe parents to live longer as well. However as populations have changes increased care needs. difficult if itboth is done priorage, to they serious Consider the circumstances of Helen P. Helen first called Elder Life Management in your parents’ abilities and behavior.


to discuss her concerns. As the sole provider and caregiver for her 49 year old son, Helen knew Ted wasK“different” but he was never diagnosed. Had Ted been Ted, I recently metthat with Bill for a Comprehensive born today, he would havereferred surely been diagnosed Consultation. He was to Elder Lifeas being on the autism spectrum. However, in the 1950’s very few sought help from Management by his mother’s doctor after sheschools or outside agencies. Her reason fora seeking from this office and herwas biggest fear was what would happen to suffered Bill’s mother, Barbara, Ted as she aged already a minor stroke) hospitalized for(she tenhad days and suffered then transferred to a and both of their care needs increased . rehabilitation center. Barbara’s doctor determined withneed Helenhelp to develop a planterm including short term solutions and long thatI worked she would with long care and term planning. We were to obtain Socialfacility. Security benefits for Ted as a disabled possible placement in able a long term care adult. Our agency found a local program to assist with developing socialization skills increase hisBarbara ability towas ultimately independently. a care manger toAlthough 87, shelive had always beenSimultaneously, strong began to meet with Ted and as a result, developed a rapport and trusting relationship. and self- sufficient even after her husband passed away. Helen’s health decline, sheofknew the time SheAshandled all of continued the day totoday duties running andhad come that she could no longer live her at home andand carestill for Ted. soughtfor alternative maintaining home droveTogether to meetwefriends lunch living arrangements for both Helen and Ted. Helen went into an assisted living program and Ted and her weekly bridge club. was able to obtain housing in an apartment that offered limited help and supervision. We continue to assist Ted even now, 15 years later.had A commitment was madecare that This all changed dramatically when Barbara a stroke. Barbara’s Ted would a client of Elder Management. nowdetermined continues to that live needs wereremain reviewed during theLife consultation andTed it was in supervised housing. Lifewith Management oversees medical needs her needs would bestElder be met placement in a his long term and carecare facility.

and also pays his monthly bills. A care

Bill now had to take over management of his mother’s affairs and he now manager continues to “check –in” with realized he was not prepared or informed enough to do so. Bill sought our Ted and of course, is available in an help as he wasn’t sure what was necessary to continue to pay his mom’s bills, emergency. Elder Life Management is keep the house running, and eventually apply for government programs to now Ted’s finance herfamily. long term care. In Summary, below is a list of things you should consider developing Should thiswhen happen to you, are you prepared? a plan for your special needs loved one.

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4. Location financialGuardians records. and trustees will be 2. Identify who will be guardians and/oroftrustees. 5. Automatic deductions checking. responsible for the welfare of your loved one, so thinkfrom carefully before naming Online payments paperrelative checks? any individual to this role.6.Don’t assume that theorclosest is always the best 7. Insurance including life, health and term choice. Instead, choose a person who you feel will be able to handlelong the responcare. sibility and look out for the best interest of your loved one. A professional Care Manager can be consulted.8. Do they have a financial planner? 9. Is there a general durable power of attorney?

3. Work together with your relatives to coordinate planning. Involve the rest of 10. Is there a will? your family in your planning efforts. This will ensure that everyone is aware of 11. Is there a living will/Medical power of attorney? what is going on, which will minimize the risk of disruption and conflict after your death. 4. Find a supportive community. Planning for a special needs family member can be a challenge, but you are not alone. Seek out other families who are dealing with the You can contact Elder Life Management same issues as you. They will be able to provide valuable support and guidance to at (732) 493-8080 to obtain a free Elder help you in your planning efforts.

LifeinPlanning Fact Only by being an 5. Seek Professional help Financial planning for nowSheet. and beyond. consumer can youand live yourwho best institutions are noweducated including professional care managers advisors can address, monitor and develop optimal care plans for enhanced quality of life and elder life. increase assurance that health and safety needs are met. Elder Life Management provides quality elder careequitable planning, GREAT NEWS! NJ is finally assuring management Medicaid to olderadults adults Medicaidand funding forapplication all older services or disabled andwhose their families. Please visit monthly income previously exceeded the $2163 or threshold. call (732) 493-8080 more Life information. ContactforElder Management for details. 931 West Park Avenue, Ocean, New Jersey, 07712.

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I was so pleasantly surprised at how quickly I received my father’s Medicaid approval. I know this is your job but I am so grateful for your help. I don’t believe 3 this would have happened without you and Elder Life Management. James B., Toms River, NJ


Once Again, It is amazing to me that anyone can expect an elderly person to actually make sense of this all. I am a lawyer and my wife is an accountant and if we didn’t have Elder Life Management helping, there is no way we could have navigated this maze. Robert D, Aberdeen, NJ Just wanted to say thank you again for all your help, guidance, expertise, patience and understanding. Elder Life Management saved my life and sanity. I could never 3 have done it without you. Barbara G., Red Bank, NJ The County Woman Magazine Magazine

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fitPLAN is a customizable approach to setting and achieving health and fitness goals. By setting realistic goals based on an individual’s lifestyle we can monitor and provide tangible, long term results. Available to each member free Tilton Fitness Management partnered with Meridian Health to bring the of charge, fitPLAN presents a visual representation of body composition as well as a rehensive medically-based health and wellness facilities to Ocean County. scientific calculation of their current and goal health age. “We believe that fitPLAN welcomed two brand new facilities in Jackson (which opened in March) is the most important first step in any health and wellness journey as it provides a currently under construction) and one established facility in Manahawkin structured strategy for better health.” The Ocean Club -under the Meridian Fitness & Wellness banner. This But, according to Busacca, optimal wellness is more than physical capability. s was placed on developing a more personalized and preventative approach “Our unique partnership with Meridian Health provides our members with a more re through fitness. Our mission, to Change People’s Lives, is not limited to Written by Julianne Dods, VP “Anna is excellent. Shecomprehensive has helped me accomplish I approachthings to fitness; with access to medical step down programs and rs. We impact our local &communities Meridian Fitness Wellness by providing access to educational never thought possible,” says Pam. “But, most importantly, a Medical Advisory Board of Physicians, Meridian Fitness & Wellness is continually ng needed to promote healthier lifestyles. she keeps me accountable. There are days when I would working to better serve the health and wellness needs within our communities.”

