New Jersey Woman Experiences Great Success after Bariatric Surgery Despite COVID-19 Obstacles

Some people who have had bariatric surgery are uncomfortable discussing it, but Melissa Flores, 27, feels differently. After losing over 100 pounds since she underwent gastric sleeve surgery in June 2020, Melissa has become an advocate for this option, sharing her experience with anyone who is interested in her weight loss journey.

What is Hand Therapy?

Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a bevy of pastimes requiring arm strength. Whether swimming, swinging a bat or pushing a lawnmower, our upper extremities get plenty of use during warmer months. Learn about how Mountainside Medical Center can help you take extra care of your body, from hands to shoulders and every joint and ligament in between.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists are focused on helping people fully engage in everyday life and activities. These daily activities – also called “occupations” – can sometimes be difficult to navigate for people who have been injured, fallen ill, or who have disabilities. Marguerita “Margo” Murray, lead occupational therapist at Mountainside Medical Center, explains the role of an occupational therapist.

The Greatest Gift for Mom: Health and Wellness

Now more than ever, we are reminded that health and wellness should always be a top priority. National Women’s Health Month and Mother’s Day, both celebrated in May, are important reminders that women can take control of their health by making feasible lifestyle choices and focusing on preventive care to lower the risk of certain cancers.

What is Bladder Cancer?

The bladder, a part of the urinary system, is a hollow organ in the pelvis with the primary function of storing and then eliminating urine that drains into it from the kidney. Cancer of the bladder develops when abnormal cells in the bladder start to grow out of control. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert explains what you need to know.

Globus Helps Preserve Precious Astronomy Data from the Arecibo Observatory

Within weeks of Arecibo’s collapse, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) entered into an agreement with the University of Central Florida (UCF), the Engagement and Performance Operations Center (EPOC), the Arecibo Observatory, the Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence Pilot (CICoE Pilot), and Globus at the University of Chicago. Together, they’re moving the Arecibo radio telescope data to TACC’s Ranch, a long-term data mass storage system.

Who Has a Right to Ask if You’re Vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccination has become a lightning rod for controversy over “vaccine passports” and claims of violations of medical privacy or individual rights. But as two experts explain, there’s a long history of efforts to protect the health of others by requiring individuals to provide proof of vaccination or of a past infection, or seek a medical or religious exception.