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Contents FEB/MARCH

FEATURES 24

TAKE HE ART—AND TAKE CONTROL Act today to improve your longtime cardiac health.

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A SAFER FIX

TAVR tackles aortic valve stenosis in the elderly without the risks of open-heart surgery.

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GETTING THE HEART BACK ON BEAT

When doctors treat cardiac arrhythmia, it helps to have choices.

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#1 IN THE NATION

Patients get a new lease on life at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in the top living donor kidney transplant program in the U.S.

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A CHAT WITH...CHRIS GLORIOSO

WNBC’s investigative reporter is always on the move—whether he’s checking government spending or squeezing in a morning workout.

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52 WAYS TO GE T HE ALTHY AND HAPPY

Has your New Year’s resolution fallen by the wayside? Have no fear—we’ve got a pack of ideas to get you back on track!

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BANISHING BACK PAIN

Learn what causes back pain, how it can be prevented and what to do if it strikes.

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

Forget garden-variety heroes­— it’s time to try one these sophisticated takes on between-the-bread options.

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See photos from recent events in and around the counties.

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DOCTORS TODAY HAVE MORE EFFECTIVE TOOLS THAN EVER for treating heart disease. But science is also telling us more about our own power to influence our heart health, and American Heart Month is a good time to become more aware. One study indicates that just 15 minutes of brisk walking each day can help us live longer. As you will read on page 24, Gary Rogal, M.D., medical director for Cardiac Services at RWJBarnabas Health, describes the roles of the patient and his or her physician in heart health as “a 50–50 proposition.” Alas, people sometimes get in their own way. To keep their hearts healthy, they know they need to exercise more, and they are planning to get back to that gym for an ambitious new workout routine—just as soon as they get around to it. Until then, they figure, why bother with half measures? That is dangerous thinking. Instead of waiting for perfection tomorrow, we should start today to take the small actions we can—like those 15 minutes. Research shows that every little step helps. When treatment for cardiovascular disease is required, it is important to know that the technology and clinical expertise now available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center give doctors choices they never had before. For example, the risks of open heart surgery have long made it inadvisable for some elderly or frail patients who needed repair or replacement of the aortic valve (page 28). Now a less-invasive procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) offers safe and effective treatment without those risks, and it is being applied more broadly than ever. When a heart’s rhythm has gone awry, cardiac ablation is often used to restore a regular beat. Here too doctors have more options than ever. On page 30, you will learn about advanced tools to map the heart in real time during cardiac ablation procedures. For maintaining heart health, this is a great time to be alive. Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a willing and ready partner in that effort. Let’s Be Healthy Together.

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTHIEST, HAPPIEST YEAR YET! I LEARN SOMETHING NEW each time we prepare our February/March issue, devoted to ways in which we can make this year our healthiest, happiest yet. For example, I didn’t know that playing certain video games for 30 minutes a day can improve memory or that consuming less than a teaspoon of salt a day might help curb an appetite. I also wasn’t aware that you can still derive a benefit from getting a flu shot this month. A bonus: The more folks in a community that get poked, the fewer outbreaks of flu, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the spirit of learning something new, it’s become something of a tradition to celebrate a fresh year of possibilities first by providing you with tips—52 of them—you can act upon today (or next week or the week after) that will lead to a more fun and fulfilling 2018. See “52 Ways to Get Healthy and Happy” on page 36 and get started! And, of course, we’ve renewed our own resolution to deliver you the best that our counties have to offer. Because this is our health and fitness issue, you’ll find great little black bags to stow your gym gear in, places where you can find farm fresh produce all year long and an article on getting rid of back pain (if you overdo it at the gym or simply tweak it while tying a shoe). We also hear from Montclair resident and WNBC investigative reporter Chris Glorioso, who, in an exclusive interview with Morris/Essex Health & Life, tells us how he keeps in shape while he’s on a stakeout. Whatever your personal focus this month (and year), here’s wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!

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February may have been American Heart Month—and the perfect time to both raise awareness and focus on your ticker—but it’s essential to maintain proper heart health year-round. Here are some steps you can take: Eat healthier. The Mayo Clinic recommends controlling portion sizes and sodium intake by using a small bowl for high-calorie, high-sodium meals and a larger plate for low-calorie, nutritious meals made with heart-healthy veggies, fruits and whole grains. Be sure to include berries like strawberries and blueberries in your diet; they contain natural antioxidants, polyphenols and fiber, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Exercise more frequently. Total-body, non-impact activities like swimming and rowing are the most beneficial to your heart health—the more muscles involved in an exercise, the harder your heart has to work. The West Essex YMCA has indoor swimming classes and aquatic programs for everyone from infants to seniors, to keep their hearts happy and healthy. Learn more at metroymcas.org. Schedule a check-up. Make an appointment with a heart specialist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and see how your heart health measures up. The center offers comprehensive adult and pediatric cardiac services in centers around New Jersey. Call 888.724.7123 for more information.

TAKE A SHOT

Amateur and professional photographers alike can find plenty of picture-worthy places in the area, so start snapping at one of these spots: Lewis Morris Park Morristown

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CULINARY CORNER WORTH IT The Ainsworth, a trendy restaurant located inside Hotel Indigo in Newark, recently opened its door to hotel guests and city dwellers alike. Besides typical appetizers like wings and wraps, the menu boasts gourmet burgers like the mac & cheese burger, caprese burrata burger with fresh mozzarella and basil pesto and the French onion burger. Exclusive cocktails like the Cinnamon Peach Mule and Knotty Pine can be ordered at the bar, and the space boasts views of downtown Newark and the NYC skyline. It’s certainly not the only Ainsworth around: The restaurant has popular locations in both Chelsea and the East Village, Hoboken and Kansas City. THE AINSWORTH, 810 BROAD ST., NEWARK, 973.242.1300, THEAINSWORTH.COM/NEWARK

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM Mendham residents Joseph Murphy and Sean McDonough made history last fall by opening the town’s only local ice cream shop featuring a medley of frozen treats, from Hershey’s ice cream and root beer floats to non-dairy sorbet and house-made ice cream cakes. After a successful first season, the creamery took a winter hiatus but will be reopening soon for its much-anticipated spring season. Murphy and McDonough have made a point to keep the creamery communityoriented by only staffing the front counter with Mendham and Chester residents, giving local students work experience and a way to earn money during the summer. Stay updated on the shop’s spring season by checking in on its website listed below. MENDHAM CREAMERY, 2A HILLTOP RD., MENDHAM, 973.348.5854, MENDHAMCREAMERY.COM

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BECOME A DONOR

With a number of blood donation centers and drives around both Morris and Essex counties, it’s easy to help those in need of a life-saving transfusion. Hospitals are looking for suitable donors of all blood types—all you have to do is set up an appointment—so head to one of these places: Community Blood Services The center has locations in Parsippany and Lincoln Park where residents can donate blood, platelets, plasma and red blood cells. The Lincoln Park location is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Parsippany location is open every day but Tuesdays and Fridays. To schedule your visit at either location, call 201.251.3703. American Red Cross You can find out about blood drives in your area on the center’s website and even learn how to host your own. Call your local American Red Cross with any questions.

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NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY Didn’t get your fill of tequila on National Margarita Day (February 22)? Pull up a chair at one of these Morris and Essex bars, which are serving the signature cocktail with some delicious twists every day. And if you’re a DIYer, turn to page 82 for a bloody good Blood Orange Margarita recipe! Mar-Green-Rita: Milagro silver tequila, agave nectar and freshly squeezed lime juice

TORO LOCO, 23 VALLEY ST., SOUTH ORANGE, 973.761.1515, TOROLOCO.NET

Spicy Chili Margarita: Talero tequila, lemon juice, St. Germain elderflower cordial, simple syrup and red chili

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The Man-Garita: Amador bourbon, dry curacao, smoke, lemon juice and apple cider

THE CROSBY, 193 GLENRIDGE AVE., MONTCLAIR, 973.509.2337

NY Blood Center Throughout the year, many schools, churches and libraries in Morris and Essex hold blood drives with help from the NY Blood Center. Find an upcoming drive in your area by searching the organization’s website. NY BLOOD CENTER, NYBLOODCENTER.ORG, 800.933.BLOOD

Duranzo y Jengibre Margarita: Anejo tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, peach nectar and Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur CUBA MIA, 707 RTE. 46, PARSIPPANY, 973.334.2822, CUBAMIARESTAURANT.COM

Match Stick Margarita: Calle 23 Blanco, Cointreau, Grand Marnier and Aji Amarillo TOWN BAR & KITCHEN, 80 ELM ST., MORRISTOWN, 973.889.8696, TOWNBARANDKITCHEN.COM

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Fresh ’n healthy produce isn’t just a summer delight—these Morris and Essex farmers markets are open year-round:

Foodshed Alliance Farmers’ Access Network This network of farmers hosts the Morristown Winter Market indoors at Alexander Hamilton School; available for purchase is locally grown produce, farm-raised beef, lamb, poultry, honey, jams, jellies and more. 24 MILLS STREET, MORRISTOWN, 908.362.7967

Beth Greenhouse Farmers Market The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center hosts this year-round farmers market right in its ABC discharge lobby entrance and offers greens like chard, spinach and bok choy from its hydroponic

greenhouse, sold alongside eggs from Snoep Winkel Farms in Branchville.

201 LYONS AVE., NEWARK, 973.926.7371, BARNABASHEALTH.ORG/SPECIALTY-SERVICES/ WELLNESS/THE-BETH-GREENHOUSE

Montclair Farmers Market Montclair was one of the first New Jersey towns to host a farmers market back in 1993, and while the busiest season of its market is summer, vendors can be found selling goodies like baked goods, fresh bread and jams/jellies at the train station all year long. WALNUT STREET STATION, MONTCLAIR, MONTCLAIRFARMERSMARKET.ORG

Ort Farms This family-owned farm in Long Valley may temporarily close after Christmas, but the Ort Farms staff can be found offering baked goods, seasonal veggies and fruits at farmers markets in New Jersey throughout the year. 25 BARTLEY RD., LONG VALLEY, 908.876.3351, ORTFARMS.COM MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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WILLIAM LAUFER has been providing strong and trustworthy divorce services to the people of New Jersey for the past 40 years. A long-standing member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Laufer prides himself on his record of success as a litigator in the courtroom. But he also recognizes the toll that litigation takes on his clients’ emotions as well as their assets, and has long been a proponent of mediation and arbitration. One of New Jersey’s first certified mediators, he has mediated more than 100 divorce cases, with more than a 90 percent record of success. Laufer, Dalena, & Cadicina, LLC is a full-service law firm.

The matrimonial department is one of the largest in the state, providing family-related services, including complex divorce litigation, adoption, mediation, custody, domestic violence and the drafting and negotiation of premarital agreements. Both in the legal community and in the community at large, Laufer actively donates his time and skills, serving on the Morris County Bar Association Early Settlement Panel for matrimonial litigation. In addition, he is a founding member and president of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, recently winning the “Future of New Jersey” award for his service to the community.

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TALK OF THE TOWN

HOUSING COSTS

WELCOME TO

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The median home value in Florham Park is currently $657,500—up 2.3 percent over last year and predicted to rise 1 percent within the next year, according to Zillow.

THE UPSCALE BOROUGH IS SCORING PLENTY OF TOUCHDOWNS. teachers). For higher education, parts of the College of Saint Elizabeth campus are in Florham Park, as are portions of Fairleigh Dickinson University. The town’s main attractions are ample. For exercise enthusiasts, there’s a Lifetime Gym—the only one around— and a Pure Barre studio. If traditional workouts aren’t cutting it, Total Health offers CoolSculpting (shh, we won’t tell anyone) along with more medicinal fare, while The Peer Group has a full staff of renowned plastic surgeons for those seeking a full nip ’n tuck. There’s also the area’s sole Trader Joe’s. And since Florham Park is just 30 miles west of The Big Apple and residents are sure to have plenty of houseguests, everyone will be pleased to know that the much-anticipated Archer Hotel will open at The Green shortly. Among its amenities: 161 guest rooms and suites, a backyard with a bocce ball court, an indoor pool and Archer’s kitchen, with house-made breakfast and evening fare. But the space won’t just be for visitors: Residents are sure to stop by its bar and patio for a cocktail, giving them yet another reason to toast Florham Park.

LOCALS LOVE

n Bringing their young’uns

to see an exhibit (there are more than 50) at the Imagine That!!! children’s museum n Teeing off at the Pinch Brook Golf Course. Fore! n Tapping their toes to music every season at the Borough Complex’s Gazebo Summer Concert Series

FUN FACTS

n Before being christened Florham Park in 1899, the town had been known by several names, including Hoppingtown, Columbia and Afton—plus Broomtown, because it was known for manufacturing brooms. n Former football pro-turnedTV-personality Tiki Barber was born in the borough, as was Nicole LaValle (aka Snooki from Jersey Shore). n Dr. Leslie Ward —aka one of the founders of the Prudential Insurance Company—lived in Florham Park on a 1,000-acre estate, “Brooklake Park.” Today, it’s the site of the Brooklake Country Club.

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DINING

There are plenty of eats in Florham Park, from an expansive menu at the Thirsty Turtle (think burgers, filet mignon and macadamiaencrusted tilapia) to strictly Italian at Puleo’s Brick Oven (be sure to try the melenzane rollatini appetizer). Viet Ai, meanwhile, serves Vietnamese fare in a cozy, former residential space; Moe’s Restaurant & Tex Mex Grill accommodates just about any diet, including Paleo, vegan, vegetarian, Whole30 and gluten-friendly. And if you sometimes crave disco fries or breakfast at 10 p.m.—hey, we do too— there’s always the Florham Park Diner.

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Approximately $103,967, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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WE’VE GOT ONE QUESTION FOR YOU: GIANTS OR JETS? If you’re from Florham Park, we’re betting your answer is the latter. The Morris County borough, about 7.6 square miles in size, became proud home to the football team’s training facility and corporate headquarters back in 2008 after beating out a slew of other towns all hoping to be the Jets’ new homeland. But alas, Florham Park’s origins were touchdown-free and, hence, much more humble. Settled by the English sometime after 1680, the community was mostly a farming area, but by the late 1800s, it had become a desired retreat for the New York City upper class—in fact, there were more than 100 millionaires living in town. Today, there are some 12,605 residents (including, we’re sure, some Jets and a few millionaires). Kids in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade go to three schools in the district (there’s a total of about 982 students and 89 classroom teachers); those in ninth through 12th grades attend the Hanover Park High School in East Hanover Township (there are about 876 students and 85 classroom

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The percentage of abnormal findings in CT scans given to people who went to the ER after fainting or nearly fainting. Experts suggest that scans only be given to older people, those who’ve had a recent head injury or those with a focal neurological deficit. —University of Hawaii

STOP THE BUZZ

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If you’re one of the 36 million Americans who have tinnitus, an intermittent ringing in the ears, there’s a treatment that has shown promise. In one study, sessions of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for 10 days helped people get relief for six months. —JAMA

The percentage of improvement in memory after study subjects played video games with complex spatial environments, such as those in Super Mario 3D World, for 30 minutes daily for two weeks. —Journal of Neuroscience

GO AHEAD, SWEAT!

Daily brisk walking and other moderate-intensity exercise helps the immune system fight respiratory viruses. How much is enough? Experts suggest at least 20 minutes per day.

—Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

TURN DOWN THE HEAT Study subjects who held a cold object did better on a self-control test than those holding a warm one. Researchers posit that cold temperatures may be linked to alertness.

—Psychological Research

AN ASPIRIN A DAY— OR NOT

WORTH ONE’S SALT?

THE SLEEP/ COLD CONNECTION

People who slept fewer than six hours per night were 4.2 times more likely to catch a cold than those who slept a full night.

Salty food makes you hungrier, according to a recent study. To keep appetite (not to mention blood pressure) in check, stick to consuming 1,500 mg. of sodium daily. That’s equal to two-thirds of a teaspoon. —The Journal of Clinical Investigation

A recent study that tracked subjects 45 years and older for three years found that those who’d never had a heart attack got no benefit from daily aspirin. Moreover, regular aspirin use can raise your risk of bleeding in the stomach and brain. Check with your doctor. —Clinical Cardiology

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The percentage of people with seasonal allergies who find relief with allergy shots.

—American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

—Sleep

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REAL WORLD EXPERTISE FOR REAL WORLD PROBLEMS TANYA L. FREEMAN is a partner and Co-Chair of the Family Law Department at Weiner Law Group LLP in Parsippany, New Jersey. Tanya is an accomplished attorney who provides legal representation in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child and spousal support, child custody, interstate custody and relocation disputes, as well as domestic violence matters Prior to the practice of law, Tanya spent fifteen years in key roles leading audit teams in the banking and insurance industries. Tanya’s extensive corporate audit background enhances her ability to effectively represent clients with high net worth cases involving significant assets, as well as cases concerning owners of closely held businesses. Tanya has represented clients in cases involving corporate executives, professional athletes, television personalities, and other high-profile celebrities.