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rather skip the gym, but I know Anna is there waiting for ecently retired after a 40-year imal Wellness not only be letting myselfInvolvement down, but Community career with the Marlboro Board of me. If I don’t go, I willFor Anna as well.” In 2014, Meridian Fitness & Wellness actively worked to build a positive presence Pam Galgani, 66 of Jackson, Meridian Education, Fitness & Wellness, we understand that there is no For the past 7 months, Pam and Anna have met within our local communities found herself at a new place in life. twice weekly for one-on-one training in which Annahosting Open House Events, Health Fairs, Fundraisers, e-fits-all approach to attaining physical or mental well-being,” offering fitness andand educational programming for Youths, Seniors, and Special focuses on increasingand Pam’s strength, stamina “I have always had good intentions to join a health

t Busacca, in aJackson. “Each individual’s personal mobility. club,”Training says Pam.Director “But with full-time job, long-hours

Populations. newparticipating things, encourages me from home and mounting responsibilities, it was easy “Anna pushes me to try“By in outreach programs and fundraising events to benefit various als areaway as distinct as the individual themselves, which is whytowe believe in my ability to perform new movements and to justify living a sedentary lifestyle.” grass-roots initiatives, we can provide a forum or a presence to help educate the d and launched fitPLAN our locations in 2014.” motivates me to stay on the right track,” says Pam. But, a routine visit at to all herofPrimary Care Physician community about the importance of health and wellness therefore becoming an What once began as a preventative healthcare changed her perspective on health and wellness. for healthier living,” says Chris Wild, General Manager in Manahawkin. measure to combat advocate high cholesterol and excessive “The doctor was concerned about my weight gain as Meridian & long-lasting Wellness also took a proactive step in the fight against breast cancer weight gain has now turned into aFitness positive, well as my cholesterol levels,” says Pam. “He recommended lifestyle change for Pam. starting a regimen of cholesterol lowering medications, by becoming a Pink Partner in Meridian Health’s Paint the Town Pink Campaign. Besides “I have learned so raising much from this experience,” but I was hesitant. I needed a lifestyle change not a awareness for breastsays cancer prevention, detection and treatment, Meridian Fitness & Pam. “Aside from adopting regular physical activity into prescription.” Wellness members, staff and guests helped raise funds to provide screening mammography to my daily routine; I have learned how to fuel my body with In April 2014, Pam found Meridian Fitness & underserved women proper serving sizes and high nutrient foods.”within the community. Wellness in Jackson. At first, she was adamant on


Pam now views food differently. “When I invest COMPLIMENTARY For the Future those 3 to 4 days at the gym each week, I am more

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Reclaim your life with some New Year’s resolutions designed to boost your health, fitness and overall well being. The staff at Whiting Health Care Center has some great advice to help you start your New Year with renewed zest and energy.

1) Don’t try to be perfect. “It’s okay to take off your superwoman cape,” says Jennifer Causer, Executive Director at Whiting Health Care. “You don’t have to be the world’s best caregiver. Doing the best you can, with love, is more than enough.”

2) Take time for yourself, too. “Many women are so busy taking care of a loved one that they don’t make caring for themselves a priority,” says Causer. “Remember, you still need healthy food, exercise, sleep and recreation. Make a resolution to set time aside for yourself – to watch a movie, go out with your spouse or friends, take a hike, go shopping, read a book – whatever refreshes your spirits.”

3) Guard your health. Most caregivers spend their lives worrying about someone else’s health, not their own. Don’t neglect yourself this way. Resolve to get a full check-up this year --- and a mammogram if you’re due for one.

4) Take a deep breath (or four or five.) Stress is a fact of life for caregivers. Amy DelValle, Recreation Director at Whiting, recommends taking breaks whenever possible. “Just 15 minutes

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quizzes and trivia challenges. “Learning something new is also a great way to keep your mind sharp,” she notes. “Take a class in photography, cake decorating, yoga—anything you always wanted to learn more about. Challenging yourself will help you stay alert and sharp.”

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Most Parents Would Do Anything To Help Their Children Written by Lorraine Catalano, CNMT and Imaging Director If you are experiencing memory loss, and/or have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, the Amyvid PET Scan could help you do just that… help your children. Alzheimer’s disease affects the entire family. Early detection and treatment can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Having the Amyvid PET Scan can give you and your family correct information about the cause of your cognitive impairment. Until this scan was available, the only definitive way of knowing if a person had Alzheimer’s disease was by an autopsy. Many doctors have been treating patients with medications used to treat Alzheimer’s, without the benefit of knowing definitively if that patient really has Alzheimer’s. Using these medications may not be beneficial to patients, and, in some cases, could be detrimental to their health. This scan will give the information needed for doctors to make appropriate treatment decisions. 2414 Highway 35, Amyvid, a radioactive diagnostic agent for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain is used to estimate betaamyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease and Manasquan, NJ 08736 other causes of cognitive decline. Phone: 732.292.1008 • A negative Amyvid scan result reduces the likelihood that a patient’s cognitive impairment is due to Alzheimer’s disease at the time of image acquisition. • A positive Amyvid scan result indicates moderate to frequent amyloid neuritic plaques; neuropathological examination has shown this amount of amyloid neuritic plaque is present in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Amyvid is an adjunct to other diagnostic evaluations. Caring Heart & Brain Imaging is the first imaging center in New Jersey to perform the Amyvid PET Scan. This fantastic imaging tool can diagnose and differentiate the forms of dementia at even earlier ages. Diagnosing and staging is vital for doctors to prescribe the appropriate pharmaceutical treatments and therapies to slow the progression of these diseases. If we can slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, we can give patients and families the time to plan ahead and spend quality time with their loved ones.

