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What is Integrative Primary Care Medicine?

Just what is Integrative Family Medicine? Google the phrase and you come up with different answers. Traditional medicine is integrated with what -- acupuncture, yoga, special diets, massage therapy, hypnosis, meditation or some combination of all of these? Why? Tune in to SMG Radio to hear Dr. Marianna Shimelfarb demystify the issue and explain how integrative family medicine works, which holistic practices can be incorporated in patient treatment, and the health benefits you and your...

Duration: 00:08:30

Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation is a nonsurgical procedure in which the areas of the atrium responsible for the generation of arrhythmia are mapped and then destroyed using either radiofrequency energy (heat) or cryoenergy (freezing). Tune into SMG radio to hear Jonathan Steinberg, MD explain how Catheter ablation is used to help treat atrial fibrillation.

Duration: 00:10:37

Preventative Care in Family Medicine

Family physicians at Summit Medical Group treat all aspects of whole family health. In addition to diagnosing and treating a range of illnesses and conditions, your family doctor can provide routine health checkups and counseling. He or she can help you make healthy lifestyle choices, improve and maintain your health, and prevent illness. Tune in to SMG Radio to hear Dr. Afshan M. Khan discuss Preventive Care in Family Medicine at Summit Medical Group, and learn the advantages of working...

Duration: 00:09:49

Chronic Sinusitis: Current Treatment Protocols

For weeks you've been suffering with headaches, pressure around your eyes, thick, colored mucus when you blow your nose. Your chronic sinusitis is back. Chronic sinusitis isn't just one disease. There's a spectrum of disease that require different types of treatment so an accurate diagnosis and evaluation to pinpoint the cause of the inflamed sinus cavities is paramount. Tune in to SMG Radio as Dr. Giant Lin, an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist with Summit Medical Group, discusses the...

Duration: 00:14:27

School Refusal, Why Doesn't Your Child Want To Go To School?

Does your child wake up complaining of an upset stomach or headache and ask to stay home from school? Once school starts does he stop complaining and act normally? If you force the issue, does he head to the nurse’s office right after school begins? What’s really going on? Is your daughter being bullied, afraid of not getting all A’s or is it just more fun to stay home? Tune into SMG Radio to hear Kristen Cole, LCSW, ACT, talk about the many causes of “school refusal” and how to change...

Duration: 00:12:36

Chronic Leukemia

Losing significant weight without trying and feeling continually exhausted may be some of the symptoms of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. (CLL) CLL is a type of cancer that affects older adults, often white men, and it can be present long before it causes symptoms. It may also be harder to treat than other forms of leukemia. To learn more about CLL, tune into SMG Radio to hear Dr. David Gallinson, a specialist in cancer, discuss the symptoms and treatment of this form of leukemia.

Duration: 00:10:49

New Partnership Between Summit Medical Group and the MD Anderson Cancer Center

Did you know that treatment from one of the world's leading cancer centers is now available in your backyard? Last spring, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Summit Medical began a new partnership to provide world-renowned cancer care to patients at its locations throughout northern New Jersey. Tune into SMG Radio to hear cancer expert Dr. William DeRosa explain how this exciting new partnership will benefit patients at Summit Medical Group.

Duration: 00:13:23

The Best Strategies for Weight Loss

Restricting calories and exercising are both important to weight loss—but so are other lesser known factors. For example, it’s also important to eat at regular intervals so your body has a steady stream of energy. Other factors critical to weight loss are drinking water and eating foods that are low in sugar, including carbohydrates. Tune into SMG Radio to hear Dr. Cynthia Paige debunk some myths about weight loss and give tips that will help you shed those extra pounds.

Duration: 00:10:24

Do You Suffer from Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. However, several other sports and activities can also put you at risk. Tennis elbow is usually caused by activities that overuse the tendons and muscles in your forearm that straighten and raise your hand and wrist. Examples of these activities are tennis and other racket sports, carpentry, machine work, computer...

Duration: 00:10:27

Foot and Ankle Sprains and Injuries

Do you wear flip flops or open back shoes? Both put a lot of pressure on your feet and ankles and cause foot strain along the arch. Do you like to take barefoot walks on beaches? That can strain the joints of the feet. Ankle sprains and foot strains are common, but many can be easily prevented. Find out how to care for your feet! Tune into SMG Radio and hear podiatrist Dr. Marco Ucciferri’s tips on foot and ankle health. Learn more about Summit Medical Group’s orthopedics and sports...