Tanya L. Freeman, esq. Partner, Weiner Law Group LLP Co-Chair, Family Law Department

“Family law is a perfect combination of my financial, legal, and negotiation skills,” says Ms. Freeman. After graduating cum laude from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center,

Tanya immediately became a rising star in the legal field. Among her many accolades, she was named Family Lawyer of the Year by the Hudson County Bar Association in 2016 and listed among the Diverse Attorneys of the Year 2017-2018 by the New Jersey Law Journal. In 2014, she was appointed to a five-year term on the Board of Directors for University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, where she serves as Chair of the Board’s Legal Committee. Tanya has lectured on custody, child support, and relocation law to fellow attorneys on behalf of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Institution for Continuing Legal Education. She maintains offices in Parsippany and Jersey City. Tanya has received several awards/recognition including: Hudson County Bar Association Appointment to the Board of Trustees, 2016– Present. Recognized by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers for Families in New Jersey 2018 and Rising Star–New Jersey Super Lawyers published by Thomson Reuters, 2016, 2017, 2018.

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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

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HEART

­—AND TAKE CONTROL ACT TODAY TO IMPROVE YOUR LONGTIME CARDIAC HEALTH. IF YOU COULD DO SOMETHING JUST 15 minutes a day that could give you a longer life, would you do it? For most people that would be a no-brainer. “One study showed that 15 minutes of walking daily can extend life,” says Gary J. Rogal, M.D., medical director for Cardiac Services at RWJBarnabas Health. But alas, too many people don’t walk that walk. As a cardiologist, Dr. Rogal has a professional interest in the treatment of heart disease. Indeed, he is more than ready to offer treatment when appropriate. But the message he most wants to convey is about a low-tech “treatment” you can administer yourself. It’s called exercise. “Sometimes adherence to medication regimens and recommended lifestyle changes—such as increased physical activity—can be more powerful than procedures such as stenting and angioplasty,” says the doctor, adding that extreme caution must be used in pursuing procedures in any case. Exercise is tricky to maintain, because many of us feel that what we’re actually doing is a drop in the bucket compared with what we “should” be doing. So there’s a tendency to let it lapse and say, “Why bother?” That’s why those 15 minutes of daily walking are so important. Research has shown that people can go a long way to

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prevent a cardiac event—or to improve their prognosis after an event—with regular physical activity. And it doesn’t have to be vigorous. Studies also show that, besides getting exercise, you can improve heart risk by taking other specific steps, such as making changes to diet and using prescribed medicines when necessary to lower blood pressure. In fact, new guidelines, announced late last year, focus on empowering patients to take these steps seriously. One thing these guidelines do is make blood-pressure targets more exacting, with the result that instead of just 30 percent of Americans having hypertension (high blood pressure), now 50 percent do. The idea is not to label people, but to stir them to be proactive about their heart health. “We know that the things you do dayto-day can decrease the chances you’ll need hospital care in the future, or at least reduce the amount of care you might need,” says Dr. Rogal. “So for issues involving the heart, patients play a big role in their own health. At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, empowering patients to take the right steps is an emphasis for us.” Dr. Rogal describes the roles of the patient and his or her physician as a 50– 50 proposition: treatments that medical professionals offer account for half of the health benefits to a patient, and the steps

Gary Rogal, M.D.

patients take—such as getting exercise, sticking with a healthy diet and managing blood pressure—account for the other half. That’s an important message for patients. Since half of your cardiovascular risk is something you can improve, you have significant control over your own health. In the COURAGE study, published in 2007, patients with stable heart disease were divided into two groups. Those treated with medications and lifestyle changes alone fared just as well as those who had been given stents. The point? It matters what patients do—your actions can make a difference. “This was one of the first major trials to show that effective solutions to cardiac problems do not always need to be hi-tech interventions,” says Dr. Rogal. “Low-tech, low-risk lifestyle interventions should become a part of everyone’s daily life.” Stress management, diet and adherence to prescribed medications are critical to optimizing cardiovascular health, says Dr. Rogal. “There are some who think that even gene expression can be altered by exercise,” he adds. “So it may be that your parents are not always your destiny.” The doctor concludes: “Our team at Saint Barnabas Medical Center can definitely care for you if you get really sick. But our message now is also that you can help yourself become—and remain—as healthy as possible.”

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REACHING THE TARGETS FOR BLOOD PRESSURE Blood pressure is measured with two numbers: n Systolic pressure is the top number. It measures

blood pressure when your heart contracts. n Diastolic pressure is the bottom number. It

measures blood pressure when the heart is relaxed. Until recently the target used by most doctors was 140/90 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury). The target now for most people is 130/80 mm Hg or lower. If you have either a top or a bottom number that is higher than this target, you may have hypertension—high blood pressure—according to the latest guidelines from the American Heart Association. “Learn how to measure your blood pressure accurately, and talk to your doctor about all Read as “130 over 80 the ways you can millimeters of mercury” improve it,” says Gary Rogal, M.D., medical director for Cardiac Services at RWJBarnabas Health. (See “Getting the Numbers Right,” on the next page.)

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IN GOOD HEALTH

GETTING THE NUMBERS RIGHT

Martin Pontecorvo, D.O.

To take charge of heart health, blood pressure (BP) is an important number to know. But, as with checking your temperature, if the measurement is off, the numbers won’t be helpful. “Patients sometimes have high blood pressure readings when they are in the doctor’s office because they are nervous or have been rushing to get there,” says Martin Pontecorvo, D.O., an internal medicine physician at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “So it’s best to get two readings in the doctor’s office. If the readings are high, we usually check a second time on both sides, especially if blood pressure medicine is being considered or dosage changed.” Whether a nurse measures blood pressure at your doctor’s office or you use a BP cuff at home, follow these tips from the American Heart Association:

FIRST, PLAN AHEAD: n Avoid smoking (which you shouldn’t be doing anyway), caffeine and exercise 30 minutes before the measurement. nEmpty your bladder. nSit quietly for five minutes. nWear clothes that you can easily remove to expose the upper arm. nKeep still while it’s measured. nGet the measurement from both arms, and at two to three different times. If there’s a difference, use the higher numbers. nIf you’re taking your own BP at home, ask your doctor or nurse to explain how to do so—and how often. nUse the same BP cuff each time, and make sure it’s accurate. nMake sure the bottom edge of the wrap that goes around the arm is directly above the bend of your elbow.

IF YOU MEASURE YOUR BP EVERY DAY: n In the morning, take two readings before you take any medicines. Space them one minute apart. n In the evening before supper, do the same. n If you have a change in treatment for any condition, take your BP reading two weeks after the change and one week before your next doctor’s visit. n Record all readings, and take them with you to the doctor. “Home measurements are important in guiding treatment,” says Dr. Pontecorvo. “If BP readings differ from those in the office, it may be a good idea to bring your home device to the appointment and compare readings to check accuracy.”

A LITTLE EXERCISE CAN BE A BIG HELP Question: What’s the most underutilized treatment to control cholesterol? The answer is exercise. Exercise improves circulation, controls weight and lowers “bad” blood cholesterol. It’s one of the most important steps you can take to improve heart health. One study showed that the effects of exercise last even long after the activity is stopped. And although it may be because exercisers are motivated to improve in all ways, other risk factors are improved with exercise too—like lipid patterns, blood pressure and diabetes, for example. There may even be a beneficial effect on depression, which in turn

makes lifestyle alterations easier. When it comes to making exercise part of your lifestyle, there are two points to remember. First, you don’t have to run a marathon. Even very moderate exercise is helpful. Second, weight and cholesterol control aren’t the only reasons to exercise. Exercise can improve overall health, mood and outlook on life. You may even find your gentle workouts habit-forming—in a good way.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CARDIAC SERVICES AT SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER, CALL 973.322.9440 OR VISIT RWJBH.ORG/HEART. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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IN GOOD HEALTH

A SAFER FIX FOR HEART-VALVE PROBLEMS

TAVR TACKLES AORTIC VALVE STENOSIS IN THE ELDERLY WITHOUT THE RISKS OF OPEN HEART SURGERY.

WHAT SAPS VITALITY AFTER AGE 75? One thing, in many cases, is a condition called aortic valve stenosis—a narrowing of the valve that connects the left ventricle to the aorta, the body’s largest artery, often caused by the gradual buildup of calcium. The traditional treatment is open heart surgery to replace the valve. But there’s a catch-22: For many seniors, the aging process that has caused the problem has also caused other conditions Mark J. Russo, M.D. Bruce Haik, M.D. that rule these patients out as safe candidates for such a major operation. Enter TAVR (pronounced TA-ver)—transcatheter aortic valve replacement—a procedure that since 2011 has been bringing dramatic relief to thousands of seniors, permitting them to enjoy a healthier, livelier life. And thanks to research at Saint Barnabas Medical Center and across the nation, this one-hour procedure, available at the medical center, will soon be an option for many more individuals. Specialists at the medical center already provide more patients with this type of valve replacement than any other center in the state. (See accompanying article, “In Heart Valve Replacement, Experience Counts,” on facing page.) The TAVR procedure involves threading a thin tube, the catheter, from an artery in the groin up to the heart. Using tiny tools and specialized techniques, the physician collapses, or folds, an artificial replacement valve so that it is very small, secures it to the tip of the catheter, then threads it up to the heart. Physicians at Saint Barnabas Medical Center use state-of-the-

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DID YOU KNOW? One in eight Americans over age 75 has a heart-valve problem of some kind.

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“WE’RE PART OF A VERY IMPORTANT NATIONAL RESEARCH STUDY TODAY THAT WE THINK WILL LEAD TO OFFERING TAVR TO YOUNGER, HEALTHIER PEOPLE WITH THE SAME CONDITION.” —MARK J. RUSSO, M.D. art imaging technology to place it in the precise area of the faulty valve, and then expand the new valve. “Aortic valve stenosis is one of the most common of all heart valve problems, affecting as many as one in 10 people over 65 years old,” says Mark J. Russo, M.D., an expert on heart valve disease and a cardiac surgeon at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “As the condition progresses it causes people to feel short of breath and fatigued, and in more advanced cases it can lead to sudden death.” “Surgical aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis is one the best surgical procedures that I have to offer patients as a cardiac surgeon, but now for most patients TAVR has proven to be even better,” Dr. Russo says. “Compared with open heart surgery, recovery after TAVR is much quicker. Instead of spending five to 10 days in the hospital, most of our TAVR patients spend just one night, In fact, many patients say they feel better immediately.” Intially TAVR was the preferred treatment for older and for sicker patients; those who were poor candidates for the more invasive open heart surgery. However, Dr. Russo and his colleagues at Saint Barnabas Medical Center have taken a leading role nationally in examining the use of TAVR in a broader range of patients. These include lower-risk and younger patients, as well as patients with bicuspid aortic valves, a common irregularity of aortic-valve anatomy. In these populations open heart surgery was previously the preferred treatment. In most patient populations, TAVR has been

proven in recent studies to be associated with increased survival, decreased risk of stroke, and improved quality of life compared with traditional open heart surgery. “Our center has been fortunate to play a leading role in this work,” says Dr. Russo. “For the first time, heart surgeons and interventional cardiologists are collaborating as a heart team to perform these lifesaving procedures,” says Bruce J. Haik, M.D., system director of Cardiac Catheterization Labs for RWJBarnabas Health. “The skill sets required in our respective cardiovascular specialities are invaluable when assessing a patient’s risks and benefits before, during and after the TAVR procedure. Most of our ‘best in class’ outcomes are a result of this heart team approach.” Dr. Russo, Dr. Haik and their team continue to be part of important national research studies exploring better treatment options for aortic valve stenosis. “Until now, we have waited to correct this condition until after patients suffer symptoms,” says Dr. Russo. “However, even before symptoms manifest, patient may suffer irreversible damage to the heart or even be at risk for sudden cardiac death. Given the lower risk associated with the TAVR procedure, there is now increasing evidence that it is better to replace the valve before the patient experiences symptoms.” Dr. Russo says this field will continue to expand. In the coming months other new techniques and devices will become available to treat other valvular conditions, including mitral regurgitation and tricuspid valve disease.

Aortic valve stenosis:

KNOW THESE SYMPTOMS If you’re experiencing any of these problems, tell your physician. They could be signs of a heartvalve problem that can be treated: nBreathlessness nChest pain, pressure or

tightness nFainting nPalpitations nDecline in activity level nHeart murmur

Beware, however: Sometimes aortic valve stenosis and other heartvalve problems can develop without telltale symptoms, or symptoms can come on so gradually that you may not notice them. Don’t skip regular physical exams with your doctor. Source: American Heart Association

In heart valve replacement, experience counts

For patients with a narrowing of a heart valve, the condition called aortic valve stenosis, replacing the valve is often the best—and sometimes the only—cure. When it comes to finding the right medical team, research shows that experience counts. The American College of Cardiology reports that the more often a team performs valve replacement using a procedure called TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), the better patients fare, on average. The Saint Barnabas Medical Center physicians have that experience. The RWJBarnabas Health TAVR team has repaired the valves of approximately 1,000 patients, and patients here have some of the best outcomes in the entire U.S. Other key facts: nThe RWJBarnabas Health team offers the latest TAVR technology to a broader range of patients by having access to some of the newest and most advanced devices. nThe RWJBarnabas Health program is one of the few centers in the U.S. able to offer TAVR to low-risk patients.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TAVR OR TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ONE OF NEW JERSEY’S TOP CARDIAC SPECIALISTS, VISIT RWJBH.ORG/TAVR. TO SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH A FRIEND OR TO RECOMMEND IT ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, VISIT MSXHEALTHANDLIFE.COM.

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GETTING THE HEART

BACK ON BEAT

WHEN DOCTORS TREAT CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA, IT HELPS TO HAVE CHOICES.

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What is catheter ablation?

“A procedure that uses radiofrequency energy (similar to microwave heat) to destroy a small area of heart tissue that is causing rapid and irregular heartbeats. Destroying this tissue helps restore your heart’s regular rhythm. The procedure is also called radiofrequency ablation.” —American Heart Association

Marc Roelke, M.D.

THE KEY TO FIXING AN IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT, or arrhythmia, is finding the exact spot in the heart that causes it. Because of a trio of hightech tools now in use by heart specialists at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, the hunt just got easier. For patients, that means more and better options for successful treatment. With these technologies, physicians can choose the most appropriate tool based on the specific problem with the patient’s heart rhythm and his or her underlying heart condition. “Heart specialists across the nation use a procedure called cardiac ablation to locate and treat abnormal electrical circuits in the heart that cause arrhythmia,” says Marc Roelke, M.D., director of Electrophysiology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, who specializes in the electric activity of the heart. “But at the medical center, we have an advantage. We have not one, but three advanced tools to map the heart in real time during cardiac ablation. Together, this range of features gives us the flexibility to find the right method for each patient. It really sets us apart.” Heart arrhythmias can make the heart flutter, or beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. This causes it to pump blood less effectively, which can affect the entire body. Symptoms include feeling weak or short of breath, or having a pounding heart. Some people have chest pain or feel lightheaded, dizzy or faint. Until the heart beats normally again, these symptoms can affect lifestyle and overall health. Often, medicines can control the symptoms of arrhythmia. But not everyone can take those medicines, in some cases because of side effects such as blurred vision or slowed heartbeat. For other people, medicines do not work. Cardiac, or catheter, ablation is a cure offered by experienced electrophysiologists, a special type of heart doctor. During the procedure, physicians thread a catheter through a blood vessel from the groin to the heart. Once it is in position, they use tiny tools to destroy the abnormal tissue that is causing the problem. The heart then beats normally. Without catheter techniques, open heart surgery might be the only other option. But in using catheters, physicians at the medical center rely on a different set of advanced tools and techniques in order to “see” into the heart. This is where the variety of equipment options at Saint Barnabas Medical Center becomes important. During catheter ablation, physicians use tiny, high-recorders that project the images on monitors in the procedure room. The challenge

is to pinpoint the errant cells in a heart that is beating, and track electrical impulses that are also in motion. Of course, the patient’s chest is also moving with each breath. “Our equipment helps solve these challenges,” Dr. Roelke says. With the three advanced cardiac ablation tools at the medical center, physicians can choose the most appropriate one based on the specific problem with the patient’s heart rhythm and his or her underlying heart condition. “Using GPS-like navigation, we receive real-time, three dimensional images of the chambers of the heart, the location of the catheters and the area of arrhythmia,” the doctor explains. “The images even adjust when the patient moves, which is important in avoiding healthy tissue nearby.” Features of the three cardiac ablation tools at the medical center improve accuracy of treatment as well as patient safety. For example, one of the newest technologies uses 64 electrodes to track the path of electrical impulses, compared with just four in other tools. It’s the information from these electrodes that computer software uses to create the 3-D displays. “The images are so detailed that we can sometimes see the scar tissue and abnormal electrical circuits that are causing the arrhythmia,” he says. One type of advanced image the tools provide is “intracardiac echocardiogram” (ICE). ICE uses sound waves (echo), like sonar, to map the inside of the heart and valves, and it has several advantages. It provides clearer images of the soft tissues of the heart, and it does so without the need for X-rays, which use radiation. “The equipment we use incorporates the information we get from ICE into the 3-D map of the heart,” Dr. Roelke says. “Altogether, this detail helps produce the real-time images we need for the ablations.” Another new feature improves patient safety in another way. “The technology gives feedback about the force of the catheter against the heart wall,” Dr. Roelke says. “This helps us to navigate the catheter through the heart in the safest manner.” These tools, plus an experienced team that runs one of the highest-volume ablation centers in the state, mean heart patients with arrhythmia receive exceptional, cutting-edge treatment at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “It’s dedicated people and technologies like these that help us give our patients some of the most advanced care available in the state,” says the doctor.