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Caring Heart & Brain Imaging has made the latest cardiac technology available to residents of the Jersey Shore, who could only benefit from this same testing if they traveled to New York City, Philadelphia or Northern Jersey. Unfortunately, patients are not aware that they can ask their family practice doctor or cardiologist to write a script for the test that will accurately and specifically determine if your heart muscle is receiving adequate blood flow and if that blood flow is evenly distributed. The test to ask for is called a Cardiac PET Perfusion study with Rubidium. The Cardiac PET Perfusion study is the newest version of a cardiac stress test. For those people who have had the old test, the most compelling reasons for having the Cardiac PET Perfusion study performed at Caring Heart & Brain Imaging are: • Speedier Scan Times – approximately 45 minutes as opposed to 2-1/2 to 4 hours for the old SPECT scan, • Patient Exposure to Radiation is cut in half - the Attrius scanner reduces patient exposure to radiation, and Rubidium, the agent used in the scan, has a short half-life, so the amount of radiation exposure is substantially less than a chest x-ray. • Improved Images – PET provides clearer, more precise 2D images better suited for detection of disease. • Avoidance of Unnecessary Procedures – Test images are so accurate, procedures such as stent implantation and even coronary bypass surgery might be avoided.

• We will provide transportation, if necessary. If you have some, or all of the risk factors mentioned below, you should see your family practice doctor and ask if you would benefit from the Cardiac PET Perfusion study performed at Caring Heart & Brain Imaging. • Smoking. • High LDL, or “bad” cholesterol and low HDL, or “good” cholesterol. • Uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure). • Physical inactivity. • Obesity (more than 20% over one’s ideal body weight). • Uncontrolled diabetes. • Uncontrolled stress and anger. • Family history of heart disease • Post-menopausal • Race (African Americans, American Indians, and Mexican Americans are more likely to have heart disease than Caucasians) Don’t let this opportunity to receive the best and most accurate technology for cardiac care slip away from you. Tell your doctor you want only the best. We are happy to answer any questions you or your doctor may have.


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Extended Wear Devices And Are These Good Options Made-For-iPhone Hearing Aids: For Better Hearing? Presented By: Jefferson Audiologists, Thomas Jefferson University


e all make choices about how we present ourselves to the world. From our hairstyles and clothing choices, we like to feel good about our outward appearance. The Lyric, an extended wear hearing aid, presents a choice for those patients who want a discreet hearing aid.

Extended wear hearing aids are placed within the ear canal, invisible to the casual observer, that can stay in place without any adjustments for up to 3 months at a time. It is a soft and comfortable device that fits deep into the ear canal near the eardrum. Though the Lyric can only be placed in the ear by an audiologist, the patient can remove it at home. There is a small tool that allows for removal of the device as well as for volume adjustments that is given to the patient. The process of inserting the Lyric is quick and painless, taking 10 minutes from start to finish. Once inside the ear, the Lyric needs no battery changes or recharging. When the battery runs out and the Lyric needs to be replaced, all that is needed is a quick visit to your audiologist. The old device will be taken out and a new device placed in the ear. Patients who have concerns about missing important sounds when they are not wearing their hearing aid experience peace of mind when wearing the Lyric. While patients can remove the Lyric at home using a small loop tool, it does not need to come out every night. Having amplified hearing 24 hours a day allows hearing-impaired patients to feel more connected to their environment. The Lyric can even be worn while in the shower, but should not be used while swimming or diving. The Lyric device has undergone several size and programming upgrades since its release. The new Lyric model fits a wider variety of patients, such as those whose ears were shaped differently for the older, larger lyric device. Programming and software improvements also provide better fine-tuning ability for the audiologist and improved sound quality for patients. Patients who have a mild to moderate hearing loss may be good candidate for the Lyric device. The Lyric however may not be a viable option for patients who have had ear surgeries affecting the ear canal. In these patients, the Lyric may not fit tightly into the surgically altered space. Also patients who have a history of chronic ear infections or Eustachian tube dysfunction

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Difficulty Hearing? • Do you hear, but not understand, what is being said? • Does it sound like people are mumbling? • Do you have trouble hearing the television or radio, or do family members complain that the TV or radio is too loud? • Do you often ask people to repeat what they’ve said? • Do you have difficulty understanding what is being said on television? • Do you find it difficult to hear people speak or follow conversation in a noisy environment, such as a restaurant or party? • Do you have difficulty understanding women or children?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you should have a full hearing evaluation. may not be good candidates due to the risk of more infections. Eardrops and ear rinses cannot be used when the Lyric is in place, as the device blocks the ear canal. A consultation with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat physician) can help in evaluating if an extended wear hearing aid would be appropriate. Another product that was released to the market earlier this year is the made-for-iPhone hearing aids. With the increased use of smart phones and smart devices, hearing aid manufacturers are now incorporating features into hearing aid design that allow patients to use their phones to adjust and optimize their hearing aids in an array of listening environments. For example, having a conversation with a friend at a noisy coffee shop may be difficult due to the noise level. With a made-for-iPhone hearing aid, a patient can use their iPhone app to make real-time adjustments in the coffee shop until they can hear the person they are speaking with and save those adjustments as “Coffee Shop” on their hearing aids. The made-for-iPhone hearing aids will work with the iPhone 5, 5s, and 6 as well as many iPad and iPod devices. Patients with a mild to severe hearing loss can be good candidates for the made-foriPhone hearing aids. In addition to hearing aids, manufacturers also offer a range of accessories that may help a patient hear speech better in background noise. These include remote controls, Bluetooth streamers for wireless audio streaming directly to hearing aids, and remote microphones. After a patient or their audiologist pairs hearing aids with accessories, they can have a drastic improvement on speech clarity in noise, on the phone and in situations where the hearing aid users may need to listen to several speakers at once (family gathering, meetings, etc). With poor speech clarity in background noise as one of the leading complaint of hearing aid

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users, these accessories can be a solution to address these difficult listening situations. With all this in mind, the best way to find out if an extended wear hearing aid or a made-for-iPhone hearing aid is appropriate for you or a family member is to be seen by an audiologist. Seeking out a welltrained audiologist and scheduling a consultation are the first steps to better hearing. All of the products mentioned above can be customized for a wide variety of patients and can be a wonderful solution for you or a family member.

Audiologists Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery. The Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center works with patients who have problems with their auditory and vestibular systems. The highly trained physicians and audiologists at Jefferson’s Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 925 Chestnut Street, 6th floor, Philadelphia, PA and Jefferson at the Navy Yard, 3 Crescent Drive, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA provide state of the art diagnostic care and follow best medical evidence practices in providing treatment.

