Women's Health

Consumer advocacy group, Women’s Choice Award® has named Overlook Medical Center one of America’s Best Hospitals for bariatric surgery and heart care and one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. We were also recognized as one of America’s Best Breast Centers for the second consecutive year. These awards are based on national accreditations, services available, patient outcomes and women’s health care preferences. Learn more >

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.

Paint Your Pain
An art therapist will lead various art-making exercises designed to help adults cope with chronic pain and find relaxation. All materials are supplied.
Wednesday, June 14; 10:00 to Noon
Medical Arts Center (MAC) II Building, 11 Overlook Road, Summit, NJ

Webinar: A Patient’s Guide to Cerdelga®
Patients who are either newly-diagnosed Gaucher disease or have been living with the condition for years can learn if a new oral therapy called Cerdelga may be a treatment option for them.
Wednesday, July 12; 7:00pm
Sponsor: Sanofi Genzyme
For more information or to RSVP for the webinar, please call 617-768-6332.
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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
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.

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

Exposure to fine-particle air pollution linked to dense breast tissue, a risk factor for tumors, study finds

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Women's Health

New research might shed light on why women struggle with weight more than men do

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Women's Health

Study found life expectancy differed by as much as 20 years in different counties

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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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