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PATIENTS GET A NEW LEASE ON LIFE AT SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER IN THE TOP LIVING DONOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PROGRAM IN THE U.S. FOR PATIENTS ON KIDNEY DIALYSIS OR HEADING FOR IT soon, kidney transplant can be a ticket to greater freedom and a better life. And often such organs come from the recently deceased. But a kidney from a living donor—from someone who volunteers to give one of his or her two healthy organs—is the best option for patients with chronic kidney disease. “There are more than 100,000 kidney-disease patients across the country waiting for a transplant, and patients on the list for a deceased donor can wait seven years or more, with much of that time spent on dialysis,” says Shamkant Mulgaonkar, M.D., chief of the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Saint Barnabas Medical Center who leads the team that is creating new options for patients needing a kidney transplant. At the medical center alone, 1,700 people are on the waiting list for a kidney. But New Jersey’s first and only Living Donor Institute is helping to reduce that number. And it has now been ranked the number-one living donor kidney transplant program in the U.S., part of the third-largest overall kidney transplant program. “The driving force for us is having one of our patients sitting in the office in front of us and knowing that the person is struggling on dialysis or concerned about starting it soon,” says the doctor. “So at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, our team of transplant specialists has created innovative options to connect living donors with these patients.” The institute was created by world-class experts in the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. These specialists bring life-changing and lifesaving transplants to

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more than 335 people each year. Half of these are through transplants from living donors. “The wait for living donors is much shorter, and the kidneys donated can function well for twice as long as do those from deceased donors,” Dr. Mulgaonkar says. Living donors are typically people who are willing to donate to a family member or friend who is on dialysis or will soon begin it. Often, however, the donor and the patient do not match. They may have different blood types, for example. Or an adult kidney may be too large for Shamkant Mulgaonkar, M.D. a child to use. However, these donors may match someone else on the transplant list. So the team at the medical center has created another option, the Kidney Paired Donation Program. In a database are patients who have a willing-but-incompatible donor who could be paired with other people in the same situation. Other types of living donors at Saint Barnabas Medical Center are “altruistic” donors, who give simply out of generosity. They do not necessarily know anyone who needs a kidney transplant. The results of living-donor donations can be far-reaching. Living donor Tamara Lomax, for example, donated a kidney to a stranger. The team at the medical center found a match, so she donated her kidney to that patient. That patient’s donor was paired to a second patient, and the matches continued. In all, four patients received kidneys because of Lomax’s initial altruistic donation.

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“Because of another altruistic donor here, we have a chain that so far has resulted in 13 patients getting kidney transplants,” Dr. Mulgaonkar says. “And we have the potential to make more matches on this chain. It’s an amazing program.” This kidney donation chain of 13 is the longest such chain in any hospital that was started by an altruistic donor, he says. “We have a very large, experienced team that makes these complicated kidney paired donations happen,” he says. With innovative matching programs like this, plus advances in transplant surgery, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center team now offers more patients the option of life-changing living donor transplant than any other center in the country. Almost every weekday, a child, teen or adult gets a new kidney at the medical center. “It’s an emotional highlight to see these patients get better,” Dr. Mulgaonkar says. “Our team is driven to help more and more of these individuals, and so we’ll continue to be innovative, participate in exciting research, and educate others about getting involved in our living donor program.”

In the annals of unique wedding gifts, this has to be right up near the top: a kidney for the groom. And from a stranger, no less. This amazing “matchmaking” story of both love and generosity came about when Kathleen Pruss joined the Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division’s Living Donor Program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “Living donors” are people who donate one of their two healthy kidneys to someone in need of a transplant. Using their experience and a powerful database, the Saint Barnabas Medical Center transplant team found a recipient for Pruss’ kidney. The match was dialysis patient Rodney Williams, 61, a retired insurance agent from East Orange. When he found out he had a kidney donor match, the news meant he would no longer be heading into another year of dialysis. Last June, after his successful transplant surgery, Williams began a new life with his new bride, Laurie Croom. And Pruss lives with the knowledge that her unselfish gift means the couple can enjoy multiple trips to visit places near and far, instead of multiple trips every month for Williams’ dialysis. Over the last decade, the Kidney Paired Donation Program at Saint Barnabas has facilitated more than 180 kidney transplant chains. In November, at an event in the auditorium at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Williams had the opportunity to meet and thank the donor who had provided his new kidney. On that day, donors and recipients from 20 recent paired kidney donations gathered for handshakes, hugs and laughter. Said Williams: “What Saint Barnabas is doing is saving lives.”

From left, Laurie Croom, kidney transplant recipient Rodney Williams and Kathleen and Paul Pruss.

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WNBC’S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER CHRIS GLORIOSO IS ALWAYS ON THE MOVE—WHETHER HE’S CHECKING GOVERNMENT SPENDING OR SQUEEZING IN A MORNING WORKOUT. BY DARIUS AMOS 34

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CHRIS GLORIOSO CAN’T HELP BUT notice things big and small, from his friendly Montclair neighbors and new businesses in town to legislative votes and campaign lawn signs from bygone elections. This 40-yearold township resident and father of two always keeps his eyes in focus and ears in tune—all for the public. Those are, after all, the traits of a watchdog journalist and investigative reporter. In an exclusive interview with Morris/ Essex Health & Life, Glorioso, a member of the NBC 4 New York I-Team investigative unit and seven-time Emmy award winner, discusses the stories that benefit taxpayers, staying fit while on a stakeout and why Lois Lane was the real superhero of the Superman comic strip. What makes the I-Team special? We all come to the table with different specialties and backgrounds. I specialize in public finance and exposing government waste. For example, I did a story about the NJ Treasury Department inexplicably writing off tens of millions of dollars in fines and debts owed by big energy companies. We fought for records and showed that, in some instances, the government was forgiving these fines without reason. If a resident doesn’t shovel a sidewalk, they pay a personal fine. But the government was forgiving debts owed by big companies. Taxpayers were outraged, and the Treasury isn’t writing off as much now as it once did. Does the public need more investigative reporters in general? This region would be much better served if every TV station could have a team like ours; we help keep the system honest. For example, there was one story where we were able to take the camera and show New Jerseyans a vote in Trenton when the legislature was already on a break. We found staffers of state legislators, who came back for the vote, pushing the button and voting instead of the legislators themselves. There’s proof in the pudding: Viewers saw us on the statehouse floor confronting the staffers who shouldn’t be voting on a bill. There’s no way to think that was fake news. But you almost left journalism about 10 years ago. What happened? I was a local reporter in 2007–08 covering credit defaults and swaps, mortgage derivatives and things that, frankly, I knew little about. It was so daunting when I realized that I had the responsibility to explain very complex issues to millions of people—and I was questioning whether

I was getting it right. What I needed was more expertise and time to research topics, and I wasn’t getting it. What made you stay with the profession? WNBC rang the doorbell and said, “Don’t leave journalism yet.” They developed this I-Team which would be given more time to research important issues. I was skeptical at first: Were they really going to give me three months to research a story, or were they going to say, “We need you to do a story on what Lindsay Lohan is wearing.” Well, I haven’t done any stories on Lindsay Lohan, and I’ve been given three months to do stories.

“WE DON’T HAVE SUPER POWERS— WE’RE JUST REGULAR PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY CURIOUS.” What kind of responses have you received after your stories? People can sense when you’ve worked hard. They’re not in the newsroom with you while you burn the midnight oil, but when you call them in the morning and tell them, “Hey, look what I found out,” they figure out that you’re not a nine-to-fiver and they’re grateful. I actually have people come up to me on the street and thank me. How do you find balance between your home and work lives? I never turn the email off, but I do leave the phone on my desk at home when I’m playing with the kids. Family is always first, and because the 6 p.m. news is when my stories typically air, I’m able to spend the mornings with my family. I cherish that time and try not to look at the day’s emails until I’m done with that part. I also have my amazing wife, Alison, and we use Google calendar. We’re definitely a modern family that uses technology to make sure we are keeping dates, make sure we don’t forget we need a baby sitter and go out, relax and have dinner. We like to go to MishMish, a

really good Turkish restaurant in town. Work can take a toll on one’s health. How do you stay fit? I often find myself on a stakeout, sitting in a car eating food from a gas station—not ideal for one’s fitness. But I try to ward off the health consequences with two very modest routines. One, I do at least 75 pushups every morning right after I brush my teeth. It takes less than 2 minutes. Second, I always ride my bike at full sprint to the bus or train. I don’t care if it’s snowing and I’m wearing a 3-piece suit. “I don’t have time” isn’t an excuse, because the bike actually saves time. You’ve been in Montclair for about a year. What are your go-to places? Local Coffee is a place I go to every morning to try to gather my thoughts. Sometimes I get completely wrapped up in a story, and that could be an impediment to thinking clearly. A café like that is a great place to come to have a cup of coffee, think and give me 10 minutes where I’m not answering phones and emails. As a dad of two kids, the Turtle Back Zoo is an amazing place. I can sit there for hours and watch the monkeys. As a parent, it’s as fascinating to you as your kids. Did you work on your high school newspaper? I did not—I’m not even sure my high school had a paper. It wasn’t until I went to Syracuse University that I thought about going into journalism. I started on the college radio station, and my first job was at WSYR radio, an AM news station. Radio makes you a better writer because you don’t have the benefit of pictures. I put a lot into my writing, because what good is it if a great story is broadcast but nobody watches it through to the end? I tell my interns to treat their story like a term paper: research, outline, edit. Who’s your favorite fictional journalist? I wouldn’t say Clark Kent but maybe Lois Lane. She didn’t have super powers, but her strengths were her passion and personality. As an investigative journalist, people want to talk to you; they wouldn’t mind sitting down and having a beer with you. I like to think that someone wouldn’t mind having a beer with me, and that means they trust me enough to talk to me about my next investigation. Lois Lane had charisma, and people wouldn’t mind having a beer or coffee with her. We don’t have super powers—we’re just regular people who are very curious. MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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TO GET HEALTHY AND HAPPY HAS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION ALREADY FALLEN BY THE WAYSIDE? HAVE NO FEAR—WE’VE GOT A WHOLE CARD PACK OF IDEAS THAT WILL HELP YOU GET BACK ON TRACK FOR A BETTER-THAN-EVER 2018! BY TIMOTHY KELLEY NUMEROLOGISTS TELL US THE NUMBER 52 REFLECTS “INTROSPECTION AND EXPRESSION OF a personal sense of freedom.” It’s also the count of cards in a deck, weeks in a year—and the number of tips we’ve compiled to make your life healthier, fuller and more fun. Don’t resolve to do all of them— explore! Pick one weekly, or embrace one at random when the mood strikes. Here’s to your brandnew “sense of freedom!”

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Swimming is great exercise disguised as fun. A University of Texas researcher says it can help lower high blood pressure and reduce arterial stiffness, a heart-disease risk factor. If you need a brush-up, eightweek classes are available for all age groups at the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA’s pool (973.334.2820). Also available there: AquaSculpt, a fun weightresistance workout that focuses on toning your body’s major muscle groups. For competitive young swimmers, the YMCA also has its own swim team that competes from October through April. Visit lakelandhillsymca. org and click on “Programs” for more info.

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Ditch the diet soda. Will this be the year you bid farewell to your bubbly buddy? Diet sodas have been linked to headache, depression, an increased risk of diabetes and—in one study—a 45 percent higher risk of heart attack or stroke. Some alternatives: flavored sparkling water, green tea or the chicorybased, caffeine-free beverage Teeccino.

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Take a social-media break. Could you do a week without Instagram or Twitter? Friends won’t forget you—we promise—and taking a break may help restore perspective and a sense of what you really want from these tools.

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Shop smart for running shoes. Know your precise shoe brand, style and size? Feel free to buy online and save. But if you’re choosing a new model, you might want to drop in to Fleet Feet in Montclair for a consultation and professional fitting with shoe expert John Fabbro.

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Take a relaxing walk in the woods. The Essex County Department of Parks’ Environmental Center holds a number of guided walks, and you don’t have to wait for springtime. One upcoming walk will be held at the Hatfield Swamp from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24. (Visit essexcountyparks.org and click the “Facilities” tab).

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Battle Father Time with tai chi. According to a study published in Cell Transplantation, the ancient Chinese martial art can help replenish stem cells and slow the aging process—plus help with balance, blood pressure and stress reduction. Check around for classes—the Thai Chi Academy of Northern New Jersey (thaichimontclair. com), for example, offers workshops at its Montclair location.

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Get ahead—in bed! Looking to interest your spouse in the bedroom? Wave a juicy copy of the Journal of Management, which in 2017 published a study on the benefits of sex. Apparently it improves “both daily job satisfaction and daily job engagement,” so fluff up those pillows, think of your career and—for heaven’s sake—do your homework.

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Respect ol’ Sol. Skin safety is a year-round project, not just a beach-time thing. In fact, says the American Cancer Society, “UV rays become more intense in the spring, even before temperatures get warmer.” Shop

before summer for sun-protective clothing that lists a UV Protection Factor.

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Live like a Dane. Hygge (hoo-ga), a homey, cozy philosophy, is one of Denmark’s secrets for topping surveys as the world’s happiest country. (It ain’t the weather.) A hygge-rich life, they say, values possessions less and experiences—such as a quiet candlelight dinner with friends—more. Put a little hygge in your world with Signe Johansen’s book How to Hygge: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life.

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Join a support group. Depressed? Have a chronic illness? Whatever your health or life situation, there are others who’ve been there and can listen, offer tips and share lighter moments. Find your group via the New Jersey Self-Help Group Clearinghouse at njgroups.org, or at RWJBarnabas Health via rwjbh.org/events.

10 MAKE ROOM FOR THE ’SHROOM.

Whole Foods and the Specialty Food Association have released a list of hot foods for this year; they say to get ready for mushroomflavored coffees, teas and smoothies. While you’re at it, savor mushrooms themselves; they’re rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, liver-boosting selenium and vitamin D.

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Stop smoking—for your looks’ sake. If you’re still a cigarette addict, don’t condemn yourself. Call 1.866.NJSTOPS (1.866.657.8677) promptly for help. Want more motivation? A Danish study reported in November linked smoking (and heavy drinking) with facial marks of aging such as earlobe creases, grayish rings around the corneas and yellow-orange plaques on the eyelids.

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Parlez-vous, enfants? Maybe this is the year to make your kids suave future travelers. Their spongelike young minds can be filled with French or Spanish at the Language Workshop for Children’s Madison and Montclair locations (800.731.0830). The center also offers oneon-one Skype lessons from the comfort of your own home. And who knows? You might pick up a few new words from the kids—sometimes, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

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Start shaking... Hands, that is. Studies show that that people are twice as likely to remember you if you shake hands with them. And it’s not just men who benefit from a firm handshake: Another study showed that women with a strong grip were viewed as more open—and they even made a more favorable first impression—than those without.

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Consider aspirin. The jury is out on whether taking aspirin can prevent a heart attack, but a University of Southern California study found that if we all took a daily low-dose (81-mg.) aspirin, it would save 900,000 lives in the next two decades, in part because cancer death rates would be cut by 30 percent. (Check with your doctor first; aspirin also raises some bleeding risks.) MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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Call the cable guy. Spend 15 minutes on the horn with your cable company to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible. You’ll feel a sense of accomplisment every time you pick up the remote—plus you’re healthier when you’re wealthier, right?

