Women's Health

Studies show that adding fish to your diet can be good for your heart, but if you’re turned off by the smell or its taste, how can you reap the benefits? Registered dieticians at Atlantic Health System offer these tips for meeting the American Heart Association’s recommended two servings of fish per week. When cooking, close all the doors in your house to keep the scent from spreading or try preparing fish in microwave-safe bags. Those with a sensitive palate can try eating white fish, such as cod or flounder, which are milder in flavor than some other species. For more information and a recipe for fish marinade, check out the latest issue of Well Aware >

Women'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.

Ageless Grace Exercise
Learn exercises that can help you age with grace and reduce the incidence or severity of chronic diseases. Emphasis will be placed on brain functions, including learning, memory and recall, and creativity and imagination.
Wednesdays, through May 24; Noon to 1:00pm
Summit Community Center, 1000 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ

Bone Density Screenings for Women
Find out if you are at risk for developing osteoporosis with a noninvasive ultrasound that provides immediate results. Counseling and educational materials also are provided. Registration is required.
Fee: $10
Mondays, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ

Lifestyle Change Program Lecture
We all know that a healthy lifestyle will help you feel and look your best. Learn how to reach and maintain all of your fitness, weight and wellness goals through supervised exercise, diet, nutrition and stress management.
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit NJ
For dates and to register, please call 973-971-4890.

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.
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.

Therapeutic Gambling Group
This weekly therapy group is for individuals who are concerned with their frequency of gambling.
Tuesdays, 8:00 to 9:00pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

Women's Health Articles

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Women's Health

Study finds that most still recommend the breast cancer screen for women in their early 40s

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Zejula Approved for Certain Female Cancers

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 -- Zejula (niraparib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adult women with recurring cancers of the ovaries, fallopian tubes or abdominal wall (peritoneum) whose tumors have shrunk in response to platinum-based chemotherapy.

Citing the National Cancer Institute, the FDA said in a news release that more than 22,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with these cancers this year, and more than 14,000 will die of these diseases.

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While a few extra pounds doesn't up death risk, weight around the middle does, study contends

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But embolization might not be suitable for every woman, specialist says

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