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-JEFF-NOW. For more information, visit our website – November/December 2014

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Koehler Acupuncture Will Take Care of Your Aches and Pains You

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Where do you see oncology in 10

Sarah J. Easaw, MD, FACP

Diplomate of the American Board of Hematology, Oncology & Internal Medicine

Oncology research has made tremendous a treatment options are available for cancer pa part, cancer should now be considered a chro rather than a terminal disease. Research is now focusing on identifying th Treatment is directed from the cellular level different; even within the same cancer, there The future of oncology is in targeted thera target the genetic changes; chemotherapy wi care tailored towards each patient’s cancer ch approach. Hundreds of newly targeted agents are now alone or in combination with chemotherapy. are being studied extensively. Now cancer ce the factors that predict the risk of relapse and cells are unique, as are the individual patient accordingly. The advent of Targeted therapy holds a bri and their families.

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I enjoy reading and creative writing. I am where I write a column every month. I also e family.

What is your educational background?

I completed my medical school in India and did a residency in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital Center, which is affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. I then did a 3-year fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Following my fellowship, I worked in an Oncology group in Bergen County, NJ for 10 years. I moved to Ocean County in 2006 and founded “Ocean Hematology & Oncology,” a center for cancer and blood disorders. I am a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH).


When did you first decide to be a physician and why? I always dreamed of being a physician, even during my childhood. I wanted to help people in need and to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Why did you decide to focus on Hematology and Oncology?

This is a very challenging specialty, very different from all the other fields of medicine. Cancer patients need special personal care and not just the “treatment” for their disease. I felt that this would be a field of medicine that would best utilize my communication skills and compassion, in addition to my medical knowledge.

What do you like best about being an oncologist?

Being an oncologist is not an easy job. It is very stressful to deal with patients with terminal illnesses and their families, on a day-to-day basis. Many patients come to you in a state of panic, with fear, anxiety and a lot of questions. At our office, we treat each patient and their family in a very personal and unique way. Our highly qualified and compassionate staff patiently takes the time to answer their questions and to try to make them feel at ease. We take pride in providing state-of-the-art cancer care in a warm and personalized atmosphere.

It is very rewarding when patients and their families leave the office with a positive attitude and smiles on their faces. It is also gratifying when patients return annually for the cancer survivor’s day celebration, years after the treatment is completed.




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Oncology research has made tremendous advances in the last three decades. More treatment options are available for cancer patients now than ever before. For the most part, cancer should now be considered a chronic disease like diabetes or hypertension, rather than a terminal disease. Research is now focusing on identifying the genetic changes that lead to cancer. Treatment is directed from the cellular level to the molecular level. Each cancer is different; even within the same cancer, there are disparities.

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The future of oncology is in targeted therapy, with the use of biologic agents that target the genetic changes; chemotherapy with minimal side-effects; and personalized care tailored towards each patient’s cancer characteristics, rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Hundreds of newly targeted agents are now being used in various cancers, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy. Many more drugs are in the pipeline and are being studied extensively. Now cancer cells are also analyzed in detail, to identify the factors that predict the risk of relapse and response to a specific treatment. Cancer cells are unique, as are the individual patients, so cancer treatment can now be tailored accordingly. The advent of Targeted therapy holds a bright future for millions of cancer patients and their families.

How do you spend your free time? Any hobbies? I enjoy reading and creative writing. I am in charge of an Indian cultural magazine where I write a column every month. I also enjoy travelling and spending time with family.

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Submitted by: Dr. Sarah J. Easaw, MD, FACP Ocean Hematology & Oncology Continuation from Nov/Dec 2014issue) issue (Continuation from May/June

There are three types of cells in our blood: Red Blood Cells (RBCs), White Blood Cells (WBCs) and Platelets.



When the number of white blood cells (WBCs) in the blood is lower than normal (LEUCOPENIA), it affects the immune function and makes a person more susceptible to infections. There are different types of WBCs in the blood --Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, etc. Neutrophils are important in fighting against bacterial infections. So the number of neutrophils in the blood (Absolute Neutrophil Count: ANC) is more valuable than total white count when assessing the risk of infection.

and counts should return to normal within two to three weeks. • Infections: Viral infections and some bacterial infections can cause leucopenia. Once the infection is resolved, blood counts will return to normal. • Autoimmune Diseases: Diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can cause a suppression of the bone marrow and result in a low white count. • Bone Marrow Diseases: Since the blood cells are produced inside the bone marrow, anything that affects the normal function of the marrow can result in a low blood count. This includes leukemia and other cancers, aplastic anemia, and myelodysplasia(MDS). • Myelodysplastic Syndrome(MDS): MDS is a group of diseases where the bone marrow’s function is altered and this results in suppression of one or more cell lines. It is usually a disease of the elderly, but can affect young people as well. Depending on the cell line that is affected, MDS can present with anemia (low RBCs), leucopenia, thrombocytopenia (low platelets) or a combination of all three. Most cases of MDS progress slowly. In some instances, this can develop into leukemia. Treatment of MDS is based on the degree and severity of the disease. Mild anemia and leucopenia may not require treatment. Injections such as Procrit or Aranesp are used to treat anemia from MDS. Neupogen is a drug that is given as an injection to help stimulate the white cells. If the anemia is severe, blood transfusions might be necessary. More advanced cases of MDS require chemotherapy to lower the number of blood transfusions required and to slow down the progression into leukemia. Younger patients can be considered for a bone marrow transplant if they have an available donor.

• Medications: Certain prescription drugs, including some antibiotics and drugs used for the treatment of seizures, can lower the white cells. If the count is only slightly low, there is no need to change the drug and close monitoring of the blood count is all that is necessary. • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy drugs, given for the treatment of cancer, almost always lower the white count, along with red cells and platelets. This is reversible,



Platelets can be transiently increased in infections, inflammations, stress, from smoking and conditions such as iron deficiency anemia. • Essential Thrombocytosis: Bone marrow makes abnormal amounts of platelets in this condition and results in extremely high platelet count in the blood.

