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MORRIS/ESSEX HEALTH & LIFE

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A P R I L / M AY 2 0 18 THE GOOD LIVING MAGA ZINE

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THE HOME ISSUE

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Contents APRIL/MAY

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W E LC O M E L E T T E R E D I TO R’S N OT E W H E R E TO E AT BE THERE

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NEW WEAPON AGAINST PARKINSON’S

Getting treatment by a movement disorder specialist can reduce mortality and improve one’s quality of life.

WHERE TO GE T YOUR MAMMOGRAM

A doctor explains that it’s best to get one in a comprehensive breast center with a staff fully trained for appropriate follow-up.

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This specialty can help your body get back to doing the things you need to do daily— with less pain.

A multidisciplinary team from Saint Barnabas Medical Center is needed to treat this complex—and growing—health problem.

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THE CHALLENGE OF LIVER DISE ASE

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EXPL AINING ENDOF-LIFE WISHES

It’s a difficult conversation, but having it now can heighten comfort and lessen heartache later.

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COLOR IT MODERN

An open design and bold hues give a Short Hills colonial an upto-date feel.

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ROUGH STUFF

Tough terrain stood in the way of a Montclair mansion’s luxury pool project but the results prove, where there’s a will there’s a way.

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DESTINATION: DESIGN

Four local designers disclose the faraway places that have inspired them—and why.

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Contents APRIL/MAY

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Morris and Essex counties.

Recent reports and statistics, including why you should put down your smartphone.

With ingredients that soothe a sore throat and boost immunity, this infectious cocktail might be just what the doctor ordered.

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STYLE WATCH

Catch some ulta violet (the shade, not the rays) for a cool look this season—the color of royalty is this year’s hottest hue.

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JEWELRY BOX

The future of rose gold has never been brighter thanks to alluring accessories like these.

HEALTH NEWS

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HOME FRONT

No matter how you style it, a little sparkle can go a long way.

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TASTES

Boasting healthy vege-tables, nuts and beans, these vegan dishes pack quite a nutritional punch. Plus, they have so much flavor, you won’t be missing meat!

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POWER FOOD

SPIRITS

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

Up Thai is a new dine-in hot spot in Morris Plains. No run-ofthe-mill menu here.

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GATHERINGS See photos from recent events in and around the counties.

Rainbow chard’s vibrant mix of colors and hefty dose of nutrients will brighten your plate and your health.

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TALK OF THE TOWN

In the Essex town of Montclair, music and the arts take center stage.

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WELCOME LETTER

A GREAT SEASON TO BE HEALTHY R W J BARNABAS HEALTH

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER RWJBARNABAS HEALTH BARRY H. OSTROWS K Y

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER STEPHEN P. ZIENIE WICZ , FACHE

DIRECTOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER SALLY MALECH, MPH, RD

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER SAMANTHA ANTON

THIS SPRING, LET US RECOMMIT OURSELVES TO GOOD HEALTH. Warmer weather provides a great opportunity to be outside and enjoy nature and all of the benefits of exercise. It is also a good time to make sure we are taking care of ourselves and our family by scheduling annual physicals and preventive screenings. In this issue we report on several new services available through the medical center. On page 30 we welcome Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a renowned movement disorder specialist providing treatment for those with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Fazl, who completed a residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and fellowship training at the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center, will begin seeing patients this May at RWJBarnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center. A new exercise program, and a new facility in Millburn, are at the heart of our article on physical therapy on page 32. And on page 36 we discuss the complex medical challenge of liver disease—a growing health problem in our community. May also brings Mother’s Day. This presents an opportune time to remind moms—who are usually the ones tending to the health of others—to focus some attention on themselves. For example, is it time for a mammogram? Where a woman gets this potentially lifesaving test makes a difference, as you will read on page 34. While you enjoy all this season has to offer, please keep Saint Barnabas Medical Center in mind. Rely on our outstanding clinical resources if you or a loved one are simply trying to maintain the best possible health or are in need of specialized care. Enjoy the spring!

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BARRY H. OSTROWSK Y PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER R W J B A R N A B A S HE A LT H

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I’m fighting cancer, but I’m not fighting alone. With world-class care in your corner, the odds are stacked in your favor. The Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, part of RWJBarnabas Health, is a leader in cancer research and treatment. Together with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only NCIdesignated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we’re bringing the fight to cancer with endless resolve - right alongside you and your family, right in your backyard, with:

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LOCALBUZZ MORRIS/ESSEX NEWS

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Presby Iris Gardens The gardens, open from dawn to dusk all season, feature countless blooming irises of every color. Each May, volunteers harvest both historic and modern bearded irises to offer at a plant sale—just in time for Mother’s Day.

Blue Morel Restaurant & Wine Bar 2 Whippany Rd. Morristown 973.451.2619 bluemorel.com

April showers bring May flowers, and with plenty of plants and trees beginning to bloom in Morris and Essex’s public gardens, we’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful local spots:

474 UPPER MOUNTAIN AVE., MONTCLAIR, 973.783.5974, PRESBYIRISGARDENS.ORG

Greenwood Gardens During a self-guided or group tour, visitors can walk along winding pathways and view tulips, snapdragons, dogwood trees and roses in hues of red, pink and white that climb up the property’s antique pillars and cottages.

Wine aficionados have extra reason to raise their glass this spring: May 25 is National Wine Day. Since the special “holiday” falls on a Friday, why not start your weekend with happy hour at a local wine bar? Here are some of our faves:

Mompou Tapas Bar & Restaurant 77 Ferry St. Newark 973.578.8114 mompoutapas.com

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Van Vleck House & Gardens The house’s expansive garden has over 20 rhododendron varieties and 30 kinds of azaleas. Petunias, pansies and daffodils are featured all over the grounds and can be purchased during Van Vleck’s annual plant sale, May 4–9.

Wine Legend 235 Prospect Ave. West Orange 973.435.7260 winelegend.com

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Frelinghuysen Arboretum Violets, tulips, daffodils, pansies and lilacs are just a few of the flower varieties at the arboretum. If you see something you like, stop by the arboretum’s annual plant sale from May 4–6. For a full list of Frelinghuysen’s plants, visit its website listed below. 353 E. HANOVER AVE., MORRISTOWN, 973.326.7603, ARBORETUMFRIENDS.ORG

Willowwood Arboretum Daffodils, along with magnolias and cherry blossoms, are blooming amid Willowwood’s lilac garden. During the spring season, the staff publishes a weekly update of what’s in bloom— even though, sometimes, there are too many flowers to mention! 300 LONGVIEW RD., FAR HILLS, 908.234.1815, WILLOWWOODARBORETUM.ORG

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KUDOS Four Essex County teachers—each based in Newark schools— were among the 35 educators to win a $5,000 scholarship from the NJ Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) in Trenton. CTL helped the teachers earn certification in physics so that students have as many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) role models as possible. The four Essex winners are: 1. Joya Clark, Sojourn High School 2. Angel Gonzalez, Essex County Vocational Tech 3. Meredith Pressler, Essex County Vocational Tech 4. Heather Suzel, Essex County Vocational Tech MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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You heard it here first! Canada’s largest book and specialty gift retailer, Indigo, will officially be open for business at the Mall at Short Hills this summer. The company’s first U.S. location will be in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space. Similar to Barnes & Noble, Indigo offers a wide array of books, music, toys, paper goods and electronics such as e-readers, Beats by Dre headphones, Fujifilm cameras and Fitbits. The Short Hills location also will have a cafe where guests can sip gourmet teas and coffees while enjoying their new reads.

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ESSEX COUNTY GOLF COURSES: Hendricks Field 220 Franklin Ave. Belleville 973.751.0178

Flanders Valley 81 Pleasant Hill Rd. Flanders 973.584.5382

Weequahic 1 Thomas Carmichael Dr. Newark 973.926.2520

Pinch Brook 234 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park 973.377.2039

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OODLES OF NOODLES The Pasta Shop, a new Italian spot in Denville, is a carb lover’s paradise. The restaurant’s seasoned chefs make their offerings—from linguine and thin spaghetti to rigatoni and ravioli—by hand every day. Alongside classic fare like linguine with clams and rigatoni with vodka sauce and prosciutto and peas, there are unique dishes like squid ink spaghetti with spicy king crab. Meanwhile, antipasto options include sweet bruschetta toast topped with ricotta, black truffle, walnuts and honey, and a kale and spinach salad with pomegranate seeds and yogurt dressing.

“spinach and feta.” Ask to have your order topped with caramelized onions, applesauce or bacon bits…or all three if you’re looking for extra flavor! Vegan patrons don’t have to miss out—the restaurant offers meat- and egg-free options filled with lentils, mushrooms and onions. If pierogies aren’t your dish of choice, try a fresh beet salad, potato pancakes or cabbage stuffed with pork and smothered in tomato sauce—there’s something for everyone at Pierogies House.

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PIEROGIES, PLEASE! Pierogies House, one of Morristown’s newest downtown establishments, is serving up authentic pierogies made from recipes passed down by the owner’s grandmother. You can order traditional dumplings filled with potatoes, cheese and sauerkraut or try outside-the-box options like “Philly cheesesteak” and

Grab your clubs and gear up for a day of golfing—Morris and Essex counties’ public golf courses are now open for the 2018 season. You can learn more about the courses and reserve playing time at monmouthcountyparks.com. P.S.—Both counties’ park systems recommend calling your desired course ahead of time for daily playing and weather conditions.

MORRIS COUNTY GOLF COURSES: Berkshire Valley 28 Cozy Lake Rd. Oak Ridge 973.208.0018

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FUN OFF THE GREENS If you’re hoping to improve your game and don’t mind a quick road trip, check out Topgolf in Edison. With 102 hitting bays on three tiers, the facility accommodates players of all skill levels. Each bay is equipped with micro-chipped balls that golfers hit toward targets, which range from 25 to 215 yards away. With each golf stroke, the microchip tracks distance and proximity to the targets and delivers a “score” to the bay. But Topgolf is more than a driving range: It also features a full-service restaurant, multiple bars, foosball tables and HDTVs equipped with video game systems.