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Keep your brain young. Neuroscientists say using your noggin—especially in new pursuits— helps it stay nimble. That’s why the Global Council on Brain Health, in a recent 26page report, recommends “practicing tai chi, taking photography classes, designing a quilt, investigating your genealogy, juggling, cooking, gardening and learning how to play a musical instrument.” You needn’t excel; just pick one of these and try it!

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Get your protein from plants. Gone is the idea that protein has to come from an animal. Pea and hemp proteins are popping up everywhere— in powders for smoothies, nutrition bars, potato chips and more. In Montclair, Manhattan Juice Bar and Café offers smoothies like the Penn Station, which features bananas, peanut butter, almond milk and chocolate vegan protein powder.

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Drink less (and sleep better). You know if you’re drinking too much—and that if you want to quit, there’s help. Many of us can handle a social drink or two with only pleasant effects, but we shouldn’t tell ourselves tall tales like “liquor helps me sleep.” A UCLA press release quotes clinical professor of psychiatry Karen Miotto, M.D.: “The sedative effects of alcohol can be deceiving because it is associated with decreased quality of sleep and rebound insomnia.”

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Update your phone numbers. Your smartphone contacts may be up to speed, but what about all those numbers scribbled on a bunch of random Post-its that are cluttering your desk? Head to your computer and print up a fresh, updated list—you’ll never struggle through a pile of papers trying to find the number you need again.

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Visit a senior. Catch up with an old teacher, check in with a friend’s parent, bring a bowl of soup to a lonely relative who’s

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getting on in age­— or better yet, volunteer at a nursing home. You’ll brighten the day of a senior, make new friends and ensure good karma. After all, an old age is where you too are headed—if you’re lucky.

22 BE A DENTAL-CARE DEMON

Of course you brush, floss and see your dentist regularly; here’s another reason you may wish to be superzealous about it: A 10-year study of 122,000 Americans links gum disease with higher rates of esophageal cancer.

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Keep your cell phone out of the bedroom. But not for the reason you may think: According to the University of Manchester, charging your phone while you’re trying to sleep can actually make you gain weight: Researchers say the light it emits can harm your body’s production of melatonin, which not only regulates sleep but helps the body convert food and drink into energy efficiently.

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To quiet anger, breathe deep. You know it’s gonna happen sooner or later: People are going to tick you off. But let your anger be something you use rather than letting it use you. “I recommend trying ‘alternate nostril breathing’ to calm yourself down,” says wellness coach Patty Sassone at Holistic Harmony in Bloomfield. “Hold the right nostril and breathe in through the left for a count of five, and repeat with the other nostril. Do this on both sides eight times.”

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Bike with a buddy. Two can have more than twice the fun on two-wheelers once the weather turns nice. Great spots for such bicyclingand-bonding are Boulevard Trolley Line Park in Mountain Lakes, Green View Park in Pompton Plains and the Wharton RailTrail in Dover. Find more local paths at njbikemap.com/njmap/bikepath/morris. html.

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Wear purple. Want to be “on trend”? Put on purple! The hue-happy folks at Pantone have chosen it (“ultra violet,” to be precise) as its Color of the Year. A Pantone Color Institute exec wasn’t talking politics when she told The New York Times the pick “takes two shades that are seemingly diametrically opposed—red and blue— and brings them together.”

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Browse books. Amazon knows your tastes pretty well by now, but remember the fun of falling in love with a book you’ve just happened upon? “We are always coming up with new displays to catch our visitors’ attention,” says Parsippany Library reference librarian Zera Borum. “The best part of a library is finding new books you might not have noticed before, and getting recommendations from a real live librarian or fellow readers. By searching for books online, you miss out on that important social aspect.” Every so often, give yourself a half hour of pure indulgence. Browse!

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Maybe you don’t need a degree or profession, but that needn’t mean school days are over. Taking a course in an area that interests you can help broaden your world view and enrich your social network—and it can be a blast. Essex County College (essex.edu) offers classes in journalism, computer science, foreign languages, massage therapy, music and much more. MORRIS/ESSEX HE ALTH & LIFE

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Harry Truman’s advice to those seeking a friend in Washington still applies today to folks in Morris and Essex—particularly single folks. In a study of 3.4 million Swedes, those who lived alone were one-third more apt to survive if they had a canine companion.

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Use your pharmacist. Is it all mouse clicks these days? Not quite. A human ready to listen is as near as the corner drugstore. “Pharmacists have special training to help you manage and improve your health, including working with your healthcare team,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds us. In fact, an article in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy suggests that “narrative pharmacy”—telling your story to the druggist—can improve “the quality and safety of pharmaceutical health care.”

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Fight inflammation as you eat. Inflammation-fighting ingredients such as turmeric are trending on Pinterest. Meanwhile, many healthy and trendy foods—from the zoodle (zucchini noodle) and cauliflower rice to nut milks and vegan cheese—are reportedly substitutes for potentially inflammatory ingredients such as gluten, grains and dairy.

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Put “leisure wear” to work. From new lifestyle brands like Aday, Betabrand and Kit and Ace to activewear stalwarts like Lululemon and Under Armour, the companies that dress you for the gym in “athleisurewear” now want to suit you up for the office in “workleisurewear” so you’re always ready for what the workday holds. Says Katie Warner Johnson, co-founder of the brand Carbon38: “Women who hop on planes like they’re taxis and race between meetings need workwear with activewear DNA.” Now you can look office-appropriate and be comfortable.

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Test your smoke detector. How recently have you tested your smoke alarm? Says Lt. Todd R. Pomerlau of the Essex County Fire Prevention Division: “Smoke alarms in one- and two-family dwellings should not remain in service longer than 10 years from the date of manufacture.”

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Do the laundry. Folding clothes has yet to become an Olympic event, but it may help you live longer, says a University at Buffalo study. Looking at 6,000 older women, researchers found that those who did 30 minutes of light household activities such as folding clothes or washing windows had a 12 percent lower risk of dying than their idle counterparts.

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Use safe drinking glasses. Some color-decorated glassware may be best for “display only.” A British

study found that many tumblers and glasses contained troublesome levels of lead or cadmium on the outside or around the rim. And last year, McDonald’s recalled 12 million Shrek-themed glasses that contained cadmium, which can be dangerous if it flakes off.

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Choose the right doctor. Survey data show that shared decision-making between patients and doctors—as opposed to patients just following orders—rose 14 percent from 2002 to 2014. So if you’re choosing a new physician, keep the trend going by picking a doc with whom you have an open rapport—better communication will lead to better health.

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Nuts to you! If you’re nuts about nuts, you’ll probably go on munching them whatever the experts say. But isn’t it nice that a 32year study of 210,000 U.S. adults links nut consumption to a reduced heart-disease rate? You go, experts! Way to crunch the numbers.

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How can you burnish your knowledge—or your kids’—of history, science and more? The Morris County Central Library in Whippany gives passes to local institutions like the Stickley Museum, Cooper Gristmill and Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, to name a few. (Call the Media Circulation Desk at 973.285.6977 for more information.)

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Have a game plan when you hit the gym. Looking to start a fitness regimen? Don’t go overboard. “Write down short-term, tangible goals and then from there, expand to more long-term ones,” says Victor Perrotta, personal trainer, NASM, ISSA at New York Sports Club in Montclair. “Plus, try keeping a daily log with gym goals you want to tackle for the day, and mark each off as a win once you accomplish it.”

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Steer clear of the food court. If you’re watching your weight, beware: Just passing near those burgers and fries and sniffing their aroma may seem harmless, but there lies danger. In a University of Michigan study, “food cues” such as mouthwatering smells and eye-catching menus stimulated the brain, leading participants to consume an average of 220 calories more than a control group when it was time to chow down. (Dieters may wish to use technology to “skip food advertisements that air during TV shows,” says Michelle Joyner, the psychology grad student who led the study.)

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Sleep soundly. Attention, snorers and the sleepy: Sleep apnea may be the culprit. Board-certified sleep specialist physicians can tell you if that’s the case­—and if it is, how to treat it—after a visit to the RWJ Physician Enterprise Sleep Center in East Brunswick.

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Get that flu shot. In 2016–17, the Chicago Tribune reports, only 47 percent of Americans got poked. Let’s do better! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says “herd immunity”— when a preponderance of a community’s members get vaccinated—helps us all, even when shots aren’t 100 percent effective. And no, it’s not too late, as flu season can last until May.

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Today we photo-document our lives with our smart phones, but is that really the best way to capture memories? “Using your phone is convenient, but there are high-quality cameras with interchangeable lenses that fit right into a coat pocket or purse,” says Jerry Harmen, president of Madison PhotoPlus. And with a good camera, he says, “your photos will look great on a big screen and print well.”

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Start loving peanut butter again. A childhood favorite has emerged from the doghouse—turns out, most of the fat in peanut butter is the heart-healthy unsaturated kind, and good ’ol PB is rich in potassium, magnesium and the antioxidant vitamin E. Try the trendy puffed peanut butter-flavored snack Bamba, made in Israel and available at Trader Joe’s in Florham Park.

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Join a bowling league. It’s a great way to combine moderate, metabolism-boosting exercise with social interaction. West Orange’s Eagle Rock Lanes has 32 lanes and various leagues for both new and experienced bowlers. You can even start your own league with the bowling center’s help.

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Visualize your intentions. On the website of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Mass., nutritionist Annie B. Kay says intentions—“I want to have a healthier relationship with my weight,” for instance—are easier to follow than resolutions.

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Be a better bagger. We know you have a cloth bag to bring to the grocery store instead of using the market’s plastic bags, but we also know you keep forgetting it at home. The solution: A hook next to the front door is the perfect place to keep your bag—and remind you to take it with you. Not only will you help the environment, but you’ll have less clutter (and garbage) in your kitchen without all those plastic bags accumulating. Just remember to wash or replace your bag from time to time, as studies show bacteria can accumulate in it.

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Try the train. If security checks and TSA officials are stressing you at airports, consider a travel alternative: The transcontinental trains of Amtrak (1.800.872.7245) are super-luxe, with lounge cars plus dining cars with white tablecloths and waiters. And out the window, you’ll blissfully watch a beautiful country go by.

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De-stress with art. Is the “adult coloring” craze for you? A Mayo Clinic psychologist has called it “almost like a volume knob to turn down...the stress response.” You can take a class at the Montclair Art Museum, or make a monthly craft with instructor Agnes Sydoryk at the Pequannock Township Library. (If making your own art is more your style, book open studio time at Geralyn’s Art Studio in Maplewood).

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Consider a low-FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for (sorry you asked?) fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols—sugars troublesome for folks with irritable bowel syndrome. A low-FODMAP diet omits apples, cabbage, dairy products and other foods until they’re re-introduced. Ask your doctor about it.

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Get your hearing checked. Looking at 36 studies, researchers in Dublin found a link between hearing loss and dementia. Experts aren’t sure of the connection—and if losing your hearing indeed increases your chance of dementia—but it sure won’t hurt to have the doc check your ears.

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52 REFRESH YOURSELF!

Banish those winter blahs with a treatment at one of the counties’ spas. “If you’re worried about finding the time for a session, just know that a trip to the spa doesn’t have to take up your whole day,” says associate Maria Scholz of Urban Renew in Morristown. “You can come in for a 15or 30-minute session during your lunch break or after work, and leave feeling completely renewed and relaxed!”

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HEALTH

BANISHING BACK PAIN LEARN WHAT CAUSES BACK PAIN, HOW IT CAN BE PREVENTED AND WHAT TO DO IF IT STRIKES. BACK PAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON COMPLAINTS for which patients visit their doctors. In fact, experts estimate that nearly 80 percent of people will experience back pain in their lives. Causes of back pain Your back is made of many different moving pieces that connect to help stability and movement. Bones, joints, ligaments and muscles are all intertwined, and injury or damage to any one of them can result in back pain. You can irritate joints, sprain ligaments or rupture discs, sometimes with just a simple movement. Back pain also can be caused by problems and diseases of internal organs, such as kidney stones; blood infections; scoliosis (an abnormal curvature of the spine); arthritis; and types of cancer. How to alleviate symptoms If you experience back pain or an injury, one to two days of rest can help, but resist the urge to stay in bed. Getting up, moving around and taking over-thecounter pain relievers can

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help alleviate stiffness, improve mobility and aid recovery. Applying heat to a sore back can increase blood flow and speed recovery of acute or chronic back pain. Treating with ice can reduce inflammation and ease pain. Sometimes alternating between the two is the best remedy. Trial and error is the best guide when figuring out what eases your particular symptoms most effectively. Exercise is not advised for treatment of acute back pain, but stretching, yoga and core strengthening can help alleviate chronic back pain. See a physical therapist or take a class to learn how to do these exercises properly. When to see a doctor Most of the time, back pain will subside on its own with or without treatment. However, it’s a good idea to see a doctor if you have tingling or numbness, if the pain is the result of a fall or injury, or if the pain is severe and doesn’t improve with rest. It’s also important to be evaluated by a doctor if you have pain together with trouble urinating, numbness or weakness in your legs, fever or unintentional weight loss. These could be signs of a more serious problem.

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ESCAPES

AS WINTER WINDS DOWN, THERE’S NO BETTER TIME TO HIT THE SLOPES: DEALS AND SPECIALS ARE BEING OFFERED NEAR AND FAR, BECKONING LOCAL SKIERS TO ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS. BY DARIUS AMOS

SPRING STARTS ON MARCH 20, BUT LET’S FACE it—the air is still too cool to put away the parka. No worries, though, because after a long winter, it’s time to actually enjoy the snow! Ski trips in March offer special benefits to those who can make them happen. In fact, this month is widely considered one of the best to ski, snowboard and socialize. Sunshine is abundant, so you’ll be on the slopes longer and soaking in some vitamin D. Temperatures will be warmer but still cold enough for snow and snowmaking. And there are plenty of deals—resorts typically slash prices on lift tickets and rentals. So if you haven’t gone downhill or slalomed yet, visit one (or more) of the following nearby resorts. They’re all powder-packed with fun for all ages!

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CAMPGAW MOUNTAIN

Mahwah Campgaw is so close that checking conditions is rarely necessary—just look outside the window! Just minutes from Rte. 287 in Bergen County, it’s near enough that you don’t need a lot of time to plan a trip: Just throw on a coat and go. It features a large course for beginners (lessons are available), two double black diamond trails for experts and everything in between, so there’s a slope for every skill level. And if your local neighborhood hill has lost its luster, snow tubing at Campgaw is in full swing this month, providing thrills and spills (the fun kind, of course) for all ages.

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MOUNTAIN CREEK RESORT

Vernon This bustling Sussex County resort just an hour north of Morristown offers an adrenaline rush for friends, families, couples and X-Games hopefuls. A daily pass here is your ticket to eight lifts on four mountain peaks, each with trails suitable for all levels. Freestyle skiers and snow boarders head straight to the terrain park, where an assortment of moguls, rails, boxes and ramps await. The resort also holds a variety of events in March, including the Wednesday night fun races and the “Not-So Legendary” banked slalom run. When you’re done on the slopes, stay for concerts (The Machine, a Pink Floyd cover band performs March 10) and open mic nights every Wednesday night in March. Check the resort’s website for more concert dates.

MOUNT PETER SKI AREA

Warwick, N.Y. Macy’s started the Mount Peter ski area in 1936 to show off the department store’s ski apparel, and it’s been one of the Empire State’s most popular facilities ever since. Beginners can take advantage of free ski and snowboarding lessons, offered all winter long, while snow-loving vets will get thrills on the 14 trails. New for the season is the Quad Lift, a four-person chair that provides access to the beginner and intermediate slopes. A 600foot snow tubing hill is open every day for all thrill seekers. Skiing is open for all during Scout Weekend, March 10–11, but scouts and their families can take advantage of special discounts on lessons, lifts and rentals. And don’t miss the annual Spring Rally on March 18, featuring live music, fun races, “big air” contests and more!

HUNTER MOUNTAIN

Hunter, N.Y. A two-and-a-half-hour drive up the New York State Thruway leads to this historic ski destination. Renowned for its snow-making capacities—the facility was the first in the world to have 100 percent snow-making coverage of a mountain—this premier resort has 58 runs over 240 acres, including a pair of terrain parks for hot dogging boarders and skiers as well as a twomile-long trail for marathoners. Snow tubing and weekend zip-lining over the snowy region is also available. (Bundle up!) March’s schedule includes special programs like the Sam Adams Air & Après Show with Olympic snowboarding bronze medalist Scotty Lago (March 10), the annual Bumps and BBQ Party (March 24) and Ladies’ Day (discounted prices for women every Wednesday throughout the month).

CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN RESORT

Tannersville, Penn. With 35 slopes covering nearly 170 skiable acres, Camelback is one of the Northeast’s winter hotspots. Nestled in the Keystone State’s Pocono region, the mountain features the Nile Mile, a one-mile trail that includes an 800-foot vertical drop. (Daredevils, rejoice!) Rookies and novices can catch their breath: Camelback offers ski and snowboarding lessons for all ages as well as the largest snow tubing park in the country. A special triple ticket is now available—it’s a card preloaded with three lift tickets for the price of two. When the skiing ends for the day, the resort hosts special evening events and live music throughout March.

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DENTISTS 2018 TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, Morris/Essex Health & Life commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across Morris County. Dentists were asked to choose which of their peers they consider the very best, across seven different practice areas—endodontics, general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within each specialty who are in good standing with the state are included here in the second annual “Morris County’s Top Dentists” list. There are many other good dentists practicing in Morris County who may not be included on this list; we recommend that you consider “Morris County’s Top Dentists” and other resources before scheduling your next dental procedure.

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TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

ENDODONTICS KEITH S. APPELBAUM Keith Appelbaum, DMD, MS 10 W. Hanover Ave. Suite 105 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.598.3450 AARON AUE Morris Country Endodontics 141 Route 46 Rockaway, NJ 07866 973.625.3384 HAROUT BARSEMIAN Apex Endodontics, LLC 310 Madison Ave. Suite 205 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.538.5660 ADRIANA M. CORREA Marc P. Gimbel, DMD, LLC 150 River Rd. Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973.335.8046 MITCHELL H. DAVICH Mitchell H. Davich, DMD, PA 95 Madison Ave. Suite A02 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.898.0100 MARC P. GIMBEL Marc P. Gimbel, DMD, LLC 150 River Rd. Suite K-3 Montville, NJ 07045 973.335.8046 JEROME H. GLIKSBERG Lakeside Endodontics 22 Route 10 Succasunna, NJ 07876 973.598.1600 ROSEMICHELE SORVINO-MACCHIA Chatham-Madison Endodontics 291 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.9191

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LEO YUDKIN Leo Yudkin, DDS, PA 16 Pocono Rd. Suite 211 Denville, NJ 07834 973.664.0181

GENERAL DENTISTRY ALLISON M. ADAMS Adams Dental 1 Kings Rd. Madison, NJ 07940 973.377.6500 ANTHONY CANNILLA Cannilla Dental 170 Changebridge Rd. Suite A4-1 Montville, NJ 07045 973.882.1516 SIDNEY CHONOWSKI Sidney Chonowski, DMD, FAGD 66 Maple St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973.538.1100 GREGGORY J. DI LAURI Greggory Di Lauri, DDS 66 Sunset Strip Suite 307 Succasunna, NJ 07876 973.252.0030 STEVEN DULTZ Long Hill Dental 671 Valley Rd. Gillette, NJ 07933 908.580.0870 PETER K. ENG Mountain Lakes Dental Associates, PA 3125 Route 10 Suite 1B Denville, NJ 07834 973.328.7199

DARIO A. FENIMORE Dario A. Fenimore, DMD 54 Horsehill Rd. Suite 203 Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 973.538.2238 DEREK FINE Aesthetic Family Dentistry 35 W. Main St. Suite 208 Denville, NJ 07834 937.627.3617 ANTHONY FUSCO Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Randolph 390 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.361.1198 MICHAEL GRUBER Michael Gruber, DMD, PA 362 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973.718.5217 STUART L. ISLER Stuart L. Isler, DMD 10 Broadway Denville, NJ 07834 973.625.1234 ADAM S. KIMOWITZ Denville Dentist 75 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 205 Denville, NJ 07834 973.627.3363 ALAN S. KRAUSE Krause Comprehensive Dental Care 150 River Rd. Suite J-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973.334.5556 JANICE LEE Morris Dental Care 170 Changebridge Rd. Suite D5-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973.227.1820

NAREN RAJAN Dentistry of Mendham– Dr. Rajan 5 Cold Hill Rd., South Suite 7 Mendham, NJ 07945 973.543.5700 THOMAS W. REINHARD Reinhard Dentistry 130 Whippany Rd. Whippany, NJ 07981 973.887.2436 MICHELA RUSSO Michael Gruber, DMD, PA 362 Parsipanny Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973.718.5217 MINA SAIF Chatham Dental Studio 576 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.8843 JAY S. SCHUSTER Metro Dental Associates 29 Elm St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973.538.2563 EDWARD J. SMITH Dr. Edward J. Smith 2 W. Hanover Ave. Suite 201 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.895.5111 RAJEEV K. UPADYA Esthetic Dental Care 256 Columbia Tpke. Suite 107 Florham Park, NJ 07932 973.241.5169 ROBERT E. WEGER Dr. Robert E. Weger, DMD 133 Park Ave. Convent Station, NJ 07960 973.539.2585

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GERARD A. BEGLEY Chester Woods Oral Surgery Associates 385 State Route 24 Chester, NJ 07930 908.879.8339 SCOTT A. COHEN Cohen Surgical Arts 35 W. Main St. Suite 101 Denville, NJ 07834 973.627.6006 FREDERICK H. ERNST Montville Oral Surgery Associates 150 River Rd. Suite H2 Montville, NJ 07045 973.316.5757 LAWRENCE M. GORZELNIK Lawrence M. Gorzelnik, MD, DMD 100 Kings Rd. Madison, NJ 07940 973.966.6699 GREGG A. JACOB Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 447 Route 10 Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.328.1555 GREG J. KEISER Morristown Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates 290 Madison Ave. Building 1 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.538.5338

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BRIAN J. KLEIN Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 447 Route 10 Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.328.1555 CHERYL L. MOCCIO Cheryl L. Moccio DMD 1 Indian Rd. Suite 7 Denville, NJ 07834 973.625.4220 PATRICK J. PIROZZI Montville Oral Surgery Associates 150 River Rd. Suite H2 Montville , NJ 07045 973.316.5757 TARA PLANSKY Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 447 Route 10 Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.328.1555 KENNETH P. PRESS Madison Avenue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, LLC 95 Madison Ave. Suite 108 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.984.7000 RICHARD D. RIVA Dr. Richard Riva, DDS 33 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.5800 EDWARD A. ROSENBAUM Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 447 Route 10 Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.328.1555

STEVEN J. SILVERMAN Madison Avenue Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, LLC 95 Madison Ave. Suite 108 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.984.7000 MICHAEL D. SINGER Randolph Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 447 Route 10 Suite 5 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.328.1555

ORTHODONTICS PETER J. ANTONELLIS Montville Orthodontic Associates, PA 170 Changebridge Rd. Suite C5-2 Montville, NJ 07045 973.227.1132 JOSEPH M. ARVAY Arvay Orthodontics 28 DeHart St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973.538.5067 KENNETH BANASIAK Banasiak & Nettune Orthodontic Associates 18 E. Main St. Mendham, NJ 07945 973.543.6644 BERNARD I. BARRISH Barrish & Lehnes Orthodontics 447 Route 10 Suite 9 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.241.4706 HEATHER BAUMWOLL Baumwoll Orthodontics 390 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.989.5100

HOWARD B. BOBROW Howard B. Bobrow DMD, PA 32 W. Main St. Suite 207 Denville, NJ 07834 973.627.5902 DAVID CAGGIANO Caggiano Orthodontics 316 Parsippany Rd. Parsippany, NJ 07054 973.828.8111 BRUCE FOX Fox and Abraham Orthodontics, PC 3155 Route 10 Suite 111 Denville, NJ 07834 973.328.4434

TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

ROBERT S. FRIEDMAN Dr. Robert S. Friedman 39 E. Hanover Ave. Suite C4 Morris Plains, NJ 07950 973.539.0708 MICHAEL GOLDKIND Arvay Orthodontics 28 DeHart St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973.538.5067 KEVIN G. LEHNES Barrish & Lehnes Orthodontics 447 Route 10 Suite 9 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.241.4706 STELLA P. MELLAS Mellas Orthodontics 19 E. Main St. Suite 2 Mendham, NJ 07945 973.543.2103 MELISSA ROBERTO Rockaway Orthodontics 141 US Highway 46 Suite 101 Rockaway, NJ 07866 973.627.2229

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JASON ROTHENBERG Rothenberg Orthodontics 333 Main St. Madison, NJ 07940 973.822.2308

STEPHANIE ROSSY Rossy Pediatric Dentistry 477 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 862.397.1723

MARIA E. PARRELLA Madison Periodontics & Implants 40 Prospect St. Madison, NJ 07904 973.822.9323

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

PERIODONTICS

ALAN ROTHSTEIN AR Periodontics, PC 16 Pocono Rd. Suite 304 Denville, NJ 07834 973.625.1491

CHRISTINA R. CARTER Carter Smile, LLC 290 Madison Ave. Building 5 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.540.1666 MARY BETH GIACONA Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph 390 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.989.7970 HOWARD C. KOTKIN Howard C. Kotkin, DDS 33 Main St. Suite 203 Chatham, NJ 07928 973.446.6593 AARON MANNELLA Pediatric Dental Associates of Randolph 390 Route 10 Randolph, NJ 07869 973.989.7970 SUZY PRESS Children’s Dentistry of Morristown 95 Madison Ave. Suite A08 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.821.3719 JASON P. ROSENFELD Route 23 Pediatric Dentistry 1395 Route 23 Butler, NJ 07405 973.838.0093

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WAYNE F. ARNDT Dr. Wayne F. Arndt, DMD 101 Madison Ave. Suite 300 Morristown, NJ 07960 973.455.0150 THOMAS A. BISSELL Dr. Thomas A. Bissell 385 Route 24 Suite 3J Chester, NJ 07930 908.955.5999 STEVEN A. CAMPOLATTARO Dr. Steven A. Campolattaro, DMD 22 Route 10 Suite 102 Succasunna, NJ 07876 973.598.1601 MICHELE J. DIMAIRA Dimaira Periodontal & Dental Implants 170 Changebridge Rd. Suite C-6 Montville, NJ 07045 973.276.7926 CARYN MILLER Caryn Miller, DMD, LLC 300 Main St. Chatham, NJ 07928 973.320.9244 KATHLEEN NORDMAN Kathleen Nordman, DMD, LLC 16 Pocono Rd. Suite 213 Denville, NJ 07834 973.625.0602

PROSTHODONTICS BRUCE R. BARNHARD Dr. Bruce Barnhard, DDS 29 Columbia Tpke. Florham Park, NJ 07932 973.845.6161 THOMAS J. EMMER JR. Dr. Thomas J. Emmer Jr. DMD 310 Madison Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960 973.540.8800 JEFFREY A. GOODMAN Jeffrey A. Goodman, DMD, PA 661 Shunpike Rd. Suite 1 Green Village, NJ 07935 973.377.8811 BARRY A. KAPLAN Dr. Barry A. Kaplan 41 Elm St. Morristown, NJ 07960 973.540.1311 MAURICIO LAVIE Chatham Prosthodontics 33 Main St. Suite 103 Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.0698

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

CHRISTINA R. CARTER, D.M.D.

CARTER SMILE, LLC

290 Madison Ave., Bldg. 5, Morristown, NJ 07960 • 973.540.1666 • cartersmilellc.com A PHILOSOPHY that stresses prevention as a deterrent to serious problems is an attribute that sets Carter Smile Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics apart from other practices. Dr. Christina Carter specializes in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics and has devoted much of her time to the advanced study of dentistry for special needs patients. This led Dr. Carter to complete a fellowship in cleft, craniofacial and surgical orthodontics. She is actively involved in continuing professional education, is an important children’s dentistry

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resource and is one of few dentists with such an advanced level of post-university training. Dr. Carter is passionate about promoting healthy smiles through excellent home care. She, along with her considerate and patient team, educates her young patients about the importance of home care. Dr. Carter’s office is a welcoming and cozy environment that often includes her certified therapy dog, Callie. This atmosphere makes the experience wonderful from the moment you enter through leaving. Everyone is a member of TEAM CARTER!

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

SCOTT COHEN, D.D.S., M.D.

COHEN SURGICAL ARTS

35 W. Main St., Suite 101, Denville, NJ 07834 • 973.627.6006 • cohensurgicalarts.com COMPETENT AND CARING are two words often used by Dr. Scott Cohen’s satisfied patients. Dr. Cohen invites you to explore the verified patient reviews posted on his website. They are quite convincing. Having received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine, Dr. Cohen went on to earn his D.D.S. from the Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the National Dental Board of Anesthesia and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Cohen’s extensive hospital-based training allows patients to benefit from his expertise in treating a wide range of oral and facial problems. He is Board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and in Dental Anesthesia. Cohen Surgical Arts offers treatment using advanced technology along with an experienced, knowledgeable and

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friendly staff. Dr. Cohen diagnoses facial pain, injuries and fractures. Depending on the diagnosis and the patient’s goal, he can perform a comprehensive array of corrective procedures, ranging from Dental Implants and bone grafting to Corrective Jaw Surgery and Oral Facial Pathology. He also offers a wide range of cosmetic procedures, such as Cosmetic Eye Surgery and Facial Implants and Liposuction. In addition to cosmetic surgery, Cohen Surgical Arts can offer non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as skin tightening with Pellevé and dermal fillers. The Cohen Surgical Arts staff consists of informed administrative personnel and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgical assistants who are certified in General Anesthesia and basic life support techniques. The office’s use of advanced technology such as the Cone Beam Scanner, digital x-rays and the Nobel Clinician allows for faster, more accurate diagnosis and earlier correction. Dr. Cohen believes that changing faces can change lives.

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

DEREK FINE, D.M.D.

AESTHETIC FAMILY DENTISTRY, P.A.

35 W. Main St., Denville, NJ 07834 • 937.627.3617 • aestheticfamilydentistry.com AESTHETIC FAMILY DENTISTRY OF DENVILLE, in business for over 40 years, offers a highly technological yet holistic approach to dentistry not often found in a family practice. All three dentists, Dr. Derek Fine, D.M.D., Dr. Jenni Kwiatkowski and Dr. Alan B. Steiner, focus on the overall well-being of each patient and specifically, how dental health affects the body. They look for homeopathic options wherever and whenever possible, preferring to utilize natural remedies in an effort to avoid the use of drugs and chemicals. For many procedures, they employ an Ozone Generator, which kills bacteria, viruses and fungus without the use of chemicals or other medication. Ozone is most often used during periodontal treatment, disinfecting teeth prior to fillings or crowns, desensitizing, and rinsing after surgery. Patients that have issues with taking traditional impressions can take advantage of a 3-D scanner, raising their comfort level and overall experience during such procedures. Additionally, a wide array of traditional and advanced dental treatments is available, as well as cosmetic dentistry, Botox and a variety of dermal fillers. Aesthetic Family Dentistry is especially proficient when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of temporomandibular joint

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disorder (TMJ) and sleep breathing disorders and headaches. TMJ may be treated with a combination of therapies, including massage therapy, TENS and the use of FDA-approved oral appliances. Patients very often find immediate success treating sleep apnea, migraines and symptoms associated with TMJ. All three dentists in the practice are dedicated to continuing education and have extensive expertise far beyond the required training and hours. A graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Dr. Fine is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has advanced training in Neuromuscular Dentistry and Occlusion. Dr. Kwiatkowski, a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry, has additional training in cosmetic dentistry, implants and neuromuscular orthodontics. Dr. Steiner graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and is proficient in cosmetic reconstruction, prosthodontics, periodontal surgery and the revolutionary Chao Pinhole Surgery Technique®. To schedule an appointment for an unparalleled dental experience, contact Aesthetic Family Dentistry today. Shown from left to right: Jenni Kwiatkowski, D.D.S. and Derek Fine, D.M.D.

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MICHAEL GRUBER, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., P.A.

GRUBER DENTAL

362 Parsippany Rd., Suite A4, Parsippany, NJ 07054 • 973.428.1515 • gruberdental.com A BEAUTIFUL SMILE, good oral health, and personal service are cornerstones of Dr. Michael Gruber’s Parsippany practice. He specializes in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and his stated philosophy “is to make a positive difference in the lives of all of our patients by offering the highest-quality dental care in a warm, contemporary, private-office atmosphere.” Dr. Gruber is a nationally recognized leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and with associates Dr. Michela Russo, Dr. Michael McCleaster and Dr. Alexa Gruber, his office educates their patients about the human body, and the impact that good oral health has on their physical well-being. “By providing a team of professional, highly educated, honest, compassionate and committed employees, we aim to improve patient health, appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.” Dr. Gruber’s office features the latest state-of-the-art technology and innovative procedures, from digital x-rays that use less radiation, 3D Cat Scans and lasers, diagnostic intra-oral

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video cameras, Doppler cavity screenings, 3D digital impressions scanning for perfect-fitting same day crowns and onlays, and cosmetic computer imaging programs that present patients with “before” and “after” digitally enhanced photographs. Dr. Gruber states “more of our treatments have become digitally focused and digitally delivered, so we are committed to embrace this change and are excited about the opportunities and the many directions our profession is taking.” Earning prestigious Fellowships with the American College of Dentists as well as the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Gruber is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. He is an attending at Morristown Medical Center, teaching implant and cosmetic dentistry and is the founder and director of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Children’s Dental Center which offers free dentistry to the underprivileged children of Newark.

