Morris/Essex Health & Life - Morris Health & Life August 2014 August 1, 2014 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Sexually Active? Read ThisIt’s an STD epidemIc, but one that not enough people know about. The human papillomavirus is common, potentially deadly—but also preventable. Quality Care Close To HomePatients in the Florham Park and Morristown areas have long had access to Barnabas Health. What they haven’t had is a strong local network of Barnabas Health-affiliated primary care physicians—until now What's Your Number?Have you checked your credit score lately? This numerical rating can determine whether or not you’ll be approved for a loan or mortgage and what interest rate you’ll pay. Here are 5 ways to make sure it's a good one. Confronting A Crisis In Liver DiseaseIn the past decade, there has been an alarming increase in cases of liver disease including liver cancer. This menace is on the rise, but treatments are better than ever. Battling Hepatitis BSometimes certain ethnic groups face particular health conditions. Heightened awareness-and screening- can help combat this scourge of the Asian community. Hope for Fragile BabiesLauren Hirschmann, 13, is a typical teen. You’d never know that when she was born, she spent 96 days in Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), fighting for her life. Cheers for CherriesThe cherry's got it all: handy size, pert round shape, ruby-red hue and a flavor so beloved it’s borrowed by everything from cola to cough drops. Not to mention health benefits galore. Gin is Back... Hold the Tonic!American craft distillers are pioneering some delicious variations on the classic botanical spirit. This summer, ditch the tonic, which would overpower the delicate flavors, and add fresh fruit or herbs to your glass. Win It: Beautify Your BackyardFeeling lucky? Now's your chance to create the outdoor oasis of your dreams with the expert help of an award-winning landscape designer from Sponzilli.