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PUPPY LOVE

Dog: Buster, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever Owner: Steve Schmidt, Roseland When he’s not taking long walks on the beach or on nature paths, Buster is busy loving his favorite toy to pieces—literally: What used to be a red stuffed animal is now just a ball of fluff, but he enjoys it just the same, reports owner Steve. Some of Buster’s other choice pastimes include making new friends (he prefers humans over other pooches, Steve says), taking mid-day snoozes and anxiously awaiting his owner’s return at the end of each day. Oh, and if you really want to get in good with him, just offer a belly rub, a lap to sleep on and lots of love. Think your furry friend is the cutest in Morris and Essex counties? Send us a picture of you and your pooch and we may publish it! Email editor@wainscotmedia.com.

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IT’S BEEN HAILED AS A MECCA FOR MUSIC AND THE arts, and we’re singing its praises too: Montclair, the bustling township in Essex County, has something to entertain absolutely everyone. First off, the Wellmont Theater—with a capacity of 2,137— presents live performances by current pop acts, golden oldies and comedians. Some of the stars who’ve twinkled there: Melissa Etheridge, Ziggy Marley, George Lopez, Joan Baez, Lisa Lampanelli and Jay Leno. For art aficionados, there’s the Montclair Art Museum; open since 1914, it boasts an American and Native American collection of more than 12,000 works. Fans of classical music can flock to the Opera Theater of Montclair, which officially opened in 2015 with a presentation of Verdi’s Nabucco. The Montclair Orchestra, meanwhile, performs a series of concerts in venues around town (its season finale, Tour of Colors, debuts on May 13 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church). And for movie buffs, the Montclair Film Festival is the ticket. Now one of the top regional festivals in the U.S., it’s attracted some 26,000 patrons and 150 filmmakers/industry guests. Some may sound familiar:

Richard Gere, Stephen Colbert, Rob Reiner and Jon Stewart have all attended (this year’s fest is from April 26 to May 6). What about shopping? There are choices aplenty: big-boxers like Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie alongside more intimate clothing stores including Envy (owned by Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga), Bridal Atelier, That Little Black Dress and South Moon Under, plus gift shops like Culture Couture and the Pink Bungalow. For those expecting out-oftown guests, there are a couple of options if space is tight: makeup artist Bobbi Brown and her hubby recently opened the George Inn, with 32 distinctly decorated rooms; there’s also the MC Hotel, opening in fall, complete with a rooftop bar. And, lest we forget, here are a few stats: Montclair has a population of about 37,669; there are 11 schools in the public district, a bunch of private and parochial institutions and— with some 20,465 students—Montclair State University. It’s also a hop, skip and a jump away from the Big Apple: The average ride into Manhattan is 38 minutes, making Montclair perfect for commuters and—if they somehow haven’t gotten their fill of entertainment right in town—those who crave a taste of Broadway.

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FORGET THAT SMART PHONE Overly relying on tech

makes our brains lazy, according to recent research. Study authors posit that using Google to check answers to even simple questions hampers our ability to recall, making our memories slip. —Memory

ALTERNATIVE CANCER THERAPY RISK People who choose alternative treatments for commonly curable cancers may double their risk of death, according to a recent study. Researchers defined an alternative treatment as one administered by a non-medical person. Traditional treatments included chemo, radiation and surgery. The reason cited for the extra risk is that the cancer may be allowed to spread. —Journal of the National Cancer Institute

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A study of 77,000 people revealed that high intakes of vitamins B6 and B12 over a 10-year period were associated with a higher risk of lung cancer in men. On the other hand, there was no such link between these vitamins and lung cancer in women.

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disease if you stand rather than sit most of the day. Even if you do sit, be sure to move around rather than stay in one position.

to 19 are less likely than their counterparts from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s to drive, work at a paying job, drink alcohol or have sex, according to a survey of 8.4 million teens over 40 years. The reason? Experts can’t point to a particular cause.

—American Journal of Epidemiology

Recent research found that obese men who dieted two weeks, then went off their program for two weeks lost more weight over 30 weeks than those men who dieted nonstop. In addition, the intermittent dieters kept the weight off for the long term.

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DOGS PUSH US TO MOVE Researchers checked out the fitness

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PAT I E N T CAR E AT S A I N T B A R N A B A S M E D I C A L C E N T E R

NEW WEAPON AGAINST PARKINSON’S

TREATMENT BY A MOVEMENT DISORDER SPECIALIST CAN REDUCE MORTALITY AND IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE IS A NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER in which certain parts of the central nervous system and brain degenerate for unknown reasons. It is typically treated by a neurologist. But Parkinson’s is also classified as a movement disorder, because the disease causes tremors, rigid or slowed movement and impaired walking and hand control. Those symptoms can also be treated by a specially trained physician known as a movement disorder specialist. “More than a year ago, Saint Barnabas Medical Center launched an active Parkinson’s Family Advisory Committee to address the needs of the community,” says Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO of Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “This group identified the need to recruit a movement disorder specialist in this region.” In May, Saint Barnabas Medical Center welcomes Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a Barnabas Health Medical Group provider, who brings with him impressive credentials. Dr. Fazl received his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Boston University and an M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Science. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and then his fellowship training at the Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center. “We welcome Dr. Fazl to our medical staff and look forward to his building on the foundation that we have developed for our patients and their families,” says Zieniewicz. “Parkinson’s is the most prevalent kind of movement disorder, but not the only one,” he says. “Other conditions that fall in our area of expertise include non-Parkinson’srelated tremors, balance and gait disorders and tics such as those that accompany Tourette’s syndrome.” With Parkinson’s patients, a neurosurgeon provides the only surgical remedy for advanced stages of the disease, a procedure called deepbrain stimulation in which an implanted device sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. “But to best serve all patients,” says Dr. Fazl, “there needs to be a movement

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disorder specialist as well.” These specialists are not well known to the public, but with an aging population the prevalence of Parkinson’s goes up, so the need for them is becoming more apparent. “Studies show that mortality drops and quality of life improves when someone is cared for by a movement specialist,” Dr. Fazl says. Dr. Fazl’s academic interests are in understanding brain modulation and the Arash Fazl, M.D. underlying mechanisms of movement planning. “It’s the basic science of how we generate movement, what brain areas are involved in planning and executing it,” he says. He worked with the neurosurgery team at NYU during deep-brain stimulation surgery to study movement. “We routinely recorded neural signals from specific brain areas to determine the exact area in which to place an electrode,” he says. They asked patients, who were awake during the surgery, to perform a certain movement, Stephen P. Zieniewicz, and recorded how the neurons in that FACHE, President, CEO area fired and how the body responded. “We studied how that brain area behaves during each stage of motor planning and execution,” Dr. Fazl says. “This will shed more light on how the whole system works together.” When the correct area is located, permanent electrodes, which work like a cardiac pacemaker, are implanted to control the neurons that are causing tremors or slow movements. At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Dr. Fazl will partner with the neurosurgical team of Paul Gigante, M.D., to offer deep-brain stimulation to his patients.

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Surgery is reserved for severe cases of the disease, says Dr. Fazl. Although there is no known cure for Parkinson’s, there are other avenues of treatment. “There are many drugs that can control symptoms and help patients feel better, especially in the disease’s early stages,” he says. And new treatments in the research pipeline promise exciting advances. “In the next decade we will see many breakthroughs in

medication management of the disease,” Dr. Fazl predicts. “We will be taking the fight against Parkinson’s to a different level.” Patients in the region will be fortunate to have a specialist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center who is ready to lead that fight. To learn more about Dr. Fazl or to become a patient, please email BHMG@rwjbh.org.

EXERCISE ROCKS!

There is no known medical treatment to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. But there is one way to slow, in many cases, the symptoms of the disease: exercise. “I cannot overemphasize how important this is,” says Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., the new movement disorder specialist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “We have seen it over and over in studies and in clinics. Patients with Parkinson’s who take exercise seriously fare much better than those who don’t.” Saint Barnabas Medical Center offers numerous exercise programs and support groups for Parkinson’s patients. Weekly exercise classes, held at the Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at JCC Metrowest, include tai chi chih, Water Warriors and strength training. Rock Steady, a boxing class, is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC). As a certified Rock Steady site, the ACC teaches noncontact boxing techniques and focuses on balance, coordination, voice activation and fine motor control. “One patient said it was easier to write a check after starting Rock Steady,” says Diana Toto, director, Sports Medicine and Business Development. For improving morale and camaraderie in patients with the disease, she says, “there are also psychological aspects. There is something to be said for the team dynamic.” Stuart Cooper, a retired civil engineer who lives in Livingston and in Florida, has been involved in the exercise program from its inception. “I couldn’t do jumping jacks before boxing, now I can,” he reports. “And my handwriting is improved.” Exercise has helped control his tremors and improve his cognitive function and “general well-being,” he says. Asked if his quality of life has improved, he replies: “Absolutely.”

Stuart Cooper, Parkinson’s Family Advisory Council member and Rock Steady participant, at a recent class.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. FA ZL OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 973.322.7023 OR EMAIL BHMG@RWJBH.ORG. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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PHYSICAL

PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOUR BODY GET BACK TO DOING THE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO DAILY—WITH LESS PAIN. DO YOU NEED TO “GET MOVING” AGAIN AFTER AN INJURY, illness or surgical procedure? If so, physical therapy may be what you need. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists are “movement experts who treat people of all ages and abilities, helping them improve and maintain function and quality of life.” These professionals, says the group, “create individual treatment plans to match each person’s goals, helping people improve their fitness and function, avoid surgery, reduce the use of opioids and other drugs, and partner in their own care.” Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Sports and Physical Medicine Institute, based at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC), includes physical therapists who work with physicians to help patients regain their function. These doctors, known as physiatrists, are trained in the specialty of physical medicine; its goal is to restore physical function and quality of life. But there’s a growing need for physical medicine and rehabilitation services—and for physical therapy (see article at bottom). Physical therapists apply manual therapy (including soft-tissue movement, joint movement and stretching), along with treatments that apply heat, cold, ultrasound and electrical stimulation, to facilitate the healing of injured tissue. “In the initial stages of an injury we need to address and reduce inflammation,” says Charlie Curtis, director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, who is a physical therapist himself. Once swelling is down, physical therapists conduct a movement analysis to see where function is impaired and determine how to treat it. Education is a critical factor in treatment. “Exercise and neuromuscular education allow the therapist to empower patients and teach them how to participate in their treatment,” he says. After an injury, the body adapts and creates a movement pattern that can lead to additional functional loss. “Once the injury is corrected, it is critical to train the patient to move in the most effective and efficient manner,” Curtis says. “Prevention of injury is a critical component in our treatment plans.” Physical therapists also address vertigo, dizziness and other balance disorders, and work with orthopedic medicine specialists on rehabilitation after joint replacements. “We teach people how to move again,” Curtis says. “We can perform an analysis of a patient’s

movement patterns (gait analysis) through video that breaks down movement components. That helps us address problems, prevent future problems and correct weak muscles through exercise programs.” The increase in need for these services is driven in part by America’s aging population. But another trend driving physical medicine and rehabilitation is today’s heightened awareness about concussion. “Concussion rehabilitation is a hot topic these days,” Curtis says, and the institute has partnered with the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas, also located at the ACC, to offer concussion education, screening, testing and treatment. The gold standard of post-concussion management combines neurocognitive testing and graduated return-to-play protocols for resuming physical activity and competition. The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center offers neurocognitive testing for student athletes ages 10 and up, both as a baseline evaluation and after a concussion. Testing is done through ImPACT, a computer software test that tracks information about memory, reaction time, speed and concentration. At the Morahan Center, physicians trained in interpretation of the ImPACT test compare baseline and post-injury results to assist in post-concussion management and in the development of individualized return-toplay timelines. The PTs then oversee the athlete’s recovery and help him or her get back onto the field of play. Physical medicine and physical therapy, Curtis says, are for anyone “looking for improved quality of life. Part of that includes addressing functional deficits. We customize our approach to each person, to prevent any further injuries and restore function.”