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ADAM S. KIMOWITZ, D.M.D.

DENVILLE DENTIST

75 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 205, Denville, NJ 07834 • 973.627.3363 • denvilledentist.com ONE CONVERSATION with Denville Dentist’s Dr. Adam Kimowitz is all it takes to see the passion that he has for his work and for his patients. His father started their practice 40 years ago, and although they offer general family dental care such as cleanings, fillings and root canal for patients of all ages, Dr. Kimowitz with the help of his father took their practice several steps further as they continue to focus on complex oral rehabilitation, placing and restoring hundreds of implants yearly. He and his father are driven by a need to help those who have been socially affected by their teeth. “If their teeth are so damaged that they don’t smile, they often have trouble with their personal relationships and are perceived differently than they would like,” he says. Many of the practice’s patients’ teeth have been affected by a variety of diseases, and they are psychologically scarred as a result. “It’s an honor to help such people,” he says. “We look at them as

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patients, not just mouths. We address their fears and concerns and feel successful once we connect with them, so that they trust us to help them.” Dr. Kimowitz and his father create not only new smiles and a second chance for their patients, but relationships with them as well. As the treatment becomes more complex, so does the relationship. “I take the trust and responsibility that my patients place in me very seriously and hold myself accountable for the results,” he says. For those who are trapped in a never-ending cycle of root canals and pain, he takes pride in transforming their lives in such a meaningful way. The office is equipped with the latest technology and equipment so that they can achieve the best results: a patient can be outfitted with an entirely new set of teeth in a mere three weeks. “At the end of the day, we want every patient to achieve the outcome they are looking for and be pain-free.”

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MELISSA ROBERTO, D.M.D.

ROCKAWAY ORTHODONTICS

141 US Highway 46 West, Suite 101, Rockaway, NJ 07866 • 973.627.2229 • rockawayortho.com A SMILE IS PRICELESS, says Dr. Melissa Roberto. Having been lucky to have had orthodontia when she was young, Dr. Roberto knows first-hand how it can boost self-confidence, especially for pre-teens and teens. That’s not to say that orthodontic treatment doesn’t work for children and adults. Dr. Roberto sees patients as young as seven for initial evaluation and educates adults about the overall health benefits of orthodontia. She is passionate about changing the smiles and lives of people of all ages. A Cum Laude graduate from what is now The College of New Jersey, she went on to earn both her DMD and an Orthodontic Specialty Certificate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Dr. Roberto stays current with the latest successful trends in orthodontic practice. In addition to her attention to professional and medical journals, she regularly attends continuing education courses. She is an active member

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of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontics and the New Jersey Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Roberto provides complete services that include treatment for common issues like overcrowding, but also offers specialized procedures like dentofacial orthopedics which includes the guidance of facial development as it relates to the teeth. Invisalign® both for adults and teens, and ceramic braces are two treatments that allow for more attractive aesthetics. Dr. Roberto educates her patients about the many benefits of orthodontic treatment including better long-term health of gums, better general function of the teeth and a lower risk of injury to protruded front teeth. The doctor invites new patients to schedule a tour of her office so that they can experience the nurturing environment before treatment begins.

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JAY SCHUSTER, D.D.S.

METRO DENTAL ASSOCIATES

29 Elm St., Morristown, NJ 07960 • 973.538.2563 • metrodentalassociates.com ONLY THE LATEST DENTAL TECHNOLOGY will do for Dr. Schuster’s patients at Metro Dental Associates. His modern progressive office, conveniently located a few blocks from the Morristown train station, provides the most advanced dental equipment and materials available along with free on-site parking. Patients enjoy numerous amenities during their visit such as a beverage bar, iPad stations with free WiFi, heated massage-backed chairs, as well as Pandora/Sonos radio and flat screen TV’s in each operatory. Dr. Schuster, a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry followed by a cosmetic dentistry residency, is proud to be the only Morristown general dentist voted by his peers as a New Jersey Monthly top dentist every year since 2009. As an Invisalign-preferred provider, he is now offering a complementary computer simulation to preview your potential smile results. His practice uses the new iTero 3-D scanner to record the architecture of the mouth, whereby higher accuracy

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is achieved through a more comfortable experience for the patient. Metro Dental is one of the few practices in New Jersey to utilize the E4D, a CAD/CAM chair side system which creates crowns, onlays/inlays and veneers in one visit. Other services include digital x-rays, intraoral cameras for advanced cavity detection and ZOOM! Whitening. Dr. Schuster believes that patients should take an active role in their dental health choices through education and informed decisions. Therefore, patients are encouraged to refer to the online dental education library available on their website in addition to a consultation. Dr. Schuster’s passion for providing state-of-theart technology and sensible options to his patients results from hundreds of hours of continuing education and professional seminars. An environmentally conscious dental office, procedures are performed using a highly advanced water filtration system and restorative materials that are BPA and mercury free. Shown from left to right: Andrew Sacco, D.M.D. and Jay Schuster, D.D.S.

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RAJ UPADYA, D.M.D.

ESTHETIC DENTAL CARE

256 Columbia Tpke., Suite 107, Florham Park, NJ 07932 • 973.822.1200 • estheticdentalcare.com WITH A HOLISTIC PHILOSOPHY, Dr. Raj Upadya takes a Complete Dentistry approach, seeking to understand the cause of dental problems in order to achieve long-lasting results. A graduate of Rutgers University, Dr. Upadya completed his graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and earned certification in Comprehensive Esthetic Dentistry at the University of California Los Angeles Aesthetic Continuum. He completed advanced prosthodontic training at the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Study, an organization focused on continuing education for dentists. Dr. Upadya is a Senior Faculty member of the Dawson Academy, teaching dentists from all over the world. With extensive training and an advanced high-tech office, he is uniquely qualified to treat complex dental problems such as missing teeth and TMJ difficulties. His success in treating bite abnormalities has been described as life-changing. As proof of his superior skills, many of Dr. Upadya’s patients travel great distances for his expertise

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and many are physicians and dentists. As part of his work on temporomandibular joint pain, Dr. Upadya devotes a lot of time to understanding the underlying issues that may have caused the problem, whether from jaw popping, perhaps caused by stress, improper alignment of the jaw joints or teeth or physical trauma to the area. He uses treatments ranging from simple exercises to complete bite rehabilitation or reconstruction. Working with Dr. Upadya is Dr. Ira Goldberg and an experienced, friendly staff, each member having more than 20 years of dental experience. Dr. Goldberg, who has been practicing implant dentistry for 22 years, provides another expert service, eliminating the need for referrals to other dentists. A new state-of-the-art dental center will open shortly in East Hanover. At all times, Dr. Upadya follows the principle of the Dawson Academy, WIDIOM, short for “Would I do it on me?

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CAGGIANO ORTHODONTICS

316 Parsippany Rd., Parsippany, NJ 07054 • 973.887.8780 • morriscountybraces.com COMBINING HIS BACKGROUND in biomedical engineering, his seven years of experience as a general dentist, and his artistic talent allows Dr. Caggiano to create innovative approaches to solve the toughest orthodontic situations. “Engineering each smile is a unique process with many options,” he says. “It is my goal to achieve the best result in the most efficient and comfortable manner for each patient.” His high-tech practice uses cutting-edge technology such as the iTero digital impression scanner, in office 3D printers, and self-ligating braces. In addition, Dr. Caggiano is an Elite provider of Invisalign. All care is delivered with emphasis on customer service, which is reflected in numerous positive Google reviews online. Dr. Caggiano has an intense passion for his profession. He has been recognized repeatedly as a Favorite Kids’ Doc by NJ Family readers, voted annually a Top Orthodontist by other dentists in NJ Monthly, and named to Orthodontic Products’ Best of Orthodontists by other orthodontists, a national recognition.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

DAVID J. CAGGIANO, M.S., D.M.D.

PETER K. ENG, D.M.D., CAGS

MOUNTAIN LAKES DENTAL ASSOCIATES, PA

3125 State Route 10 East, Suite 1-B, Denville, NJ 07834 • 973.328.7199 • peterengdmd.com RECENT ACCOLADES reflect proof that Dr. Eng puts patients first. A recipient of America’s Best Dentist since 2008 by the National Consumer Advisory Board, he is committed to providing quality dental care. Dr. Eng’s capable staff strives to make every patient comfortable, committed to developing life-long patient/dentist relationships. Supporting comprehensive hygiene care and periodontal health, Dr. Eng provides services that range from crowns and white fillings to dental implants and the practice of Endodontics. His office uses the most effective technology available, including Biolase and CEREC. Both allow for more dental work to be performed in a single visit which greatly reduces a patient’s stress. Biolase is laser dentistry performed for most patients without the use of needles. CEREC is an advanced technology that often achieves restoration within minutes. There are no messy impressions to take and patients don’t leave with a temporary fix. They leave with a new smile.

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ANTHONY L. FUSCO, D.M.D.

FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY OF RANDOLPH

390 State Rt. 10, Randolph, NJ 07869 • 973.361.1198 • dentistryofrandolph.com

DRS. ANTHONY FUSCO AND JOSEPH CARAVANO practice a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry, with an emphasis on smile redesigns to correct cosmetic problems. With an inhouse laboratory and on-site dental technician, their office provides quick turn-around time on their patients’ dental needs.

These skills and conveniences combined with treating patients like family have made this practice a Top Dentist choice. “Our in-house laboratory gives us the ability to fully customize restorations with superior aesthetics,” says Dr. Fusco. “Our lab quickly handles shade-matching to denture repairs and we fabricate porcelain veneers and crowns in our own office.” The fully digitized practice includes a digital impression system to fabricate crowns and dentures without the mess of impression materials. Both Drs. Fusco and Caravano live in Randolph, and are graduates of UMDNJ. Dr. Fusco has served as a delegate for the NJDA House of Delegates. Both he and Dr. Caravano are members of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry and New Jersey Dental Association. They are involved locally with the Tri-County Dental Society and Dr. Fusco is on the advisory board for the Seminars for the Advancement of Dental Excellence. Their office, complete with a refreshment bar, offers family scheduling, and evening and weekend hours for added convenience. Shown from left to right: Joseph R. Caravano, D.M.D and Anthony L. Fusco, D.M.D.

TARA C. PLANSKY, D.M.D. EDWARD A. ROSENBAUM, D.M.D. MICHAEL D. SINGER, D.M.D.

RANDOLPH CENTER FOR ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, PA

447 Route 10 East, Randolph, NJ 07869 • 973.328.1555 230 Route 206, Flanders, NJ 07836 • 973.598.8423 NJ Offices also located in Newton, Hackettstown, Brick and Sparta randolphoralsurgery.com AS ONE OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY’S LARGEST and most respected practices, patients and colleagues rely on Randolph Oral Surgery’s professionals to handle their advanced and complex oral and maxillofacial surgical care needs. Practice Director Dr. Edward Rosenbaum, Dr. Michael Singer and Dr. Tara Plansky are honored to be selected by their peers as Morris/Essex Health & Life Top Dentists. The team at Randolph Oral Surgery continually strives to create the most excellent patient experience possible, and to even better serve its patients, the practice will expand its facilities and surgical staff in 2018. The group provides skilled care for a full scope of oral and maxillofacial treatments from wisdom tooth extraction and dental implant placement to complicated cases involving bone grafting, implants and surgical treatment for facial trauma, always keeping in mind long-term function and aesthetics. The practice offers All-on-4®, a popular same-day procedure that restores a patient’s smile with a full arch supported by implants that look, feel and function like natural teeth. Drs. Sonia Francioni-Vulaj, Jonathan Friedman, Jay Kim, Brian Klein and Amy Tanchyk are part of this esteemed team providing patients with around-the-clock surgical care. All aesthetic and restorative procedures are performed in Randolph Center’s state-of-the-art, hospital-style operating suites.

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MINA M. SAIF, D.M.D.

CHATHAM DENTAL STUDIO

576 Main St., Chatham, NJ 07928 973.635.8843 • chathamdentalstudio.com A PERSONAL APPROACH is what you will notice about Dr. Saif’s practice. He is dedicated to excellence in dentistry, providing a wide range of services from preventive and periodontal care to dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Committed to bringing only the latest techniques to his patients, Dr. Saif is actively engaged in continuing education and is currently working toward Fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He creates smiles that last a lifetime.

DR. CARYN MILLER, a Board Certified Periodontist, has been in practice for over 25 years. She works with an exceptional staff to build relationships with both dentists and patients in a caring, relaxed atmosphere. Dr. Miller utilizes the latest technology that allows regrowth of bone and gum tissues. Office procedures include implant surgery, gum grafting, cosmetic procedures, and preventive treatment for gum disease. Dr. Miller is certified in “Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation.” An alumna of Northwestern and Rutgers Dental School, where she taught periodontics for over 20 years. She directs a prestigious Spear Study Club.

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DENTISTS 2018 TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, Morris/Essex Health & Life commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across Essex County. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within seven different practice areas who are in good standing with the state are included here in the second annual “Essex County’s Top Dentists” list.

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ALAN A. LAYTON Dr. Alan A. Layton, DDS 75 Main St. Suite 102 Millburn, NJ 07041 973.376.1944 LAURENCE C. LEFF Dr. Laurence Leff, DMD 460 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 311 Montclair, NJ 07042 973.783.3535 CAROL E. MANN Dr. Carol E. Mann 202 S. Orange Ave. South Orange, NJ 07079 973.761.7003

GENERAL DENTISTRY JOSEPH M. DALBON Joseph M. DalBon, DMD 1019 Bloomfield Ave. Suite 1A & 1B West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.244.2424 ANTHONY G. DEVINCENTIS Brookdale Dental Group 1218 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973.338.3700 DAVID I. FERGUSON Ferguson Dental Associates 177 Gordonhurst Ave. Montclair, NJ 07043 973.744.3181 ROSEANN GIANNELLA Dr. RoseAnn Giannella 204 Eagle Rock Ave. Roseland, NJ 07068 973.226.7407

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JASON HAMBERGER Hamberger Dental Associates PA 155 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.0075 JOHN HAMBERGER Hamberger Dental Associates PA 155 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.0075 JEFFREY HANKINSON Jeffrey A. Hankinson, DMD– Short Hills Dentistry 58 Chatham Rd. Short Hills, NJ 07078 973.376.5268 BRIAN KOO Dental Artistry of Livingston 201 S. Livingston Ave. Suite 1E Livingston, NJ 07039 973.250.6694 JOSEPH A. MAGOTCH Joseph A. Magotch, DDS, PA 114 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.1275 MICHAEL MASELLA Masella Family Dental 195 Fairfield Ave. Suite 3A West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.559.6776 RICHARD C. SCHONBERG Richard C. Schonberg, DMD, FAGD 225 Millburn Ave. Suite 205 Millburn, NJ 07041 973.379.2730

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY CYRUS J. AMATO Metropolitan Craniofacial Center, PA 101 Old Short Hills Rd. Penthouse 2 West Orange, NJ 07052 973.736.7616 JOEL M. DONER Dr. Joel M. Doner, DDS 769 Northfield Ave. Suite 110 West Orange, NJ 07052 973.731.7555 HENRY J. FALK Metropolitan Craniofacial Center, PA 101 Old Short Hills Rd. Penthouse 2 West Orange, NJ 07052 973.736.7616

THEODORE A. NIEBLOOM Metropolitan Craniofacial Center, PA 101 Old Short Hills Rd. Penthouse 2 West Orange, NJ 07052 973.736.7616 WARREN C. SORDILL Dr. Warren C. Sordill, DMD 209 S. Livingston Ave. Suite 2 Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.4750

TOP DENTISTS LISTINGS

ENDODONTICS

GARY J. VITALE Metropolitan Craniofacial Center, PA 33 Clinton Rd. Suite 101 West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.575.8575

ORTHODONTICS

GERALD GELDZAHLER Orosurgery, LLC 340 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 1C Livingston, NJ 07039 973.731.8844

MICHAEL W. FREDA Freda & Suriano Orthodontics 1310 Broad St. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973.748.2248

