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  • Bergen County Woman Lends Style To Those Fighting Breast Cancer

    Bergen County Woman Lends Style To Those Fighting Breast Cancer

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For Meg McCluskey, an independent business owner and stylist for luxury brand Stella & Dot, helping those affected by cancer was something she felt she needed to do. How she provided that aid was the result of her unique talents.As part of her second annual chemo care fundraiser, McCluskey encouraged family and friends to donate $27 towards the purchase of a ...

  • What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

    What Causes Congestive Heart Failure?

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Affecting nearly 6 million adults in the United States each year, heart failure can lead to frequent hospitalizations if not properly managed."The five-year survival rate after a heart failure hospitalization is only 20 percent, a prognosis worse than most cancer diagnoses," said Dr. Kariann Abbate, heart failure specialist at Valley Medical Group's Heart ...

  • Indian Hills Girls Basketball Teams Slam Dunk Cancer Support

    Indian Hills Girls Basketball Teams Slam Dunk Cancer Support

    OAKLAND, N.J. -- For the fifth consecutive year, coaches and players in the Indian Hills High School Girls Basketball Program teamed up to fight cancer.During the month of October, the teams held their annual t-shirt drive, which has raised more than $2,200 over the past five years to The Valley Hospital Breast Center.This year, led by coaches Julie Haledjian, Diane Pevny and Lindsay ...

  • The Valley Hospital Explains How Women Can Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

    The Valley Hospital Explains How Women Can Decrease Breast Cancer Risk

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- It is estimated that there will be over 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in 2017. Motivated by this statistic, more and more women are looking to adaptable lifestyle choices in an effort to curb their risk of developing cancer. "There are many unavoidable risk factors for breast cancer including gender, age, family history, genetics and ...

  • Renowned Physician, Dr. Ira Byock, Presents 'Conversation About Mortality'

    Renowned Physician, Dr. Ira Byock, Presents 'Conversation About Mortality'

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- According to Dr. Ira Byock, a California-based physician, there are four distinct phrases that carry the most meaning as people go through life. At an upcoming talk sponsored by The Valley Hospital, Byock will explain these phrases and discuss how they can improve life in all of its stages.A leading palliative care physician, author and public advocate for improving ...

  • Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening And Signs

    Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening And Signs

    October and fall are often best known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful foliage. However, the season is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness, with various events being held across the country to highlight the importance of combating the deadly disease. The cause is as important as ever, with approximately one in eight women in the United States developing invasive ...

  • For A Healthier Mind And Body, Break A Sweat Says The Valley Hospital

    For A Healthier Mind And Body, Break A Sweat Says The Valley Hospital

    We've all heard that exercise is good for overall health, but what most people don't realize is that working out can actually serve as effective preventative medicine. "If you are one of the 56 percent of American adults who don't meet the recommendations for sufficient physical activity, you are putting yourself at an increased risk for a variety of serious and potentially ...

  • Valley Unveils New Wayne Medical Practice

    Valley Unveils New Wayne Medical Practice

    WAYNE, N.J. -- From bumps and breaks to lung and heart health, Valley Medical Group's newly-unveiled Wayne medical facility will offer Bergen residents some of the most comprehensive healthcare coverage under one roof.Valley Medical Group recently celebrated the opening of the new urgent care and multispecialty medical practice, which is located at 1578 Route 23 North in Wayne. The ...

  • Valley CFO Recognized For Work With Uninsured Bergen Residents

    Valley CFO Recognized For Work With Uninsured Bergen Residents

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- For residents without health insurance living in northern New Jersey, Richard Keenan and the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative are working to make doctor's visits a stress-free possibility.Keenan, who is the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Valley Health System, was recently recognized by the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) ...

  • Bergen County Players Support Pediatric And Adolescent Art Therapy

    Bergen County Players Support Pediatric And Adolescent Art Therapy

    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Comprised of actors, actresses, stage hands and various other theater-lovers, the Bergen County Players understand the benefits of the arts. That's why, when looking to give back to the North Jersey community, they knew exactly where to start. Last month, Bergen County Players presented a $2,550 donation to Valley Home Care, in support of the hospital's Journeys art ...

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