Men's Health

It’s the “DAWN” of a new day in stroke care. The latest research presented at Overlook Medical Center’s 18th Annual Stroke Symposium suggests that the window of treatment for some stroke patients may be wider than originally thought. The findings of the DAWN study show that certain patients with “slow-growing” strokes may benefit from surgical removal of brain clots, also known as thrombectomy, up to 24 hours after the on-set of symptoms. While physicians recognize that earlier treatment is always preferred, this research validates the success of clot removal procedures. Read more >



 
Men's Health Programs and Screenings  

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Fearless Caregiver Conference
Caregivers will have an opportunity to speak directly with a panel of experts, who will share their advice and insights on aging, disability, legal and Social Security issues.
Saturday, November 10; 10:00am to 2:30pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, call 1-877-829-2734.
 
The Path to Better Health
This four-part series is designed to help adults age 65 and older better manager their chronic illness. Participants must be able to attend all meetings.
Tuesdays, November 13 to December 4; 10:30am to Noon
Overlook Medical Center Union Campus, Emergency Department Conference Room
1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
For more information, or to make an appointment, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Audiology Screenings
Have your hearing tested for free.
Wednesday, November 14; 8:00am to Noon
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Immune-Boosting Foods
Learn about foods that can help your immune system during the cold and flu season.
Fee: $5
Wednesday, November 28; 10:00am
Overlook Medical Center Union Campus, Emergency Department Conference Room
1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Healthy Holidays Supermarket Tour  
Go on a tour of a grocery store and learn how to make healthy food choices and control portions during the holidays.
Thursday, November 8, 10:00am or
Tuesday, December 4; 10:00am
ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
For more information or to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Harmonies      
Join a community choir led by a music therapist that’s designed to improve communication and movement through breathing, singing, rhythm and posture. Family and friends are invited to the final practice.
Fridays through December 14; 12:45 to 2:00pm.
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Connecting Caregivers
Caregivers can receive mutual support and encouragement.
Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center at Overlook Medical Center.
For more information and meeting dates, call 908-522-6347.
 
Lifestyle Change Program
We all know that a healthy lifestyle will help you feel and look your best. In this 12-week program, you’ll learn how to reach and maintain all of your fitness, weight and wellness goals using supervised exercises, stress management and the nutrition plan of renowned physician Joel Fuhrman, MD.
Fee: $775 ($400 deposit required)
Mondays and Wednesdays; 10:00am to Noon, 11:00am to 1:00pm, 5:00 to 7:00pm or 6:00 to 8:00pm
Chambers Center for Well Being, 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and a schedule, please call 973-971-4890.
 
Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees > or call 908-598-7997.
 
Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Adult patients in any stage of pulmonary fibrosis can share information and receive emotional support from others with similar experiences. Occasionally, health care professionals will also discuss related topics about this disease. Registration is not required.
Last Wednesday of every month, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Morristown Medical Center, Conference Room 3
For more information, please call 908-276-3394.
 
Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program
Three evening programs are available for those trying to remain abstinent from all substances.  Registration is required.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:30pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.
 
Substance Abuse Family Support Group
Participants will learn ways to cope with substance-abusing family members. No registration is required.
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information, please call 908-522-4800.
 
HIV Support Group
In a private and confidential environment, this group provides support and information about HIV. Participants can meet other HIV patients who face the same fears and questions, and find solutions.
Second and fourth Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Overlook Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-714-3988.
 
HIV Support Group for Gay Men
In a private and confidential environment, this group will address issues regarding HIV and the gay male community.
Morristown Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-714-3988.
 
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Courses
Atlantic Training Center offers American Heart Association CPR and first aid training courses. Learn more and register >


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How Much He Sleeps May Affect His Stroke Risk

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 -- Getting too little or too much sleep can affect stroke risk, depending on a man's race, researchers say.

"These results suggest that short and long sleep duration may have different consequences for people depending on race and sex," said study author Virginia Howard, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Viagra Linked to Trouble With Color Vision: Report

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- High doses of the impotence drug commonly known as Viagra can cause damage to the eye's retina that results in irreversibly tinted vision, researchers contend in a case study.

"People who depend on colored vision for their livelihood need to realize there could be a long-lasting impact of overindulging on this drug," said lead investigator Dr. Richard Rosen. He directs retina services at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, in New York City.

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