BENJAMIN JACOBS NJ Center for Oral Surgery 16 Smull Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.226.8444

EDWARD D. GOLD Montclair Orthodontics 218 Lorraine Ave. Upper Montclair, NJ 07043 973.744.1912

MICHAEL H. KIRSCH NJ Center for Oral Surgery 16 Smull Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.226.8444

BERNARD GORKOWITZ Bernard Gorkowitz, DDS 114 W. Mount Pleasant Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.7377 DENISE R. KITAY dk Orthodontics 507 Bloomfield Ave. Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.228.3366

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MATTHEW I. MILESTONE Milestone Orthodontics 502 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ 07052 973.325.1777 BRUCE OLLINS Ollins Orthodontics 653 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973.667.0771 GABRIEL OLLINS Ollins Orthodontics 653 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973.667.0771 MATTHEW J. PELUSO Peluso Orthodontics 441 Pompton Ave. Cedar Grove, NJ 07009 973.239.6300 ERIC SACKS Sacks Orthodontics 41 N. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973.251.2265

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY KIMBERLY HOLLYWOOD Nutley Pediatric Dentistry 500 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110 973.667.5507 ROBERT E. SPIEGEL Dentistry For Children, PA 382 W. Passaic Ave. Bloomfield, NJ 07003 973.338.1383 SHARI SUMMERS Livingston Pediatric Dental Associates 315 E. Northfield Rd. Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.5555

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PERIODONTICS ANNA BRUNETTI Livingston Dental 531 S. Livingston Ave. Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.1200 ROBERT N. ESKOW Robert N. Eskow, DMD, MScD 514 S. Livingston Ave Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.9000 LOUIS L. GALIANO JR. Dr. Louis L. Galiano DMD 25 Pompton Ave. Suite 101A Verona, NJ 07044 973.239.2111 CHERYL GOREN ROBINS Suburban Periodontics & Implants 75 Main St. Suite 107 Millburn, NJ 07041 973.467.5567 ANNE C. HARTNETT Perio Implant Specialists of NJ 90 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973.744.1555

GEORGE J. PAPASIKOS George J. Papasikos, DMD, PA 55 Park St. Montclair, NJ 07042 973.783.2300 GARY M. ROSENBLATT Gary M. Rosenblatt, DMD 187 Millburn Ave. Millburn, NJ 07041 973.379.4100 STEVEN R. SCRIVO Steven Scrivo Periodontics and Dental Implants 185 Fairfield Ave. Suite 4A West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.226.0063 BARRY D. WAGENBERG Periodontics & Implant Dentistry PA 160 S. Livingston Ave. Suite 110 Livingston, NJ 07039 973.994.9995

PROSTHODONTICS MARK ANDRAWIS ClearChoice Roseland 5 Becker Farm Rd. Suite 101 Roseland, NJ 07068 862.881.4140 ANDREW I. BRAFMAN Andrew I. Brafman DMD PA 101 Old Short Hills Rd. Suite 514 West Orange, NJ 07052 973.736.1199 ELLIOT N. COHEN Dr. Elliot Cohen, DMD 22 Old Short Hills Rd. Suite 208 Livingston, NJ 07039 973.740.0100

ERIC WEISS Livingston Periodontal & Implant Associates 340 E. Northfield Rd. Suite 2A Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.8600

MARK I. KHAIMOV MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry P.C. 180 Centre St. Nutley, NJ 07110 973.789.2639 DANIEL NEJAT Advanced Periodontics & Implant Dentistry 230 Centre St. Nutley, NJ 07110 973.447.4361

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

MARK S. ANDRAWIS, D.M.D.

CLEARCHOICE NEW JERSEY–ROSELAND

5 Becker Farm Rd., Suite 101, Roseland, NJ 07068 • 862.881.4141 • clearchoice.com WORKING CLOSELY with his patients so that they are actively involved in the design of their new smiles, Dr. Andrawis shares his passion for positive change with each person who walks into his office, and it shows. As an integral part of ClearChoice Roseland’s All-in-One Approach, Dr. Andrawis is the center’s certified Prosthodontist. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers University, he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He then completed The Jonathan and Maxine Ferencz Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics at the New York University College of Dentistry, where he became the recipient of the Kenneth Adisman Award for outstanding resident. Dr. Andrawis brings a repertoire of substantial experience stemming from his position as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at NYU and from his time spent focused on implant

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treatment for full mouth rehabilitation. At ClearChoice, the entire dental staff, in-house lab, and the support staff integrate as one team to create an environment for collaboration and efficiency with the patient being the sole focus. Working with a dedicated staff, Dr. Andrawis lends an air of warmth that goes a long way to allay a patient’s fears, particularly if full mouth rehabilitation is needed. Dr. Andrawis and his team know how important a first impression is and he is sensitive to this when recommending a plan of treatment. He understands that bringing a patient’s smile back to life is a transformation that’s personal and very precise. His attention to detail and patience allow for the best results. When asked about the importance and difficulty of implant treatments, Dr. Andrawis said, “It’s a fulfilling challenge that allows a patient to walk out the door with a brand new smile.”

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

JOSEPH M. DALBON, D.M.D.

THE NEW JERSEY CENTER FOR LASER AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY 1019 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 1A & 1B, West Caldwell, NJ 07006 • 973.244.2424 • drdalbon.com A TRUE FAMILY dental practice, The New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry provides state-of-the-art laser, cosmetic and family dentistry under the direction of Dr. Joseph DalBon. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. DalBon is continuing his lifelong commitment to providing excellent dental care and engages regularly in professional continuing education. In practice for more than 25 years, he has received a great deal of recognition, including a Fellowship degree from both The Academy of General Dentistry and The Academy of Laser Dentistry. Dr. DalBon and his experienced staff are dedicated to providing full dental care in a relaxed environment. The doctor maintains a conservative but progressive and gentle approach whether it involves Children’s Dentistry, Laser gum care and procedures, implants or Invisalign placement. Dr. DalBon also offers products and guidance for the treatment of Sleep Apnea,

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which left untreated, can have serious consequences. He is proud to say that his patients have said that they feel as if they are treated like family. In addition to providing traditional dental services, Dr. DalBon routinely uses the advanced OralID system to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous irregularities that may be invisible to the eye. Sensitive to his patients’ financial concerns, Dr. DalBon offers multiple payment options including interest free monthly payments. In addition, the practice offers an In-House Dental Discount Program for those patients who do not have dental insurance benefits. With no maximums, no deductibles, and no waiting periods, the dental discount plan developed by Dr. DalBon helps fill a need for patients without dental insurance. When Dr. DalBon’s patients leave his office, they leave knowing they had received the best of the best dental care available.

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

JOHN HAMBERGER, D.M.D. JASON HAMBERGER, D.D.S.

HAMBERGER DENTAL ASSOCIATES

155 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.992.0075 • hambergerdentalassociates.com WHEN ASKED if there is a secret family recipe for such good dentistry, Drs. John and Jason Hamberger agree that it all comes down to listening to the needs and concerns of each individual patient to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to them. Dr. Jason Hamberger joined his father’s practice of over 25 years and together, they provide general and cosmetic dentistry with an emphasis on comfort and compassion in service and excellence in results. Their modern family dental practice offers comprehensive services for patients of all ages, ranging from single fillings to full mouth reconstruction. They offer minimally invasive drill-less air abrasion technology to painlessly treat small areas of decay. Both dentists are skilled in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, laser surgery, veneers and implants. Patients with multiple missing teeth may be candidates for the cutting edge “All-on-4®” treatment, which uses four implants to set one full arch, minimizing the need for dentures. The

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dentists and their dedicated staff take the time to ensure that patients truly understand all aspects of these and other dental procedures. They also work to accommodate their patients’ busy schedules, offering early morning, evening, and weekend hours. Dr. John Hamberger graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey with honors, completed his dental residency at Overlook Hospital and received his residence degree from Columbia University. Dr. Jason Hamberger graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Dental School, with a dental residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital and received his residence degree from Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is a staff instructor at Morristown Memorial Hospital, as well as president-elect of Essex County Dental Association. Both doctors are past presidents of the Western Essex Dental Association and are active members of prestigious dental associations.

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

ERIC M. SACKS, D.M.D.

SACKS ORTHODONTICS

41 N. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.251.2265 • sacksortho.com DR. ERIC SACKS’ DEDICATION to high-quality orthodontic care is reflected in the beaming smiles that come and go from his brand new state-of-the-art office in Livingston. His ability to make each patient visit exceptional and to create beautiful, natural custom smiles is a result of his expertise in advanced proven treatments and 11 plus years of experience. Patients appreciate the accelerated orthodontic techniques he utilizes, which offer shorter treatment times and minimal to no discomfort. Dr. Sacks is a board-certified orthodontist in a specialty where less than one in three practioners achieves such certification. He is also among the Top 1% Invisalign Doctors

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in the nation as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Other distinctions include being named Essex County’s Best Orthodontist by Suburban Essex Magazine for the last three years in a row as well as being named a Top Dentist multiple times by NJ Monthly, Morris/Essex Health and Life, NJ Family, Millburn and Short Hills Magazines. Dr. Sacks is honored to be included on this years list and is grateful to work with such an outstanding group of other dental professionals in helping deliver optimal dental health and great smile esthetics to our community.

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FERGUSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES

177 Gordonhurst Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043 • 973.744.3181 • fergusdental.com FERGUSON DENTAL ASSOCIATES has been providing the Montclair community with outstanding family dental treatment for over three generations. A graduate of both the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Dental School, the award-winning Dr. David Ferguson has been at the helm of the practice since 1997. In 2105, he proudly welcomed Dr. Jessica Joseph, a graduate of Cornell University and UMDNJ, to their growing practice. Dr. Ferguson believes strongly in practicing dentistry in a patient friendly environment, utilizing the most advanced dental methods and appropriate anxiety control. He has advanced training in surgical treatment of dental disease and keeps up to date with the latest procedures and state-of-the-art technology in dentistry and periodontics. Dr. Ferguson is able to complete crowns in a single office visit with the aid of computer design and manufacturing. He embraced dental implants early in his career, and a 3D extra-oral x-ray machine allows him to provide the full spectrum of services necessary for successful implants in the comfort of his office. “The experienced, caring team at Ferguson Dental is an integral part of our mission to provide the best dental care in a relaxed, patient-friendly setting,” says Dr. Ferguson.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

DAVID I. FERGUSON, D.D.S.

JOSEPH A. MAGOTCH, D.D.S.

114 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.992.1275 • drmagotch.com

COSMETIC DENTISTRY at its best is what you will experience as one of Dr. Magotch’s patients. A graduate of NYU and New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Magotch has been in practice in Livingston since 1994, providing superior care with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Magotch’s commitment to excellence is obvious from the first visit. He has outfitted his office to include digital and 3D technology in order to achieve the best results for implant placement, crowns, veneers, bridges and GLO science for teeth whitening. Striving to deliver long-lasting results in as little time as possible, Dr. Magotch’s approach is gentle, minimizing any potential pain. As a state-of-the-art facility, CEREC is an important feature of his office, allowing crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers and bridgework to be made directly on site, often while the patient waits. Dr. Magotch is visiting faculty for Spear Education- CEREC Doctors.

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TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

ROBERT SPIEGEL, D.M.D.

DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN

382 W. Passaic Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003 • 973.338.1383 • dentistryforchildrenpa.com SEEING THE TRANSFORMATION of children afraid of dentist visits become patients who don’t want to leave, is the favorite part of their job, claim Drs. Robert Spiegel and Hassam Sultan. Dentistry for Children is a full-service pediatric and orthodontic practice that has been caring for the dental needs of kids in surrounding communities by providing comprehensive, individualized treatment plans tailored to pediatric and specialneeds patients since 1966. We work with patients starting at 1 year old up to 30 and we have no age limit since our patients love to stay with us. Both Dr. Sultan and Dr. Spiegel provide comfort and compassion in service, while integrating new technologies for a better pediatric dental experience. The dentists introduced an Atraumatic Filling technique to their practice with the use of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF). This is a quick, painless alternative to “drill and fill,” comforting to parents of young, apprehensive children with cavities. Both dentists are skilled in treating patients with special health care needs, those who have experienced trauma, and in interceptive orthodontics and are active members of prestigious dental associations. We pride ourselves on being a team that kids love to come to and it is our priority to ensure that none of our patients fear coming to the dentist. Shown from left to right: Robert Spiegel, D.M.D. and Hassam Sultan, D.M.D., M.S.

BARRY WAGENBERG, D.M.D.

PERIODONTICS & IMPLANT DENTISTRY PA

Livingston: 160 South Livingston Ave., Suite 110, Livingston, NJ 07039 • 973.994.9995 Roselle Park: 744 Galloping Hill Rd., Roselle Park, NJ 07204 • 908.245.3500 drwagenberg.com DENTAL HEALTH CARE VS. “Disease Care” is the mission of Dr. Wagenberg’s practice. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Wagenberg earned his Certificate in Periodontics from Columbia University. The recipient of many professional accolades including recognition by the American Academy of Periodontology as a Master Clinician, Dr. Wagenberg is a pioneer in same-day implant placement after a tooth extraction. The doctor believes that preventive care and education are keys to optimal dental health. Initial visits begin with a thorough exam which includes a discussion of a patient’s medical history. The staff, many of whom are with the office more than 20 years, is dedicated to treating the “whole” patient, as they know that many factors affect dental health. This allows each patient to receive the most effective treatment using state-of-the-art technology. Dr. Wagenberg has welcomed Dr. Stephanie Cruz, his former graduate student, into his practice.

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DEVOTED TO DELIVERING superior care with minimal stress, Dr. Giannella has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry. Having earned her D.M.D. from Fairleigh Dickinson School of Dentistry, she has been a solo practitioner since 1996. Dr. Giannella continues to educate herself about the latest dental technologies, such as “Teeth-in-a-Day” implant supported dentures. Passionate about the life-changing effects of cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Giannella specializes in Implant Dentistry and esthetic bonding. She is a respected Invisalign® provider.

SAMANTHA AARON, D.M.D.

TOP DENTISTS PROFILES

ROSEANN GIANNELLA, D.M.D.

204 Eagle Rock Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068 973.226.7407 • rgdentist.com

THE SILVERSTROM GROUP

580 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 973.992.3990 • readytosmile.com UNIQUE SKILLS, ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND EXTENSIVE TRAINING were words used to describe Dr. Aaron as reasons

for being asked to join The Silverstrom Group. As a Board certified periodontal surgeon, Dr. Aaron works closely with the Silverstrom team to provide premier care for periodontal health. Her compassionate manner helps to ease the anxiety that many patients feel. Dr. Aaron is dedicated to educating patients about the importance of continued attention to oral health.

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GEORGE J. PAPASIKOS, D.M.D.

100 Somerville Rd., Bedminster, NJ 07921 • 908.470.9000 55 Park St., Montclair, NJ 07043 • 973.783.2300 papasikosperio.com A BEAUTIFUL SMILE can be yours. Dr. Papasikos, together with his son, orthodontist Dr. Jacy Papasikos and daughter, orthodontist Dr. Arianna Papasikos, offers stellar treatment using dental implants, LANAP® minimally invasive laser surgery, gum grafting, braces, and Invisalign. Comprehensive periodontal and orthodontic care is accomplished through the use of the latest technology, including 3D imaging. Frequently recognized for excellence by his peers, Dr. Papasikos and his staff are committed to providing superior care in a caring environment.

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A CUT ABOVE

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FORGET GARDEN-VARIETY HEROES­—IT’S TIME TO TRY ONE THESE SOPHISTICATED TAKES ON BETWEEN-THE-BREAD OPTIONS.

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CHICKEN ALFREDO SANDWICH

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Yields: 5-6 sandwiches INGREDIENTS n 1 tsp. olive oil n ½ lb. chicken tenders n salt and pepper n 2 cloves garlic, minced n 3 Tbs. butter n 3 Tbs. flour n 1½ cups milk n 2 oz. cream cheese n ½ tsp. salt n ¼ cup Italian blend shredded cheese n ¼ cup Parmesan cheese n Italian bread sliced into 10 to 12 pieces

DIRECTIONS Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken tenders with salt and pepper and place in skillet. Cook chicken for 4 minutes per side. Remove and let chicken cool. Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan. Whisk in flour and let cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk, taking care to rid sauce of any lumps. Add cream cheese and continue to whisk until cream cheese is fully incorporated. Season cheese sauce with salt and add shredded cheese. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast bread for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Remove bread slices from oven and set the oven to broil. Halve each chicken tender and place two tenders on half of the bread slices. Spoon cheese sauce over chicken. Broil for 3 minutes, or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Top cheese and chicken with remaining bread slices. Serve.

