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  • It’s Never Too Soon To Start The Conversation About Advance Directives

    It’s Never Too Soon To Start The Conversation About Advance Directives

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- With most things in life, a bit of planning goes a long way. This is especially true when dealing with advance directives and end-of-life decision making. An advance directive is a written statement of a person's wishes regarding medical treatment should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. Contrary to popular belief, filling out an advance directive ...

  • From Early Signs To Treatment: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Autism

    From Early Signs To Treatment: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Autism

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- As autism spectrum disorders are being diagnosed in ever increasing numbers, it's crucial for parents to recognize the warning signs of autism. Thanks to the doctors and staff at The Valley Hospital's Kireker Center, parents are able to seek help and understand the intervention options available if they notice delayed development in their child.According to Dr. Lisa ...

  • It's An App! Valley Unveils New Mobile Pregnancy Tool

    It's An App! Valley Unveils New Mobile Pregnancy Tool

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For expecting parents in Bergen County, The Valley Hospital is putting its pregnancy and childbirth expertise in the palm of users' hands, thanks to the hospital's new Pregnancy to Parenthood app.The free app makes it easy for parents to access tools and information pertaining to pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Families can follow their baby’s development, manage ...

  • The Valley Hospital Helps Parents, Athletes With Concussion Baseline Tests

    The Valley Hospital Helps Parents, Athletes With Concussion Baseline Tests

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For young athletes, concussion are quickly becoming a growing problem. Usually caused by a bump or blow to the head, concussions occur when the brain, suspended inside the skull and surrounded by fluid, continues to travel with momentum until it “bangs” up against the skull. In order to ensure that those who might experience concussions are accurately diagnosed and ...

  • Valley Nurse Navigator Guides Patients On Joint Replacement Journey

    Valley Nurse Navigator Guides Patients On Joint Replacement Journey

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For those suffering from chronic joint pain, constant discomfort and limited mobility are a way of life. However, joint pain doesn't have to mean the end to one's favorite activities. In fact, for those looking to return to an active and pain-free lifestyle, total joint replacement may be the solution. Thanks to The Valley Hospital’s Total Joint Replacement Center, ...

  • Can Stress Lead To Heart Disease? Valley Examines Potential Correlations

    Can Stress Lead To Heart Disease? Valley Examines Potential Correlations

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- What if heart disease was as much a result of psychological stress as it was overall health? According to doctors like Dr. Elliot Brown, a cardiologist with Valley Medical Group, research is proving this correlation is stronger than many once thought.Known as behavioral cardiology, this growing field examines the mind-body connection and the lifestyle behaviors that ...

  • Valley Doctor Examines Correlation Between Sleep And Cardiac Health

    Valley Doctor Examines Correlation Between Sleep And Cardiac Health

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Most people know that not getting enough sleep can impact day to day life, but many are surprised to hear that a lack of sleep can also negatively impact your heart health. "As Americans increasingly cut back on sleep in favor of social, leisure or work-related activities, the relation of sleep disorders to cardiac disease is becoming clearer," said Dr. ...

  • Valley's Evidence-Based, Patient-Centric Team Promotes AFib Care

    Valley's Evidence-Based, Patient-Centric Team Promotes AFib Care

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- When it comes to successfully treating atrial fibrillation -- also known as AFib -- collaboration in care is more crucial than ever.Atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat, can cause blood clots, stroke and heart failure, affecting more than 2.7 million Americans. With that number poised to double by 2050, research has suggested that a comprehensive treatment ...

  • Can A Heart Attack Happen To Me? Valley Shares Simple Cardiac Health Tips

    Can A Heart Attack Happen To Me? Valley Shares Simple Cardiac Health Tips

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- According to the American Heart Association, a heart attack strikes someone in the United States once every 43 seconds, and is the leading killer amongst men and women. However, ensuring your heart is healthy and operating efficiently is easier than many think.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that key factors for heart disease include high blood ...

  • Valley Medical Group Practices Join Federal Program To Improve Primary Care

    Valley Medical Group Practices Join Federal Program To Improve Primary Care

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Valley Medical Group has announced that 20 of its 23 primary care practices in New Jersey have been selected for inclusion in the federal Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program, a partnership designed to provide improved access to quality health care at lower costs.The program includes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), commercial health plans, ...

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