Neurology

Although it's rare for a 31-year-old to experience a stroke, doctors at Hackettstown Medical Center were quick to suspect that was the case with Lindsey S. When a CT scan and angiogram revealed a tear in her carotid artery, she was flown by medical helicopter to Overlook Medical Center's Stroke Center, where neurosurgeons performed a complex procedure that offered the best chance of survival. The surgery was a success and Lindsey quickly began to resume a normal life with her husband and two children. Read more of her story >



Neurology 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.
 
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, multiple sclerosis patients will learn more about their condition and find emotional support. Registration is requested.
Fourth Monday of every month; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 1
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2829.
 
Living Well with Primary Progressive Aphasia
Adults with this condition can meet for conversation and support. Spouses are welcome, but will meet in a separate group.
First Thursday of every month, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Alzheimer’s Disease
This program offers Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, healing arts programs, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Parkinson’s Disease
This program offers Parkinson’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, exercise and integrative medicine classes, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Brain Injury Support Group
Adults with brain injuries can meet for conversation and support.
Fourth Wednesday of every month, 11:30am to 12:30pm        
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Stroke Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, stroke survivors and caregivers can receive emotional and educational support. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Second Thursday of every month, Noon to 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 4
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
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.


Neurology Articles
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Walking, running, crouching, lifting and exercising the legs is critical to optimizing your nervous system's ability to function, new animal research suggests.

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Because vertigo can have many causes, treating it can be difficult, but researchers have identified a new type that may be effectively treated with medication.

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Migraine sufferers could soon turn to a number of new medications to avoid their crippling headaches.

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Less appears to be more when it comes to treating epilepsy with the marijuana extract cannabidiol, a new clinical trial suggests.

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The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope -- the first drug aimed at preventing the headaches gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday.

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Fitness buffs who push themselves to the limit during workouts might slightly increase their risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study suggests.

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