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BUFFALO SHRIMP PO BOY Yields: 4 sandwiches

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INGREDIENTS n 1 tsp. olive oil n 1 lb. jumbo shrimp n ¼ tsp. seasoning salt n 1 Tbs. butter n ¼ cup Buffalo wing sauce SLAW n1 cup shredded lettuce n¼  tsp. salt n 1 celery stalk, finely chopped n2  Tbs. chopped green onions n4  oz. crumbled blue cheese n 2 Tbs. white vinegar n 4 hoagie buns

DIRECTIONS Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add peeled shrimp seasoned with seasoning salt. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp have turned pink. Do not overcook. In a bowl, melt butter and stir in Buffalo wing sauce. Add cooked shrimp. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine lettuce, salt, celery, green onions, blue cheese and vinegar. To assemble, split each hoagie bun. Place shrimp on hoagies and top with tomato slices, 2 pickle slices and about a ¼  cup of slaw.

TOPPINGS n2 Roma tomatoes, sliced n 8 sandwich-style dill pickle slices n hot sauce (optional)

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SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE GRILLED CHEESE Yields: 4 sandwiches

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INGREDIENTS n6  oz. marinated artichoke hearts, drained n5  oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained n ½ cup mayonnaise n 1 clove garlic n ½ tsp. salt n ½ tsp. oregano n ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese n 4 tsp. butter n8  slices Italian bread

DIRECTIONS In a bowl, combine artichokes, spinach, mayonnaise, garlic, salt, oregano and Monterey Jack cheese. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Place ½ tsp. of butter on one side of each slide of bread. Place 4 sandwiches buttered side down on hot grill pan. Divide artichoke mixture over each bread half and top with second slice of bread buttered side up. Toast each sandwich 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden. Remove and serve.

All recipes and photos reprinted with permission from Sandwiched by Tanya Schroeder. © 2015 Cedar Fort Publishing.

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BLOODY GOOD PUT THE MIMOSAS ASIDE—THIS REFRESHING PUNCH, MADE WITH FRESH OJ AND LIME JUICE, IS PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT BRUNCH!

BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITAS FOR A CROWD Serves 10-12 INGREDIENTS n4 cups fresh blood orange juice n1 cup fresh lime juice n3 cups silver tequila n1½ cups triple sec (or other orange flavored liqueur) n¼ cup superfine sugar nlime wedge nkosher salt nblood orange slices

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DIRECTIONS Place juices, tequila, triple sec and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved and chill well. Rim edges of each glass with lime wedge and salt. Divide margaritas among glasses and garnish with blood orange slices.

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RESTAURANT REVIEW

CAFÉ MOBAY

CAFÉ MOBAY GIVES OFF A SUBDUED first impression, from its northern Bloomfield storefront (their signage is barely lit in the evening) to its simple launch page online. But that’s about all that is understated at this Jamaican establishment: Once you walk inside, you’ll discover that the restaurant does live up to its Montego Bay namesake. The mood instantly changes indoors. Your eyes are blasted by iridescent tropical colors (think luminous oranges and blues), while a rotating medley of reggae fusion and Jamaican folk music boosts the ambience. And then there’s the delightful menu, a curated selection of Caribbean comforts that, when served, are plated like a Michelinstarred establishment. My dining companion and I started with salt fish fritters, four lightly battered and fried cod cakes flavored lightly with West Indian spices and a zesty honey ginger sauce. Our second appetizer, mango shrimp, was just as palatable. Each of the five jumbo shrimp was cooked just right and dressed with a sweet Jamaican barbecue glaze, fresh mango, onion and parsley. After wrestling with different entrée options (mostly the braised oxtail), I ordered the curry goat stew—and the dish didn’t disappoint. While not as widely celebrated as beef and chicken in the U.S., goat is rising in popularity thanks to the influx of different cultures and restaurants in key neighborhoods (Montclair, for example). And Café Mobay’s version of this classic Jamaican dish is an absolute must-try for all tastes: The slow-cooked goat is tender to the bone and picks up flavor from the peppers and mild curry sauce. Though delicious when forked on its own, the chunks of lean meat are played up even more when combined with the accompanying

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white rice and steamed cabbage. Having never tried Jamaican cuisine in the past, my friend ordered jerk chicken at my suggestion. This fragrant and fiery dish is a staple on any Jamaican menu, and it’s a memorable one at Café Mobay. A generous portion of smoky, sweet and savory (yes, all three!) chicken is served over two whole plantains and a side of coconut rice. “There are so many flavors, none of which overpowers the other,” my companion said. Café Mobay can alter the level of spiciness for every plate, so she didn’t need a glass of fresh pineapple juice for relief—but she ordered one (and savored it) anyway. You won’t find an expansive dessert menu here, but every diner should save room for a pair of gems: the hot bread pudding and homemade peach cobbler. Each was served with soft vanilla ice cream that quickly melted into the bowls, adding a rich, creamy flavor to the sweet treats. I gravitated toward the bread pudding, which got better with every bite. And the same could be said about the cobbler which, after every spoonful, drew very audible sighs of satisfaction from my companion. The restaurant’s overall cozy and friendly environment is matched only by the gourmet-style food that’s served. Though Italian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisines might have a stronghold on one’s dining-out rotation, Café Mobay will make many consider adding it to the cycle. —Darius Amos Café Mobay, 1039 Broad St., Bloomfield, 973.337.8460, cafemobaybloomfieldnj.com

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WHERE TOEAT F I N E

C A S UA L

FA M I LY

FAIRFIELD

JOSE TEJAS Mexican fare, 647 Route 46 West, 973.808.8201

KINNELON

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 SOLAR DO MINHO in Belleville

BELLEVILLE

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

BLOOMFIELD

ORANGE SQUIRREL Contemporar y American and European cuisine, 412 Bloomfield Ave., 973.337.6421 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

STRIP HOUSE Steak house with an extensive wine list, 550 W. Mount Pleasant Ave., 973.548.0050

LONG VALLEY

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

MADISON

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

MORRISTOWN

GEORGE & MARTHA’S Fine American fare, 67-71 Morris St., 973.267.4700 IRON BAR Hip bar ser ving bar bites with rotating craft beers on tap, 5 South St., 973.455.7111 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 FRANKLIN STEAKHOUSE & TAVERN Casual American steak house, 238 Franklin Ave., 973.667.1755

ORANGE

BELLA ITALIA RISTORANTE Upscale Mediterranean fare, 535 Central Ave., 973.676.4300 HAT CIT Y KITCHEN American comfort food with live music, 459 Valley St., 862.252.9147

PARSIPPANY

CHAND PALACE Fine Indian cuisine, 257 Littleton Rd., 973.334.7600 RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE American steak house, 1 Hilton Ct., 973.889.1400

RANDOLPH

LA STRADA RISTORANTE Traditional Italian cuisine, 1105 Route 10 East, 973.584.4607

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

VERONA RESTAURANT Eclectic Italian cuisine, BYOB, 1171 Sussex Tpk., 973.895.8888

SOHO 33 Sophisticated, eclectic comfort cuisine, 33 Main St., 973.822.2600

SHORT HILLS

MAPLEWOOD

THE DINING ROOM Traditional American farm-totable cuisine, 41 JFK Pkwy., 973.912.4756

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

JOE’S AMERICAN BAR & GRILL Traditional American cuisine, 1200 Morris Tpk., 973.379.4444

ST. JAMES’S GATE PUBLICK HOUSE Casual Irish pub fare, 167 Maplewood Ave., 973.378.2222

LEGAL SEA FOODS Upscale eater y featuring fresh fish, 1200 Morris Tpk., 973.467.0089

CLOVERLEAF TAVERN American cuisine and beer bar with a family-casual atmosphere, 395 Bloomfield Ave., 973.226.9812

MENDHAM

TOWACO

FORTE Authentic Italian cuisine and pizzeria, 182 Bloomfield Ave., 973.403.9411

PIATTINO New Age Italian fare, with stone-fired oven and cocktails from scratch, 88 E. Main St., 973.543.0025

UPPER MONTCL AIR

MILLBURN

FOUR SEASONS KEBAB HOUSE Authentic Turkish cuisine, 594 Valley Rd., 973.707.7651

ROMA PIZZERIA Authentic Italian specialties and pizza, 709 Main St., 973.335.1614

CALDWELL

CEDAR KNOLLS

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

CHATHAM

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LITHOS Traditional Greek cuisine, 405 Eisenhower Pkwy., 973.758.1111

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

BLACK HORSE TAVERN AND PUB Continental and American fare, 1 W. Main St., 973.543.7300

BASILICO Upscale Italian fare with modern twists on traditional favorites, 324 Millburn Ave., 973.379.7020

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

CAFÉ MONET Casual French bistro, BYO, 309 Millburn Ave., 973.376.8555

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

CARA MIA Upscale, traditional Italian fare, 194 Essex St., 973.379.8989

CHESTER

MONTCL AIR

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

DENVILLE

ALEXIS DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 3130 Route 10 West, 973.361.8000 THE SECOND HALF ON MAIN Traditional American cuisine, 5 E. Main St., Ste. #15, 973.784.4040 WEST SIDE DINER Neighborhood family restaurant, 324 Route 46, 973.983.1818

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 steak house, 700 Speedwell Ave., 973.455.9705 LEMONGRASS Vietnamese and Thai fusion restaurant, 1729 Route 10 East, 973.998.6303

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RAILS STEAKHOUSE Upscale yet casual steakhouse, 10 Whitehall Rd., 973.335.0006 DAI-KICHI Japanese and sushi fare featuring weekly specials, 608 Valley Rd., 973.744.2954

JACKIE’S GRILLETTE Healthy Mediterranean fare and fresh salads, 614 Valley Rd., 973.744.0090 UPSTAIRS Seasonal New American fare featuring specialty martinis, 608 Valley Rd., 973.744.4144

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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St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 10

Orchestra’s most varied program of the year, CONTRASTS CONCERT, in Montclair State University’s Leshowitz Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. The concert will feature contrasts in musical style, instrumentation and tone. Admission: $50 (general public), $30 (students with ID). Find more information or order tickets at montclairorchestra.org.

MARCH 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Grab some friends and meet on the ice for FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE at Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown from 8 to 10 p.m. Live music will be provided by DJ Earl, who will be taking special requests from the crowd. Admission: $8. Find more info at morrisparks.net.

MARCH 10 Now’s your chance to

see the New Jersey Ballet’s production of ESMERALDA at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown at 8 p.m. Based on Hugo’s classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame, this ballet has not been performed in the United States for nearly 50 years. Tickets: $29–59. Interested in seeing the performance? Purchase your tickets at mayoarts.org.

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MARCH 10 Celebrate the luck of the

Irish during Morristown’s ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE at 12 p.m. Enjoy traditional Irish bagpipe and dance performances and music from local groups. This year’s grand marshal is John Murphy, who is a volunteer firefighter and well-known leader in the area. Admission: FREE. Get all the details at paradeday.com.

MARCH 11 Start planning your big

day at American Bride’s BRIDAL SHOW from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Montclair State University. Meet with the area’s top wedding professionals—there will be more than 40 businesses represented—and enter for a chance to win grand-prize giveaways like a vacation to the Bahamas or Cancun. Admission: FREE. Register and find all the information at americanbride.com.

MARCH 13 Learn a new skill at the

GOOGLE DRIVE WORKSHOP hosted by the Morris County Council of Education Association at Wildwood Elementary in Mountain Lakes from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This season, attendees will create a Google site, learn how to use its various features and

brainstorm how to put these new skills into practice. Admission: FREE. Reserve your spot at eventbrite.com.

MARCH 17 Discover the magic of

ST. PATRICK’S DAY at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop by and learn about the myth of the leprechaun and the historical shoemakers that inspired it, then make your own leprechaun trap and explore the museum. Cost: general admission of $3 (children), $5 (adults). Find out more about this event at metc.org.

MARCH 18 Hear ye, hear ye! Children

of all ages are invited to a ROYAL BALL at the Shooting Star Dance Center in Bloomfield from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come enjoy an afternoon of elegant dancing, food and fun crafts. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best prince or princess outfits. Tickets: $15 (students), $10 (non-students). You can register online at eventbrite.com. Send event listings to: Morris/Essex Health & Life, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at editor@wainscotmedia.com. Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY OF MORRIS COUNTY

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COMMUNITY EVENTS LATE WINTER 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:

Colon Cancer Screening and You—When and Why? March 21; 6:00 to 7:30 pm ACC • 973-322-2671 The best step you can take to reduce your risk for colon cancer is to get screened. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, join Matthew Askin, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, who will address the topics of colon cancer prevention, early detection and the importance of screening. A free fecal immunochemical test (FIT) will be distributed to those who meet screening criteria. Presented in collaboration with Screen NJ, a cancer screening, education and awareness program.

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.

Parkinson’s Support Group March 2, April 6; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings For Young Athletes March 3; 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange An appointment is required: 1.888.724.7123

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group March 5, April 2; 1:30 to 2:30 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-8195

Project H.O.P.E. Spring Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series March 6, 13, 19, 27 and April 3, 10, 17; 6:30 to 8:00 pm JCC MetroWest • 973-322-2671

Weight Loss Surgical Options March 7, April 4; 6:00 pm ACC • 973-322-7433

Celiac Support Group March 15, April 19; 6:30 to 8:00 pm ACC • 973-322-7272

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings April 5; 1:00 to 4:00 pm Atkins Kent Building, 101 Old Short Hills Road, Suite 302, West Orange 1-888-724-7123

Falls: Reduce the Risks March 7; 2:00 pm Crane’s Mill, 345 Passaic Avenue, Caldwell 973-276-3004

Safe Medication Use March 13; 2:00 pm Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Ave., Millburn

ONGOING CHILDBIRTH & PARENTING CLASSES

The Heart Healthy Benefits of Red Wine & Dark Chocolate

To learn more: www.barnabashealth.org/ sbmcmaternity or call 973-322-5360

March 13; 6:45 pm Brandywine Living, 369 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston • 973-251-0600

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What’s New in Breast Cancer Treatment Highlights from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium March 14; 6:00 pm SBMC • 973-322-2671

Maternity Orientation & Tour Siblings Class Childbirth Preparation Class Relaxing Birth Class Breastfeeding Basics Marvelous Multiples New Moms’ Circle Breastfeeding Support

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER 94 OLD SHORT HILLS ROAD, LIVINGSTON, NJ 07039 973-322-5000 • RWJBH.ORG/SBMCEVENTS

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GATHERINGS CHARITABLE DONATION CITY GREEN Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas presented a check for $1,000 to City Green, a Clifton-based, non-profit organization dedicated the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey’s cities. To raise funds, Spuntino donated $1 for every dish sold from its Local Harvest menu throughout August.

2 Brian McAllister, Jasmine Moreano, Jennifer Papa, Michel Desjardins.

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RELIEF EFFORTS WEICHERT REALTORS & FLORHAM PARK PBA Florham Park Members of the Weichert Realtors-Short Hills office collected donations for Florham Park’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort Program, which were then transported to Texas by the Florham Park police department.

1 Associates of the Weichert Short Hills office pose with members of the Florham Park police and fire departments.

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DOGGY DASH THE SEEING EYE OF MORRISTOWN

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3 Tiara and Chaun Willis, Ernest Jones and George Moore from 4 Aces Entertainment provide music. 4 Two Seeing Eye dogs cheer on the runners. 5 5K participants pose for a quick photo.

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RIBBON CUTTING JAG PHYSICAL THERAPY Downtown Chatham Twelve years after he opened the first JAG Physical Therapy location in West Orange, Chatham resident John Gallucci Jr. brought the business to his hometown. Located on Main Street, the 4,600-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art equipment and a dedicated conference center for injury prevention programs and educational seminars.

7 Michael Evangelist, Karen Swartz, Mayor Bruce Harris, John Gallucci Jr., Dawn and Stephanie Gallucci, Jaclyn Levowsky.

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WEICHERT REALTORS SHORT HILLS OFFICE (1), SPUNTINO WINE BAR & ITALIAN TAPAS (2), ERNEST JONES (3), THE SEEING EYE INC. (4-5) JAG PHYSICAL THERAPY (6)

Lidgerwood Park The Seeing Eye of Morristown, a Seeing Eye dog training facility, recently commemorated Blindness Awareness Month with a 5K run/walk, doggy pageant and costume contest, and various raffles. Funds raised will be used for the training of guide dogs for the 260+ visually impaired individuals who visit the facility every year.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR GATHERINGS, SEND HIGH-RESOLUTION PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EVENT TO GATHERINGS@WAINSCOTMEDIA.COM.

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