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Treatment of thrombocytosis is • Medications: Certain drugs usually directed towards the cause can lower the platelet count. This is and towards reducing the risk of getusually mild and reversible when the ting blood clots. Taking a baby aspiMark, Jackson, NJ drug is discontinued. rin or regular aspirin a day would Dear Dr Easaw: • Immune thrombocytolower the risk of blood clots. Thank you for all your penia(ITP): ITP is a condition To learn more about blood disorders where the bone marrow makes norpatience and guidance during or cancer treatment, contact: mal platelets but they are destroyed the past 21 months. We, esSarah J. Easaw, MD, FACP in the blood by an auto-antibody in pecially our Mom, were very 732.961.0010 the blood. The actual cause of this fortunate that we found you! is not well-known. Auto-antibodies John and Michelle, are antibodies directed against one’s Note: (Part befound foundatat NOTE: (Part II can can be Toms River, NJ own cells. When the platelets are, May/June 2012 issue,, Nov/Dec destroyed, the bone marrow makes page 201417.) issue on page 43. more platelets to compensate. ITP is most often mild and does not require Compassionate Cancer Care, Close to Home any treatment unless the platelet count is significantly low(<50,000). This disease can cause fluctuations in the platelet count on a day-to-day basis. • Bone Marrow Diseases: Leukemia, other cancers involving the bone marrow, aplastic anemia and similar bone marrow disorders can also result in a low platelet count.

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Causes of Leucopenia:

can result in bruises, nose bleeding, gum bleeding and even bleeding into the internal organs. If the platelet count is really high (thrombocytosis), it can result in blood clots. Thrombocytopenia(low platelets): There are a number of reasons why the blood platelets can be low. Most often, this is very mild and does not cause any bleeding.



Platelets are the blood cells that help to prevent bleeding. Normal blood platelet count ranges from 140,000 to 450,000. When the platelet count is low, the risk of bleeding increases. In severe cases, it

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If the platelet count is lower than 10,000-15,000, the risk of bleeding is very high and one would need transfusion of platelets. In general, treatment is based on the underlying cause. ITP is treated with drugs such as steroids, gamma globulin and Rituxan. In some cases of ITP, removing the spleen (splenectomy) is one way of improving the platelet count. • Thrombocytosis: When the platelet count is higher than normal, it can result in blood clots that clog the blood flow. This can occur in the legs or in any internal organs.


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W We offer a full range of Hematology & Oncology services. W We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art cancer care in a warm and personalized manner. W Our newly renovated, spacious infusion room provides a peaceful and friendly atmosphere to patients while they receive chemotherapy and other infusions. W Our staff is highly qualified, experienced and compassionate.

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“Unselfie”, I Am For The Child! Written By: Vicki Weiss, Executive Director

What is CASA of Ocean County?

CASA of Ocean County is a non profit organization that exists to recruit, train and supervise every day concerned citizens to serve as a child’s voice in court. A CASA Volunteer is a compassionate caring adult that remains in the child’s life until the child has a safe and permanent home. What do you need to do to become a CASA Volunteer? Besides patience and a giving heart for children, the CASA Volunteer needs time to donate to be the one person that the children can count and rely on. CASA provides a 30 hour training class for the volunteers to teach them how to become child’s rights advocates in a very complicated court system. A CASA will undergo a background check, visit the child once a month, prepare court reports and attend hearings, and participate in on going training activities. As Judicial Volunteers they assist the court by visiting foster homes, day care providers, schools, medical providers, and will inform the Judge in a court report. The volunteer will make recommendations to the court so the Children in Court Judge can make the best decisions in the best interest of the children.

How many children are in foster care in Ocean County? There are nearly 500 victims of abuse and neglect living in out of home placement in Ocean County. By no fault of their own, innocent children from our community have experienced physical/and or sexual abuse, neglect, witnessed domestic violence, live in extreme poverty and have parents that are struggling with addiction or mental health issues. Children, from ages ranging from birth to 21, are appointed to the CASA office so we may provide them with a CASA Volunteer of their own. The CASA Volunteer ensures the child’s emotional and physical needs are being met while they live in foster care.

What does advocacy include? • Every child’s situation is different but here are examples of how a CASA can change a life of a child: • Serve as a voice in the court room to keep children from being moved from foster home to foster home. • Request the child’s right to have parent, sibling, and family visitations. • Assist with clothing and basic need issues. • Recommend annual health visits and therapy. • Monitor a parent’s court order for rehabilitation and help the child from lingering in foster care. • Advocate for the adoption, reunification and Kinship Guardianship so a child will have the safe and forever home that they deserve.

How can you receive more information? The CASA office hosts monthly Informational Sessions and in person interviews to provide volunteers with answers to all their questions. More information can be found on CASA website and volunteer applications are available to download. The next training class is in the Spring of 2015, and CASA is actively seeking volunteers to become advocates and serve on the Board of Directors/Committees.

History and Mission of CASA: Since 2006, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ocean County, Inc., which is an independent, non-profit organization located in downtown Toms River, has been committed to advocating for the best interest of at risk children in foster care who are victims of abuse and neglect. The CASA volunteer serves as the child’s voice in court and is committed to moving the child towards a safe and permanent home.

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January/February 2015


Women Of Ocean County

Christine L Matus, Esq.

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Christine is an attorney that resides in Toms River, New Jersey. She was born in New York City but raised in Toms River, New Jersey. Her parents had moved here in 1975. With a degree in Economics from Rutgers and then a Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School, she started her legal career in Toms River, New Jersey. She worked for an insurance defense firm early on and then worked for a law firm primarily located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey but at their satellite office in Northfield, New Jersey. During her legal career, she has had vast experience in real estate and estate planning. Her and her husband Steven, who is a civil engineer, have two children. Being a mother of a special needs child, Christine has seen the incredible relationship created between her older child and the lessons learned by being a parent of a child with special needs. As a result, a large portion of her practice is devoted to protecting the assets of special needs children and adults so that they can have the lifestyle they deserve. She is a board member with many nonprofit organizations such as 21 Plus, Incorporated, MOCEANS, Inc., Ocean YMCA, The Jersey Shore Down syndrome Association, a member of the Central Ocean Rotary, former board member of the American Cancer Society. She is also dedicated to helping her fellow Filipinos by being a Board Member with the Filipino American Cultural Development Center of Toms River, New Jersey, legal advisor for the Filipino American Medical Society, as well as the Philippine Nurses Association of Ocean County. Christine greatly enjoys spending time with her family. You can reach her at 732‑281‑0060. Visit her website at