NEW FACILITY IN MILLBURN OFFERS PHYSICAL THERAPY

To meet the growing need for physical therapy (see main article), Saint Barnabas Medical Center is opening a new facility to provide that service at 120 Millburn Ave. in Millburn. With nearly 2,000 square feet of space, it will house a full line of exercise and rehabilitation equipment that allows it to offer treatment options needed to address the unique needs of each patient. The new facility is intended to make receiving treatment easier, says Charlie Curtis, director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Consumers want to travel less than five miles,” he says. “The Millburn center will provide more convenient services for them.” The new facility will open this spring. To schedule an appointment at the new facility, call 973.322.7500.

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WHAT PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN DO

Physical therapists treat people of all ages and abilities. One of these practitioners can help you: n Maximize movement: Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of life, your ability to earn a living and your independence. Physical therapists are movement experts who can identify, diagnose and treat movement problems. n Plan your recovery: Physical therapists work collaboratively with their patients and clients. Treatment plans are designed for each person’s individual goals, challenges and needs. n Feel better without opioids: Risks of opioid medications include depression, overdose and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping their use. In some situations, properly dosed prescription opioids are an appropriate part of medical treatment. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging health care providers to reduce the use of opioids in favor of safe alternatives such as physical therapy for most long-term pain. n Avoid surgery: Before you undergo expensive or invasive surgery, try physical therapy. For some conditions, including meniscus tears, knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff injuries, spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease, treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery.

Source: American Physical Therapy Association

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WHERE TO GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM A DOCTOR EXPLAINS THAT IT’S BEST TO HAVE ONE IN A COMPREHENSIVE BREAST CENTER WITH A STAFF FULLY TRAINED FOR APPROPRIATE FOLLOW-UP. OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES, SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY has become the standard of care for the detection of earlystage, non-palpable breast cancer, and the pink ribbon has come to symbolize the fight against the disease in Western countries. But although having a mammogram is a crucial first step in detecting breast cancer, Linda Sanders, M.D., medical director of the Breast Center at the Ambulatory Care Center, emphasizes that where you get your mammogram makes a difference. A growing number of physicians are performing mammography in their offices. The images, often digitally acquired, are sent to an off-site company for radiologists to interpret. This may seem like a nice convenience, but that convenience is offset by a number of problems, as Dr. Sanders explains. “Tele-mammographers, who read your studies at a remote location, are anonymous,” she says. “They may not have dedicated their professional lives to breast imaging but could be general radiologists.” They could be newly trained or inexperienced in the art and science of mammographic interpretation, says Dr. Sanders. A general radiologist, or even a newly trained mammographer, may miss what a breast specialist will find. “Also, an offsite radiologist cannot develop any relationship with a patient,” she adds. “They aren’t available to answer questions or address any issues.” Another major problem is that if the screening mammogram done in the office does show something worrisome, the patient

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must be referred to a full-service breast center for further evaluation anyway. Also, does the off-site radiologist have all of the woman’s prior mammograms for comparison? Often, the offices request only one prior year of mammograms for comparison, which limits the ability to detect slow-growing cancers that may not have changed in just one year and may be difficult to spot without much older studies. Indeed, continuity of care between a patient and her provider is a critical com- Linda Sanders, M.D. ponent of both effective care and patient satisfaction. “The National Institutes of Health reports that both quality medical care and patient satisfaction are much greater when there is continuity of care,” says the doctor. “And the costs of medical care inevitably rise, both for the patient and for the entire health care system, if the patient is seen at different facilities.” Need another reason? “Half of all women have dense breast tissue and should consider having a supplemental screening breast ultrasound,” says Dr. Sanders. “This is a service often not provided in doctors’ private offices. “For all these reasons, a patient should have her annual mammogram at the same facility where diagnosis with core biopsy, if

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necessary, is available,” the doctor continues. “At our center, our specialty trained mammographers are on-site. The radiologists who perform the interventional procedures are all fellowshiptrained and we are reachable for consultation. Our patients may talk to us in person about their findings and their reports.” Perhaps the most appreciated service the Breast Center offers is rapid results. For many women, waiting for results is often hard, sometimes excruciating. The Breast Center helps alleviate the anxiety with communication through PenConnect, an email system that gets results to patients automatically after the mammogram is read. “Sometimes that means getting the result before the patient gets back home. Some patients who need additional testing come back that same day or the next morning.” For women who find even that too long a delay, the center offers a “Screen with Wait” option. “A patient who is really anxious can remain in the department while we evaluate the mammogram,” says Dr. Sanders. “This is particularly wonderful for those so nervous they must know immediately.” It is also helpful to the elderly or disabled, who may have trouble with transportation, or those who come from far away, who appreciate the assurance that they won’t have to return on another day for additional testing. These appointments are available daily and allow addi-

tional on-the-spot imaging. “This helps reduce and mitigate the anxiety,” says the doctor. The Breast Center also recently began offering evening appointments for diagnostic mammograms, especially for working women. Finally, if mammography reveals a concern, the Breast Center has nurse navigators to help the patient through the next steps of treatment. “If something suspicious is discovered and sampling is required, we are able to offer same-day biopsy, and a follow-up appointment with a breast surgeon in the office next to ours,” she says. If breast cancer is identified, the Cancer Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center works closely with The Breast Center to provide continuity of care for the patient and family. In addition, patients have access to an extensive offering of clinical trials, as Saint Barnabas Medical Center has a clinical research partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Tele-mammography with remote reading can be a great thing, Dr. Sanders concedes, “for patients who live in a rural area without access to a breast center. But here in New Jersey, there are plenty of options for on-site care. The convenience of mammography in your doctor’s office is far outweighed by the benefits of a full-service breast center such as ours.”

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THE CHALLENGE OF

LIVER DISEASE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM IS NEEDED TO TREAT THIS COMPLEX—AND GROWING—HEALTH PROBLEM.

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and has individuals specifically trained in THE LIVER, THE BODY’S LARGEST INTERNAL ORGAN, IS AN that area. Saint Barnabas Medical Center important player in digestion, energy storage and toxin filtration. is an institution with a dedicated liver It’s also the center of a new health care focus. Liver diseases such team and a center for liver diseases and as hepatitis C, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and liver cancer are tumors. all on the rise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and In a case in which there is no spread of Prevention (CDC). More than 30 million people—10 percent of cholangiocarcinoma outside the tumor, the U.S. population—have liver disease. Each year, about 21,000 doctors can either give chemotherapy Americans are diagnosed with primary liver cancer—one of the few alone or choose “watchful waiting.” cancers that are increasing in the U.S. When chemotherapy is chosen, says In response to this unsettling trend, major health care centers like Dr. Radovich, it is common to use either Saint Barnabas Medical Center have, in recent years, created new, Russell C. Langan, oral or IV agents for a period of several dedicated comprehensive liver disease teams to bring together M.D. months. For some types of liver cancers, experts to treat these complex patients. Liver disease in general, immunotherapy can be administered—it is and specifically liver cancer, is a challenging area of health care, a therapy given at Saint Barnabas Medical and medical authorities have found that its treatment requires a Center. In other situations, the disease may team of highly skilled and well-trained physicians. be treated with an infusion of radioactive Two factors probably help explain the rise in liver disease, says particles directly into the liver. Russell C. Langan, M.D., a surgical oncologist who specializes in Dr. Radovich explains that the hepatopancreatobiliary surgery—that includes the liver, pancreas, complexity of many cases of liver cancer gallbladder and bile ducts—at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and other liver disease illustrates the need and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. One is the increase for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is believed to be directly approach. “To do liver surgery requires related to a recent surge in obesity in the U.S and the standard American diet. Up to 25 percent of Americans may have nonalcoholic expertise, and it should be done at a Delia Radovich, M.D. center where the surgical team does a lot fatty liver disease, the CDC reports. The second factor is the number of it,” she says. “The liver is one of the more of people, especially baby boomers, who carry hepatitis viruses. complicated sites for surgery, and you don’t want just any surgeon.” Four million Americans are infected with hepatitis C and more than 1 After surgery, effecting a cure requires a well-coordinated team million are infected with hepatitis B. Three-quarters of those infected of specialists. “Medical oncology used to be ‘one size fits all,’” with hepatitis C don’t know they have it because the disease can be present for years without showing symptoms. It often lies undetected she says. “We are all trained to treat all types of cancers.” But as the field has grown, more and more, oncologists have been subfor 20 to 30 years and is a leading cause of cirrhosis and liver failure. specializing. “At Saint Barnabas Medical Center we have eight For these reasons, Dr. Langan says, “more people today are living medical oncologists. All of us are capable of treating all types of with chronic inflammation of the liver.” That can progress to liver cancer, but within the group, some physicians focus on breast, failure and cancer. some on lung, some on gastrointestinal (GI), etc. There is a great One cancer, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, causes about deal to know about each of these cancer types.” 5,000 deaths a year, says the doctor, who explains that this type is Dr. Radovich moderates the multidisciplinary gastrointestinal “exponentially on the rise. Over the past 20 years, it has become tumor board meeting, at which the team the leading cause of liver tumor-related of providers discusses each case and death.” comes to consensus on a treatment Surgery is often recommended as plan. Additionally, there is a liver-specific the first treatment for patients with multidisciplinary management meeting intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma as well that takes place at Robert Wood Johnson as other types of liver cancer. The next (RWJ) University Hospital and Rutgers question is whether the patient needs Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Saint postsurgical treatment as well. At Saint In recent years, deaths from most Barnabas liver doctors participate in this Barnabas Medical Center, that decision cancers have been going down. But meeting electronically. “It is held at RWJ in often falls to Delia Radovich, M.D., a the National Cancer Institute reports New Brunswick, but we can link in, and our medical oncologist. “Historically there have that those from cancer of the liver and patients get presented there,” Dr. Langan been few large clinical trials for patients intrahepatic bile duct increased by an says. “Here at Saint Barnabas Medical with cholangiocarcinoma, so there are annual average of 2.6 percent from Center, we really stress the importance of not always clear recommendations for 2005 to 2014—and that an estimated having a large team of physicians working treatment after potentially curative cancer 28,920 Americans lost their lives to together to care for our patients.” surgery,” she says. these cancers in 2017. The American He stresses that liver disease requires “Some patients require chemotherapy Cancer Society says liver cancer this type of care. “If you have liver disease, for a period of time. Some require radiation. incidence (which of course is different you should be seen in a proper system by Experience is an important guide,” she from deaths) “continues to increase a team of specialists who see it and treat adds. The team feels that it is exceptionally rapidly in women, but appears to be it often and can manage it appropriately,” important to be cared for at a center that stabilizing in men.” he says. deals with liver disease and cancers often