Duration: 00:10:27

Better Understand The Link Between Diabetes and Your Diet

There are many misconceptions about diabetes and diet. Many people think that people with diabetes have to follow a "diabetic diet." In fact, they just have to eat the same healthy diet that is good for everyone: lean meats, fish and chicken, whole grains, fruits and vegetables and a small amount of fat, and refined sugar. Switching to a healthier diet can do a lot to improve your health, but it does require discipline if you suffer from Diabetes it may be even more difficult to maintain...

Duration: 00:10:09

Blue Tooth Hearing Aids? New Technology for the Hearing Impaired

Although hearing aids cannot restore hearing to perfection, they improve a person's ability to understand speech and distinguish between a variety of sounds. In addition, many people suggest their self esteem improves after they receive a hearing aid. Bluetooth® technology allows wireless communication between hearing aids and other devices, including cellular phones, computers, televisions, frequency modulation (FM) systems, and digital audio (MP3) players. Listen in as Gary Thorne,...

Duration: 00:09:15

Do You Have a Torn Rotator Cuff?

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults with close to 2 million people in the United States reporting going to their doctors because of a rotator cuff problem. What exactly is the rotator cuff? This group of tendons and muscles are located in the shoulder and attach the upper arm to the shoulder blade. With the many movements of the rotator cuff it can make them very susceptible to injuries. Listen to SMG Radio to hear Dr. Mark Kavanagh explain the...

Duration: 00:11:52

What Role Do PAs and NPs Play in Healthcare?

In many health care facilities, a nurse practitioner or physician assistant may be on hand to help provide care. These professionals can diagnose and treat conditions and prescribe medications usually under the supervision of a physician. Raekeisha L. Dean, PA-C is here to explain the roles of PAs and NPs.

Duration: 00:10:38

ACL Tears: Summit Medical's New Center Can Help

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball can be more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments. Listen to SMG’s interview with orthopedic expert Dr. David Abrutyn, as he explains the ABC’s of the ACL. Learn more about Summit Medical's new Orthopedic Location

Duration: 00:10:38

What is the Low Glycemic Index Diet?

You might think a mango smoothie for lunch is a healthy choice. But did you know that calorie counting is just part of eating a balanced diet that promotes a healthy weight? It’s also important to consider a glycemic index of food when you plan your meals and snacks. A glycemic index is a measure of how foods, carbs in particular, affect your blood sugar level. For example, most fruits have a higher glycemic index than most vegetables. Glycemic index is especially important for people...

Duration: 00:09:09

Central Auditory Processing Tests

Does your child seem to have a problem hearing in the classroom? Children may pass a standard hearing test but still have trouble hearing in the classroom because they have central auditory processing disorder (CAPD). CAPD exists in children who have otherwise normal hearing tests (i.e., hear the beep at a specific pitch and raise their hand), but continue to have difficulties in the classroom due to their inability to perform in background noise or in situations with multiple...

Duration: 00:08:10

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Men/Overcoming Barriers To Get Men To Therapy

Life can sometimes be overwhelming. A medical diagnosis, family conflict, work stress, or feelings of anxiety or depression can cause you to struggle with daily activities. When this happens, the behavioral health specialists at Summit Medical Group Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center can provide the support you need for effective behavioral health management. Depression is not a sign of emotional weakness or failing of masculinity. It is a treatable health condition that affects...

Duration: 00:11:39

Colon Cancer Screening: Getting Your Men To Get The Screening

By age 50, people are at average risk and should be screened for colorectal cancer. Every year, more than 130,000 people learn they have colorectal cancer, and many of them are men, yet men seem more hesitant to get the screening than women. Some people who get colorectal cancer have no known risk for it. Screening allows doctors to identify and remove abnormalities that can lead to cancer. It also allows us to identify cancer in its early stages when it has the best possibility of...

Duration: 00:13:43

The Heart Failure Clinic At Summit Medical Group

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart muscle weakens and cannot pump blood effectively. It results from high blood pressure, heart attack, valve disease, or other health problems. The Heart Failure Clinic team focuses on diagnosing the condition. A team of medical experts, including your physician, cardiologist, physician assistants, and registered nurses will partner to help strengthen your heart and improve your tolerance for activity. Seth Jawetz, MD, is here to talk about...

Duration: 00:09:37

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