Rhoda Kopy

“Be the mentor you wish you’d had,” is a quote that Rhoda Kopy feels encompasses her motivation for embarking on her career paths. She recently celebrated her tenth anniversary as a nationally certified consulting hypnotist, and has a private practice in Toms River. She views herself as a coach, facilitator, and cheerleader for clients who are motivated to make changes in their lives. Having studied nursing and later obtaining her degree in biomedical communications from Richard Stockton State College, she provided community health education and coaching services for years. She segued into career services and founded and managed A Hire Image for a decade, which involved motivational coaching, training, and confidence building. As a result of the success she achieved using hypnosis for a night-eating habit, she completed an advanced training program in hypnosis and opened Hypnosis for Women, a private practice that serves primarily women, teens, and children, throughout the tri-state area. She recently earned specialty certification in Complementary Medical Hypnotism. She co-founded the Jersey Shore Hypnosis Cooperative, a peer support and networking group, and is a member of several international hypnosis organizations. Born in Bayonne and raised in North Plainfield, Rhoda has lived in Toms River for most of her life. She enjoys coordinating Bookie Babes, watching meteor showers, playing with her adopted shih-tzu, traveling with her husband, and getting together with friends and family. She can help you determine if hypnosis and coaching are appropriate for you; call her at 732-270-0080 and visit her website at

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Sumy H. Chang, MD, FACS

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Fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Sumy H. Chang, a board-certified general surgeon dedicated to breast health, provides women in Monmouth and Ocean counties with access to the latest prevention, detection and treatment options for breast-related issues. Dr. Chang’s decision to focus on breast health came early in her career, when she treated a young woman with metastatic breast cancer that could have been treated earlier had she felt comfortable with her providers. She vowed then to become an advocate for women’s health. Today, Dr. Chang encourages all women to see a doctor at the very first sign of any change or abnormality. As a member of Barnabas Health Medical Group, part of Barnabas Health, Dr. Chang is supported by leading technology and resources that enable women to seek the best in breast health – including a high risk breast cancer program and genetic testing; dedicated breast imagers; highly skilled medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and plastic surgeons; and a host of psychosocial support services available to address the emotional impact of breast diseases. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Change, contact Community Medical Center, 732.557.2153 or Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, 732.923.7702

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Lynn Perrotta

Dental Assistant, Aesthetic Dental Creations

Lynn Perrotta has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. Raised in Staten Island, New York, she currently resides in Howell, New Jersey. Lynn’s friendly personality and warm temperament allows her clients to feel right at home. Her primary focus besides assisting dental procedures is allowing her patients to feel comfortable by alleviating any stress or anxiety they may have before or during any dental appointment. Lynn also contributes her knowledge of dentistry by educating and answering any questions her clients may have about their dental procedures. She joined Dr. Balaji Srinivasan’s team at Aesthetic Dental Creations in 2014, and has made a wonderful asset to their caring and technologically advanced office. As Dr. Balaji Srinivasan’s assistant, Lynn enjoys being “part of a team,” as well as all of the great aspects Aesthetic Dental Creations offers. “It is time to get back to your quality of life,” is one of the quotes Dr. Balaji Srinivasan and his team promise to all their clientele. Lynn’s most cherished times are those spent with her family, her husband Matt and her two daughters Jennifer and Meagan, as well as cooking and decorating her home. Call Aesthetic Dental Creations to schedule an appointment for all your family dental needs at 732-363-5370 and visit

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The County Woman Magazine

January/February 2015

Women Of Ocean County Catherine Facciolli

Patient Coordinator, Bella Derma Medi Spa

Catherine was born and raised in Lacey Township, NJ and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing at Florida Atlantic University. Since 2010, Catherine has worked at Bella Derma Medi Spa as an integral part of Dr. Godek’s team. From scheduling the initial consultation to discussing financial information and reserving your surgery date, Catherine guides our patients every step of the way. Her goal is to ensure patients feel comfortable with their decision to have plastic surgery by educating them on the process, discussing their goals and expectations, and help alleviate any concerns that might arise during the process. She takes great pleasure in building relationships with patients and ensuring their visit is a pleasant one. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys spending time at the beach, reading, exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. For more information or to contact Catherine, call 732-281-1988, email, or visit

Jessica Hough

Billing Manager, All -Care Physical Therapy Center

Jessica Hough grew up in Toms River and graduated from T.R. High School North in 1993. She went on to get her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Montclair State University. After college Jessica worked for various Fortune 500 companies before moving back down to Toms River to start a family. After her son Luke was born she went back to work as a receptionist for a small Physical Therapy practice and through her position learned billing, credentialing, and overall operations of a small practice. Seeking a better opportunity she took an entry level billing position with All-Care Physical Therapy Center in 2011. Jessica excelled with All-Care PT Center and in less than a year was promoted to billing specialist. The following year Jessica became the billing manager and is now responsible for the billing for all five locations. Jessica enjoys being part of tremendous team at All-Care and strives to keep the back end of operations running at optimal production. She is responsible for insuring all payments received by insurance are entered in properly as well as maintaining the accounts receivables ensuring insurance companies are paying in a timely fashion. Answering patient’s inquiries with regards to insurance, billing, and just general information is the most rewarding part of her job. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys time with husband Dave, their two children Luke and Abigail and cat, Charlotte. To contact Jessica, please call 732-849-0080 or visit

Photo by Tracy Harman Photography

Photo by Tracy Harman Photography

Jill Zedalis

Program Design Specialist, Meridian Fitness & Wellness

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer, Jill Zedalis fell in love with fitness at a young age. “I was a competitive dancer for twelve years; ballet made me strong and taught me discipline.” It was that discipline that pushed Jill into a career in fitness after a knee injury at sixteen, forced her to stop dancing. “I ended up gaining weight and I knew I needed to make a change. Fitness and Nutrition became a passion, and now I get to share that passion with others.” Today, Jill’s personal workouts focus on High Intensity and Circuit Training, “I like to include exercises that work multiple muscle groups and get my heart pumping.” Her go-to move? Push-ups! “They work my whole body and I am definitely out of breath after each set.” “The best part of my job is seeing my clients’ faces when they begin to see results. The happiness and excitement they feel is like nothing else – I’m so lucky to be a part of that. Even on hard days I know my efforts make a difference in their lives,” says Jill. The Tuckerton native spends her free time trying new fitness classes, staying active with her dog, reading and enjoying time with friends and family. To schedule an appointment with Jill, call her at 609.978.2244 for visit