Deaths from most cancers are declining.

NOT SO WITH LIVER CANCER.

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THE TALK ABOUT

END-OF-LIFE WISHES IT’S A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION, BUT HAVING IT NOW CAN HEIGHTEN COMFORT AND LESSEN HEARTACHE LATER.

MOST OF US DON’T LIKE TO THINK ABOUT THE TIME WHEN OUR LIVES WILL END, and death is an awkward topic to bring up with a loved one. But it is important to have a conversation in which your relative expresses his or her wishes for the end, just as it is to have that talk about your own preferences. Experts from Barnabas Health Hospice suggest you start by expressing how much you respect your loved one’s desire to have his or her wishes followed at the end. If that feels uncomfortable, bring up an example of a family member who did not leave instructions about his or her dying, or even an example from the news about a celebrity’s death that has caused confusion and legal battles. Encourage your loved one to answer the following questions about his or her preferences for the end of life: n Do I want my life to end at home or in a medical facility? n Whom do I want with me when that time comes? n Do I want life-sustaining treatment even when progress toward a cure is no

longer possible? And who will make that decision if I am incapacitated? n What kind of funeral service do I want?

Putting these wishes in writing in an advance directive will help give everyone involved clarity and peace of mind. An advance directive is a legal document consisting of two parts: a living will, which explicitly describes a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, particularly whether or not they wish to be given lifeprolonging treatment when death is imminent; and a health care power of attorney, appointing someone to act on their behalf and make decisions regarding their medical treatment if they are unable to do so. You can obtain a copy of an advanced directive at your physician’s office or the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services website at state.nj.us.

A CARING APPROACH IN A DIFFICULT TIME

In partnership with VNA Health Group, Barnabas Health Hospice provides comfort and guidance to patients and their families when it has been determined that a serious illness will not improve with continued treatment. We offer compassion and support to both the patient and family— empowering decision making, enhancing quality of life, providing comfort and, when the journey has ended, helping those who remain to cope with the loss and move forward. For more information, please visit vnahg.org/barnabas or call 800.200.2345.

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PERSONAL SPACE

COLOR IT MODERN

AN OPEN DESIGN AND BOLD HUES GIVE A SHORT HILLS COLONIAL AN UP-TO-DATE FEEL. BY DONNA ROLANDO DESIGN BY SHARON DRAZNIN PHOTOGRAPHY BY VICTOR WAHBY

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Ideally situated for basking in the warmth of a redesigned fireplace, these gold accent chairs brighten the living room’s soft gray hues.

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GRAYS ARE ALL THE RAGE THESE DAYS FOR MODERN MAKEOVERS, but one couple wanted to give each room of their colonial-style home in Short Hills a lot more oomph. Happily, one of their favorite colors is cobalt blue. Designer Sharon Draznin of Sharon Draznin Interiors in Short Hills sprinkled cobalt throughout much of the house and teamed it with other vibrant accent colors such as gold and purple—no sleepy style here! “It was all about the use of colors,” says Draznin of the home’s dramatic transformation. Still, gray had its place. The makeover relied heavily on gray not only as a base, but also in various shades, which in itself created visual interest, including the floors that went from medium wood tone to a light gray stain. But the real eye-opener, of course, was the creative use of brilliant and bright sidekicks, like the living room’s gold accent chairs. “Sharon found these chairs, and we had to have them!” the homeowner says. “The color is amazing and fun.” What this career couple in their 30s learned about creating a modern masterpiece was something that could fit right in with many homes. “There’s a real sense of flow to the rooms now,” says the well-pleased homeowner. “The colors are all incorporated throughout the house, and each room still has its individual style.” A highlight is the dining room table with its curved acrylic base and lacquer finish and cobalt-blue chairs covered in washable vinyl. (That covering was undoubtedly the course of wisdom for a family with three children, ranging in age from 7 months to 6 years.) Previously, the room—now come to life with bold geometric print wallpaper—had a heavy feel with gold drapery, cherry brown furniture and a brass chandelier. In the redesigned family room, an area rug bursting with purple, cobalt blue and navy was what started the design ball rolling. The designer stripped off the cedar paneling from the walls and did an about-face from the previous red-and-green plaid fabrics that had no place in modern decor. Above: A crisp white bookcase is the perfect place to effortlessly introduce some of the home’s chosen accent colors—blue and gold. Opposite: This purple and blue rug served as the inspiration for the family room’s color scheme, which the decorative pillows playfully echo.

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Now their color scheme would be dictated by the rug. As the homeowner explains, she had fallen in love with this rug years ago, but it hardly fit in with her New York City lifestyle. She never forgot it, and when Short Hills provided the right showcase for her heartthrob, she not only purchased it, but also made it the star of her family room. It’s not uncommon for families to design a room around a favorite piece, be it a rug, a piece of artwork or a furniture item, according to Draznin. “Young people send me pictures from Houzz or Instagram,” Draznin says, adding that it’s a nice way to get a pulse on the clients’ design tastes and preferences. To truly appreciate what was done to this Short Hills colonial requires going back two and a half years to when the family purchased it—but only after first inviting their designer to tour the place and give some feedback. Basically, they needed to know if a very traditional home could walk on the wild side as a contemporary. “We needed to lighten it up and give it a fun, young vibe,” says Draznin, noting that the whole feeling of the house—from colors to fabrics—was stuck in yesteryear. It was tough for the couple to see past the gold and red colors, damask prints, heavy drapery and Venetian plaster walls to the diamond in the rough that was right in front of them. “Luckily, Sharon came to see it before we bought it,” says the homeowner. “She immediately gave us the vision that we could work with.” As young families are drawn to Short Hills for what the homeowner calls the “perfect commute,” the town is undergoing a transformation from traditional homes to those with a modern flair, says Draznin. Above: The acrylic base of this lacquer dining room table screams contemporary, where once drapery and cherry-wood furniture created a more traditional look. Opposite: This bold, bright mirror is the ideal match for the family’s thoroughly modern dining room.

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FOR BEING COLOR-SAVVY

Designer Sharon Draznin offers these bits of wisdom about ways to use hues: IT’S PLAYTIME: Play your color off the type of gray that is your base. For instance, a bluish gray paint opens the door to a wide variety of cobalt blue accents, while a brown gray might be better teamed with mauve. DAZZLING, NOT DULL: Let accent colors do their job and don’t settle for the monotony of an entirely gray room. OPEN TO NEW THINGS: Rip down some walls where possible (as the couple did in the accompanying main article) to create the open, airy atmosphere that rules today. GET CREATIVE: Your accent colors can be found anywhere in your room’s décor. Have fun hunting down the best accents and let your home truly stand out.

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ROUGH STUFF

TOUGH TERRAIN STOOD IN THE WAY OF A MONTCLAIR MANSION’S LUXURY POOL PROJECT BUT THE RESULTS PROVE: WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY. BY DONNA ROLANDO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY LANDSCAPE TECHNIQUES INC. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN J. KORIBANICK

Montclair Manor’s newly landscaped entry plaza features this roundabout with a stone fountain surrounded by lush plantings and Belgium block.

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IT ALL STARTED WITH A FAMILY’S DESIRE FOR A SWIMMING POOL— many backyards have them, and what better way for kids to have fun in the summer! But this family with three school-aged children lives at Montclair’s Stone Eagles Manor, a state and national historic site on 2.6 acres of steeply sloped mountain overlooking New York City. Their dream was not going to come easy. Today, to say the family has a pool would be an understatement. Their resort-like backyard features a stone-arched cabana where, in rain, sleet or snow, they can still relax in the spa, prepare food in the full kitchen or warm up at the wood-burning fireplace. The view: six sheer falls descending from a raised beam into the 8-foot-deep tiled pool—all illuminated, of course, for maximum effect, and topped off with lush plantings and fire bowls like icing on the cake. For design plans that beat all odds, including the arduous work of taming this rugged property to make way for an in-ground Gunite pool, cabana and spa, Landscape Techniques of Nutley won recognition from the American Society of Landscape Architects, NJ Chapter. Competition came from some 30 submissions, but the Stone Eagles redesign was a monumental landscaping feat. (Of note to history buffs is that the grounds were originally designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the geniuses behind NYC’s Central Park. So, Landscape Techniques owner Brian J. Koribanick, who has a degree in landscape architecture, had big shoes to fill!) Even if the project had stopped with its initial focus—the pool and its accompaniments—Landscape Techniques would have been up against Goliath: the extensive excavation, the removal of 280 tons of red shale plus 1,000 cubic yards of rocky soil and sometimes, when all else failed, having to hammer away at stubborn stone, recalls Koribanick. But the family’s vision grew to encompass the redesign of the entire grounds in the style of an outdoor plaza with tiered Turkish travertine walls matching the 1926 home’s Mediterranean coral stone façade. “We spent time trying to find a stone that would match. Ultimately, we came to travertine,” says Koribanick. Without question, Koribanick knew the outdoor courtyard could not be second rate. If it could not be made of Mediterranean coral, it still had to replicate the unique stone’s color, texture, size and pattern. Some might have called the mission impossible—case closed, but Koribanick got some help from Burak Yeneroglu, president of Bayrock

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This page, a blend of Italian porcelain tile gives this pool a luxurious look all its own. Opposite, the new cabana, complete with a full kitchen, overlooks the pool.

