Men's Health

Extended members of your care team – chiropractors, dentists, your name it – can now have access to your electronic medical record. Atlantic Health System’s MyChart has a new feature called Share Everywhere that allows you to give any provider, even those who don’t participate in MyChart, one-time, temporary access to your health information. The person who views your record can also write notes about the care you received, so that all of your providers are kept informed. Login to MyChart to start using Share Everywhere >

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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.”

Healing your Grieving Heart
This six-week bereavement group helps those who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last year.
Tuesdays, October 1 to November 5; 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Fifth Floor, Caregiver's Conference Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6347.

8th Annual Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson's Disease
Learn about new Parkinson’s disease research and resources available to patients and caregivers. Wellness and support program demonstrations, vendor exhibits, and light breakfast and snacks are included.
Saturday, October 5; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

New Vitality: Ask the Dietitian
An Overlook Medical Center clinical dietitian will provide healthy eating tips and explain how good nutrition can help prevent cancer.
Thursday, October 10; 9:00 to 11:30am
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For information and to register, call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Super Foods for Fall: What Color Is Your Diet?
A registered dietitian will discuss the seasonal foods that have the most health benefits.
Tuesday, November 12; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Ask the Pharmacist: Medication Safety
Hear from a clinical pharmacist about medication safety and food and supplement interactions.
Wednesday, October 16; 11:00am to 12:30pm
New Providence Senior Center, 15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Arthritis and Total Joint Replacement
Learn about age-related arthritis in the hip and knee and how it affects mobility. Our orthopedic surgeon will also discuss how you can slow the process, reduce pain and remain strong and active.
Friday, October 18; Noon to 1:00pm
Mountainside Public Library, 1 Constitution Plaza, Mountainside, NJ
Presenter: Jeffery Leary, MD
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Stroke Health Lecture
Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Learn the symptoms and risk factors so you can take precautionary measures that will help yourself and loved ones.
Monday, October 21; 11:00am to Noon
St. Rose of Lima Church, 50 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-908-522-2842.

New Vitality: Embracing Aging
Learn how to find your own path to aging well and resources that can help you along the way.
Monday, October 21; 12:30 to 1:30pm
Chatham Senior Center, 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Super Foods for Fall: What Color Is Your Diet?
A registered dietitian will discuss the seasonal foods that have the most health benefits.
Tuesday, November 12; 2:00 to 3:00pm
Millburn Public Library, 200 Glen Avenue, Millburn, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

New Vitality: Healthy Holiday Eating with Diabetes
An interactive lecture and cooking demonstration will show you how to enjoy tasty holiday meals while still managing your blood sugar.
Thursday, November 14; 10:00 to 11:30am
Summit Community Center, 100 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ
For information and 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 or 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 >


Men's Health Articles

Overweight Men May Feel Stigmatized, Too

WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2019 -- It's not only women who agonize over their excess pounds. Stigma about being overweight can cause physical and emotional harm to men, too.

"It's often assumed that conversations about weight loss, poor body image, and dieting are more salient for women. Men are frequently overlooked, but that does not necessarily mean that men are less affected by weight stigma or less likely to internalize negative biases," said Mary Himmelstein, lead author of a new study from the University of Connecticut, in Hartford.

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