Winter 2019/2020

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Taking Wellness Personally

SBH physicians feel strongly about their patients staying healthy because good health plays such a big part in their own lives. Here is a look at how several stay in shape regardless of their long work hours. By Jeffrey Lazar, MD I discovered cycling when […]

SBH To Open Amputation Reduction Center

The patient, a 78-year-old woman with diabetes, hypertension, and a history of foot ulcers, was well known to the team of podiatrists, who over the years had performed several debridement procedures on her feet. Unfortunately, it appeared that she had come to the end of […]

Ethics: When Decisions are Not so Clear Cut

By Steven Reichert, MD, Director, Palliative Care A 60-year-old man presents to the emergency room via ambulance with complaints of severe shortness of breath and malaise. He has a history of bipolar illness, severe COPD and morbid obesity. Upon arrival he is found in respiratory […]

The Difference Between Rich and Wealthy

By Howard Hook Howard Hook is a fee-only Certified Financial Planner and CPA with the wealth management firm of EKS Associates in Princeton, NJ.He has been named to Medical Economics’ list of top financial planners for physicians for nearly a decade and is a member […]

Women In Medicine

By Steven Clark It was 1980, a very different time for women in medicine, when Dr. Judith Berger, a freshly minted medical school graduate waddled into a Brooklyn hospital to begin her internship. She was seven months pregnant. “The first thing my second year resident […]

What You Need To Know About Food Allergies

It is estimated that more than 50 million Americans have a food allergy of some kind. Food allergies are estimated to affect six percent of children and four percent of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most common in babies […]

Interventional Radiology Changes the Face of Medicine

Interventional radiology, the medical specialty that provides minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and disease treatment, has been called “the surgery of the new millennium.” By using such technologies as digital subtraction flouroscopy, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound, interventional radiologists can often eliminate […]

Support Group Helps Weight Loss Patients

As they introduce themselves around the table, they speak openly about why they have had or will have weight loss surgery. “I needed the surgery. I had spine fusion and gained 60 pounds that I couldn’t lose,” says one. “I was depressed trying to lose […]

Dental Appliances Treat Sleep Apnea

Driving within the 55 mile per hour speed limit on the New Jersey Turnpike will help save lives. There is little doubt of this. Unfortunately, a huge percentage of motorists have a difficult time adhering to this. That’s sort of how it works with sleep […]

SBH Faces the Opioid Crisis Head On

Kathleen Creech knows who’s calling when her phone rings hours before the sun rises. It’s the call center from Project Relay, telling her that a patient suffering from a drug overdose has arrived at (or is on their way to) St. Barnabas Hospital. Receiving little […]

SBH Embraces Care of Older Patients

As a geriatrician Dr. Joel Sender, Division Director, Geriatrics at SBH, knows that a hospital’s primary burden in treating older inpatients is to make sure the patient’s functional status remains high and the likelihood of delirium remains low. “We are aware that what happens during […]