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At right, multiple layers of color and texture enhance the manor’s original portico. At left, intimate details like this water feature are found throughout the site.

Natural Stone in Carlstadt, whose family owns a quarry in Turkey. This quarry helped create the pieces of travertine essential for the redesign, which extends from the wrought-iron gate and immense circular fountain in front all the way to a bluestone patio in the backyard’s woodsy section. Thanks to the quarry, Koribanick says, “We were able to have everything and anything needed made for the job.” Keeping true to the spirit of the mansion’s design meant more than matching stone. Koribanick wanted folks to see double—as he played copycat, taking the existing covered patio’s sweeping arches and mirroring this grand effect at the new 1,400-square-foot cabana. “We basically did 70 shop drawings of all different shapes and dimensions and sent them to Turkey. They pre-fabricated these big pieces of travertine to make the arches,” he says, adding that they survived their journey to the States in remarkable shape. But if this was to be a true test of landscaping and engineering skill—the engineer on the job was Dewberry Engineering—the crews had to face yet another challenge. Koribanick and his team had their test, all right, in grounds so steep they reflected a 100-foot grade change from the street to rear property line. Yes, the terrain itself would toy with them as they sought to rebuild an extensive network of

retaining walls running throughout the property. Drainage and erosion issues could not be ignored due to the steep and rocky nature of the multilevel site. Still, they rose to the occasion with the idea that a project so big should not have to be repeated anytime soon. This meant ensuring the longevity of the new retaining wall system by using pour-in-place concrete veneered with travertine that matched the manor to a “T.” For more lasting power, the crew added in a special mortar mix. The result? Right from the gated entrance with its namesake stone eagles, one is captivated by the artistry of the redesigned grounds with a 24foot stone fountain, bluestone and travertine walkways, custom fire pits and grills, and 5,800 square feet of reclaimed Belgium block in the driveway. Of course, the resort-like pool that launched this effort is truly the showstopper. No ordinary liner for this elite built-in—the family decided to grace the pool with various neutral tiles for an effect that’s hardly routine. Visual surprises await visitors throughout the property, where the landscape architect gave new life to an old water feature in the backyard and provided a grassy area for children to play. All this, and Landscape Techniques was under deadline to have the grounds ready to go for a June 2017 graduation. Let the party begin!

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DESTINATION: DESIGN

ESCAPES

“The nature there gives me endless inspiration. I am awed by the pink-sand beaches, indigenous paint colors and the textures of the shells and corals nestled in the mangroves. When I use nature as a point of reference in my designs, the space becomes more meaningful.

BY PARKER STACK

THE TRUE VAGABOND HAS NO HOME base—nothing to redecorate, nothing to vacuum. But who ever said the rest of us can’t catch the vagabond spirit, tapping the world’s visual variety for the homes we cherish? This month, Escapes takes a break from its usual wanderings for an armchair tour, courtesy of four northern New Jersey interior designers. We asked them to spill the beans about travel destinations that have sparked their creativity. If your next trip idea doesn’t spring to mind here, maybe a design notion will.

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—Jules Duffy, Jules Duffy Designs, Madison

Jules Duffy, Jules Duffy Designs, Madison, finds inspiration for her designs, as pictured above, in nature, especially the shells, coral and pink sand of Harbour Island in the Bahamas.

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FOUR LOCAL DESIGNERS DISCLOSE THE FARAWAY PLACES THAT HAVE INSPIRED THEM— AND WHY.

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Jaipur, India

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TOP PHOTO COURTESY OF JULES DUFFY

“Everything about Jaipur is very, very lush. There is an overabundance of color, texture and pattern. Here in the United States, we tend to be afraid of those types of things. I use this renewed energy from India to push the envelope with clients here in New Jersey. Incorporating colors like hot pink or orange as accents in the design helps to get out of the neutralness and gray scale. I have clients express their personality through color. When given a gray palette, I like to use deep-royal blue and hot pink as accent hues to give these rooms personality but also allow my clients to substitute these colors out based on the season.” —Maria K. Bevill, Bevill Interior Design, Chester

Maria K. Bevill, Bevill Interior Design, Chester, was so inspired by the colors, textures and patterns of Jaipur, India that she incorporated it all into her living-room design above. MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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Pompeii, Italy

Ellen G. Falk, Falk Designs LLC, Randolph, tries to infuse her designs with the timelessness that inspired her in Italy. An example of this is the traditional neoclassical bathroom at top of page.

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“I went to Italy for the first time many years ago as a young art and design student. Each time I went back and visited the ancient sites, I was more and more impressed by the staying power of the original classic design. The acute attention to detail in the workmanship in all media, from stone to wood, was amazing. In particular, the beautiful mosaics seemed almost painterly to me. The composition and color work centuries later! I try my best to impart that timelessness into all my own work, regardless of whether it is a traditional neoclassical design, as in the bathroom seen above; or a more contemporary project.”


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Adirondack Mountains, New York “Some of my design inspiration has come from a place where I spent many summers as a child and where I spend them now with my own children. A family member has an island in the middle of a lake in the Adirondack Mountains. I can never get enough of the vibrant blues and greens in the mountains, sky and cedar trees. You’ll see many combinations of blue and green hues in my design work—the colors are very soothing and relaxing in homes. I also incorporate natural elements into my work as well: Wood tones, textures and other forms of nature are always a part of my design ideas. Everyone should love where they live, and it should be a place of solace, comfort and relaxation.” —Laura Credico, Interiors by Laura, Whippany

Laura Credico, Interiors by Laura, Whippany, is inspired by the Adirondack Mountains and has introduced the colors she finds there into her living room design at top of page. MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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Advances in Acupuncture BUSINESS GAME-CHANGERS

If you’re hoping to get pregnant, eliminate chronic pain or help your child stop bed-wetting, go see Morgan Reade. Since opening his practice over a decade ago, he’s responsible for bringing over 500 babies into the world through treating couples with infertility issues with acupuncture. His work doesn’t stop there. Morgan also uses acupuncture to treat autoimmune issues, sports injuries and he helps children find relief for allergies, sensory disorders and gastrointestinal problems without the use of medications or surgery. As a board certified acupuncturist through NCCAOM with a Masters in Oriental Medicine, Morgan works with OB-GYNs, neurologists, pain specialists and other doctors when patients prefer avoiding invasive treatments. “People no longer wonder what acupuncture is,” he says. “Now, they ask friends for their acupuncturist’s name.” NJ Advanced Acupuncture accepts most insurances, a sure sign that acupuncture gets results.

MORGAN READE, L.A.c., M.S. NJ Advanced Acupuncture

6 Green Village Rd., Madison, NJ | 616 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 3B, Caldwell, NJ | 201.400.2261 | njadvancedacupuncture.com

Where Art and Aesthetics Meet Medicine As the first Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist in New Jersey, Marie Barbuto is one of the leading practitioners in the field of non-surgical aesthetics, medical and cosmetic micropigmentation (tattooing). WHAT ARE YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS? I specialize in skin rejuvenation therapies in promoting good skin health and use best practices in anti-aging treatments. The real reward for me comes from my unique work in cosmetic and medical tattooing which includes creating realistic hair-stroke eyebrows for those with alopecia or hair loss from chemotherapy, scar camouflage and offering 3-D nipple/areola tattooing for breast cancer survivors. HOW DID YOU COME TO THIS LINE OF WORK? I’m a registered nurse with an art background and keen aesthetic eye; it was simply a marriage of the two. There’s a great sense of accomplishment helping to restore confidence due to a serious health issue, a life changing event or adjusting to the aging process. Through my gift of artistry and medical training, patients have a renewed sense of self. Bestowing joy never grows old.

MARIE D. BARBUTO, BSN, RN, CANS, CPCP Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist | Aesthetic Skin Care

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A Family Lawyer Who Aspires to Putting Family First

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BOUTIQUE FAMILY LAW PRACTICE? We consider what’s best for the entire family as opposed to simply the divorce process. Divorce is gender conscious involving relationships between men, women and their children. What distinguishes our practice is the assignment of both genders to every case giving clients the benefit of well-rounded perspectives and solid teamwork. I am an advocate of mediation, but when necessary I am a fierce, but compassionate litigator. WHAT GIVES YOU THE GREATEST SENSE OF PRIDE? Building a stellar law practice is undoubtedly a proud achievement, but I am at heart a dedicated family man. Married 35 years, together my wife and I have raised four accomplished daughters passionate about advancing our communities. My success as a family lawyer is a reflection of my family devotion.

WILLIAM M. LAUFER, ESQ.

BUSINESS GAME-CHANGERS

Counted among New Jersey’s Top 100 lawyers, William M. Laufer, Esq. heads a boutique family law practice upholding the best interests of the entire family unit.

Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Boyd, LLC 23 Cattano Ave., Morristown, NJ | 973.813.7667 | lauferknapp.com

Leading Edge Treatment— Maxillofacial and Cosmetic Changing Faces, Changing Lives Scott Cohen is Board Certified. He practices the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal and performs a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires several years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Cohen manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth, and facial regions. Dr. Cohen also performs a wide range of cosmetic procedures including blepharoplasty to correct sagging eyelids, full body laser lyposuction, facelifts, brow and forehead lifts to raise eyebrows to facial implants to improve and enhance facial contours, laser skin resurfacing, and facial liposuction.

SCOTT COHEN, DDS, MD

Cohen Surgical Arts 35 W. Main St., Suite 101, Denville, NJ | 973.627.6006 | cohensurgicalarts.com | cohenapp.com

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PASTA-BILITES WITH LOTS OF HEALTHY VEGETABLES, NUTS AND BEANS, THESE VEGAN DISHES PACK QUITE A NUTRITIONAL PUNCH. PLUS, THEY HAVE SO MUCH FLAVOR, YOU WON’T BE MISSING MEAT!