JoAnn Juralewicz

Owner, Simply Skin Day Spa

JoAnn is a licensed esthetician for over 25 years. She had a vision for a place of serenity and professional skincare, a place where men and women could escape the outside world and take care of themselves, stress free. Simply Skin Day Spa has just celebrated 20 years as Ocean County’s original day spa. They have a staff of 23 women who all love the work that they do. Which makes it so much easier to take care of you. As the oldest of 5 children, JoAnn has always enjoyed taking care of others. She has been married 40 years with three grown children and 4 grandchildren. They all have a passion for travel, adventures together and reading. After attending Ocean County Vocational School in Toms River, JoAnn continued her education in New York City, Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Paris, France. She also holds a diploma for ITEC (International Technical Examination Council) and has lectured at Atelier Esthetics School in New York City. JoAnn’s newest endeavor is connecting with a biotech lab for breakthrough antiaging products. She is sharing a vision with her Brand Partners, of where we will go with anti-aging and she is excited to share this information with you. You can connect with her at her website www.joannjuralewicz., phone, 732-505-9448, or you can find her at the spa. Photo by Tracy Harman Photography

The County Woman Magazine

January/February 2015


W Woman Of Ocean County omen

Vicki Weiss

Mayuri Patel, MD Cardiologist at AtlantiCare It’s no coincidence that AtlantiCare Physician Group cardiologist Mayuri Patel, MD, is known for her “heartwarming” approach to patient care. “The heart is a vital organ and a symbol of love. I am a caring person, and taking care of my patients with love is vital to me, as I believe that love is universal,” says Dr. Patel, who specializes in general cardiology and a subspecialty of cardiology known as interventional cardiology. Dr. Patel focuses on the treatment of heart diseases, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, valvular heart disease, heart failure and other cardiac conditions. As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Patel performs specialized procedures such as cardiac catheterizations to detect blockages in the arteries that carry blood to the heart and treats blockages with balloon angioplasty, stents and atherectomy. Dr. Patel earned a medical degree from Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. After completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at B.J. Medical College, India, she completed a residency in internal medicine at Trinitas Hospital, Elizabeth, New Jersey. She also did a fellowship in cardiology and interventional cardiology, and earned board certification in interventional cardiology, adult echocardiography, cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and nuclear cardiology. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel, call 1-888-569-1000.

Executive Director for CASA of Ocean County

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Vicki Weiss has lived and working Ocean County since 1993. She is happily married to her husband, Ed Weiss, and enjoys spending time with her three beautiful children. Vicki is the Executive Director for CASA for Ocean County and works to lead the volunteer driven, non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children placed in foster care. Vicki has over seven years experience in non-profit management and fundraising. Vicki successfully raised over $8 million for vital health and community improvement projects that assist the most vulnerable and needy people living in our community. Vicki spends her free time volunteering for faith based organizations such as the America’s Keswick Celebration Choir and she is an active member of the Tom’s River Baptist Church. Vicki enjoys gardening, reading, and has been singing gospel music since she was seven years old. Vicki, also a child of adoption and fostering, is proud to use her skills and talents as a fundraising professional to help those children of our community that need a voice in a very complicated child welfare system. To contact Vicki, or for more information on CASA for children, please visit or call 732-797-0590 today!

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The Luxury of Today, the Coziness of Yesterday


rom the moment you step onto the mahogany-wood porch and through our stately front door, you will be transported to a simpler and more elegant time. Our home is a Victorian masterpiece, filled with history and character. But don’t let the roaring fireplaces; four-poster beds and delicate table settings fool you. Married to the old-time charm at 600 Main is all the comforts and amenities of today: plush linens, comfy robes, and breakfast and tea menus that would earn stars for South Beach boutique hotels and Manhattan bistros.

of your choice, soup of the day, homemade scone with mock clotted cream and lemon curd, salad of the day, and an assortment of tea sandwiches and savories. Finish your amazing repast with our tempting assortment of desserts and pastries. We welcome you to sample exquisite food in our unique and tranquil setting, whether you are planning a tea for two, a birthday celebration, a bridal shower, or business meeting. You may call 732-818-7580 to make your reservations (with a minimum of two days’ notice) for the Full Afternoon Tea, served Wednesday through Saturday, from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. We will also open upon request on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday for larger parties of eight (8) or more. Reservations for these larger parties must be made one week in advance.

600 Main is a bed and breakfast and Victorian Tea Room. Stay overnight or visit for a personalized dining experience. At 600 Main you can celebrate a special event with friends in our garden, or curl up with a good book on a couch in the parlor. Enjoy a wine tasting with other aficionados in the dining room, or sip an iced tea over a game of Scrabble in the library. Relax to the gentle melodies from our baby grand in the foyer, or play croquet on the rear lawn. Host a club or business meeting, and reward yourself by staying around for the ambiance and memorable gourmet treats. We are just blocks from downtown Toms River, home to numerous events and activities, as well as minutes from the pristine Jersey Shore. Come to our cozy oasis for pampering, plentiful breakfasts, unique Victorian teas, custom dining events, and a stay you will always remember. Come back to find out what new events and dining experiences we have planned for your relaxation and entertainment.

600 Main. The luxury of today, the coziness of yesterday. Welcome to our home.”

Please call us now to make your reservation for an Afternoon of Tea in this beautiful, tranquil setting. You may read about 600 Main’s previous guests’ experiences at our Victorian Tea Room in our fabulous reviews on www.teamap. com and We look forward to serving you at one of New Jersey’s top Tea Rooms.

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Step back in time to the late 1800’s and treat yourself and your loved ones to the pleasure of a Full Victorian Afternoon Tea at 600 Main in Toms River. Leave your cares behind as you enter this beautiful mansion, lovingly restored to its original splendor and creatively decorated by owners Susan and John Notte. Having purchased the Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room in December 2011, Susan and John took a year to renovate the mansion and in November 2012, they opened for business. Susan and John invite you to experience the stunning antiques that grace every room of their home, creating a vintage atmosphere that is both elegant and relaxing. Enjoy the ambiance of the tearoom with its crisp linens, fine china, teapots with cozies, and tiered luncheon servers. Savor the Victorian Tea Presentation, graciously served by attentive staff, which includes a freshly brewed pot of tea

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   

    

 

  


  



   


  


  

    


    

     

 

 

  

 

  


  




     

  

  

  

  




               

 

  


  

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   

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   



  

   

      


      

   

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  

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  

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   

 

   

        


                   

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The County Woman Magazine

January/February 2015

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Toms River - Ocean County Chamber of Commerce News A LETTER FROM THE CHAMBER: A Letter from the President: It is with great excitement that the Chamber

Registration is required to attend: http://oc-chamber. com/news-events.html .

