Men's Health

Overlook Medical Center recently became the first hospital in the tri-state area and one of only five in the United States to implant the HUMACYL® Human Acellular Vessel (HAV) – a bioengineered blood vessel – into the leg of a patient being treated for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Traditional techniques use a patient’s own vein as an artery to bypass a blockage in the leg, but if that vein is not adequate, it’s substituted with a plastic graft. Synthetic vessels can become obstructed over time or cause infections, which makes an organic alternative promising news for PAD patients. 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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

Men's Health Awareness, BMI and Glucose Screenings
Learn how your body fat percentage and BMI impact your heart health. This program includes Type 2 diabetes screenings that use a non-fasting finger stick for immediate results.

 
  • Tuesday, June 4; 10:00am to Noon
    Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, June 5; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vita Gallo, 12 Chestnut Avenue, Summit, NJ

     
  • Thursday, June 6; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, June 11; 11:00am to 1:00pm
    Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ

     
  • Thursday, June 13; 10:00am to Noon
    Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, June 18; 10:00am to Noon
    Maplewood Municipal Building, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, June 25; Noon to 2:00pm
    Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22, Union , NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.
 
New Vitality: The Path to Better Health
This four-part series designed for older adults struggling with chronic illness provides support and education on different aspects of disease and life management. Participants must attend all sessions.
Tuesdays, June 4 to 25; 10:00 to 11:30am
For more information, location or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: New Jersey State Parks
Some of New Jersey’s most exciting history can be found in its more than two dozen parks, historic battlefields and abandoned forges.
Fee: $5
Tuesday, June 11; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Sage Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Conference Room, Summit, NJ
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
New Vitality: Understanding Migraines and Headaches
A neurologist will provide an overview of migraines and headaches, including common symptoms, causes and the latest treatments. Lunch will be provided.
Fee: $5 for lunch for non-YMCA members
Monday, June 17; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Summit YMCA, 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ
Presenter: Seth Stoller, MD.
For more information or to register, call 1-844-472-8499.
 
Healing Arts for the Caregiver
Music and art workshops offer communal peer support and a creative outlet to help reduce stress.
Tuesdays, 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, 5th floor Lobby
 
Qigong for Family Caregivers
Anyone providing care for a family member of friend is invited to learn this ancient Chinese practice, which uses gentle movement, breath and meditation to reduce stress and improve emotional and physical health.
Wednesdays, 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Thomas Glasser Caregivers Center, 5th floor Lobby
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.
 
Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >
 
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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