ASIAN STIR FRY Yields: 3 or 4 servings INGREDIENTS n 12 oz. rice noodles n 4 heads of bok choy, white stems separated from the greens n 2 garlic cloves, chopped n ½ red chile, sliced or chopped n 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped n 4 Tbs. tamari or soy sauce n Sweet & Salty Cashews, chopped (see recipe below) SWEET & SALTY CASHEWS n 1 Tbs. maple syrup n 1 Tbs. nama shoyu or tamari n 1 tsp. garlic powder n 1 tsp. smoked paprika (optional) n 1½ cups raw cashews

DIRECTIONS Cook the noodles in boiling water following the package instructions. When done, drain, then rinse with cold water and let sit. Chop the white stems of the bok choy and cook them in a wok over high heat with a splash of water, stirring constantly. After 3 to 4 minutes, add the garlic, chile and ginger and keep stirring. After a minute, add the noodles, bok choy greens and a splash of water if needed. Mix well until the noodles are warm (about 2 minutes), then add the tamari or soy sauce. Toss well. Serve scattered with the chopped cashews. You can also drizzle with some toasted sesame oil, if you’d like. TO MAKE THE CASHEWS Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, nama shoyu or tamari with the garlic powder and smoked paprika, if using. Place the cashews in a large bowl, pour over the sauce and mix well until thoroughly coated. Transfer the cashews (leave the excess seasoning in the bowl) to the lined baking sheet, spread out evenly and roast in the oven for 3 minutes. Remove the sheet, stir the nuts then return them to the oven and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Keep an eye on them: They should turn light golden but you don’t want to burn them. Remove the nuts from the oven and allow to cool so they become crisp, then serve.

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OIL-FREE PISTOU WITH PASTA Yields: 4 servings INGREDIENTS n 14 oz. short pasta n14 oz. green beans, cut in half or into thirds n 1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets n 2 large bunches of basil (each 3 oz.), roughly chopped n ¼ of an avocado n 4 to 6 garlic cloves, chopped n juice of 1 lemon n pine nut “parmesan” (optional, see recipe below) PINE NUT “PARMESAN” n ¼ cup pine nuts n ½ tsp. garlic powder (optional) n 3 Tbs. nutritional yeast

DIRECTIONS Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in plenty of boiling water. Bring another pot of water to a boil and add the green beans. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes with the lid on, and after 3 to 4 minutes, add the broccoli, then drain and let sit. Meanwhile, make the pistou. Put the basil, avocado, garlic, lemon juice and 1 tsp. salt in a blender and add about ¼ cup of water. Process until smooth. Add more water a teaspoon at a time if it needs loosening. Drain the pasta, reserving 3 Tbs. of the cooking water. Add the vegetables, pistou and reserved cooking water (it will make your pasta creamier) to the pasta and mix so the pasta is evenly coated. Serve immediately. TO MAKE THE “PARMESAN” In a food processor, combine the pine nuts, garlic powder (if using) and yeast with ½ tsp. of sea salt; pulse until a grated Parmesan-like consistency is formed.

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Inspiring Teachers, Memorable Mentors

Learn about all of the advantages of a Newark Academy education at www.newarka.edu

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EDUCATION A GUIDE TO THE BEST PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PRIVATE SCHOOLS, CAMPS, COLLEGES, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

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Shes’ the Change

She seeks truth through knowledge. She transforms passion into action. She is a changemaker.

Visit the Mount; where talents are discovered, dreams are fostered, integrity is valued and leaders are made. Attend our Spring Open House on April 25, 6:30 pm.

Mount Saint Dominic Academy

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EDUCATION PLANNER KEAN UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1855, Kean University, located in Union, New Jersey, is one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, with a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean plays a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment serving nearly 15,000 students. With campuses in Union and Toms River, New Jersey, and Wenzhou, China, Kean University furthers its mission by providing an affordable and accessible world-class education. 1000 MORRIS AVE., UNION, NJ 07083 908.737.KEAN (5326) | KEAN.EDU

MOUNT SAINT DOMINIC ACADEMY

Mount Saint Dominic Academy challenges its young women to achieve excellence in all areas. The Mount, established by the Sisters of St. Dominic in Caldwell, New Jersey, is a Catholic college preparatory school, dedicated to the education of young women from a variety of ethnic, religious and

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economic backgrounds. Since 1892, the Mount has been empowering young women in the Dominican tradition. For more information about Mount Saint Dominic Academy, visit mdsacademy.org or call 973.266.0660. 3 RYERSON AVE., CALDWELL, NJ 07006 973.226.0660 | MSDACADEMY.ORG

NEWARK ACADEMY

Newark Academy (grades 6-12) produces young people who are prepared for the intellectual, political and social challenges posed by the complexity of today’s world. The school’s culture prepares students for college and a lifetime of learning while emphasizing the development of compassionate people whose lives will be enriched by giving to others. Founded in 1774, Newark Academy has a rich history as an independent, coeducational school located on a beautiful 68-acre campus. Extracurricular programs and an emphasis on life balance combine to create an environment for students to learn and grow into confident, secure young adults. 91 SOUTH ORANGE AVE., LIVINGSTON, NJ 07039 973.992.7000 | NEWARKA.EDU

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Is your child struggling in school? We can help.

Winston Preparatory School education for the individual 901 Route 10 East | Whippany, NJ 07981 | 973.500.6480 126 W. 17th St. | New York City, NY 10011 | 646.638.2705 x634 57 West Rocks Road | Norwalk, CT 06851 | 203.229.0465 x535 www.winstonprep.edu | facebook.com/winstonprepschool The Winston Preparatory School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin.

EDUCATION PLANNER RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

Ramapo College of New Jersey is an award-winning public liberal arts college that prepares students to be successful through hands-on learning and faculty-student mentoring. Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in 36+ majors and graduate degrees in business, accounting, nursing, education, and social work. Ramapo College is ranked one of the top 10 colleges in the U.S. for lowest average student debt and a Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Ramapo is ranked top three in NJ and #1 NJ public institution by College Choice, a Best Value by Princeton Review, and a Best Regional Public University North by U.S. News & World Report. 505 RAMAPO VALLEY RD., MAHWAH, NJ 07430 201.684.7300 | RAMAPO.EDU/VISIT

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

The Craig School is an independent, coed program that specializes in working with students with academic learning disabilities, grades two through twelve. Our mission is to provide to our students a strategy-based,

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comprehensive and challenging school experience that acknowledges their learning disabilities, builds on their aptitudes, and strengthens their self-awareness and self-esteem. We also help our parents assess their child’s true potential and understand the nature of learning disabilities, and provide to our families an internal support network within the Craig community. 10 TOWER HILL RD., MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ 07046 973.334.1295 | CRAIGSCHOOL.ORG

WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students in the 2nd through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. Come to an open house to learn more about our educational philosophy and tour our school. Please visit our website, www.winstonprep.edu, for more information on upcoming open house dates. 901 RTE. 10 E., WHIPPANY, NJ 07981 973.500.6496 | WINSTONPREP.EDU

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HOME&GARDEN SHOWCASE GUIDE FOR EVERYONE LOOKING TO RENOVATE, DECORATE & LANDSCAPE THEIR HOMES.

AIR GROUP

Air Group has been New Jersey’s most trusted name in HVAC for over 50 years. Family owned since 1965, their commitment to service makes Air Group a household name for all heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical services. Air Group services and installs heating & cooing systems, tackles oil to gas conversions and installs whole house standby generators. They are licensed plumbers and electricians. Their service department offers a wide choice of service plans for your heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical and generator systems. Visit Air Group’s website at www. airgroupllc.com or call them today at 1-800-5451020 to schedule an appointment. 1.800.545.1020 | AIRGROUPLLC.COM

BLOOMFIELD COOLING, HEATING & ELECTRIC, INC.

A multiple award-winning HVAC contractor and recipient of the Super Service Award from Angie’s List and a 4-time gold medal winner in the Best of Essex Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best HVAC Contractor.” Bloomfield Cooling, Heating and Electric is a leader in residential and commercial HVAC services, an authorized dealer for Carrier and Mitsubishi superior quality heating and cooling equipment and a sales/service provider for Generac standby generators. Services also include oil to gas

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conversions, humidifier installs and all types of HVAC services, maintenance and repairs. 127 PATERSON AVE., LITTLE FALLS, NJ 07424 973.237.0505 | BLOOMFIELDCOOLING.COM

HOME

Visit the Showrooms and Workrooms of Greenbaum Interiors. Providing 66 years of fine interiors and home furnishings for the customer who wants uniqueness, beauty and quality. The value of excellence in todays world of sameness…let our talented designers serve you. 584 RT. 17 N., RIDGEWOOD, NJ ALSO LOCATED IN MORRISTOWN AND PATERSON, NJ 201.857.3600 | GREENBAUMINTERIORS.COM

Furniture & accessory showroom including a design workshop located in a 9000+ square foot 150 year old silk dying & embroidery factory building. Spacious showroom with loft ceilings displaying the latest and the best from sources and manufacturers from around the world. It has everything you see in this months popular interior design magazines. Browse on your own, bring your designer, or speak with one of our staff designers. We’ll give you as much help as you need whether your project is big or small. Buy off the floor or special order. Open seven days a week for your convenience. 1083 GOFFLE RD., HAWTHORNE, NJ 973.304.1080 | HOMESTOREHAWTHORNE.COM

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Got Pests? LLC brings 30 years of insect control expertise to your property so you can reclaim your outdoor living space. Free your mind and body this summer from the worry of contracting Lyme disease or Zika and the irritating itch from mosquito bites. Got Pests? Uses organic or synthetic repellents that last for 3 weeks to kill and repel mosquitos, ticks. Got Pests? Start with a free property evaluation to ensure we recommend a plan That will completely solve your pest issues and we end with your 100% satisfaction guaranteed. 184 EAGLE ROCK AVE., ROSELAND, NJ 833-NJ-PESTS | GOTPESTS.COM

Landscape Techniques is an award-winning design/build firm, with over thirty-five years of experience in the design and construction of beautiful, functional commercial and private landscapes in the Tri-State Area. During our long history as one of the premiere landscape and custom pool builder companies in the state, we’ve created beautiful and functional spaces for hundreds of private homes and estates as well as high-profile businesses and public areas. 973.667.8050 | LANDSCAPETECHNIQUESINC.NET

