Morris/Essex Health & Life - Morris Health & Life October 2014

Score One For Screening

A Watchung man owes his life to a free lung cancer screening program—even though his cancer wasn’t in the lung.

Dining Decisions Made Easy

Morris and Essex counties’ delicious selections of dining destinations have just become a little bit tastier.

Easing The Path For Cancer Patients

Saint Barnabas’ transformed radiation oncology department now offers a more soothing atmosphere “to make the environment as peaceful as possible, to minimize the ‘hospital’ feeling and help the patient feel treated in a more holistic way,”

Being Clear About Dense Breasts

A law intended to inform women, which requires they be told when mammograms show dense breast tissue, has confused many instead. Here's what you need to know:

How Knowledge Beats Breast Cancer

Some women are “100 percent convinced” they’ll get breast cancer. Others are confident they won’t. In reality, says the M. Michele Blackwood M.D., neither group can be sure.

Botulism: A Danger to Babies

The baby was in trouble, but it wasn’t clear why. Luckily Tyler's parents made the right call—sending him to the Emergency Department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Win It: Sleep Better Naturally

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