It is hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us. The Chamber announces our 22nd Annual Golf Outing! This year’s has had a busy fall season. In September we honored, The Jay & Linda Grunin golf outing will take place on Thursday, June 11, 2015 In addition to a brief presentation on networking Foundation, as Distinguished Organization of the Year at our 50th Annual Awards at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 2 Augusta Blvd, Lakewood. skills this event includes: open networking, small Reception at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. We alsosponsorship gave special recognition “Wave two follow-up appointment For additional information regarding group networking, Awards” out to Ocean County Vocational Technical School, Ocean County opportunities, golfer information & gift donations go opportunities to College cultivate and further develop & CASA of Ocean County at that event. In October, we business had another successfuland the opportunity to thank to: relationships, Maureen Stankowitz, Business After Hours at Tuscan Bistro Bar & our Technology Committee hosted Dina M. Vicari, Esq. or 732-349-0220. Chamber members for referrals or business. Our President another informative Seminar on Security. The Chamber continues offer a vari- orientationChairwoman quarterlytonew member meeting will now ety ofWe networking for our members to take Pleasethese join meetings, allowing our new are also opportunities pleased to announce the success of advantage take placeof.during us for our General Membership Holiday Tuesday, December 2014 at Ramada Toms Riverabout where will present our newMeeting monthlyonnetworking meetings,9, Member members to learn thewe benefits of theirOcean Chamber nd County YMCA & Your Grandmother’s Cupboard with the take “A Season of Giving – A Season of Livingwhile Award”. To register for this business event Connect. These meetings place the 2 Friday membership, networking & making Dina M. Vicari, Esq. News & Events of everyPage. month, 7:15 a.m. start, at Tuscan Bistro Bar. connections.



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DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISING: AUGUST& 28, 2014 CONTACT THE CHAMBER SPONSORSHIP DONTAPAYMENT ENCLOSED $_____________ OFFICE FOR GOLFER, PLEASE EMAIL YOUR AD IN PDF FILE to PRIZE ❑ UNWRAPPED GIFT FOR A NEEDY CHILD ❑ DONATE A DOOR Payment Type (circle one): Check/Visa/MC TION INFORMATION. WWW.OC-CHAMBER.COM NEWS & EVENTS PAGE TOMS RIVER-OCEAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Card #:_________________________________________ TOMS RIVER-OCEAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 732-349-0220 Exp. Date____/____ Hooper Avenue,NJ Suite08753 301, Toms River, NJ 08753 1415 HooperOR Avenue, Suite 301,1415 Toms River, Phone: 732 349-0220 Fax: 732 349-1252 Sec. Code______________ Phone: 732 349-0220 Fax: 732 349-1252 • The County Woman Magazine The County Woman Magazine

17 Washington Street, Wireless Zone of Toms River Denise TomsKoerner River, NJ 08753 1334 Lakewood Road, Unit #36, 732-349-4762 Toms River, NJ 08755 732-818-0300, fax: 732-818-0122 Business Services Information Technology & Telecommunications Grow My Practice Online

“A Season of Giving - A Season of Living Award” Special Recognition Award:9, 2014 Tuesday, December

Please GTS Telephone, Inc. Cassandra Pierce Information Technology & 209 Center Street, Lakehurst, NJ 08733 Telecommunications 732-323-8620, fax: 732-323-8660 E Video Productions Information Technology & Telecommunications Darcie King

Gannett Inc./Asbury Park Press AdamCo., Binder Frank 321 Cannamela Cook Road, Unit 5204, 3600 Highway 66, Neptune, NJ 07754 Manahawkin, 08050 732-643-3150, fax:NJ732-643-2777 January/ 2015 732-861-1302 News & Media


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Welcome NeW members Institute Prevention/DART Coalition Jersey for Shore iPhone Repair Michele Buldo Rob Phillips 1691 US Hwy. 9, Toms River, NJ 08754 138 Charlotteville Drive South 732-886-4757, fax: 732-886-4809 Toms River, NJ 08757 Organizations/Charities/Non Profits 732-430-9012

Internet & Web Services Bahr & Sons Electrical Robin Bahr 82NHance Shorewood Drive, Bayville, NJ 08721 732-269-5333 Ron Markese Construction & Home Services 1336 Millennium Court

Crest Construction Group, LLC. Toms River, NJ 08753 Scott O’Donnell 848-210-6675 401 N. Main Street, 1st Floor, PO Box 1035, Barnegat, NJ 08005 609-698-2122, fax: Construction & 609-698-2422 Home Services Construction & Home Services

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TSYS Merchant Solution HarryPereyra Jay Levin Ignacio 700 Hooper 219 Sunset DriveAvenue, North, Seaside Heights, 08721 Toms River, NJNJ08753 609-444-6223, fax: 609-798-0327 732-240-0909 732-240-4797 Business Services

DVH Capital Ventures Attorneys David Harak & Legal Services 7 Hometown Court, Little Egg Johnson Harbor, NJ Home 08087 Elevation Ducky 732-803-3048, fax: 609-296-0386 Danny McKearan 11184&Fischer Blvd., Ste 1A, Internet Web Services

Toms River, NJ 08753

Scala Italian Deli & Catering 1-888-HOME-LIFT Anthony Scala 504-309-3386 896 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753 732-506-0099 Restaurants

Construction & Home Services

John F. Peto Studio Museum Sally TheGauntt Oasis Gallery 102 Cedar Avenue, PO Box 1022, Nolan Willence Island Heights, NJ 08732 495 Route 9, 732-929-4949 Bayville, NJ 08721 Organizations/Charities/Non Profits


Immediate Medical Walk-In of Toms River Art Gallery Rey Bolic, Director of Marketing Toms River Shopping Center 1 Rte. Environmental, 37Enfuse West, Toms River, NJ 08753LLC 732-335-9400 Jeff Krohn, LSRP PO Box 343, Hospitals & Healthcare

Pine Beach, NJ 08741

Jenni Cakes 732-503-8055 Jennifer Richmond 732-281-3044 815 Hooper Avenue, Unit 6, Toms River, NJ 08753 732-608-0832 Architects & Engineers Environmental Services Food Services & Bakeries

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