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  • Renowned Physician, Dr. Ira Byock, Presents 'Conversation About Mortality'

    Renowned Physician, Dr. Ira Byock, Presents 'Conversation About Mortality'

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- According to Dr. Ira Byock, a California-based physician, there are four distinct phrases that carry the most meaning as people go through life. At an upcoming talk sponsored by The Valley Hospital, Byock will explain these phrases and discuss how they can improve life in all of its stages.A leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving ...

  • Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening And Signs

    Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening And Signs

    October and fall are often best known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful foliage. However, the season is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness, with various events being held across the country to highlight the importance of combating the deadly disease. The cause is as important as ever, with approximately one in eight women in the United States developing invasive ...

  • For A Healthier Mind And Body, Break A Sweat Says The Valley Hospital

    For A Healthier Mind And Body, Break A Sweat Says The Valley Hospital

    We've all heard that exercise is good for overall health, but what most people don't realize is that working out can actually serve as effective preventative medicine. "If you are one of the 56 percent of American adults who don't meet the recommendations for sufficient physical activity, you are putting yourself at an increased risk for a variety of serious and potentially ...

  • Valley Unveils New Wayne Medical Practice

    Valley Unveils New Wayne Medical Practice

    WAYNE, N.J. -- From bumps and breaks to lung and heart health, Valley Medical Group's newly-unveiled Wayne medical facility will offer Bergen residents some of the most comprehensive healthcare coverage under one roof.Valley Medical Group recently celebrated the opening of the new urgent care and multispecialty medical practice, which is located at 1578 Route 23 North in Wayne. The ...

  • Valley CFO Recognized For Work With Uninsured Bergen Residents

    Valley CFO Recognized For Work With Uninsured Bergen Residents

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For residents without health insurance living in northern New Jersey, Richard Keenan and the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative are working to make doctor's visits a stress-free possibility.Keenan, who is the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Valley Health System, was recently recognized by the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) ...

  • Bergen County Players Support Pediatric And Adolescent Art Therapy

    Bergen County Players Support Pediatric And Adolescent Art Therapy

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Comprised of actors, actresses, stage hands and various other theater-lovers, the Bergen County Players understand the benefits of the arts. That's why, when looking to give back to the North Jersey community, they knew exactly where to start. Last month, Bergen County Players presented a $2,550 donation to Valley Home Care, in support of the hospital's Journeys art ...

  • Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

    Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer involving the female reproductive tract, and is the ninth most common cancer in women. The American Cancer Society estimates that 14,080 deaths due to ovarian cancer will occur in the United States in 2017.No one knows exactly what causes ovarian cancer, but factors that may increase risk include:Age - Women over age 55 are ...

  • New Technology At Valley Diagnoses Prostate Cancer With Pinpoint Accuracy

    New Technology At Valley Diagnoses Prostate Cancer With Pinpoint Accuracy

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For doctors and staff working to effectively target and diagnose prostate cancer, an innovative new procedure is now available at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care.Known as fusion guided biopsy, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care now offers the UroNav Fusion Biopsy System to patients as an outpatient procedure.“This targeted MRI/ultrasound biopsy ...

  • The Doctor Is In At The Valley Hospital's Teddy Bear Clinic

    The Doctor Is In At The Valley Hospital's Teddy Bear Clinic

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The doctor will see you -- and your stuffed animal, too -- at The Valley Hospital this October.The Valley Hospital will hold its fourth annual Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 7, to help teach children about hospitals and the medical field in a fun, engaging -- and fuzzy -- setting. Valley doctors, nurses and staff will be on hand to educate children and their ...

  • Valley Hospital Offers Stroke Prevention Tool For Those With High-Risk AFib

    Valley Hospital Offers Stroke Prevention Tool For Those With High-Risk AFib

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- More than 3 million Americans are currently affected by atrial fibrillation -- or AFib -- making it the most common heart rhythm disorder in the United States. Although not a rare abnormality, AFib can lead to potentially life-threatening problems such as blood clots and a higher risk of stroke if left untreated.To effectively minimize the risk of blood clots and ...

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