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THOMAS FLINT LANDSCAPE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Thomas Flint Landscape Design & Development is an award-winning full service landscape design and construction firm specializing in state-of-the-art, custom gunite swimming pools, masonry and complete outdoor living spaces. We are focused on the big picture and how every element and detail fits, flows and works together. Our completed projects represent the essence of our clients characters, style and passions synthesized into a final creation that embodies timeless comfort and style. 201.327.5162 | THOMASFLINT.COM

WHITE HOUSE FURNITURE

Beautiful rooms begin with great designs and are finished with amazing attention to detail. White House Luxe in Fairfield and White House Living in Wayne can bring you from concept to completion! Their experienced staff of interior designers can help you put your new home together or simply choose the perfect addition to an already lived-in room. Your home furnishings search will be simplified and, as always, you will be treated with the respect that you deserve, making your renovation or redecorating journey a pleasure! WHITE HOUSE LUXE 131 U.S. 46, FAIRFIELD, NJ | 973.575.8317 WHITE HOUSE LIVING 867 BLACK OAK RIDGE RD., WAYNE, NJ | 973.831.8300 WHDESIGNSFORLIFE.COM

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POWER FOOD

Taste the Rainbow AND NO, WE’RE NOT TALKING CANDY. WITH ITS VIBRANT MIX OF COLORS AND HEFTY DOSE OF NUTRIENTS, RAINBOW CHARD WILL BRIGHTEN YOUR PLATE AND YOUR HEALTH.

FOR YEARS, HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE recommended a diet filled with differentcolored foods to encourage the intake of a wide range of vitamins and minerals. But what if you could dine on shades of red, white, pink, orange, purple and gold (bright and pastel variations included) courtesy of just one vegetable? You can. Rainbow chard—featuring the intense flavor of Swiss chard, the mildly nutty flavor of golden chard, the sweetness of red chard and more— contains a bevy of betalain pigments that provide its eye-catching array of colors. And while it may not be on as many menus as the better-known Swiss chard, it’s certainly worthy of some prime real estate on your dinner plate. POWER UP One cup of cooked rainbow chard contains just 35 calories, and man, does it pack a nutritional punch: Along with the minerals manganese and zinc, the leafy vegetable contains high levels of vitamins A, C, K and E. Even better, those betalains have been shown to help with the body’s detoxification process and combat inflammation. They also contain carotenoids and flavonoids that help prevent LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) from being deposited in the arteries. BUY/STORE/SERVE When shopping for rainbow chard, avoid bunches that have wilting leaves or brown stalks—seek out ones that have brightly colored leaves and fresh-cut stems. The veggie can be stored in the fridge for a day or two, loosely wrapped in plastic, but if you want to keep it for longer, separate the leaves and stems, then store the stems loosely wrapped in plastic. The leaves, meanwhile, should be rolled up in paper towels and then put in a plastic bag—they’ll stay fresh for about a week. When preparing the veggie, be sure to rinse it thoroughly, or you’ll risk tasting a bit of grit. Sautéeing or stir-frying is best—for the most

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even cooking, start heating the stems before adding the leaves. One of the most popular chard dishes is blissfully simple and quick: Heat some olive oil in a large pan, then sauté two cloves of garlic until they’re fragrant. Add the chard, stir it to coat, then cover and cook for eight minutes. Just keep one thing in mind: Those healthy betalains aren’t heatstable, so long cooking times can decrease their presence (and, hence, their benefits). DID YOU KNOW? Chard is used as a substitute for spinach; it goes well with vegetables like tomatoes, artichokes, beets and peppers; grains like rice and barley; meats such as bacon and chicken; and cheeses like parmesan and pecorino. —Lance Debler

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Laufer, DaLena, CaDiCina, Jensen & BoyD, LLC JAMES C. JENSEN has been a trial lawyer for over thirty years. For the past ten years, he has been a partner with the law firm of Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Boyd, LLC. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jensen ran his own successful law practice in Morristown and had associations with other well recognized law firms. While the Laufer firm focuses primarily on family law, Mr. Jensen has the most varied practice of the lawyers at the firm. Although he does devote a substantial amount of his time to matrimonial and family law, Mr. Jensen also has a strong personal injury, workers’ compensation and municipal court practice. Additionally, he handles real estate and commercial litigation and transactions. Earlier this year, Mr. Jensen settled a personal injury case for $740,000.00, despite an initial settlement offer of $100,000.00. He has handled workers’ compensation cases resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars of awards in last year alone. He has been appointed to serve as a panelist on the Morris County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel for the last sixteen years and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer as listed in New Jersey Monthly magazine for the last six years. In addition to being a skilled trial lawyer, Mr. Jensen has also been qualified by the State of New Jersey as a court approved matrimonial mediator. He has been successful in resolving a majority of the cases in which he mediates. While he greatly enjoys his trial work, Mr. Jensen also understands that settlement outside of court is often the preferred result for his clients. “My strategy has always been to take a reasonable settlement position but at the same time prepare the case for trial. When the other side understands that you are prepared and not afraid of trial, they usually settle.” Let Mr. Jensen guide you on the road to a successful result. He is available for a free consultation by calling the number below.

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SPIRITS

A HEALTHY DOSE WITH INGREDIENTS THAT SOOTHE A SORE THROAT AND BOOST IMMUNITY, THIS INFECTIOUS COCKTAIL MIGHT BE JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED.

JUICY PENICILLIN INGREDIENTS n1 ⁄ 3 cup whisky n3 Tbs. clear honey n¾ cup orange juice n4 tsp. lemon juice n4 tsp. organic apple cider vinegar n6 dashes Angostura bitters n12 drops echinacea tincture (liquid echinacea) nice cubes nbee pollen, orange peel curls and natural honeycomb, to garnish

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DIRECTIONS Pour whisky into a cocktail shaker and stir in honey until it has all blended. Next, add the orange juice, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, Angostura bitters and echinacea. Stir well. Fill glass with ice cubes, and pour in the penicillin mixture. Garnish with an orange curl, a sprinkle of bee pollen and a piece of natural honeycomb.

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UP THAI

EATERIES SPECIALIZING IN THAI CUISINE have quietly settled into our culinary landscape: They’re not as widespread as Chinese and Japanese restaurants, and many have enjoyed their 15 minutes, allowing Korean and Filipino joints to become the new trend. But the folks at Up Thai in Morris Plains haven’t settled for ordinary. Tucked away in an unassuming strip mall is their cozy space, marked by rustic, reclaimed wood walls and Asian-themed décor. And the menu—it’s rich with selections that will shift your Thai thoughts from basic weeknight takeout to Saturday night’s main event. For starters, Up Thai offers many of the same options found on traditional Asian menus—think variations of spring rolls, dumplings, calamari and chicken satay, which my dining companion and I ordered. Each of the four chicken breast skewers was just slightly marinated with yellow curry (a bit of a disappointment to me, as I relish a stronger curry taste, though the level of spice was perfect for my friend’s sensitive palate). Thankfully, two accompanying dressings, a sweet peanut sauce and a cucumber-infused dip, gave the meat all the complementary flavors it needed. On the contrary, another appetizer, simply called Golden Pouch, didn’t need flavor assistance. These mini spring roll wrappers were stuffed with fresh crabmeat, soft cream cheese, finely chopped carrots and scallions, then meticulously shaped into oldfashioned moneybags and deep-fried. These, too, were served with a sweet dipping sauce, but the extra taste wasn’t needed. A third app,

crispy tofu, wowed us for several reasons. To our surprise, this dish hardly resembled anything fried: There was little to no trace of oil on the plate or absorbed by the tofu. This contributed to the airiness and light flavor of the bean curd, which got a boost from the peanut and sweet chili side sauce. Unlike many Western countries’ residents, Thai people love to share plates—and we followed suit for dinner. Our first entrée was Panang Curry, a mildly spiced mash-up of sweet, savory and sour: the distinct flavors of beef, kaffir lime, peanut paste, peppers, string beans and other veggies in simmering coconut milk. Mix it with white rice (we each received a small bowl), and you’ve struck culinary gold. Up next was papaya pad Thai, an inventive street food version of the country’s popular noodle dish. This version of the thin rice noodles contains a fresh blend of green papaya, shrimp, fried egg ribbons, tofu, peanuts, bean sprouts and other spices and vegetables. Although this novel take on pad Thai boasted the same sweet and tanginess of most versions, the extra oomph from ingredients like papaya separates it from the pack. We crammed our table for two with a third main (don’t judge our empty stomachs!): spicy chili shrimp. Though prominent, the biting taste of lemongrass and Thai basil didn’t overpower the sweetness of the shrimp in this dish. And lucky for me, my friend deferred much of this entrée to me because of its higher degree of spiciness. To most Thai purists, appetizers and entrées are enough to make a meal. At Up Thai, however, dessert is a must—particularly the sweetened black sticky rice and carrot cake. Black sticky rice changes to a regal purple hue when cooked, and it’s fit for a king when paired with slices of fresh mango. The carrot cake is infused with just the right amount of rum and capped with a light cream cheese topping. Up Thai is an anything-but-ordinary restaurant in an area that has good taste and craves it too. With an innovative menu that pays homage to classic dishes, this eatery is worth checking out. —Darius Amos Up Thai, 981 Tabor Rd., Morris Plains, 973.998.8536, upthainj.com

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WHERE TOEAT BELLEVILLE

SOLAR DO MINHO Portuguese cuisine, featuring sangria, 15 Cleveland St., 973.844.0500 TOPAZ THAI Authentic Thai cuisine and homestyle cooking, 137 Washington Ave., 973.759.7425

BLOOMFIELD

BINH DUONG Vietnamese eater y offering soups, noodles and rice dishes, 61 Belleville Ave., 973.680.8440 STAMNA Mediterranean/Greek taverna, 1045 Broad St., 973.338.5151

BOONTON

BOONTON SUSHI HOUSE Japanese cuisine with specialty rolls, 701 Main St., 973.394.8811 ROMA PIZZERIA Authentic Italian specialties and pizza, 709 Main St., 973.335.1614

CALDWELL

CLOVERLEAF TAVERN American cuisine and beer bar with a family-casual atmosphere, 395 Bloomfield Ave., 973.226.9812 FORTE Authentic Italian cuisine and pizzeria, 182 Bloomfield Ave., 973.403.9411

CEDAR KNOLLS

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FA M I LY

THE SECOND HALF ON MAIN Traditional American cuisine, 5 E. Main St., Ste. #15, 973.784.4040

LEMONGRASS Vietnamese and Thai fusion restaurant, 1729 Route 10 East, 973.998.6303

WEST SIDE DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 324 Route 46, 973.983.1818

TABOR ROAD TAVERN New American fare, 510 Tabor Rd., 973.267.7004

FAIRFIELD

MORRISTOWN

KINNELON

IRON BAR Hip bar ser ving bar bites with rotating craft beers on tap, 5 South St., 973.455.7111

JOSE TEJAS Mexican fare, 647 Route 46 West, 973.808.8201 SMOKE RISE VILLAGE INN Fine American cuisine, 9 Perimeter Rd., 973.838.7770

L AKE HOPATCONG

ALICE’S New American fare, 24 Nolan’s Point Park Rd., 973.663.9600

LINCOLN PARK

202 ITALIAN BISTRO Stylish bistro ser ving Northern Italian fare, 177 Main St., 973.709.0093

LIVINGSTON

GEORGE & MARTHA’S Fine American fare, 67-71 Morris St., 973.267.4700

LA CAMPAGNA Italian fine dining, 5 Elm St., 973.644.4943 MARKET TAVERNE American fare with a French twist, 995 Mt. Kemble Ave., 908.502.5106 REVOLUTION A social brewhouse with over 40 beers on tap, 9 South St., 973.455.0033

NUTLEY

AMERICAN BISTRO Italian-American fare, 24 Washington Ave., 973.235.0505

LITHOS Traditional Greek cuisine, 405 Eisenhower Pkwy., 973.758.1111

FRANKLIN STEAKHOUSE & TAVERN Casual American steakhouse, 238 Franklin Ave., 973.667.1755

SWEET BASIL’S CAFE New American eater y, BYOB, 498 S. Livingston Ave., 973.994.3600

ORANGE

LONG VALLEY

BELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE Upscale Mediterranean fare, 535 Central Ave., 973.676.4300

H2OCEAN RESTAURANT & RAW BAR Seafood eater y, 41 Ridgedale Ave., 973.984.9594

LONG VALLEY PUB AND BREWERY American fare featuring a selection of award-winning beers, 1 Fairmount Rd., 908.876.1122

HAT CIT Y CUISINE American comfort food with live music, 459 Valley St., 862.704.6248

CHATHAM

MADISON

CHAND PALACE Fine Indian cuisine, 257 Littleton Rd., 973.334.7600

RESTAURANT SERENADE Contemporar y French cuisine, 6 Roosevelt Ave., 973.701.0303

BEGUM PALACE Authentic Indian cuisine, 300 Main St., 973.660.9100

SCALINI FEDELI Modern Italian with a French flair, 63 Main St., 973.701.9200

IL MONDO VECCHIO Northern Italian fare, BYO, 72 Main St., 973.301.0024

CHESTER

ROMANELLI’S Italian eater y and pizzeria, 42 Lincoln Pl., 973.377.9515

THE PUBLICK HOUSE TAVERN & INN Continental fare with Italian influences and live entertainment, 111 Main St., 908.879.6878

DENVILLE

MAPLEWOOD

CODA KITCHEN & BAR Sophisticated neighborhood restaurant, 177 Maplewood Ave., 973.327.2247

ALEXIS DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 3130 Route 10 West, 973.361.8000

ST. JAMES’S GATE PUBLICK HOUSE Casual Irish pub fare, 167 Maplewood Ave., 973.378.2222 CODA KITCHEN MENDHAM & BAR BLACK HORSE TAVERN AND PUB in Maplewood Continental and American fare, 1 W. Main St., 973.543.7300 PIATTINO New Age Italian fare, with stone-fired oven and cocktails from scratch, 88 E. Main St., 973.543.0025

MILLBURN

BASILICO Upscale Italian fare with modern twists on traditional favorites, 324 Millburn Ave., 973.379.7020 CAFÉ MONET Casual French bistro, BYO, 309 Millburn Ave., 973.376.8555 CARA MIA Upscale, traditional Italian fare, 194 Essex St., 973.379.8989

MONTCL AIR

EGAN & SONS American pub food, 118 Walnut St., 973.744.1413 THE WOOD PIT Casual American barbecue, 108-110 Bloomfield Ave., 973.954.4679

MORRIS PL AINS

ARTHUR’S TAVERN Neighborhood steakhouse, 700 Speedwell Ave., 973.455.9705

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PARSIPPANY

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE American steakhouse, 1 Hilton Ct., 973.889.1400

RANDOLPH

LA STRADA RISTORANTE Traditional Italian cuisine, 1105 Route 10 East, 973.584.4607 VERONA RESTAURANT Eclectic Italian cuisine, BYOB, 1171 Sussex Tpk., 973.895.8888

SHORT HILLS

THE DINING ROOM Traditional American farm-totable cuisine, 41 JFK Pkwy., 973.912.4756 JOE’S AMERICAN BAR & GRILL Traditional American cuisine, 1200 Morris Tpk., 973.379.4444

TOWACO

900 DEGREES Artisan wood-fired pizza and Italian fare, 626 Main Rd., 973.335.2555 RAILS STEAKHOUSE Upscale yet casual steakhouse, 10 Whitehall Rd., 973.335.0006

UPPER MONTCL AIR

DAI-KICHI Japanese and sushi fare featuring weekly specials, 608 Valley Rd., 973.744.2954 SLA Authentic northern Thai cuisine in a relaxed environment, 38 Upper Montclair Pla za, 973.509.0111 TURTLE + THE WOLF Elevated New American fare, BYOB, 622 Valley Rd., 973.783.9800

WEST ORANGE

HIGHLAWN PAVILION New American cuisine with fresh seasonal produce, 1 Crest Dr., 973.731.3463 THE MANOR RESTAURANT Upscale American and French cuisine, 111 Prospect Ave., 973.731.2360 MCLOONE’S BOATHOUSE Upscale interpretations of American classics, 9 Cherr y Ln., 862.252.7108

WHIPPANY

IL CAPRICCIO Italian fare featuring fresh seafood, 633 Route 10 East, 973.884.9175

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BETHERE Montclair Film Festival, April 26-May 6

NOW THROUGH FEB 2019

Newark Museum’s newest exhibit THREADS: TEXTILES OF ASIA has officially opened to the public. The installation features objects ranging from theatrical and political costumes to architectural textiles and presentation cloths. It will also showcase a range of construction techniques used throughout Asia. Admission: FREE (Newark residents), $15 (general public). Find out more at newarkmuseum.org.

APRIL 20 Grab some popcorn and head to the MILLBURN FILM FESTIVAL at Millburn High School to view movies created by local students. The event begins with a red carpet premiere at 7:30 p.m.; all proceeds go toward upgrading classroom technology and equipment. Tickets: $10. Learn more about the featured films at millburnfilmfest.com. APRIL 21 Expand your horizons by sampling from over 100 wines at the MORRISTOWN WINE FEST from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Morristown Armory. Enjoy unlimited wine samples, food, seminars and live entertainment all night. The venue is a quick walk from the train station and offers free parking. Tickets: $15–$60. Buy your tickets online at morristownwinefest.com. APRIL 26–MAY 6 Come celebrate the arts at the 7th annual MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL, one of the top regional festivals in the U.S. with more than 26,000 patrons and 150 attending filmmakers and

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finds from the PLANT SALE at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township, which begins at 9 a.m. both days. Pick up everything from trees and shrubs to annuals and tropicals. Admission: FREE. Find a complete list of available plants for sale at arboretumfriends.org.

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TIME, a new musical about a basketball dance team whose members are age 60 and older, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn. Tickets start at $39. Get yours now and find more info at papermill.org.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS MAY/JUNE 2018

Unless noted, all of the following programs are free and require registration. For a complete list of programs and to register online, please visit: rwjbh.org/sbmcevents. PROGRAM LOCATIONS: SBMC - Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ ACC - Ambulatory Care Center 200 South Orange Avenue, Livingston, NJ JCC MetroWest - Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC MetroWest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ (programs are open to the general public) Those interested in learning more about the latest programs and services offered by Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Barnabas Health Outpatient Centers can sign up for our free, monthly E-newsletter by visiting tinyurl.com/sbmcnews.

Know the Skin You’re In May 18; 11:00 am Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Avenue, Caldwell Join Franz Omar Smith, MD, a surgical oncologist, as he discusses the multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He works collaboratively with the members of the oncology team including dermatologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and radiation oncologists to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

Weight Loss Surgical Options May 2 and June 6; 6:00 pm ACC • 973-322-7433

Parkinson’s Support Group May 4 and June 1; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group May 7 and June 4; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

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GATHERINGS

CHARITABLE DONATION THE GLORIA FOUNDATION Morris Family Justice Center The Jersey Battered Women’s Service unveiled a donor plaque for the Morris Family Justice Center and honored The Gloria Foundation for its pledge of $100,000, which was raised during its annual “A Night on the Waterside” event. The Morris Family Justice Center in Morristown offers pro-bono services to victims of domestic violence.

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LOCAL JAZZ PERFORMANCE TRIO DA PAZ Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum Brazilian jazz group Trio da Paz recently performed at the Bickford Theatre, a rare treat for fans since they only play live a few times per year. The trio has been performing together for more than 30 years and consists of guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka da Fonseca.

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SOUPS FOR ALL Toni’s Kitchen Toni’s Kitchen, a non-profit outreach program in Montclair, serves fresh and hot meals to locals in need, and delivers food to senior citizen centers and shelters. The organization recently received a donation of soup cartons from The Original Soupman, a company that produces organic and gluten-free soups. Since 2015, Toni’s Kitchen has gone from serving 52,000 people in need to over 100,000, and monetary and food donations have allowed the staff to extend its outreach.

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TRANSPLANT GAMES THE NJ SHARING NETWORK MetLife Stadium Local civic and elected leaders joined The NJ Sharing Network and The Transplant Games of America to announce that The Meadowlands will host the 2020 Transplant Games. This multi-sport festival for individuals who have undergone life-saving transplant surgeries is expected to attract 12,000 people and have a $10 million economic impact on The Meadowlands.

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